Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

1939-1940 basketball team

image number:

P0023610

description:

This image found loosely inserted into the 1939-1940 Basketball Manager's Report (accession 2008/059 box 6). There is nothing written on the back of the photograph. Thus, it is difficult to tell exactly when the photograph was shot.

This same photograph can also be found in the scrapbook of basketball player Herman Schaefer (IU Archives accession number 7054). The image appears on and around pages of other materials surrounding the teams trip to Hollywood and San Francisco during the 1940-41 season. Examining schedules for both the 1939-40 and 1940-41 seasons seems to indicate that this image was indeed shot during the teams trip to California in December of 1940 as they played games at Stanford (Dec. 21), California (Dec. 23), Southern California (Dec. 27), and UCLA (Dec. 28). The team did not make a trip to California during the 1939-40 season

date taken:

1940 December

photographer studio:

Unknown

accession number:

2008/059.6

personal name:

Dro, Robert

personal name:

Unknown

personal name:

McCreary, Jay

personal name:

Unknown

personal name:

Armstrong, Paul "Curly"

personal name:

Unknown

personal name:

Unknown

personal name:

Clevenger, Zora Goodwin

personal name:

Ferguson, Jesse

personal name:

McCracken, Emmett R. "Branch"

personal name:

Francis, Chester

personal name:

Menke, William

personal name:

Unknown

personal name:

Menke, Robert

personal name:

Gridley, James

personal name:

Zimmer, Andrew

personal name:

Huffman, Marvin

location of individuals:

Image appears to consist of the following:

(Crouching, L to R) Robert Dro, Unknown, Jay McCreary, Unknown, Paul "Curly" Armstrong and Unknown.

(Standing, L to R) Unknown, athletic director Zora Goodwin Clevenger, trainer Jesse Ferguson, head coach Emmett R. "Branch" McCracken, Chester Francis, William Menke, Unknown, Robert Menke, James Gridley and Andrew Zimmer.

Team captain Marvin Huffman does not appear to be in the image.

topic:

Basketball

topic:

Coaches (Athletics)

topic:

Team photo

topic:

Women

series:

Groups