Quincy University -- TPS -- Primary Source Sets -- Basketball [March 2011]

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources at Quincy University


The following are resources selected from the Library of Congress on a specific topic.


  Greene, William C., photogapher. (1960). Life in the old Cousy yet  : From World Telegram & Sun, from Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. Miscellaneous Items in High Demand http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/94505330/.

Before 1900s:

Female students playing basketball, Western High School, Washington, D.C.
Male students playing basketball, Western High School, Washington, D.C.
Female students playing basketball in a gymnasium, Western High School, Washington, D.C.


The Lowell High School Girls' Basketball Team--New England Champions
Bucknell University Women basketball players, facing left, from left to right: Mrs. Edward Flint, Dr. Mary Harris, Mrs. John Jones, Mrs. Nelson Davis, Mrs. Samuel Gordon, Mrs. J.R. Kearsing, Dr. Mary Wolfe, Alice Lillibridge, and Mrs. Benjamin Strong
Basketball girl
St. Martin Episcopal basketball player, Ella Price, bending forward holding a basketball in a room.
Medill High School girls basketball players Fagan and Samuels, standing in front of a dark backdrop.
Basketball player , May Howell, holding a basketball, standing in front of a light-colored backdrop.
Basketball player, Wendell Phillips High School, Harry Kirwen, holding basketball as if preparing to make a shot in a gymnasium.

Basketball player, Wendell Phillips High School, Harry Kirwen, holding basketball as if preparing to make a shot in a gymnasium.


Champion girls basketball team of Kansas
Playing basketball at the Inter-Allied Games, Pershing Stadium, Colombes, France
Women's basketball team, posed outdoors, National Training School for Women and Girls, Washington, D.C.
Girls' basketball team posed
Boys' basketball team posed with same coach as in LC-USZ62-73929
War Risk basketball team
First girls' basketball team, Tulalip Indian School, 1912


American Industrial Basketball champions--The Fisk Red Tops ... winning five straight games within 24 hours in the recent Industrial Basketball Championship Tournament at Akron, Ohio
Basketball player of the Palace Club holding basketball upside down with one hand, Washington, D.C., area
Nat Holman, full-length portrait, in Original Celtics basketball uniform, posed holding a basketball
Nat Holman, full-length portrait, in Original Celtics basketball uniform, posed holding a basketball
Miss Vivian Marinelli giving Charleston dancing lessons to basketball players of the Palace Club, the Washington, D.C., entry in the American basketball league. Left to right: Kearns, Manager Kennedy, Conway, woman playing piano, Miss Marinelli, Grody, and Saunders
John Loebler, center on George Washington University basketball team, standing, full-length portrait, holding basketball
Wins A.A.A.U. Basketball Championship, the New York University team was victorious in the recent American Amateur Athletic Tournament at Atlanta, Ga.
Miss Vivian Marinelli giving lesson in dancing the Charleston to basketball players of Washington, D.C.'s Palace Club: Jones, Conway, Grody, Saunders, Kearns, Glascoe, and Manager Kennedy
Charlotte Hall Military Academy. Portrait of basketball team
Once famous athlete of House coaches page boys basketball team - Rep. Hamilton Fish of N.Y.
War Rish basketball team
Star junior high basketball [...]
Rosedale Girls Basketball team
Catholic University basketball team
Colored Basketball Tournament [from newspaper]
Y.M.C.A. basketball team, 1920
Tech basketball team, 1920
Junior High School basketball team, 1921
Carnegie Inst. basketball team, 2/16/23
Riding & Hunt Club mounted basketball team, 1/8/26
P.M. Gen. New with girls basketball team of Dept., 3/1/26
Basketball players, some from Loyola University, standing in ready positions on a basketball court in a gymnasium].
Eight members of the Taylor Trunks women's basketball team sitting and standing in front of a dark backdrop in a room].


A Group of African-American children receiving basketball instruction at the gymnasium of the Columbus School from Tracy Strong, a teacher paid by the National Youth Administration, Binghamton, New York



Kentucky Wildcats basketball team hoist Coach Adolph Rupp on their shoulders after winning the National Invitation Basketball Tourney in Madison Square Garden, New York City
Sonny Hertzberg, basketball player for the City College of New York, full-length portrait, posed as if passing a basketball
Dolph Schayes, New York University basketball player, full-length portrait, in uniform, posed with basketball
Dolph Schayes, New York University basketball player, full-length portrait, in uniform posed with basketball
Mildred "Babe" Didrickson Zaharias, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, holding basketball
Dr. James Naismith, three-quarter length portrait, seated, with basketball and date, 1891, in background
St. Vincent de Paul Institute, 261 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, New York. Basketball
Just Hanging Around
Basketball games at annual field day at the FSA (Farm Security Administration) farmworkers community, Yuma, Arizona.



Indian Head Camp, Bushkill, Pennsylvania. Boys on basketball field


Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell during basketball game
Bill Russell attempting shot during basketball game in which the Boston Celtics defeat the New York Knicks
Bill Russell leaping towards basket during basketball game between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers
Basketball game between Japanese and Soviets in the Olympics, Rome, Italy
Life in the old Cousy yet / World Telegram & Sun photo by Wm. C. Greene. (Featured image above)



Basketball, Columbia Univ.
Basketball, Columbia
NIKE Missile Base SL-40, Basketball Court, Northwest of barracks, Hecker vicinity, Monroe, IL


Material from outside of the Library of Congress


  Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
  Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
  National Collegiate Athletic Association



  Slam Dunk! My Basketball Book by David Diehl ~ ISBN-10: 9781600592409 or ISBN-13: 978-1600592409 --- Ages Baby - Preschool
  J is for Jump Shot: A Basketball Alphabet (Sports Alphabet) by Michael Ulmer and Mark Braught ~ ISBN-10: 9781585362295 or ISBN-13: 978-1585362295 --- Ages 4-8
  Let's Talk Basketball (Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers) by Amanda Miller ~ ISBN-10: 9780531204290 or ISBN-13: 978-0531204290 --- Ages 4-8
  Basketball (DK Eyewitness Book) by John Hareas ~ ISBN-10: 9780756610630 or ISBN-13: 978-0756610630 --- Ages 9-12
  Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women's Hoops on the Map by Sue Macy ~ ISBN-10: 9780823421633 or ISBN-13: 978-0823421633 --- Ages 9-12
  Great Moments in Basketball History by Matt Christopher ~ ISBN-10: 0316044830 or ISBN-13: 978-0316044837 --- Ages 9 -12
  Teresa Weatherspoon's Basketball for Girls by Teresa Weatherspoon ~ ISBN-10: 0471317845 or ISBN-13: 978-0471317845 --- Ages 9-12
  The Everything Kids' Basketball Book: The all-time greats, legendary teams, today's superstars - and tips on playing like a pro (Everything Kids Series) by Bob Schaller and Coach Dave Harnish ~ ISBN-10: 1605501654 or ISBN-13: 978-1605501659 --- Ages 9 -12
  Basketball: How It Works (The Science of Sports) [Sports Illustrated Kids: the Science of Sports] by Suzanne Slade ~ ISBN-10: 1429648732 or ISBN-13: 978-1429648738 --- Young Adult
  Youth Basketball Drills by Burrall Paye and Patrick Paye ~ ISBN-10: 9780736033657 or ISBN-13: 978-0736033657