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Personal Papers of Adolph Rupp

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: PP 221


Rupp played basketball at the University of Kansas from 1919-1923. This collection consists of basketball programs from the University of Kentucky and Halstead High School, the 1976 Dr. James A. Naismith "Peachbasket" Award, and newspapers covering his death.


  • Creation: 1967 - 1977


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Biography of Adolph Rupp

Rupp was born in Halstead, KS, in 1901. He attended KU from 1919-1923 and played basketball under the legendary KU coach, Forrest C. "Phog" Allen, where he was a player on the 1923 Championship team. He was hired to coach at the University of Kentucky in 1929, where he stayed until his retirement in 1972. During his 42-year career, Rupp won four championships, earned a winning average of .822, and did not coach a single losing season. In 1976, the new basketball arena at the University of Kentucky was named in his honor. He died in 1977.


.25 Linear Feet (1 oversize box)

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Physical Location

PP 221

Related Materials

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Guide to the Adolph Rupp Collection
Personal Papers of Adolph Rupp
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Preferred citation
Adolph Rupp Collection, University Archives, PP 221, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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