The OWU Historical Collection's purpose is to facilitate research related to the history of the university by acquiring, preserving, and providing supervised access to historically significant materials related to OWU constituents. The historical collection serves the three main user groups described in the OWU Libraries Collection Development Policy: the OWU community; the Delaware, Ohio community; and external researchers.
Because this collection is of interest mainly to those with ties to the university, the first priority of the collection is to serve the needs of OWU.
The OWU Historical Collection is not the department of record for official university documents. For information about student transcripts, please contact OWU's Office of the Registrar.
If you have a genealogical request and want staff to conduct research for you, the historical collection charges a flat fee of $25.