OU.ADM.EKLUND

Summary Information

Repository
Oakland University Archives and Special Collections
Title
Papers of Lowell Eklund
ID
OU.ADM.EKLUND
Date [inclusive]
1964-1965
Extent
0.3 Linear feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Item, folder title, box no., Papers of Lowell Eklund, Oakland University Archives

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Biographical note

Lowell Eklund was Director and then Dean of Continuing Education at Oakland University starting in 1958. In 1963 alumni relations were added to his portfolio. Thanks to Eklund’s leadership the Division of Continuing Education was very active in community engagement in the 1960s and 1970s. During the Johnson Administration Eklund brought to OU numerous conferences and programs to study and alleviate poverty. Eklund also served on the Research and Planning Committee of the Oakland County Commission on Economic Opportunity set up in 1964.

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Scope and contents

The Papers of Lowell Eklund document one specific aspect of his work while at Oakland University: his involvement with the Oakland County Commission on Economic Opportunity set up in 1964. The collection includes correspondence, agendas and meeting minutes of the Commission's Research and Planning Committee in 1964-1965. There are also files relating to some programs established at the university to respond to the war on poverty.

Other aspects of Lowell Eklund's work at Oakland University are documented in other collections, especially the Records of the Division of Continuing Education and the Records of the Continuum Cemter.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Oakland University Archives and Special Collections

Kresge Library
100 Library Drive
Rochester, MI, 48309

Access and Use note

The Papers of Lowell Eklund are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright held by Oakland University. The collection includes occasional materials produced by outside parties. Copyright to these items may be held by the original creators.

Processing

Processed by Dominique Daniel, June 2017

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence, Research and Planning Committee, Oakland County Commission on Economic Opportunity 

Agendas, Research and Planning Committee, Oakland County Commission on Economic Opportunity 

Meeting Minutes, Research and Planning Committee, Oakland County Commission on Economic Opportunity 

Meeting Minutes, Task Forces, Research and Planning Committee, Oakland County Commission on Economic Opportunity 

Memos, OU anti-poverty programs 

Miscellaneous OU programs, Economic Opportunity Act