The Archives & Special Collections
The Oakwood University Archives is the depository for the historical records of Oakwood University, and African-American Seventh-day Adventists. The mission of the University Archives is to acquire, preserve, and make available materials of value, which focus on alumni, faculty, administrators, staff, 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, bulletins, dissertations, photographs, administrative and academic departments' records, oral histories and stories. In addition to the document collections, the Archives houses photographs, videotapes, audiotapes, filmstrips, and slides. It is located on the lower level of the Eva B. Dykes Library.
Clara Peterson Rock Museum
The Clara Peterson-Rock Museum is a visual story of Oakwood University and Black Seventh-day Adventism in the context of the American and Adventist history. We invite the Oakwood family and friends of Oakwood to visit and make contributions to this important legacy. The Museum is open to the public whenever the library is open. Kindly contact Mrs. Joyce Williams at 256-726-7249 to schedule a guided group or individual tour.