The information found in this database is from three collections housed in the Archives at USAO's Nash Library. The three collections' scope is as follows:
- The OCW Collection includes documents and artifacts related to the students who attended the institution when it was officially known as the Oklahoma Industrial Institute for Girls and Women and as the Oklahoma College for Women (1908-1964).
- The OCLA Collection includes documents and artifacts related to the students who attended the institution when it was known as the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts (1965-1974).
- The USAO Collection includes documents and artifacts related to the students who attended the institution when it was known as the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (1974-present) .
These collections include school publications, including every edition of the school's yearbook (The Argus), the student newspaper (The Trend), annual course catalogs.
We are continually working on processing and sorting archival documents in the collections. The papers include administrative documents, Board of Regents meeting minutes, faculty papers, memorabilia from student organizations, and student records from various offices. For many OCW graduates, these records include their placement files and photographs. A placement file was like a combination of a student's resume and letters of recommendation. The school would send these files to prospective employers. Of all the paper materials in the archives, the student files are the most completely processed. They are organized by class and surname, so it is easy for us to look up information about our graduates!
Researchers are welcome to view the original records by visiting the archives in person. The archives is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments are required. Please see the main Archives Page for information about the archives and other archival collections.