Creator

Date Original

1960 April 2

Description

This is a black and white photograph of the 1960 Arkansas Lassies basketball team. Linda Yearby is the second person to the far right. The photograph is signed by Marii Witt.

Biographical/Historical Note

Before the Women's National Basketball Association, female professional basketball players barnstormed the country playing and often defeating men's teams. Players such as Hazel Walker, Patricia Ann and Betty Lou Johnson, Joan Rupp, Linda Yearby, and Leeone Evans became folk heroes to many high school and college players. In Arkansas, though, it was native Arkansans like Hazel Walker of Ashdown and Leeone Evans of Winthrop who stood out. Walker played three years for the All American Red Heads, and then formed her own team, the Arkansas Travelers, in 1949. It was just one of many teams that existed from the 1930s to the 1980s. These are the teams that laid the foundation for the creation of the Women's National Basketball Association.

Physical Description

Photograph, 10" x 8"

Keywords

Women; Sports; Basketball; Basketball players

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000646, Box 2, Folder 42, Item 1

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Women's Professional Basketball collection, MS.000646

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arkansas Lassies basketball team, Women's Professional Basketball collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History | Women's History

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