Collections in this community document the history of the University and its impact in Oakland County, Michigan, and beyond. They contain letters, reports, minutes, publications and other materials produced since the founding of Oakland University. They reflect the administration’s leadership in the development of the university, teaching activities, student life, and more.

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  • Grizz Facts: Look at Degrees Awarded to Adult Learners 

    Oakland University. Office of Institutional Research (2020)
  • Grizz Facts: Look at Student Thoughts on Degree Completion 

    Oakland University. Office of Institutional Research (2020)
  • Grizz Facts: Look at Transfer Student Origins 

    Oakland University. Office of Institutional Research (Oakland University, 2020)
  • Dillman & Upton booklet 

    Dillman & Upton (1930)
    Booklet cover that reads: Cheerful LIVING | in | October "Always with a Smile" The image on the cover is of three children. The bottom reads: DILLMAN & UPTON | Main Street and M. C. R. R. Phones 25 and 255 | ROCHESTER, MICHIGAN
  • The Centennial Trip 

    Snook, J. J. (1900)
    Copy of J. J. Snook's self-printed poem “The Centennial Trip” owned by his wife. "Mrs. J. J. Snook | Rochester | Michigan | Overlook Farm" is written on the inside cover.
  • New Poems and Glad Outings 

    Snook, J. J. (1907)
    Cover and title page of J. J. Snook’s privately printed book of poetry, New Poems and Glad Outings.
  • Portrait of J. J. Snook 

    Unknown author (J. J. Snook, 1907)
    Portrait of J.J. Snook from New Poems and Glad Outings, 1907
  • Workers inside the Western Knitting Mills 

    Kingsbury Studio, Rochester, Mich. (1917)
    Workers inside the Western Knitting Mills, ca. 1917
  • Women workers and children inside the Western Knitting Mills 

    Kingsbury Studio, Rochester, Mich. (1917)
    Women workers and children inside the Western Knitting Mills, ca. 1917
  • Rochester panorama 

    Rochester Board of Commerce (Peninsular Engraving Co., Detroit, 1900)
    "Panorama of the Country Surrounding Rochester, Michigan"
  • Detroit, Rochester, Romeo, and Lake Orion Railway booklet 

    Unknown author
    Detroit, Royal Oak, Clawson, Big Beaver, Troy, Rochester, Washington, Romeo, Goodison, Orion and Oxford. Booklet contains advertising, images and text about the named cities, including photographs of residential and ...
  • Detroit United Lines Flint Division schedule 

    Unknown author
    Train schedule showing times of arrival and departure from stations in Detroit, Royal Oak, West Utica, Rochester, Junction, Washington, Romeo, ALmont, Imlay City, Orion, Oxford, Ortonville, Goodrich, Atlas, Flint, Saginaw ...
  • Scenics: A picture Tale 

    ALP (Peninsular Engraving Co., Detroit, 8/15/1900)
    Booklet of Oakland County landscape scenes in Rochester, Lake Orion, Romeo, Stony Creek, with text describing a railway trip through countryside and cities via the Detroit, Rochester, Romeo and Lake Orion Electric Railway.
  • Chapman House 

    Unknown author
    Large fieldstone house ; "Chapman Residence ; Rochester, Mich."
  • Chapman House 

    Unknown author
    Large house on a hill. "Chapmans Res., North Main St. Rochester, Mich. 710. Flower Photo."
  • Winkler Mill 

    Unknown author
    Winkler Mill (formerly Hersey’s mill) in Stony Creek
  • Frank Hersey 

    Unknown author
    Man standing in a field. Handwritten on back: Frank Hersey ; Stamp: Kingsbury Art Studio ; Rochester, Mich.
  • Adeline Kettell 

    Unknown author
    Handwritten on back: "Dau. of James Kettell III and Sarah Greenlief ; b. 1798 d. 1887 ; m. Col. John Frank 1849, Avon, Mich."
  • Theo Dahlman and L. L. Frank 

    Unknown author
    Two men sitting in front of a store. Handwritten on back: L.L.Frank ; Theo Dahlman ; in front of Dahlman jewelry store
  • Portrait of Edwin R. Frank 

    Unknown author
    Formal portrait of Edwin R. Frank, holding a walking stick.

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