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Oakland University Archives


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 materials to administrators, alumnae, students, and faculty, as well as to outside researchers, thus supporting the mission of Oakland University.

The Archives also ensure the long-term preservation of physical and digital materials in their collections.

They offer instructional support to instructors who wish to provide primary source experience to their students.

Donation of Materials

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:

  • photos and documents created by students or related to student life and athletics
  • annual reports for our annual reports collection for the individual units on campus, including missing Senate committee annual reports.
  • publications of the university and its components

If you have such items, consider donating them to the University Archives.


Additional Information

Archives Contacts

Dominique Daniel

Coordinator of Special Collections and Archives

Shirley Paquette
Archives Assistant

Room 129, Kresge library



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