Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Bison mascot

image number:

P0044556

description:

This image scanned from page 149 of the 1967 Arbutus yearbook. The caption reads, in full: "Something stampeding right out of a Walt Disney true life adventure series? Maybe so, since Disney helped create I.U.'s new $1400 bison suit. Morrie Erickson, who was chosen to wear it , found that being a bison presented many challenges, not the least of which was a navigation problem (like how do you SEE?). The SAB [Student Athletic Board] promised to solve the problem by adding eye holes before the next football season."

For more information see the University Archives' reference folder "Mascot - Bison".

date taken:

1966

photographer studio:

Arbutus

personal name:

Erickson, Morrie

corporate name:

Student Athletic Board

topic:

Football

topic:

Bison

topic:

Mascots

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Groups