Posted: 8:00 am Friday, August 22nd, 2014
By Ken Sugiura
You hopefully know that the College Football Hall of Fame opens Saturday in downtown Atlanta. I’ve heard plenty of great things about it and am hoping to pay a visit soon.
This post isn’t terribly related to Georgia Tech – but I’ll get to that in a minute – but I thought you might be interested anyway. Hall curator and historian Kent Stephens was gracious enough to allow me into his office (at the Georgia World Congress Center) in late July and more gracious to let me wander around the space – about the size of a high school classroom – which was packed to the ceiling with college football history. Rows after rows, shelves after shelves, boxes after boxes of artifacts collected that relate to the game’s history. The room pretty much contained everything that the museum has collected over the years that wasn’t going on display.
The reason I was there is actually related to Tech. With the opening of the hall, it would be fun, once the season begins, to have a weekly blog post featuring a Tech item that the hall has collected. That day, Stephens (or an assistant, to be more accurate) had collected several items of Tech memorabilia that the hall has in its possession, and I came by to take pictures. Some of it’s kind of dry, but some of it I’m will be of interest. We’ll start next week leading up to the season opener.
At any rate, here are some of the pictures I took of his office.