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HQB boys' basketball team, circa 1960

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 1

Scope and Contents

Black and white portrait of 10 boys and 8 men all wearing athletic wear, grouped together on an indoor basketball court. Two of the young boys are holding a basketball and one man is wearing a referee jersey. The boys have been identified as follows:

Standing, left to right: Sandy Stephens; Bobby Bell; Johnny Witon; Jim Tucker; Sam Robinson; Caal Eller; Bill Alunsey and Bill Lemon.

Kneeling in the middle row, left to right: Jerry Redman; James Buckner; Dwight Shampley; Beenie Littles and Dwight Price.

Sitting in the front row, left to right: Billy Chaney; Odell Johnson; Tim McKinney; Eddie Cotton and Kevin Burns.


  • circa 1960

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Biographical / Historical

Sanford Emory Stephens, also known as Sandy, was the first black man to play quarterback at the University of Minnesota (Gophers). In 1961 and 1962, he and his teammates went to the Rose Bowl.


From the Collection: 7 Linear Feet ((9 containers) All containing photographs.)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English