The Oakland University Archives is the official depository of materials relating to the history of Oakland University from its founding to the present. Its primary purpose is to document the history of the University and its impact in Oakland County, Michigan, and beyond. The Archives provide source material to administrators, alumnae, students, and faculty, as well as to outside researchers.
We are happy to accommodate appointments with researchers at any time during the week, 8:30am to 4:30pm. We ask that all users of the Archives fill ou the access request form to ensure that materials are readily available. All materials must be retrieved and handled by the Archives staff.
The Oakland University Archives is looking for documents relating to the University's history. According to the Official Archives Policy, this includes items such as official records, personal papers, reports, minutes, publications, photographs, flyers, maps, etc.
Particularly desirable items include:
Please contact Dominique Daniel or Shirley Paquette if you have items to donate so we can determine if they are needed or are duplicates of items we already have. If you wish to retain the item, we can make a copy for archives.
For university offices: Fill out a University Archives Transmittal/Inventory Form. Send the Transmittal Form and a brief inventory along with the materials to the Archives, Attention: Archives.