The Pro Football Hall of Fame's archives is home to the vast majority of the museum’s collection with approximately 90 percent of the mementos housed in this area.
"The archives is actually the ideal place for these items from a preservation aspect," commented Jason Aikens, the Hall’s collections curator. "In reality, the best thing for our mementos is for them not to see the light of day. But, nobody learns anything from them unless we share them with the public."
So, visit Profootballhof.com each week to view a new featured piece from our archives in Canton!
Halfback Doak Walker wore this jacket during his Hall of Fame career with the Detroit Lions (1950-55). Walker was known versatility as he rushed, passed, caught passes, returned punts and kickoffs, punted, and placekicked. He was named All-NFL five times in six seasons.
Other Hidden Treasures:
Bill Belichick's coaching jacket
Hank Stram letter to George Allen
Heating coil from Lambeau Field
Early 1900's nose guard
Joe Greene's Helmet
Welcoming Committee: Fritz Pollard
Art Shell, the first African American head coach in the modern history of the NFL, welcomes the league's first ever African American coach, Fritz Pollard, into the Hall of Fame.
Dan Marino in photos
In 17 seasons as the quarterback of the Miami Dolphins, Dan Marino set the all-time marks for attempts, completions, passing yardage, and touchdown throws. Take a look at his career through photos.