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Guide to the Jefferson Jackson Coleman papers MSS.0337

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

December 2008

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

January 2013
Collection Title:

Jefferson Jackson Coleman papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0337

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.6 Linear feet

Dates:

1961-1974

Abstract:

Souvenirs from various events, as well as awards and honors bestowed upon Coleman, who served The University in many capacities for almost 50 years.

creator

Coleman, Jefferson Jackson, 1906-1995

Acquisition Information:

unknown

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Processing Information:

Processed by

unknown; updated by James Gilbreath, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Preferred Citation:

Jefferson Coleman collection, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains souvenirs from various events, in addition to awards and honors bestowed upon this University of Alabama employee who served The University in many capacities, from Business Manager of the football team to Director of Alumni Affairs, for almost 50 years.

Biographical/Historical note

Jefferson Jackson Coleman, son of Wade Hampton and Lillian Jackson Coleman, was born in Livingston, Alabama, on 27 March 1906. He attended the University of Alabama and held positions at the University from graduation in 1924 until 1974.

Coleman was the first pledge of Theta Sigma fraternity which was the basis for starting the Delta Chi Chapter at The University on 12 February 1927. Coleman went on to serve The University in many capacities, from Business Manager of the football team to Director of Alumni Affairs, for almost 50 years. Until his death on 19 December 1995, he was the only person that had attended every Alabama bowl game, starting with the Rose Bowl on 1 January 1926. In 1990, The University honored him by renaming Memorial Coliseum after him.

Related Archival Materials note

The photos are listed and described in the Jefferson Jackson Coleman Photographs (AT record 2008.002).

Source(s)

Artifacts (aat)

Correspondence (aat)

Drawings (visual works) (aat)

Education (localbroad)

Greeting cards (lcsh)

Memorabilia (aat)

Organizations (localbroad)

Picture postcards (aat)

Poems (aat)

Political collectibles (lcsh)

Speeches (aat)

Sports, Recreation and Leisure (localbroad)

University of Alabama (localbroad)

University of Alabama--Alumni and alumnae. (lcsh)

University of Alabama--Football--History--20th century (lcsh)

Folder of Appreciation to Coleman from the University of Alabama Alumni and Friends in Sylacauga, Alabama, June 1, 1961 Box 2,639 Folder 01

Souvenirs from Events Attended-Programs and ticket from Annual Dinner of the White House Correspondent's Association, 1979 and 1980; Playbill and ticket from "I Ought to be in Pictures"; Programs from National Football Awards Dinner, 1980 and 1981. Box 2,639 Folder 02

Souvenirs from Awards and Honors Received Box 2,639 Folder 03

Souvenirs from the University of Alabama-many side line passes to Alabama football games Box 2,639 Folder 04

Postcards-most sent from Coleman to the Alumni office Box 2,639 Folder 05

Miscellaneous-Correspondence, speech, Christmas cards, etc. Box 2,639 Folder 06

Portrait of a Matleay family Box 2,639 Folder 07

Drawing of the Confederate Raider "Alabama," and the U.S.S. Alabama Box 2,639 Folder 08

Poetry-"The Prayer of Private Jones" and religious poetry Box 2,639 Folder 09

University of Alabama cuff links and tie tack Box 5389

Photos (see Jefferson Jackson Coleman Photographs (AT reccord 2008.002) for complete list and descriptions of photos) Box 5290