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[Photograph 2012.201.B1116.0012]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Standard dentists' commands like, 'Open wide, ' don't work on lounging tapirs, so Russell grabs a snoutful to check his teeth."
Date: March 11, 1979
Creator: Thompson, Michal
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1116.0009]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Bill Russell, recently voted basketball's player of the decade, felt a little strange Sunday afternoon walking into the OU Field House."
Date: February 8, 1970
Creator: Hill, Ron
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0782]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Los Angeles infielder Bill Russel performs an "aerial display" by going high into the air in a vain attempt to catch a throw from Doger catcher Ray Powell."
Date: July 29, 1975
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0783]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Bill Russell (18) collides with second base umpire Dick Stello, as Philadelphia's Jerry Martin (25) safety slides into second base."
Date: August 29, 1978
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[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