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The Construction of the Oakland Way
(Oakland University, 2007-10-01)
Oakland’s creation in 1957 was the outcome of a strange mélange of boosterism and spite.The University developed from a branch campus if Michigan State University, becoming fully independent in 1970.
The Oakland University Chronicles
(Oakland University, 2000-04-01)
The Oakland University Chronicles are a set of oral histories about the beginnings of Oakland University. The Chronicles focus mainly on the years 1957–1963, before the graduation of the first class.
The Matilda Wilson College Proposal of December 1956: The First Curricular Source for Oakland University
(Oakland University, 2003-10-01)
In November 1956, Matilda Dodge Wilson and Alfred Wilson decided to donate their Meadow Brook Farms estate and $2 million to the state of Michigan for the purpose of founding an educational institution. One month later, ...