Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Big Dipper lives on at KU

A collection of letters, postcards and newspaper clippings are being given by Barbara Chamberlain, the sister of the late Wilt Chamberlain, to the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas, the basketball great's alma mater.

The collection will include correspondence from Chamberlain to others who have played a part in the history of basketball in the U.S. and at KU--people like coaches Phog Allen and Dick Harp. Also in the letters is one sent to Chamberlain from then Oklahoma City coach Abe Lemons where Lemons writes about the tough game between KU and OCU where players were deliberately fouling Chamberlain in an attempt to get him upset.

The correspondence will reside in the University Archives, the repository for documents and records pertaining to the history of KU.

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