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Creator Haskins, Clem Smith, b. 1943
Title UA37 Faculty Personal Papers Series 18. Clem Haskins
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1965
Year Range To 1997
Description Documents related to Clem Haskins tenure at Western Kentucky University as player and basketball coach. File includes Converse Awards and programs from events held to honor Haskins. Collection is housed with Series 17.
Admin / Biog History Clem Haskins was born and raised on a tobacco farm near Campbellsville, Kentucky where he was one of 11 children. Along with many other firsts, he was Western Kentucky's first black basketball player in 1963. In 1967 Haskins was drafted to play for the Chicago Bulls. He played professional ball for nine years, three with the Bulls, four with the Phoenix Suns and two with the Washington Bullets retiring in 1976. Clem Haskins returned to Western in 1977 as an assistant basketball coach, becoming head coach in 1980, a position he held until 1986 when he moved to University of Minnesota. Haskins has received numerous honors including induction into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990 and WKU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991. An autobiography, "Clem Haskins: Breaking Barriers" was published in 1997.
Subjects Western Kentucky University
Finding Aids TopScholar - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/19/
Related Publications GV884 .H37x A3 1997 Haskins, Clem and Marc Ryan. Clem Haskins : Breaking Barriers, Champaign, Ill. : Sports Pub. Inc., 1997.
Related Materials UA19 - Athletics Department Records
Catalog Number UA37.18
Copyrights Photocopies of no more than 1/3 of the total.
Dates of Creation 1965-1997
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Extent 1 box
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA37
Level of Description Series
Containers Memorabilia
Awards
Interviews - Film/Video/Audio File