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Oakland University Archives and Special Collections

Oakland University Archives and Special Collections supports and advances scholarly and creative research, instruction, and engagement through its unique collections and inclusive services for faculty, students, staff, alumnae, and the general public.

It collects, organizes, preserves, and makes accessible the significant records that chronicle the university’s history as well as original materials on Oakland County history, Civil War history, women’s studies, and other fields that relate to the research and educational endeavors of Oakland University.

Search this database and explore finding aids to locate unique materials in Oakland University’s special collections and archives.

Search tips: If you enter multiple terms in the search box, e.g., University photographs, your results will contain collections with either the word University OR photographs. Use the plus (+) button to search for multiple terms; for example, University + photographs will produce results containing both the words University AND photographs. Use quotation marks to search for exact phrases, e.g., "Meadow Brook Music Festival."

Other resources:

To search for rare books and periodicals, use Library OneSearch.

Browse our digital collections at OUR@Oakland.