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100% Wrong Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: aarl011-007

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of approximately five linear feet of miscellaneous material that documents the history of the 100% Wrong Club of the Atlanta Daily World. The collection includes balance sheets, bylaws, committee reports, correspondence, membership list, and menus. It also includes programs, financial records, photographs, publications, news clippings and audio recording.

Dates

  • 1959-1984

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Audio-visual material is in obsolete format and cannot be readily accessed.

Biographical/Historical note

The 100% Wrong Club began in 1934 in the sports department of the Atlanta Daily World. The club started as the creation of two sports writers from the paper, Eric (Ric) Roberts (1905-1985) and Lucius L. Jones (1910?-1952). Originally, the purpose of the club was for members to predict the outcome of collegiate games and to recognize outstanding athletes during that period. Today the 100% Wrong Club maintains its mission by continuing to recognize and award college and high school athletes as well as local community leaders and pioneers in the field of sports. The club selects outstanding student athletes and other persons to attend its annual "Sports Jamboree" weekend. The weekend is typically held at the end of January, after the college bowl games. It includes a Kick-Off reception, a High School Awards Breakfast, Mentoring Session, Press Reception and an Awards Banquet. The 100% Wrong Club recognizes and awards teams and individuals with awards. The awards include: The Ralph Robinson Coach of the Year Award- -named in the memory of the late Ralph Robinson, coach in the SIAC; The W.A. Scott Memorial Trophy-- symbolic of the National Football Championship and named in tribute to the late W.A. Scott, II., founder and publisher of the Atlanta Daily World; and, the A.S. “Jake” Gaither Award added in 1979 and given as symbol of the Clubs continued growth.

Extent

5.5 Linear feet

Arrangement note

The collection span from 1958-1993, with the bulk of the collection from 1959-1984. The collection is arranged in the following series: I. General Information; II. Correspondence III. Financial Records; IV. Photographs; V. Publications; VI. News Clippings; and, VII. Audio. The series are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The collection was donated by Ms. Margaret Jacobs in 2011.

Processing Information note

Processed by Anita Martin, Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library-Atlanta Fulton Public Library System, 2011.
Title
Inventory of the 100% Wrong Club Records aarl0011-007 aarl0011-007
Status
Under Revision

Repository Details

Part of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History Repository

Contact:
101 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta GA 30303
404-613-4032