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.

America's Invasion At the "Underbelly" of Europe: In 1943 the United States and Allied military forces left Africa to invade Sicily as its first step towards its major objective of invading Europe’s...
Roadside Reflections: Respecting the Past and Preserving For the Future: Photographer Jackson Faulkner presents our past in a personal and narrative style to honor and show beauty and respect for...
Out of Rushmore's Shadow: The Luigi Del Bianco Story: Author of "Out of Rushmore's Shadow: The Luigi Del Bianco Story", Lou Del Bianco, will share the captivating story of his grandfather Luigi Del...
Suffragette Genius: This presentation will explore how Harriet Beecher Stowe and Elizabeth Cady Stanton leveraged science and theology to advance the role of women in nineteenth-century America with...
101 Things that Happened on the Mackinac Bridge: Mackinac Bridge expert, Mike Fornes, shares a fast paced program about the Mackinac Bridge.
Terror in the City of Champions: In Terror in the City of Champions, author Tom Stanton tells for the first time the riveting, intersecting tales of the frightening rise and fall of the Black Legion...
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.