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Archives Holdings & Finding Aids


Administrative Offices

Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes (1957 - present)

University Senate Meeting Minutes (1960 - present)

Oakland University Annual Reports

Oakland University Budget (1966-current)

MSUO Administrative Group Meeting Minutes (1959-1966)

University Planning Documents

Strategic Planning

Campus and Facilities

Office of the President

Oakland University Foundation


Papers of the Presidents:
Durward B. (Woody) Varner
Donald O'Dowd
Joseph Champagne
Sandra Packard
Gary Russi

Other Administrative Officers:
Donald O'Dowd (Provost)
Fred Obear (Provost, Vice Provost, Dean of Freshmen)
George Matthews
Keith Kleckner
William Connellan
William Hoopes

Annual Reports Inventory

Student Organizations collection

Student Affairs

Student Activities Board (SAB)

Student Affairs Newsletters

Manuel Pierson Papers


Academic Units

College of Arts & Sciences

History Department

Music, Theater and Dance

Honors College


School of Business Administration

School of Education and Human Services

School of Engineering and Computer Sciences

School of Health Sciences

School of Nursing

School of Performing Arts

Center for General and Career Studies


Meadow Brook Seminars (1958-1959)

Historic Oakland University Documents (1956-1963)

Oakland University anniversaries

Oakland University Chronicles (available in print or online - see also topical index)

Records of the Oakland University Chronicles Oral History Project




OU Course Catalogs

OU Schedules of Classes

OU Telephone Directories

Commencement Programs

Oakland University Yearbooks (Ascendent, MSUO Story, Oak Leaves, Charter)

Newspapers and Newsletters in the OU Archives (complete list)

Oakland University Magazine
Staff publications (Oakland University News, MSUO Staff Bulletin)
Student newspapers

Office of Institutional Research - Inventory of Reports (1966 - 1998)

In the Company of Writers

Office of Communication and Marketing publications (news releases, advertisements, brochures, magazines, public relations materials)


The Arts and Recreation

Academy of Dramatic Art

Meadow Brook Art Gallery

Meadow Brook Music Festival Programs

Meadow Brook Summer School of Music

Meadow Brook Theater

Oakland University Art Gallery

Slavic Folk Ensemble

Athletics Collection


Architectural Drawings and Maps

Wilson / Dodge Collection

Meadow Brook Hall Collection

American Association of University Professors Oakland University Chapter

Association of Administrative Professionals

Women of Oakland University

Concours d'Elegance

Continuing Education

Art in Oakland County - Art History Project

Art collection

Posters and Banners

Historical recordings


Subject Files (vertical file materials)

See also the Oakland University website, 1997-present (Wayback Machine)


Learn more about OU's history


About OU Archives

Learn more about our mission and how you can donate materials.


Research topics

Primary sources and topics you can use for a history paper


Archives Contacts

Dominique Daniel
Coordinator of Special Collections and Archives

Shirley Paquette
Archives Assistant


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