The Black Knights of West Point: history of football at West Point 1890-1953, undated
The collection consists of Neyland's personal files, photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, an autobiographical manuscript of his college days, service records, scrapbooks, and yearbooks. Newspaper clippings, and publications contain information about Neyland's UT career and U. S. Army career. There are service records and papers concerning his time in the U. S. Army. Possibly most interesting are 2 ledgers containing Neyland's handwritten notes on various teams, hand-diagrammed plays, notes on player progress and other fascinating insights into his coaching style. The photograph collection includes Neyland and his family, his coaching career, Army photographs, and other various UT sports. Of particular interest, there are photographs of the UT football team and coaches in Hollywood just before the 1940 Rose Bowl, showing the team with famous celebrities such as Lana Turner, Florence Rice, and Clarence Brown.
Conditions Governing Access
Collections are stored offsite and must be requested in advance. See www.special.lib.utk.edu for detailed information. Collections must be requested through a registered Special Collections research account.
From the Collection: 7.5 Linear Feet