Library Special Collections (Kanji's Photos) A Project of Albert S. Cook Library

Kanji Tells TU's Stories With His Camera. Keep Those Stories Alive!

Since 1996, Kanji Takeno has captured Towson's heart through a viewfinder. There are about 15,000 TU photos in his collection, showing the day you moved in, the day you graduated, and everything in between. His pictures tell Towson's story—and yours.

Help us share that story forever. Your support will allow TU Special Collections and Archives to preserve, digitize and organize Kanji's shots so everyone can relive their days at Towson.

How Can You Help?

Preserving, digitizing and describing thousands of images is a costly process, but it can be done with your help! Each gift of $25 will allow us to protect 25 photos. Your contribution helps to keep Towson's history alive for years to come. Your gift can digitize Towson's history!

Supported by 14 Donations:

  • Michael S.
    I Gave $18
    Proud alum Class of 1994 and a fellowphotographer.
  • Kanji  T.
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous '14
  • Miranda S.
    I Gave $5
  • Silhouette
  • Silhouette
    Kanji truly represents a spirit of Towson many of us should strive to achieve
  • Shin Yeon J.
    I Gave $25
    Kanji Rocks!!!
  • Chelsea S.
    I am glad to help the efforts to preserve the stories you've told through your photographs.
  • meng g.
    meng g. '12
    I Gave $25
    Hearing from you remind me about my college years at Towson. Thanks for letting me know where these pictures are now!
  • Felicity K.
    I Gave $25
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous '09
  • Tomi C.
    I Gave $100
    Kanji-san is the embodiment of kindness, respect, generosity, and dedication. He's a unique and uplifting spirit to all. I'm truly honored to know him
  • Amanda C.
    Kanji beautifully captures the essence of Towson through his photos and I want them to be preserved so that they can tell our TU story.
  • Tyler W.
    Tyler W. '10
    I Gave $50
    I loved learning from, traveling with and, briefly, working with Takeno-sensei during my time at Towson.