Established in 1965, The Ohio State University Archives serves as the official memory of the University. Since then, the Archives has collected more than 30,000 linear feet of manuscripts materials and roughly 2 million photos and other images to serve this purpose. The Archives has a wide variety of materials to help researchers create their own interpretations of University history.

New at the University Archives

  • Come celebrate The Ohio State University's University Archives' 50th Anniversary on May 14, 2015
  • DELAYED: The Archives Reading Room will be closed [TBD] to move some of our collections to a new storage facility. Dates are subject to change and will be updated if necessary.
  • To celebrate University Archives’ golden anniversary, its staff selected 50 treasures that help tell Ohio State’s story...
  • Our collection of Course Bulletins is now available in the Knowledge Bank
  • Meeting Minutes from 1870-2014 have been digitized and are available in the Knowledge Bank
  • We've given our online photo galleries a makeover
  • The Lantern Digital Archives have a new look