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WHC. University of Oklahoma Archives

 Record Group
Identifier: WHC
The University Archives holds many series of official records produced by the colleges and administrative departments of the University of Oklahoma from 1890 to the present. For example, the official papers of OU presidents are housed in the University Archives, beginning with those of the first president, David Ross Boyd. Also included are official publications of the university, such as yearbooks, commencement programs, student newspapers, football programs, telephone directories, and general catalogs.

Found in 99 Collections and/or Records:

University of Oklahoma Archives, Academic Affairs Collection, RG04

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3519
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Publications from the Provost, Instructional Services, Research Administration, Research Development, Institutional Research, Honors Program, Center for Research on Multi-Ethnic Education, Carl Albert Congressional Research & Studies Center, International Programs, World Literature Today (Books Abroad), and the University of Oklahoma Press include: Accreditation Self-Studies (1972, 1982); Faculty Handbooks (1950-81); Newsletters including "ICS Focus" (1981-82)"Notes on Teaching" (1980-86); "Research Monthly" (1992-)"Funding Opportunities" ((1992-)"Research News" (1973-75)"Graduate Studies and Research News" (1976-92)"Newsletter for the University of Oklahoma Honors Program" (1974, 1985-86)"OU Advisogram" (1992), and "Cultural Diversity" (1989, 1991);...
Dates: 1920-1992(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, Administrative Affairs Collection, RG05

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3520
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Publications from the Vice President, Personnel (Employment) Services, Lloyd Noble Center, Public Safety, Physical Plant, Purchasing and Risk Management, Computing Services, Architectural and Engineering Services, Planning, Auxiliary Services, Information Processing Center, and Parking and Transit Systems include: Administrative Affairs Annual Report (1979-80); Procedures Manual and Guide to Services (1973, 1982); Newsletters including "O.U. Staff Reporter" (1949-55)"OU News and Views" (1961)"OU Secretary" (1980)"Contact" (1985)"Purchasing Newsletter" (1976-92)"University Computing Services" (1969-86)"Auxiliary Services News" (1982)"Telecom" (1985), and "The Parking Pipeline" (1991-); Staff Handbooks (1972-91); Employment Policies Handbooks (1948-68);...
Dates: 1948-1992(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, Admissions and Records Collection, RG10

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3524-1
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Records and publications of the Registrar's Office and Admissions Office include: Final Credit Hour Analysis Reports (Bound, 1968-88 & Microfiche, 1988-); Annual Report of the Dean of Admissions and Records (1947-68); "Policies and Procedures: Office of Admissions and Records (1958); Registration Bulletins (1919-25); Instructions for Enrollment (1962-63, 1966-67); Student Admission Profile Report (1969-70); Miscellaneous reports, pamphlets, and brochures (1950-83); and Affiliation of Secondary Schools (1908-19) including "High School Manuals" Bulletins, and rules and regulations.

Dates: 1908-1992(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, Admissions and Records, Registrar's Office Collection, RG10/01

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3524-2
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Personnel files (1895-1913) comprised of "Faculty Information Reports" arranged alphabetically by person's las name and "Salary Lists" for faculty and others including Rosters (1903-09); Class Schedules drafts (1897-1910) and Programs of Recitations (1908-10); Correspondence between F.E. Knowles and J.D. Lydick (1910) and letters from the registrar to Faculty regarding courses being major or minor courses in the Graduate School (1917); Class Schedules Changes (1945-46) and Class Schedules paste-ups (1935-38).

Dates: 1895-1946(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, Affiliated Organizations Collection, RG97

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3561
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Publications from the Oklahoma Foundation for the Humanities, Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Teachers' Retirement System, Bureau of Government Research, University School, FAA & Postal Training Centers, Audio-Visual Coordinators of Oklahoma, National Science Foundation, Oklahoma Academy of Science, Conferences, and School of Religion include: "Interview" (1983-84); "ODL Archives" (1984-86); "ODL Source" (1980-85); "TRS Trends" (1980-86, 1991-); Bureau of Government Research publications (1951-71); "Oklahoma Government Bulletin" (1965-67); "The Schooner" (1926); "The Sooner Cub" (1938, 1944); "Audio-Visual News" (1960); "AVCO Newsletter" (1960); "Instatootings" (1960); "New Notes" (1936-37); Miscellaneous Conference programs...
Dates: 1914-1986(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, Alumni Association Collection, RG12

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3526-2
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Publications of the Association and the related Alumni Development Fund, Sooner Associates, and its General Secretary include: Alumni Directory (1913-26); The Alumni Quarterly (1910-11); The Sooner Alumnus (1922-26); OU People (1980-86); The Sooner (1972-79); Sooner Magazine (1928-72); Sooner News-Makers (1959-69); Alumni News Issue (1923-48); University of Oklahoma Alumni News (1969-70, 1978); All-Star University programs (1977-83); Achievement Day Programs/Distinguished Service Citations (1948-54, 1975-77); Newsletters including "Sooners in Sports" (1979-80) and "Sooner Newsletter" (1957); Reports of the General Secretary to Executive Committee (1923-24); Honor Roll (1956-69); The Margin of Quality (1969) and Associates Annual Reports (1980, 1984).

Dates: 1910-1986(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, Arthur Grant Evans presidential records, RG03/01/02

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3509
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General Correspondence (1908-1910) including letters regarding the Lyman J. Abbott controversy; Miscellaneous subject files (1895-1911) including materials related to the Board of Regents meetings in 1908-1909; and a series of Oklahoma state legislative acts between 1895 and 1911.

Dates: 1895-1911 (inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, Athletics Department Collection, RG20

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3533
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Records and publications from the Athletic Association, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Golf, Gymnastics, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling, Polo, Women's Athletic Association, and the Wesley A. Whittlesey Collection.Collection include: Programs of the Oklahoma Interscholastic Athletic Meet (1905-51); Football Press, Radio, and T.V. Guides (1950-85); Football programs (1903-); "The Boyd Field Illustrated" (1922-39); "The Last Yard" (1930-32); Newsletters including "Bud Wilkinson's Football Letter" (1947-63)"Gomer Jones' Football Letter" (1964-65)"Jim MacKenzie's Football Letter" (1966)"Chuck Fairbanks' O.U. Football Letter" (1970-72)"Chuck Fairbanks' Football Report" (1970-72)"Barry Switzer's Football Report" (1973-74)"Football Newsletter by Coach...
Dates: 1903-1992(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, Board of Regents Collection, RG02

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3501
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Series include Letters and correspondence (1889-1909); Meeting minutes (1906-23) and Reports (1899-1909).

Dates: 1889-1970

University of Oklahoma Archives, Campus Associations Collection, RG63

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3556-1
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Publications of the Dad's Association, Mother's Association, University Women's Association and Friends of the Duck Pond include: "Dad's Day Bulletins and programs" (1925-54); "Mother's Day programs" (1934-55); "University Women's Association 25th Anniversary Directory and programs" (1974-75); and an invitation to the re-dedication ceremony of the Duck Pond (1985).

Dates: 1925-1985(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, Clubs and Organizations, American Association of University Women Collection, RG62/05

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3555-2
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Charter and bylaws (1949); Reports including General National Director (1949-51), SW Central Region (1954-55), Branch (Norman) (1954-61), and Financial (1958-62); Letters and correspondence (1956-63); and "AAUW Newsletter" (1963-65).

Dates: 1920-1965(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, Clubs and Organizations, RG62

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3555-6
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Overview of Series in Record Group 62 62/00: General Publications 62/01: Student Christian Associations 62/02: Independent Men’s Association 62/03: Underground Newspapers 62/04: Student Press Association 62/05: American Association of University Women (AAUW) 62/06: Forum Literary Society 62/07: Phantom Mask – Radio Drama Honorary Society 62/08: Association of Women Students 62/09: Women Self-Government Association (WSGA) 62/10: American Indian Student Association 62/11: Black People’s Union 62/12: Chinese Student Association 62/13: Commuter Action 62/14: Independent Fraternity Commuter Coalition 62/15: Independent Students Association 62/16: The International Club 62/17: Literary / Debating Societies 62/18: Medicine Club 62/19: PE-ET Honor Society 62/20: Pick and Hammer Club 62/21: RUF-NEKS 62/22: Varsity O Club 62/23: Miscellaneous Associations...
Dates: 1903-2014

University of Oklahoma Archives, College of Architecture Collection, RG51

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-U-3546
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"Architectural Research Report: Low Cost Housing for Urban Renewal.".

Dates: 1964

University of Oklahoma Archives, College of Arts and Sciences Collection, RG40

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3535-4
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Publications of the College and its Departments and Schools including: Preparatory School, Chemistry & Biochemistry, English, History, Physics& Astronomy, Classics, Mathematics, Botany & Microbiology, Zoology, Philosophy, Modern Languages, Literatures& Linguistics, Psychology, Geography, Political Science (Government), Sociology, Journalism & Mass Communication, Social Work (Social Service), Home Economics, Anthropology, Library & Information Studies (Library Science), Communication (Speech), Biology, Applied Biology, Human Relations, Letters, and Biological Station comprise Official University Bulletins/Catalogs/Announcements describing courses, staffing, and facilities (1907-79); "Apex" (1979, 1990-91); Rosetta Briegel Barton Lecture programs (1980-84); "The Gittinger Review" (1982); "Genre"...
Dates: 1907-1991(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, College of Arts and Sciences, Curriculum Revision Committee Collection, RG40/43

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3535-2
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Major series include Curriculum Revision Questionnaires (1940) returned by college departments; Enrollment graphs (1935-40) by department; Sub-Committee reports (1940) and letters to members of the Committee.

Dates: 1935-40(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Home Economics Collection, RG40/24

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3535-3
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Subject/History files (1931-84) arranged alphabetically by subject including Burton Hall dedication, child development projects, inventories (1969-84), news clippings (1957-79), and Omicron Nu items (1956-59).

Dates: 1931-1984(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, College of Business Administration Collection, RG47

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3542-3
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Class grade/Roll books (1935-80) primarily record the grades of student enrolled in the "Business Management" course as well as grades from the classes of Business Administration, Economics, and Industrial and Personnel Management.

Dates: 1935-1980(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, College of Business Administration, Office of the Dean Collection, RG47/01

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3542-2
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Series include faculty meeting minutes (1924-74); Letters and correspondence (1940-59); photocopied newspaper clippings regarding the career of Arthur B. Adams; and photocopied catalog and book pages regarding the history of the college (1936-70). Arthur B. Adams served as Dean between 1923 and 1948 and was succeeded by Horace Brightberry Brown.

Dates: 1924-1974(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, College of Business Administration, Publications Collection, RG47

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3542-1
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Publications from the Dean, School of Accounting, Center for Economic and Management Research (Bureau for Business and Economic Research, 1968-74 and Bureau of Business Research, 1928-68), Division of Economics, Institute of American Enterprise, Institute for Managerial Development, Executive Development Program, Student Business Association, School of Commerce & Industry, School of Public & Private Business, and the Division of Marketing include: Pamphlets (1904-05); Catalogs/Bulletins (1924-79); "Oklahoma Business Bulletin" (1928-); "Review of Regional Economics and Business" (1981-86); Studies, Monographs, and Proceedings (1977-85); "Statistical Abstract of Oklahoma" (1982-86); "Studies in Business and Economics" (1931-67); Miscellaneous publications (1937-70); "Dialog" (1983-88); and...
Dates: 1904-1992(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, College of Education Collection, RG48

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3543
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Catalog/Bulletins (1910-83)"Bridge" (1987), and miscellaneous publications.

Dates: 1910-1987(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, College of Engineering Collection, RG41

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3536-1
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Publications of the School of Mines, School of Applied Science, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Civil Engineering and Environmental Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Engineering Physics, Industrial Engineering, and Petroleum and Geological Engineering include: General Bulletins/Catalogs (1903-82); "Sooner Shamrock" (1948-75); "Proceedings of the Southwestern Gas Meter Short Course" (1927-44); "Proceedings of the Petroleum Fluid Metering Conference" (1938-40); Annual Reports (1983-84); "The Alumni Communique" (1982-85); "OkChE" (1973-85); Programs of the Harry G. Fair Memorial Lecture (1980-83, 1992); University of Oklahoma Chemical Engineering Motion Picture Collection (1954-57); "CEES Communique" (1982); "Engineer"...
Dates: 1903-1992(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, College of Engineering, Engineering Club Collection, RG41/13

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3536-2
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Major series include Correspondence and Letters (1953-66) regarding Engineering Open House; Press Releases, Drafts, and Memoranda (1971-74) regarding Science Day program; and Manuscripts (1967-71) of papers entered for the Technical Papers Contest.

Dates: 1953-1974(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, College of Fine Arts Collection, RG46

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3541
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Publications from the College of Fine Arts, Schools of Music, Art, and Drama, Museum of Art, and the Department of Dance include: General Catalogs/Bulletins (1902-1979); "Encore" (1976-81); Calendar of Events (1980-85); Exhibition Calendars (1953-59); Miscellaneous Exhibition programs (1920-62); "Spectator" (1973, 1983-84); Schedule of Events (1982-85); University Playhouse Production Programs (1929-64); School of Drama Production Programs (1950-64); University Theatre Production Programs (1965-82); Music Program Books (1937-); "Oklahoma School Music News" (1950-51); "Spencer Norton Distinguished Music Series" (1981-84); "The Bandsman" (1931-35); "The Blue Sheet" (1981-85, 1992-); "Score" (1975-80); and "Oklahoma Interscholastic Music Contests" (1913-15, 1932-54).

Dates: 1902-1992(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, College of Geosciences Collection, RG52

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3547
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Personnel records (1978-88) for faculty of the College of Geosciences including correspondence, appointment forms, evaluations, and tenure dossier materials. Publications from the School of Geology & Geophysics, Department of Geology, and the School of Meteorology include: "Alumni Newsletter" (1959-63); "The Sooner Geologist" (1967-77); "Earth Scientist" (1991); and the "OU Meteorology Newsletter" (1981-82).

Dates: 1951-1991(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, College of International Studies Collection, RG67

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3560
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Overview of Series in Record Group 67 67/00: General 67/01: Board of Visitors 67/02: Publications

Dates: 1995-2017

University of Oklahoma Archives, College of Law Collection, RG42

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3537
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Publications of the College of Law, College of Law Association, Law Center, and the Delta Theta Law Fraternity include: General Bulletins/Catalogs (1909-84); "The Owl" (1917); "Law School Association Newsletter" (1956, 1959); "Law Alumni News" (1982-85); "Placement News" (1983); "Law School Directories" (1960-62, 1972); "Law Focus & Citizenship" (1981); "The Sooner Docket" (1983-84); "American Indian Law Review" (1973-); and "Oklahoma Law Review" (1972, 1983-).

Dates: 1909-1992(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, College of Liberal Studies Collection, RG50

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-U-3545
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Catalogs/Bulletins (1971-79); "College of Liberal Studies Newsletter" (1976-80); Annual Reports (1978, 1984-87); and miscellaneous brochures and pamphlets (1980-83).

Dates: 1971-1987(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, Continuing Education and Public Service Collection, RG45

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3540-1
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Publications from the College of Continuing Education, Oklahoma Center for Continuing Education (OCCE), American Indian Institute, Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies, KGOU Radio, Independent Study, Special Credit Programs, Advanced Programs, Program Development Services, and Rehabilitation Administration & Management Programs include: General Bulletins/Catalogs (1962-69); Proposals to the W.K. Kellog Foundation (1958); "Con.Text" (1991); Annual Reports (1972-73, 1983-86); "OCCE Occasional Newsletter" (1980); Program Audit Reports (1971-78); "Oklahoma Indian Newsletter" (1958); "Centerboard" (1984); "Indian Education Letter" (1970); KGOU program guides (1983-85); "Newsletter of the Advanced Programs" (1969-70); "Governmental Career Studies Newsletter" (1965); and...
Dates: 1958-1991

University of Oklahoma Archives, David Ross Boyd presidential records, RG03/01/01

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3504
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University President. General Correspondence (1903-1908); Employment Applications (1903); Inquiries (1903-1905); Memoranda (1903-1906); Personal (1903-1905); Departmental Reports (1901-1907); Annual Reports (1900-1902); Financial Records including cost estimates of furniture and equipment lost in 1903 fire and other departmental inventories (1892-1909).

Dates: 1892-1909 (inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, David Swank (Interim) presidential papers, RG03/01/15

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3516
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This collection contains the University of Okalhoma's paper of Interim President David Swank. This collection consists of materials related to committees, associations, provosts materials, and Health Science Center materials.

Dates: 1988-1989