John "Red" Kerr Papers, 1949-1989
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Brief Description:

Records of John "Red" Kerr (Phys. Ed.), a student at the University of Illinois from 1950-54. Kerr played for three years on the varsity basketball team then was drafted into the NBA. After his playing days ended, he spent much of the remainder of his career with the Chicago Bulls, first as coach and later as commentator.

The series contains college recruitment letters, correspondence, photographs, publications and newsclippings primarily covering his career as an Illini, but also in his later life.

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 26/20/178
Volume: 0.6 cubic feet
Acquired: 08/27/2009. 12/3/2010
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Arrangement: Chronological
Subject Index
Athletic Coaching
Kappa Sigma
Phi Kappa Psi
Genres/Forms of Material
Newspaper Clippings