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[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0769]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Bill Russell, 6-10 All-American center from the Univ. of San Francisco, stands with Father Ralph Tichnor, USF athletic moderator."
Date: February 8, 1955
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0743]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Former Boston Celtic great Bill Russel smiles as he hugs his old coach, Arnold "Red" Auerbach, during a pre-game ceremony at a Celtic game in Boston honoring the former coach and current president of the Celtics."
Date: January 4, 1985
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0740]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Bill Russell did not step out of his role as a TV basketball commentator becaue ABC Network officials thought he was "too opinionated .. ." Rather, on May 12, he announced he would accept the basketball coach position for the Seattle SuperSonics."
Date: February 8, 1970
Creator: Hill, Ron
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0738]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Former basketball star Bill Russell, with ball in hand, splashes paint on a canvas-covered backboard as one of six Olympic gold medalists commissioned by Anheuser-Busch to create a series of 'artworks' to be sold to raise funds for the U. S. Olympic Team."
Date: December 3, 1980
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0775]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Bill Russell, basketball's player of the decade. (Wilt Chamberlain finished a distant second in the AP poll balloting for the honor.)"
Date: February 5, 1970
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0781]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Pictorial proof of the reach and range of San Francisco's Bill Russell in this action shot of the "individual rage" of OKC's All-College Tournament this week."
Date: December 21, 1954
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0771]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Big Bill Russell grins broadly after accepting job as Celtics' coach, succeeding Red Auerbach (right) . He eventually signed as two-year contract as player-coach, worth $200,000."
Date: April 19, 1966
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0748]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Former Univ. of San Francisco star Bill Russell, who led the U. S. Olympic basketball team to a gold medal in Australia, arrived in Boston Sunday with his bride, the former Rose Swisher. He was greeted by Bill Sharman, left, of the Celtics, and team president Walter Brown. Russell signed a contract with Boston after turning down a $30,000 offer from the Harlem Globetrotters."
Date: December 17, 1956
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0759]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Bill Russell was relieved of his coaching duties with the Sacramento Kings Monday and replaced by assistant Jerry Reynolds. Russell, 54, who has a seven-year contract with the team, was moved to the Kings' front office as vice president of basketball operations."
Date: March 7, 1988
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0770]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Bill Russell, current player and also new coach of the Boston Celtics, helps Art Heyman during a team workout at Babson Institute, as they start training for the 1966-67 season."
Date: September 12, 1966
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0773]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Boston Celtics' player-coach Bill Russell plans to retire after leading the team to 11 NBA titles in 13 years."
Date: July 30, 1969
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0777]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Providing the commentary these days on ABC Network's NBA telecasts is Bill Russell, former Celtic great. He will be on the mike when the NBA season debuts on ABC at 1 p.m. Friday with the Atlanta vs. Baltimore game."
Date: November 21, 1971
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0766]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Retired from the basketball court and now appearing in movies and on television, Bill Russell hears of his selection in an Associated Press poll as Basketball Player of the Decade for the 60's."
Date: February 4, 1970
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0764]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Coach Bill Magner of the Univ. of San Francisco examines the foot of Bill Russell after the basketball star hurt it during a high jump attempt during a recent meet with College of Pacific. Already a member of the U. S. Olympic basketball team, the 6-9 Russell is hoping to make the Olympic track team as well in the high jump."
Date: May 1, 1956
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0757]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Bill Russell knew his injured knee was all right when he scaled a fence making his midnight getaway from a Boston hospital. He had just finished pulling down 25 rebounds in the Celtics' win against Phoenix, when he went to the local hospital with knee issues, but promptly "checked himself" out of the facility with a daring escape. (Shown here with Celtics' president Red Auerbach)"
Date: September 23, 1968
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0750]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Reminiscent of past All-College tourney scenes is this shot of Boston Celtics ace Bill Russell soaring high in the air to dunk a layup against the Cincinnati Royals. (Both Russell and Royals defender Jack Twyman, shown here, played in the local classic in the past.)"
Date: December 24, 1957
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society