Phog Allen Papers

This series, from the Athletics Department record group at the University of Kansas, consists of correspondence and related materials from the basketball coach's office when Forrest C. "Phog" Allen held the position. It also contains records from Allen's position as head of the Department of Physical Education, a position he held concurrently for several years. Topics include but are not limited to basketball conferences and tournaments; coaching schools; committees with which Allen worked; interactions with other offices, colleges, and schools at KU; the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA); physical education curriculum; how World War II affected KU; recruitment for KU Athletics; and correspondence with and regarding notable athletes. The records are organized alphabetically by topic or correspondent's family name.

The digitization of these materials was made possible through generous support, enabling us to be proactive in preserving our valuable collection of Phog Allen papers. This digital archive of historic materials extends the legacy of basketball at the University of Kansas, ensuring these important materials are available for generations to come.

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