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About the Collection

Ohio University yearbooks have served as the student body's outlet for many years, preserving memories of Athens and its way of life, as well as detailing the events of the year and highlighting students' reactions to the goings-on of campus and the wider world. Additionally, the yearbooks include traditional photos of graduating students, sports teams, and clubs.

Titles: Yearbooks were published under the title Athena for the years 1892-1893, 1908-1917, 1919-1968, 1970-1974, and 1984-through present. The title was changed to Spectrum Green for 1975-1983. There were no yearbooks published in 1894-1907, 1918 (Senior Scroll only), and 1969. 

Years available: 1892-1893, 1908-1917, [1918], 1919-1968, 1970-2023.

Future Additions

We will add future issues of the yearbook as we acquire them.

Related Collections

See other Ohio University Archives online collections for historical student newspapers, course catalogs/bulletins, and alumni journals. The Ohio University Archives--General collection also includes yearbooks.

Access at Alden

Ohio University Archives materials can be viewed at the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections. See the ALICE Catalog records for Athena and Spectrum Green.

Access Online

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The project to digitize Ohio University's yearbooks in 2009 was a joint undertaking between Ohio University Libraries and the Ohio University Alumni Association.

Collection Contact

Use the Mahn Center Research Request Form to submit a question to University Archivist and Records Manager Bill Kimok.


See the Digital Archival Collections Materials Selection and Rights policy.

Rights Statement

The yearbook collection is a mixed-rights collection. Older issues tend to be in the public domain, and newer issues tend to be in copyright. Cornell University’s Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States chart is a handy resource for determining copyright status of published material.