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Jefferson Jackson Coleman papers

Identifier: MSS-0337

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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.


  • 1961-1974


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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.


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



Related Materials

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


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Guide to the Jefferson Jackson Coleman papers
December 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266