OU.HISTORY.ANNIV

Summary Information

Repository
Oakland University Archives and Special Collections
Title
Oakland University Anniversaries
ID
OU.HISTORY.ANNIV
Date [inclusive]
1969-2007
Extent
4.0 Linear feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Item, folder title, box no., Oakland University Anniversaries Collection, Oakland University Archives.

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History

Oakland University was officially founded in 1957. A few continuing education classes were held in 1958, but the university started its first academic semester in Fall 1959. Celebration of the 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, and 40th anniversairies were based on the 1959 date. The 50th anniversary, however, was celebrated in 2007.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Oakland University Archives and Special Collections

Kresge Library
2200 N Squirrel Rd
Rochester, MI, 48309

Access and Use

The Oakland University Anniversaries collection is open for research.

Copyright

Copyright held by Oakland University.

Accruals

Additional materials are added to this collection on a continual basis.

Processing

Processed by Shirley Paquette and Dominique Daniel

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Related Materials

Scope and Contents note

This collection brings together documents relating to the anniversary celebrations of the university over time. It includes internal documents about the preparation of the celebrations as well as publications and newspaper clippings. The collection was assembled from various sources.

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Collection Inventory

OU 10th Anniversary 1969 

Box

OU 10th Birthday News clippings 

1

Tenth Anniversary Convocation 

1

OU History - Magazine articles 

1

10th Anniversary Committee 

Scope and Contents note:

Budgets, meeting notes, and early plans for event.

1

10th Anniversary - Promotional Projects 

1

10th Anniversary - "The University in Crisis" 

1

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OU 15th Anniversary 

Box

15th Anniversary - Dearth Correspondence 

Scope and Contents note:

Correspondence sent by Robert Dearth, Special Assistant to the President, to the Open House Committee.

2

15th OU Birthday Celebration 

Scope and Contents note:

Miscellaneous correspondence related to event.

2

15th Anniversary - Committees 

Scope and Contents note:

Robert Dearth/Open House Committee and Program Committee correspondence.

2

Library Three - OU 15th Birthday and LIB III 1974-1975 

2

University Celebration - OU 15th Birthday & LIB III 1974-1975 

2

15th Anniversary - Pamphlets & ephemera 

Scope and Contents note:

Pamphlets from various departments on campus and buttons.

2

15th Anniversary - Materials handed out during celebration 

Scope and Contents note:

Newsletter from Commuter Services, brochures about Upward Bound, Oakland Prep School Student Handbook 1974-1975 and miscellaneous university departmental publications.

2

Open House Committee Meeting Minutes 

2

OU 15th Anniversary News Clippings 

2

OU 15th Birthday -Promotional Material 

Scope and Contents note:

Posters, invitation card, brochures, flyers and a special newsprint events program.

2

15th Anniversary Preparations 

2

15th Anniversary - Press Release 

2

15th Anniversary - State Declaration / Resolution 

Scope and Contents note:

Certificate from Michigan Legislature.

2

15th Anniversary - Stickers 

Scope and Contents note:

Miscellaneous stickers with various OU theme designs.

2

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OU 20th Anniversary 

Box

20th Anniversary 

Scope and Contents note:

Invitation to day of events, news article and a flyer for celebration.

1

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OU 25th Anniversary 

Box

A-Committees 

Scope and Contents note:

Content of box includes material related to 25th Anniversary celebration for budget, bulletins for tentative events, the Planning Committee and sub-committees.

3

Correspondence-Open House 

Scope and Contents note:

Correspondence, anniversary logo, music details for commencement and open house.

4

P-Z 

Scope and Contents note:

Publicity publications, press releases, 25th anniversary news articles, schedule of events and volunteer week items.

5

Meadow Brook Seminars Revisited 1984 

Scope and Contents note:

Seminars and presentations held in 1984 to coincide with the 25th Anniversary.

6

Miscellaneous 

Scope and Contents note:

Oversize items and news clippings.

7

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OU 40th Anniversary 

Box

40th Anniversary 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes news articles, special issue of staff publication "Inside Oakland", Charter Class reunion invitation and a brochure/invitation to Founder's Day events.

8

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OU 50th Anniversary 

Box

50th Anniversary - Dinner & Festivities Event 

8

50th Anniversary - Kick off Breakfast Event 

8

50th Anniversary - News articles 

8

50th Anniversary - Planning Subcommittee 

8

50th Anniversary - Special Publications 

8

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Oversize Materials 

Map-case Drawer

House Concurrent Resolution No. 427 September 29, 1974 

1 D

Resolution of Commemoration, Fifteenth Anniversary of Oakland University 1974 

1 D

Senate Concurrent Resolution No.777 May 29, 1984 

1 D

State of Michigan Special Tribute to Oakland University February 21, 2008 

1 D

State of Michigan Special Tribute to Oakland University April 18, 1997 

1 D

Avon Township Fifteenth Anniversary Resolution September 12, 1974 

1 D

Fiftieth Anniversary Poster Board Sign 2009   [50 with Sail logo, 1957-2007]

1 F

Michigan House Bill #3896 and Letter from Secretary of State 1970   In large picture frame

History

Bill Approved June 24, 1970. Letter signed June 30, 1970.

1 D

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Fifteen years commemoration - plaque. 1974 

1 D

Twenty-fifth Anniversary Open House Poster September 23, 1984 

Scope and Contents note:

[3 items].

1 A
Oversize

Fiftieth Anniversary Banner 

Scope and Contents note:

[2 pieces].

Range 2B

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