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1906 Kansas University basketball team

1906 Kansas University basketball team
Creator: Squires, C. F.
Date: 1906
This is a photograph of the 1905-06 Kansas University basketball team. The player on the floor is Phog Allen and the player in the second row, second from left is Chester Alexander Smith. The photograph was taken in 1906.


Albe Burge Whiting

Albe Burge Whiting
Creator: Leonard, J. H.
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This cabinet card shows Albe Burge Whiting, (1835-1928). Whiting a native of Johnson, Vermont migrated to the Kansas territory in 1856 and settled near Fort Riley. He founded the town of Milford and was instrumental in operating a saw mill, general store, and flour mill before moving, in 1877, to Topeka, Kansas. In the capital city, Whiting engaged in a number of business ventures from a partnership in a drug store to owning and operating a paint and glass business. His company also held the contract to supply the windows for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company building at Ninth and Jackson Streets in Topeka. Whiting's success in business gave him the means to give back to the community. In 1907, Whiting and his wife Kate purchased 160 acres of land which established the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Topeka as a 1,000 year endowment trust for Washburn University, the Topeka Y.W.C.A. and the Topeka Y. M. C. A. In addition to the endowment, Whiting served fifty-one years as a Washburn trustee and was a member of the executive committee. To honor his years of service to the college, in June of 1930, the field house at Washburn was named the Whiting Field House. The dedication came two years after the building's completion in December of 1928 and the passing of Albe Burge Whiting.


Albe Burge Whiting

Albe Burge Whiting
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This cabinet card shows Albe Burge Whiting,(1835-1928). Whiting a native of Johnson, Vermont migrated to the Kansas territory, in 1856, and settled near Fort Riley. He founded the town of Milford and was instrumental in operating a saw mill, general store, and flour mill before moving, in 1877, to Topeka, Kansas. In the capital city, Whiting engaged in a number of business ventures from a partnership in a drug store to owning and operating a paint and glass business. His company also held the contract to supply the windows for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company building at Ninth and Jackson Streets in Topeka. Whiting's success in business gave him the means to give back to the community. In 1907, Whiting and his wife Kate purchased 160 acres of land which established the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Topeka, as a 1,000 year endowment trust for Washburn University, and the Topeka Y.W.C.A. and Y. M. C. A. In addition to the endowment, Whiting served fifty-one years as a Washburn trustee and was a member of the executive committee. To honor his years of service to the college, the field house at Washburn was named the Whiting Field House in June of 1930. The dedication came two years after the building's completion in December of 1928 and the passing of Albe Burge Whiting.


Basketball players, Cimarron, Kansas

Basketball players, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: 1916-1918
This is a photograph of the Cimarron, Kansas, high school basketball players and their coach, Lloyd Stewart. The players are (l to r): John Immroth, Arthur Hochstater (class of 1918), Fulton Emery (class of 1916), Dallas Egbert (class of 1916), unidentified, Clive Dillman (class of 1917).


Charles Gordon scrapbook

Charles Gordon scrapbook
Date: 1945-1991 (bulk 1945-1956)
This scrapbook documents the athletic activities of Topekan Charles (Chick) Gordon, primarily during the period 1945-1951. During that time, Gordon was a standout athlete first at Topeka High School, then at Washburn University. He excelled at both basketball and baseball. In basketball, he lettered twice at Topeka High, and was on Washburn's varsity team all four of his college years. At both schools, Gordon was captain of the basketball team his senior year. In his final season at Washburn (1950-51), he led the team in scoring with 319 points, and played a key role in helping the Ichabods secure the Central Intercollegiate Conference league championship. In baseball, he lettered twice at Topeka High and pitched a no-hitter to win the state baseball championship with the Trojans in 1947. He was on the Washburn squad the three years in which the school fielded a baseball team while he was a student. Gordon also was a member of two state championship American Legion baseball teams (1945 and 1946), as well as the pennant-winning Abilene Ikes of the Amateur Baseball League of America (1949). In 1950, he was named the MVP of the state semi-pro baseball tournament in Wichita after recording four tourney wins pitching for the Topeka Decker Oilers. Upon graduating from college, Gordon taught and coached in Topeka schools until 1968, when the family relocated to Tampa, Florida. He pursued a career in educational counseling and worked 23 years as the coordinator of undergraduate advising for the University of South Florida. Digital reproduction of the scrapbook was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


Chick Gordon, Topeka, Kansas

Chick Gordon, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1945 and 1951
These photographs show Topekan Charles (Chick) Gordon in three different basketball poses. Gordon was a standout athlete at Topeka High and Washburn University, excelling at both basketball and baseball. He lettered in basketball two years in high school (1945-46 and 1946-47) and was on Washburn's varsity basketball team all four of his college years. At both schools, Gordon was captain of the basketball team his senior year. In his final season at Washburn (1950-51), he led the team in scoring with 319 points and played a key role in helping the Ichabods secure the Central Intercollegiate Conference league championship. The photograph in which Gordon wears number 21 was taken while he was a member of the Topeka High Trojans varsity squad; this photo was published on page 66 of the 1947 Sunflower, the Topeka High yearbook. The other two photos were taken while Gordon was on the Washburn Ichabods team. Of those, the shooting pose appears on page 108 of the 1948 Washburn yearbook.


Chick Gordon in Topeka, Kansas

Chick Gordon in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1945 and 1951
This photograph shows Topekan Charles (Chick) Gordon being tended to by a basketball team trainer. Gordon was a standout athlete at Topeka High and Washburn University, excelling at both basketball and baseball. He lettered in basketball two years in high school (1945-46 and 1946-47) and was on Washburn's varsity basketball team all four of his college years. At both schools, Gordon was captain of the basketball team his senior year. In his final season at Washburn (1950-51), he led the team in scoring with 319 points and played a key role in helping the Ichabods secure the Central Intercollegiate Conference league championship.


Greg Dreiling and Calvin Thompson visiting Governor John Carlin

Greg Dreiling and Calvin Thompson visiting Governor John Carlin
Date: April 24, 1986
This is a photograph showing Greg Dreiling and Calvin Thompson, members of the 1985-1986 University of Kansas basketball team, with Governor John Carlin. The University of Kansas basketball team was 35-4 at the Big Eight Conference Champions that season and played in the NCAA Final Four.


Greg Dreiling and Calvin Thompson visiting Governor John Carlin

Greg Dreiling and Calvin Thompson visiting Governor John Carlin
Date: April 24, 1986
These six photographs showing Greg Dreiling and Calvin Thompson, members of the 1985-1986 University of Kansas basketball team, with Governor John Carlin. The University of Kansas basketball team went 35-4 and were Big Eight Conference Champions that season.


James Naismith

James Naismith
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
James Naismith invented the game of basketball. In 1891, while working as a physical education teacher at the YMCA International Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts, Naismith was asked to develop a game that would not take up much room, was not too rough, and at the same time, could be played indoors. Inspired by a game he played as a child in Canada called "Duck on a Rock," his game was first played on December 15, 1891, with thirteen rules (modified versions of twelve of those are still used today), a peach basket nailed to either end of the school's gymnasium, and two teams of nine players. On January 15, 1892, Naismith published the rules for basketball. The original rules did not include what is known today as the dribble, and only allowed the ball to be moved up or down the court via passes between players. Naismith moved to Lawrence, Kansas, in 1898, following his studies in Denver, to serve as a professor, and the school's first basketball coach, at the University of Kansas. The University of Kansas went on to develop one of the nation's most storied college basketball programs.


James Naismith's medical license application

James Naismith's medical license application
Creator: Board of Healing Arts
Date: February 04, 1902
James Naismith's application for a medical license from the Kansas State Board of Medical Registration and Examination. Naismith is credited with inventing the game of basketball. In 1890 he entered the YMCA college in Springfield, Massachusetts, and it was there that James Naismith came up with the new game. From Springfield, Naismith went to Denver where he acquired a medical degree and in 1898 he joined the University of Kansas' faculty at Lawrence. He remained in Lawrence until his death in 1939. Along with the application, is a notice of Naismith's death.


James Naismith and Forrest Claire (Phog) Allen

James Naismith and Forrest Claire (Phog) Allen
Creator: D'Ambra, Duke
Date: 1932
Photograph of Dr. James Naismith and Forrest Claire (Phog) Allen holding a basketball at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.


Kansas State University basketball game

Kansas State University basketball game
Creator: Kansas State University
Date: 1957
This is a photograph showing a basketball game between Kansas State University and the University of Kansas.


Kansas State University basketball game

Kansas State University basketball game
Creator: Kansas State University
Date: March 01, 1958
This is a photograph showing Bob Boozer, Kansas State University's All-American forward preparing to shoot a basket. Teammate Wally Frank (No. 34) and University of Missouri players John Stephens (No. 25) and Rodger Engelhoff (No. 33) watch Boozer. Kansas State University won the game 86-75.


Liberal girl's basketball team, Liberal, Kansas

Liberal girl's basketball team, Liberal, Kansas
Date: 1912
This photograph shows the Liberal girls' basketball team of 1912. The team members are as follows: Top row, left to right, Maurine Long, Hazel Scandrett, Anna Vaughn, Hazel Walley and Archie Fields. Bottom row, left to right, Pearl Wartenbye, Edna Fuest, Edith Gamer, and Stella Tucker.


Rossville high school girls basketball, Rossville, Kansas

Rossville high school girls basketball, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1907
Members of the Rossville High School girls basketball team of 1907. Pictured are (left to right) Maude White, Daisy Kiegley, Mabel Stewart, Edith Burns, Ida Zickefoose, and Ethel Binns. Ida Zickefoose is holding a basketball with "RHS '07" painted on it. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas

Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1900-1930
Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.


Students and schools, Hoxie, Kansas

Students and schools, Hoxie, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1930
This is a set of three photographs. The first is of a classroom full of children, another of children on the playground and the third a photograph of Sheridan County High School girls playing basketball. The grade school was the former high school.


Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas

Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1906
A photograph showing the 1906 Washburn University girl's basketball team.


Wayne Hightower

Wayne Hightower
Date: Between 1960 and 1961
This black and white photograph shows Wayne Hightower #55 rebounding during the KU vs. K-State basketball game in Lawrence, Kansas. Hightower was a center for the University of Kansas men's basketball team from ,1960-1961, before being drafted in 1962 into the NBA. He played for a number of professional basketball teams including the San Francisco Warriors, Detroit Pistons and Denver Rockets before retiring in 1972. On April 18, 2002, Wayne Hightower passed away at the age of sixty-two in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Women's basketball team, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas

Women's basketball team, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Colville, L.P.
Date: 1905
A photograph of the 1905 women's basketball team at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas.


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