Chamberlain, Wilt, 1936-1999

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Wilton "Wilt" Chamberlain was a famous basketball player and track star from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania known for his superior size and athletic ability. Wilt attended the University of Kansas from 1955-1958 and played in the National Basketball Association from 1958-1974. He received many honors throughout his career, including two-time NBA Champion and four-time NBA Most Valuable Player.

From the guide to the Personal Papers of Wilt Chamberlain, 1955-1999, (University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library University Archives)

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referencedIn Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection. Monitor study collection [sound recording], 1955-1975.
creatorOf Chamberlain, Wilt, 1936-1999. [Personal papers of Wilt Chamberlain] University of Kansas Archives / MSS / Rare Books, Kenneth Spencer Research Library
creatorOf Personal Papers of Wilt Chamberlain, 1955-1999 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library University Archives
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Birth 1936-08-21

Death 1999-10-12




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