OU.HISTORY.MBH

Summary Information

Repository
Oakland University Archives and Special Collections
Title
Meadow Brook Hall Collection
ID
OU.HISTORY.MBH
Date [inclusive]
1961-1993
Extent
1.5 Linear feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Meadow Brook Hall Collection, Oakland University Archives.

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History

Meadow Brook Hall was built between 1926 and 1929 by Matilda Dodge Wilson (the widow of auto pioneer John Francis Dodge) and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred G. Wilson. In 1957, the mansion and the surrounding property and buildings were donated to Michigan State University in order to create a new branch, Michigan State University–Oakland, now known as Oakland University. In 2012, Meadow Brook Hall was named a National Historic Landmark.

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Scope and Contents note

The Meadow Brook Hall Collection contains miscellaneous materials documenting the history of Meadow Brook Hall and its residents over the years, and above all its history after it became part of Oakland University.

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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 note

The Meadow Brook Hall collection is open for research.

Copyright

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Processing

Processed by Shirley Paquette

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Collection Inventory

Subject Files 

Auction 

Belgian horse sculpture 

Blueprints collection 

Buildings 

Calendar of events (1 of 2) 

Calendar of events (2 of 2) 

Christmas Walk publications (1 of 2) 

Christmas Walk publications (2 of 2) 

Conference Center (19711972) 

Conference programs 

Correspondence (misc.) 

Council for Preservation of Meadow Brook Hall/Fundraising 

Docent Guides 

Drawings 

Edsel and Eleanor Ford House: Room by Room Guide 

Meadow Brook Ball 

General 

Scholarship 1961-1965 

1962-1963 

1963 

1964 

file 

Meadow Brook Executive Committee 

Meadow Brook Hall Committee 1993 

Meadow Brook Hall Press 

Events (misc.) 

Gilders 

Guides 

Hospitality House 

Landscape and Garden 

Library 

Library - cataloging 1966-1967 

Magazines 

Maps 

Meeting venue 

Memos (misc.) 

Menus 

“Murillo Project”: A Masterpiece Revealed 

Newsletters 

Newspaper articles (dated) 

Newspaper articles (no dates) 

Notepads, stationery 

Organization and staff 

OU News, magazine articles 

OU Newsletters 

Postcards 

Promotional brochures (1 of 2) 

Promotional brochures (2 of 2) 

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Oversized materials 

Butler Family photographs 

Childrens’ materials 

Docent guide 

Matilda Wilson Estate 

Miscellaneous Notes 

John Dodge 

Matilda Dodge Wilson and family 

Meadow Brook Hall 

Oakland University (misc.) 

Rose Terrace (Horace Dodge) 

Tudor Dream 

News clippings (1 of 2) 

News clippings (2 of 2) 

News clippings (use copies) 

Newspaper articles (copies) 

Oakland Press newspaper articles (preservation copies) 

Photographs (oversized) 

Black and white photographs, 35mm 

Photographs (framed) 

Status Report 

Sheets of notation (misc.) 

State of Michigan/Michigan Legislature: House Concurrent Resolution No. 5 (copy) 

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