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Archives Holdings & Finding Aids


These are the collections held in physical format in the OU Archives. When digital copies exist, the link has been provided.

Collections at OU Archives

Administrative Offices

Student Affairs

Academic Units



Arts and Recreation




Administrative Offices

Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes (1957 - present)

University Senate Meeting Minutes (1960 - present)

Oakland University Annual Reports

Office of the President

MSUO Administrative Group Meeting Minutes (1959-1966)

University Planning Documents

Strategic Planning

Campus and Facilities

Oakland University Budget (1966-current)

Oakland University Foundation

Division of Continuing Education

Continuum Center

Center for International Studies

Office of Institutional Research


Papers of the Presidents:
Durward B. (Woody) Varner

Donald O'Dowd

Joseph Champagne

Sandra Packard

Gary Russi


Other Administrative Officers:
Donald O'Dowd (Provost)

Frederick S. Obear (Provost, Vice-provost, Dean of Freshmen)

Louis Esposito (Provost)

George T. Matthews (Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, interim president)

Keith Kleckner (Provost)

Garry Russi (Provost)

Virinder K. Moudgil (Provost)

William Connellan

William Hoopes

Lowell Eklund

Annual Reports Inventory


Student Affairs

Student Activities Board (SAB)

Student Affairs Newsletters

Manuel Pierson Papers


Academic Units

College of Arts & Sciences

History Department

Music, Theater and Dance

Academy of Dramatic Art

Honors College

Honors College Theses (1980-present)


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

Student Congress



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

Student Organizations collection

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

Oakland University Alumni Association

American Association of University Professors Oakland University Chapter

Association of Administrative Professionals

Women of Oakland University

Concours d'Elegance

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)

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