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J. Tanner collection of Clarke Central High School memorabilia

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MSS-024

Scope and Contents

Among the items in the folder, Classwork and extracurricular activies, is the Student Guidebok for the 1978-1979 school year. In addition to an overview of the rules governing the school, this guidebook provides information about student publications and music and sports actitivites open to students. The folder also contains a few documents pertaining to the Student Activities Association. The folder, Event programs, among numerous items includes a program for the school’s graduation exercises at the Univeristy Coliseum, June 5, 1979. Many of the smaller awards date from before Tanner’s high-school years, mostly from the Young Men’s Christian Association and the Green Hills Country Club. Besides the Lion’s Club and the Georgia Crackers baseball team, the collection of pins includes one Georgia Bulldogs pin and one for the 1975 Peach Bowl that took place at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

The inscription on the metal plaque on the base of the baseball trophy states only: “Dairy Queen 1974,” while a stamp on the bottom of the base shows that it came from the Trophy Shop, 150 Winston Drive, Athens, Georgia. The award plaque for “Outstanding Senior in Vocational” was also made by the Trophy Shop. The Future Business Leaders of America trophy bears a sticker on the bottom of its base showing that it was made by Classic City Trophies.


  • 1971-1979

Biographical / Historical

The materials found in this collection give researchers scattered information about Clarke Central High School in the late 1970s. While many of the items reflect only J. Tanner's personal experiences, such as his playing for the school's basketball team, several others, especially the rare issues of the student newspaper the Red and Gold, provide information about teachers and other students as well.


3.13 Linear Feet (One box measuring 22.5 by 17 by 3 and one box measuring 24.25 by 20.5 by3.)




Student publications, event programs, certificicates, awards, and other items collected by J. Tanner as a student at Clarke Central High School in the years, 1975-1979, in addition to varied other personal items.


The collection is organized in a single series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

J. Tanner

Physical Description


  • Newspaper clippings about J. Tanner that were in bad condition. They are listed here: "Stephens Nips Clarke," The Athens Daily News, 20 Dec. 1978; "Gladiators Win," The Athens Banner-Herald/ The Athens Daily News, 14 Jan. 1979; "Clarke Battles Elbert," The Athens Daily News, 23 Jan. 1979; "Outside Firepower Boosts Stephens," The Athens Daily News, 18 Feb. 1979; "S. Gwinnett Shocks Coach," The Atlanta Journal, 19 Feb. 1979; "8-AAAA: Stephens County, Clarke Favored," The Athens Daily News, 22 Feb. 1979; "Rematch...Again: Clarke, Stephens Advance," The Athens Daily News, 23 Feb. 1979; "C.C. Takes Championship," The Athens Daily News, 24 Feb. 1979. All of these articles are available via microfilm copies of the Athens Banner-Herald, which was the evening counterpart to the Daily News, the content of both papers each day generally matching each other.
J. Tanner collection of Clarke Central High School memorabilia
Justin Kau
February 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Heritage Room, Athens-Clarke County Library Repository

2025 Baxter Street
Athens GA 30606