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Max Chambers Library
2nd floor, Rm 215
(405) 974-2882


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University Archives

The University Archives is a repository for records of lasting value once they are no longer needed for current use. It exists as the institutional memory of UCO and provides the larger community with a broad historical focus on UCO's evolution and role in society.

The records generated by the schools, departments, and offices of the University are the most tangible evidence of UCO's history and activities. They provide scholars with essential documentation on how UCO has pursued its role as a leading institution of higher education in Oklahoma.

These historical records exist in many formats including handwritten, typewritten, and printed documents; photographic negatives, prints and slides, audio and video tapes, architectural plans and blueprints, oral history tapes and transcripts, University publications, scrapbooks, artifacts, and ephemera.

Listed below are examples of what is contained in this collection.

University Publications

  • Masters' Theses
  • Yearbooks (1908-2003) - Browser Towser & Bronze Book
  • Campus Newspapers - Vista & Vistette
  • Organizational Newsletters - Old North, Central Territory, etc.
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs
  • Course Schedules
  • Student and Faculty Directories
  • Faculty and Employee Handbooks

Press Releases

The Office of University Communications keeps an archive of press releases available on the UCO website. They also keep a digital record of other University Publications, such as Old North, Connect to Central, Freshman Viewbook, Commencement Programs, and more.

University News Archives

Memorabilia and Ephemera

  • University Banners and Flags
  • Trophies and Award Plaques
  • Attire and other items bearing University logos

Administrative Papers

  • Faculty Senate Papers
  • Minutes of the Board of Regents
  • Annual Statistical Reports
  • Working files of past Presidents & Vice Presidents
  • Records of Student Organizations
  • Accounts Payable Records
  • ACT Predictions Research
  • Alumni Association Records
  • Budget
  • Business Affairs
  • Human Resources
  • Institutional Research
  • UCO Property Files

Departmental Records

  • Academic Affairs Office
  • Accounting Records
  • Athletics Records, Films, Portraits, and Trophies
  • CFAD Theater Production Collection
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education Collection
  • Friends of the Library Records
  • Graduate Office Records
  • KCSU-TV Production Videos
  • Library Administration
  • Lillard Emeritus Office
  • Melton Gallery Materials
  • Music Productions
  • Nursing Department Files
  • UCO Art Museum Records
  • VP Academic Affairs Files
  • VP Administration Files