NBA Hall of Fame legend.
Impressive honorary degree awarded to Bill Russell by the University of Massachusetts at their commencement ceremonies on June 1, 2002. The degree conferred upon Russell reads:
The Board of Trustees of the
University of Massachusetts
To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting:
Be it known that we hereby confer upon
William Felton Russell
In recognition of distinguished attainments
the Honorary Degree of
Doctor of Laws
With all the rights, privileges, and dignities thereunto appertaining
Presented simply framed.
Also included is a small photo album with approximately a dozen images of Russell from this special day. The front cover of the album is engraved: “University of Massachusetts / Boston / Commencement / June 1, 2002”.
The document and additional material all originate directly from the collection of Bill Russell.