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Archives/Museum & Special Collection at Eva B. Dykes Library: Buildings

The Archives provides Oakwood University, its constituents, and community with quality resources related to institutional historical records and the history of Black Adventism.

Anna Knight Elementary

Anna Knight was born in Mississippi in 1874.  She was baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist church in Graysville, Tennessee, in 1893.  In 1894 she was able to attend Mount Vernon Academy in Ohio.  In 1898....see more under Biography

Blake Center

The sixth principal of Oakwood, Professor W. J. Blake, was born at South Stokely, Quebec, Canada ...see more under Biography.

Cooper Science Complex

Dr. Cooper was born in the Republic of Panama in 1924 and grew up in the (U.S. ...)see more under Biography.

East Hall

East Hall was built in 1909 under the administration of Principal W. J. Blake.  It is the oldest building on campus, and houses the Division of Advancement and Development.  It is a powerful testament to the endurance of Oakwood.

Ford Hall

Harry Eugene Ford, the oldest of four children, was born in Vincennes, Indiana, 1889.  ...see more under Biography.

McKee Technology Center

O.D. McKee and Anna Ruth King McKee started one of the most successful business enterprises with a $200 down payment on a financially troubled Chattanooga cookie bakery in 1934 at the height of the Great ...see more under Biography.

Oakwood University Church

Oakwood College Church was built in 1977 under the administration of Dr. Calvin B. Rock.   This very beautiful... see more under Building history.

Wade Hall

 Miss Trula Elizabeth Wade, a pioneer teacher, educator, and Dean of Women, ...see more under Biography.

Ashby Auditorium

Nathaniel Edward Ashby, son of Blanche Ashby Lacy and Wilbert W. Ashby was born in Washington, D.C., March 15, 1907.  He received his Elementary Education at the West Point... see more under Biography.

Burrell Hall

Natelkka Izetta (Edith) Burrell was born in Brooklyn, New York to William Tad and Alberta Dabney Burrell on February 8, 1895.  There was little hope that this sickly   ... see more under Biography.

C.T. Richards Chapel

C.T. Richards was born in New York City on July 23, 1912.  He was called by God as a young man and as a student at Oakwood College to preach, teach, and... see more under Biography

Edwards Hall

Dr. O.B. Edwards was the second child born to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Willie H. ...see more under Biography.

Green Hall

William Hawkins Green was born near Lewisburg, North Carolina, December 20, 1871.  His mother died when he was a small child.... see more under Biography.

Moran Hall

Professor J. L. Moran (1894-1972) was born in New York City, June 15, 1894.  He completed the Normal Course at Atlantic Union College in 1918.  Immediately, ...see more under Biography.

Peters Hall

George Peters was born on the island of Antigua in the West Indies in the family of a Moravian minister and principal of a parochial ...see more under Biography.

Stafford Building

Other buildings

Below are links to pictures of building that were part of Oakwood University history.

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Beach Natatorium

It all started with a snow storm on January 18, 1902...see more under Biography

Carter Hall

Bessie Willie Cordelia Carter was born in Waynesville, North Carolina on December 9, 1898... see more under Biography. 

Cunningham Hall

Eugenia Isabella Cartwright was born January 31, 1878, near Greenville, Mississippi, she was the daughter of former slaves...see more under Biography.

Eva B. Dykes Library

Eva B. Dykes Library was built in 1973 under the administration of President Calvin B. Rock.  This building is a modern...see more under Building History.

Holland Hall

Burks and Elline Holland were the parents of eight sons and eight...see more under Biography 

Mosely Religion Complex

Moseley Religion Complex was built in 1977 under the administration of....see more under Building history

Peterson Hall

Frank L. Peterson was born in Pensacola, Florida, August 12, 1893.  He received his elementary and high school education in private Methodist schools.  In 1907, he was baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church; and in 1916, ...see more under Biography.

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