Ohio State Football Collection Guide

The Ohio State University Archives’ athletic collections include a variety of football photographs, rosters, game-day programs and other information.  Below are a few of the digitized resources, including football team photographs, rosters and historical information.  If you have further questions about the collection or photographs, please contact us at: archives@osu.edu

Varsity Football Team:

Team Photos Team Rosters
1890-1930 1890-1909
1931-1970 1912-1939
1971-2015 1940-1959
  1960-1979
  1980-1999 
  2000-2015

Freshman Football Team:

Team Photos (years not inclusive) Team Rosters (years not inclusive)
1913-1930  1898, 1917-1930
1931-1970  1933-1989
1971-1992  1990-1993

Football Programs:

Ohio State Football Programs (from OSU’s Knowledge Bank): The Archives' set of football programs are being digitized over a period of time and eventually will include issues from 1901 to 1977.

Football Program Cover scans (From Archives’ Flickr page)

Other Links:

Ohio State Football History (from OSU Athletics): Includes listings for football letterwinners, all-time jersey number listings, season statistics and other historical facts

The Makio (OSU’s student yearbook): May include team photos, game action shots and player information

The Lantern: OSU’s student newspaper