Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

The 1939 - 1940 basketball team (Indiana University's first NCAA basketball championship team)

image number:

P0042264

description:

NCAA champions for 1940.

First IU basketball team to win a national championship.

This image shows the entire basketball team for the 1939-40 season. For an image of just those players that, due to NCAA rules at that time, made the trip to the NCAA tournament see image P0020360.

This image appears on page 17 of the January 1940 edition of the Indiana Alumni Magazine. Thus, the image was shot as late as December 1939, but not after.

date taken:

1939

film code:

Eastman - Safety - Kodak 10

photographer studio:

Athletic Department

donor image number:

940-1605

accession number:

95/014

copyright owner:

Indiana University

personal name:

Stevenson, Jack

personal name:

Dorsey, Ralph

personal name:

Francis, Chester

personal name:

Motter, Thomas

personal name:

McCracken, Emmett R. "Branch"

personal name:

Huffman, Marvin

personal name:

Dro, Robert

personal name:

Gridley, James

personal name:

McCreary, Jay

personal name:

Stiers, Evan

personal name:

Menke, William

personal name:

Menke, Robert

personal name:

Schaefer, Herman

personal name:

Armstrong, Paul "Curly"

personal name:

Ooley, Clarence

personal name:

Hoffman, Everett

personal name:

Zimmer, Andrew

personal name:

Torphy, John

personal name:

Frey, William

personal name:

Newby

personal name:

Torphy, Bill

personal name:

Huckleberry, Don

personal name:

Weithoff, Cliff

personal name:

Ferguson, Jesse

location of individuals:

(Front Row, L to R) Jack Stevenson, Ralph Dorsey, Chester Francis, Thomas Motter, coach Emmett R. "Branch" McCracken, Marvin Huffman, Robert Dro, James Gridley and Jay McCreary.

(Middle Row, L to R) manager Evan Stiers, William Menke, Robert Menke, Herman Schaefer, Paul "Curly" Armstrong, Clarence Ooley, Everett Hoffman and Andrew Zimmer.

(Back Row, L to R) John Torphy, William Frey, Newby, Bill Torphy, Don Huckleberry, Cliff Weithoff and trainer Jesse Ferguson.

topic:

Basketball

topic:

Coaches (Athletics)

topic:

Firsts

topic:

Team photo

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Groups