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Administrative Offices

Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes (1957 - present)
University Senate Meeting Minutes (1960 - present)
Chronology of University Senate Actions -- Subject Index to Senate Actions.
Oakland University Annual Reports
Oakland University Budget (1966-2008)
MSUO Administrative Group Meeting Minutes (1959-1966)
University Planning Documents

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 Affairs

Student Activities Board (SAB)
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
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)



OU College 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 Communications and Marketing publications (news releases, advertisements, brochures, magazines, public relations materials)


The Arts

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



Wilson / Dodge 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
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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