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Visits by appointments; 8:30am to 4:30pm, M-F, KL Room 129
Primary sources you can use for a history paper
Learn the history of Oakland University buildings and explore the development of the campus on the former Meadow Brook Estate.
Explore a timeline of diversity topics and events at Oakland University, ranging from the first international students in 1959 to the first African-American Month celebration in 1969 to a 2011 NSF grant to increase the number of women in STEM fields.
While the Festival has changed from its initial conceptions in regards to programming, it has retained its status as a prominent cultural center within the musical community.
Oakland University opened its doors in 1959, on a brand new campus carved out of the Meadow Brook Estate, with 2 buildings, 24 faculty and about 570 students.
The story of how a few men built this university from scratch is a unique tale of vision and dedication.
Saints and Sinners, by Marshall Fredericks, was Oakland University's first major exterior sculpture. The seven bronze figures represent good, evil, temptation, knowledge of good and evil, a saint of the church, a mother and child, and a warrior saint.
Explore the history of OU Libraries through the years starting with the temporary library before the ground-breaking ceremony on October 17,1960 up to the latest developments. You can browse by decade or by topic.