Photographs relating to the University of Louisville taken by Norris Mode. Subjects include sports (primarily basketball and football, but a few images of track and baseball as well); campus events including special guests and homecoming festivities; the "education-by-air," ROTC and other programs; the 25th anniversary of the Speed Scientific School (now the J.B. Speed School of Engineering); the marching band; and buildings under construction/renovation or newly built/renovated. Includes a substantial number of images of John W. Taylor, president of the University of Louisville from 1947 to 1950.
Photographer Norris Mode began working for the Louisville Courier-Journal in the early 1930s, and later opened his own studio across the Ohio River in Jeffersonville, Indiana. In 1951, he joined the staff of the Miami Daily News, where he remained for about three years before returning to the Louisville area. He passed away in 1996. Mode was a fan of the University of Louisville and travelled with the basketball team to Florida and California; the collection contains many images from those trips, as well as from games.