History Published on : 11/29/2005

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 Wednesday to view a new featured piece from our archives in Canton!


Other Hidden Treasures:
George Musso's Helmet
Freeman McNeil's shoes
George Rogers' jersey
Lee Roy Selmon's Defensive Lineman of the Year plaque
Curt Warner's jersey
 Bob Waterfield's jersey
Steve Myhra's shoe
Tom Brady's draft card
Sonny Jurgensen's jersey
Super Bowl XXI game used football
Ben Roethlisberger's draft card
Boomer Esiason's jersey
Tim Brown's rookie jersey
 Johnny Unitas' thigh pad
 Bruce Smith's shoulder pads
Mercury Morris' jersey
John Brodie's jersey
 Floyd Little's jersey
Lou Groza's helmet

Forrest Gregg's jersey
Terry Bradshaw's shoes
Steve McNair's Super Bowl jersey
Doug Williams' helmet
Michael Vick's shoes
Canton Bulldogs warm-up jacket
Peyton Manning's rookie jersey
Doak Walker's sideline jacket
 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