The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
7000 Adventist Blvd NW
Repository URL: http://libguides.oakwood.edu/content.php?pid=288111
Repository description (CRHP): According to the published report of the Alabama Center for Higher Education Statewide Oral History Project, the original sound recordings compiled by Oakwood University are held at this repository.
Repository description (extant): This is a unique collection of artifacts, biographies, documents, manuscripts, and historical records about the history of Oakwood University, Black Seventh-day Adventist churches and Black Seventh-day Adventists. The Oakwood University Archives is the depository for the historical records of Oakwood University, and African-American Seventh-day Adventists, and special documents depicting the struggles of African-Americans. It is located on the lower level of the Eva B. Dykes Library.
The mission of the University Archives is to acquire, preserve, and make available materials of value, which focus on alumni, faculty, administrators, staff, and the history of Oakwood University and Black Seventh-day Adventists. Opening in 1973, the department houses the earliest documents in connection with the founding, purchasing, and the managing of the University's property. The records include board meeting minutes, presidential papers, yearbooks, school newspapers, yearbooks, dissertations, photographs, administrative and academic departments' records, oral histories and stories. Included in the collection are videotapes, cassette tapes, movies, filmstrips and slides. This Archive's growing collection also includes unique manuscripts and rare books.
The Museum exhibits artifacts relating to the history of Oakwood University and Seventh-day Adventists worldwide. We invite Friends of Oakwood to visit and make contributions to this important legacy.
Repository type: University Special Collection
Alabama Center for Higher Education statewide oral history project [Oakwood University]