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Dayton Warbirds and Bulldogs Video Recordings (SC-390)

Identifier: SC-390

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of digital videos (DVD originals, captured as *.VOB and *.MP4 files) featuring game footage of the Dayton Warbirds and the Dayton Bulldogs indoor football league teams. Most are recordings from the footage captured by the Nutter Center video board; one is marked "CQ" footage. All are substantial in duration (a total of 6+ hours of footage).

There are recordings from two Warbirds games: the first game against the Beaumont (Texas) Drillers (Warbird loss, 48-40) and second game against the Montgomery (Alabama) Maulers (Warbird win 48-42). The first game footage has two separate source DVDs, one marked "CQ" footage, which is better quality, and the other being the video board footage, which has some issues with timing (slight skips during video and audio). The footage from the first game includes quite a lot of fanfare at the beginning, introducing the team and each player. The is one recording from the Bulldogs' game against the Cincinnati Marshals, which the Bulldogs won 52-34. All of the recordings include many segments of copyrighted music played between the plays and the commentary.


  • Creation: 2005 - 2006


Conditions Governing Access

All electronic records (indicated by an e-number, e.g., sc391_e0001) listed in this finding aid are processed and available; however, researchers are requested to contact us at least two (2) days in advance to request electronic records. Archives staff reserve the right to restrict access to files with privacy or confidentiality concerns. Access to original electronic media is restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

The Dayton Warbirds were an indoor football league team in Dayton, Ohio. They played one season in the National Indoor Football League in 2005-06. They were succeeded by the Dayton Bulldogs, which played only the 2006 season. Both teams played at the Nutter Center at Wright State University.


16.39 Gigabytes

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The collection consists of 3 DVDs of Dayton Warbirds footage and 1 DVD of Dayton Bulldogs footage. Both were indoor football league teams.


The videos are arranged chronologically.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The digital videos in this collection is available as *.MP4 files or via the original *.VOB files.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The discs were included with an accession of materials from the Nutter Center for University Archives in 2022. (The team played at the Nutter Center.)

Separated Materials

The original DVDs have been separated to the E-Archive. Researchers may have access to the captured video files in either *.VOB or *.MP4 format.

Guide to the Dayton Warbirds and Bulldogs Video Recordings (SC-390)
Lisa Rickey
2023 March 24
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Special Collections and Archives
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton OH 45435-0001 USA