Kresge Library

Archives of Oakland University

The Archives is the official depository
of materials relating to the history and development of Oakland University.

Access is by appointment only.



Collections include:  
  Administrative Offices   Student Affairs
  Academic Units   The Arts
  History   Other
Contacts: Dominique Daniel (248-370-2478) ; Shirley Paquette (248-370-2419)


Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes (1957 - present)  
University Senate Meeting Minutes (1960 - to present)
Chronology of University Senate Actions -- Subject Index to Senate Actions.
Oakland University Annual Reports
Oakland University Budget 1966-2008
MSUO Administrative Group. Meeting Minutes (1959-1966)
Reports, planning documents and proposals

Papers of the Presidents:
Durward B. (Woody) Varner
Donald O'Dowd
Joseph Champagne.
Sandra Packard
Gary Russi

Other Administrative Officers
Donald O'Dowd (Provost)
Fred Obear (Provost, Vice Provost, Dean of Freshmen)
George Matthews
William Connellan
William Hoopes


College of Arts & Sciences
Honors College
School of Business Administration
School of Education and Human Services
School of Engineering and Computer Sciences
School of Health Sciences
School of Nursing


Student Activities Board (SAB)
Student Congress


Annual Reports Inventory
Beer Lake bibliography
Building history information
Campus Master Plans
Groundbreaking Shovels in the University Archives.
Historical Recordings
Mrs. Wilson's Will, information on Meadowbrook, the Dodge and Wilson families
Meadow Brook Seminars 1958
Memorabilia (Historic documents, artifacts)
Oakland University Chronicles (tapes and transcripts of individuals involved with the founding of the University)
Photographs and maps showing the campus at various periods.
OU Emblem (sail) and Motto


OU College Catalogs (also available at the Circulation Desk)
OU Schedules of Classes
OU Telephone Directories
Commencement Programs

Newspapers and Newsletters in the OU Archives
Oakland University Magazine Table of Contents, annotated
Oakland University News
and related staff publications
Oakland University yearbooks (Ascendent, MSUO Story, Oak Leaves, Charter) (also available at the Circulation Desk)

Office of Institutional Research - Inventory of Reports 1966 - 1998
Reports, planning documents and proposals

Student newspapers (Outcry, Oakland Post, Oakland Sail, Oakland Observer)
In the Company of Writers -Table of Contents

Office of Communications and Marketing publications (news releases, advertisements, brochures, magazines, public relations materials)


Academy of Dramatic Art
Meadow Brook Art Gallery
Meadow Brook Music Festival Programs
Meadow Brook Summer School of Music
Meadow Brook Theatre
Oakland University Art Gallery
Saints and Sinners sculpture by Marshall Fredericks
Sculpture on the Oakland University Campus
Slavic Folk Ensemble


American Association of University Professors Oakland University Chapter
Association of Administrative Professionals
Women of Oakland University
Concours d'Elegance
Continuing Education
Glyndebourne Picnics - Friends of Kresge Library
Art in Oakland County - Art History Project
Subject Files (vertical file materials)

129 Kresge Library (library map)


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Oakland University

Oakland University, Kresge Library
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