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Henry Fortunato, KU History Project Creator, Passes



The KU History Project mourns the loss of its creator Henry Fortunato, who passed Monday, February 5, 2018. Through skill and ingenuity, Henry assembled the resources, researchers, designers and partnerships that blossomed into the KU History Project.  Henry’s Jayhawk legacy consists of this timeless narrative - online, onsite and in collections. He remains our most cherished historic anomaly.


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