The Samuel D. Jackson Collection contain published materials which document his activities relating to high school and college sports officiating and governance. The collection also contains a handwritten football playbook authored by Samuel's brother, William Senter "Pedie" Jackson. Included in the collection are officiating handbooks for basketball and football; minutes of meetings of the National Alliance Athletic Association Football Committee; printed materials from meetings of the National Federation of State High School Athletic Association; and printed materials on various football-related topics. In addition, the William Senter Jackson playbook contains diagrams of football plays devised by Jackson and by other football coaches from across the nation.
The collection is divided into two series: Series 1, Samuel D. Jackson Papers, 1927-68; and Series 2, William Senter Jackson Papers, undated.
Method of Acquisition
The Samuel D. Jackson Collection was transferred to the Archives of Appalachia from Sherrod Library in April, 1989. According to Sarah Jackson, Jackson donated the collection to the East Tennessee State University athletic department in the mid-1960s. At some point after the donation, the athletic department transferred the collection to the library.
The plaque was donated by Jackson's grandson Senter Jackson in 2009, accession number 2009-019.
Processing of the collection was completed in January 1998 by Jim Register and Marie Tedesco.