Video Lectures

The History of Oakland University

Dominique Daniel is an associate professor at Oakland University and author of the new book, Oakland University. The book includes many historic photographs and serves as a contribution to the celebration of Oakland University's 60th anniversary in 2017. Daniel will summarize the establishment of the university on the Meadow Brook Estate in the late 1950s and the growth of the campus, as well as its significance in this part of Oakland County. She'll highlight some stories from the book, and provide some "behind the scenes" explanation about how she selected photographs from the Oakland University archives' huge collections. She'll showcase some collections and services of Archives and Special Collections at Oakland University, especially the recent acquisition of the entire archive of the Oakland Press and other collections documenting the history of the area.

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Marshall Fredericks' Life and Legacy: Learn about Birmingham, MI Public Sculptor Marshall M. Fredericks’ life, career, metal casting process, and his notable public sculptures such as: Cleveland War...
Myths of the Auto Industry's Golden Age: Oakland University History Professor Daniel Clark talks about the mythology surrounding auto workers during the postwar years.
Engaging the World: Oakland University Archaeology on Four Continents: Archaeologist Dr. Jon W. Carroll, Ph.D., RPA from Oakland University discusses research projects from all over the world. He’ll...
A Divine Madness: Creativity, Genius, and Mental Illness: In this presentation, Dr. Brian Stogner, clinical psychologist and President of Rochester College, will explore the sometimes tenuous line...
The 75th Anniversary of D-Day: Oakland University Professor Frank Cardimen is back for another historical lecture. In this presentation, he'll discuss one of the most important historical events of...
African Safaris and the Importance of Conservation: Take a trip across the planet and enjoy something few of us will ever experience in this RHPL lecture!
Unique Street Names: The Man on the Street and the Women, Too Joel Stone, Senior Curator at the Detroit Historical Society, will use everyday street signs to explore the 300 years of Detroit’s...