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April 9, 2004
Vol. 28, No. 14

Prof’s work is play
KU to fine-tune image across state
KU programs rank among nation’s best
KU earns ‘Best Value’ designation
Memorial Drive to add Korean War monument
Women’s basketball hires coach
A capitol education
KU set to begin construction on Dennis E. Rieger Scholarship Hall
Pharmacy hacking hotline open

KU graduate wins Pulitzer Prize for reporting
Lied Center celebrates two anniversaries with art, event
CSA to be screened at KC film festival

KU musicians perform in Guatemala
Promotions and tenure announced
Board of Regents announces sabbaticals
KU Archives contributes to Chamberlain documentary
Annual book contest schedules program
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KU Archives contributes to Chamberlain documentary

CBS Sports presented a new documentary on legendary basketball star Wilt Chamberlain April 4. The documentary featured dozens of historic photos and hours of old films from the KU Archives as well as new video footage from 20 interviews conducted last year in the Lawrence area.

The program, “Wilt Chamberlain: Larger than Life,” aired during CBS’ coverage of the NCAA national men’s basketball championships.

Chamberlain came to KU in 1955 to play basketball for the legendary Phog Allen. He led KU to a Big Seven championship and to the 1957 NCAA national championship. Chamberlain left KU in 1958, returning 40 years later when his jersey was retired in Allen Fieldhouse. He died in 1999. A $650,000 gift from his estate funds scholarships, men’s and women’s athletics, and a Special Olympics clinic at KU.

KU’s University Archives in the Spencer Research Library provided 180 photos and about 25 hours of footage for the documentary filmmakers, Black Canyon Productions. The Office of University Relations also helped the filmmakers identify on-campus locations for filming and other preproduction needs.


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