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Paul Parker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2779

This collection contains playbooks, notes, and clippings relating to Paul Parker, assistant Tennessee football coach under Robert Neyland. The majority of the work consists of plays, primarily from 1909-1910, with playbooks from the 1926 and1927 seasons of Tennessee football. The collection also contains of a photograph of Neyland with assistant coaches Parker and Britton, a form letter from Neyland to returning players at the beginning of the breakout 1928 season, and several papers by Parke H. Davis, a noted college football historian.

Dates

  • 1909-1933 (bulk 1909-1915)

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains writings, playbooks, notes, and clippings relating to Paul Parker, assistant Tennessee football coach under Robert Neyland. The majority of the work consists of plays, primarily from 1909-1910, with playbooks from the 1926 and 1927 seasons of Tennessee football. The collection also contains of a photograph of Neyland with assistant coaches Parker and Britton, a form letter from Neyland to returning players at the beginning of the breakout 1928 season, and several papers by Parke H. Davis, a noted college football historian.

Biographical/Historical Note

Colonel Paul Parker was assistant Tennessee football coach under head coach Robert Neyland. According to Ed Harris's 50 Years in Big Orange County, Neyland era Tennessee football was conceived with the 1926 team, born in 1927, and reached maturity in 1928. As part of the Three Muskeeters -- the nickname given to coaches, and West Point buddies, Neyland, Parker, and Britton -- he was responsible for the defense and served as team scout.

Arrangement

Collection consists of eight folders.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections on March 26, 2006

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480