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Read, Herbert W.


Herbert 'Buck' Read was a basketball coach at Western Michigan University from 1922 through 1949. The Read Fieldhouse on Western Michigan's campus is named in his honor. For a full biography, see his wiki page.

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Oral history interview with C. Bassett Brown, August 22, 1989

 File — Box: 1-OralHist, Object: 8
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with C. Bassett Brown, first black basketball player to play for Western Michigan, which he did back in the early 1940s. Interview conducted by Lewis Carlson on August 22, 1989, in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Brown discusses attending Western Michigan College, influential professors and coaches, and playing basketball on a record-setting team. He also talks about continuing his education after graduating from Western in 1948 to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Dates: August 22, 1989