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Published February 01, 2011, 09:08 PM

UND Task Force Looking at Nickname and Logo Documentation and Archival

How do you document and archive a nickname with 80 years of history attached to it? One group is trying to figure that out.

How do you document and archive a nickname with 80 years of history attached to it?

One group is trying to figure that out.

The UND traditions and history task force group is beginning its second phase of retiring the Sioux nickname and logo.

They will be discussing ways to archive the nickname and logo's historical significance, as well as keeping a presence on campus.

The group is considering everything from a publication to a museum exhibit.

The task force has already recommended UND President Robert Kelley retire all non-athletic uses on the August 15th deadline.

"This is up to the committee, to find creative ways. And we're also asking a curator from the library to come tonight and give us a presentation on how a professional does documentation," group co-chair Bruce Smith said.

"(The nickname) is a very important part of the history of the university. As it's being retired, it needs to be done so in a document and respected manner," Curt Hanson with the Chester Fritz Library said.

The task force will be done with this phase in May.

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