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Noontime Basketball Association (NBA) records

 Unprocessed Material — Box: Small Collections Box 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: 2018_007

Content Description

Materials relating to the Noontime Basketball Association (the "NBA") at the University of Louisville. The NBA was a varying group of faculty and staff who played pick-up basketball games on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at noon in the University of Louisville's Crawford Gym beginning in 1965, and ending when the gym was razed in 2016. Materials include a list of "regular" players, the "Monroe Doctrine" (i.e., the rules that governed who played - to ensure that the maximum number of people got court time during the one-hour period of play), and a certificate decommissioning the gym (dated May 13, 2016). There are also emailed reminiscences. The rules were posted in someone's locker; when that person retired, the same copy was posted in another player's locker. They were titled the Monroe Doctrine because they were developed by Burt Monroe, Professor of Biology.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1965-2016


.1 linear feet (1 folder)