The Finding Aid of the Tyler Ecology Award Records 0030

Finding aid prepared by Jamie Henricks and Katie Richardson
The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
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December 2012


Title: Tyler Ecology Award records
Identifier/Call Number: 0030
Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.38 linear feet (1 box plus 1 oversized scrapbook)
Date (inclusive): 1971-1981
Abstract: The collection contains materials related to the Tyler Ecology Award, including award banquet programs, newspaper clippings, financial records, photographs, and an oversized scrapbook for the award years 1973 through 1979. Also included are photos of John and Alice Tyler (the award's founders) and a memorial speech for John Tyler given by M. Norvel Young. Materials range in date from 1971 to 1981.
Location note: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.

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Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Tyler Ecology Award records, Collection no. 0030, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were collected from University Archives files.

Historicaal note

The Tyler Ecology Award is an annual international award presented to honor scientists who advance the field of environmental science. The award was created by John and Alice Tyler in 1972, but was first given in 1973, soon after John Tyler's death. John Tyler founded the Farmers Insurance Group in 1928, and he and his wife were involved in many charitable organizations, with their interests including medical research, music and the arts, children's health, and animal welfare. Additionally, the Tylers donated money to Pepperdine University to build the Tyler Campus Center. The prize was administered by Pepperdine University for approximately 10 years, when it was moved to the University of Southern California. The name changed twice over the years, from the Tyler Ecology Award, to the Tyler Ecology–Energy Prize in 1981, and finally to the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement in 1983 to reflect a broader scope of the sciences.

Scope and Content

The collection contains materials related to the Tyler Ecology Award, including award banquet programs, newspaper clippings, financial records, photographs, and an oversized scrapbook for the award years 1973 through 1979. Also included are photos of John and Alice Tyler (the award's founders) and a memorial speech for John Tyler given by M. Norvel Young. Materials range in date from 1971 to 1981.

Arrangement

Items are arranged primarily chronologically.

Related Archival Materials

Files and photographs: William S. Banowsky papers, Collection no. 0002, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.
Some papers and audiovisual materials: University of Southern California, University Archives -- Finding Aid of the University of Southern California Office of the Provost records 0384
Papers of other individual scientists on the Online Archive of California may contain references to the Tyler Ecology Award.

Processing Information note

The collection was arranged and described by Jamie Henricks in December, 2012. The finding aid was updated by Katie Richardson in July, 2013.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Odum, Eugene P. (Eugene Pleasants), 1913-2002
Tyler, Alice Christine, 1912-1993
Tyler, John Cummings, 1887-1973
Clippings
Ecology--Awards
Financial records
Photographs
Programs
Scrapbooks
Tyler Ecology Award
Tyler Ecology–Energy Prize
Tyler Prize for Ecological Achievement

Box 1

John and Alice Tyler headshot photographs

Box 1

Tyler Ecology Award -- Pre-planning 1971-1972

Box 1

John Tyler memorial speech by M. Norvel Young and news release 1973

Box 1

Tyler Ecology Award -- Pre-planning 1973

Box 1

Nomination form and memo to faculty and staff prior to first award 1973 September 20

Box 1

Tyler Ecology Award 1974

Box 1

Tyler Ecology Award 1975

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Tyler Ecology Award and First International Tyler Ecology Symposium 1976

Box 1

Tyler Ecology Award 1977

Box 1

Tyler Ecology Award -- Financial Records 1977

Box 1

Eugene Odum -- Correspondence and Biography 1977-1979

Box 1

Tyler Ecology Award 1978

Box 1

Tyler Ecology Award -- Financial Records 1978

Box 1

Tyler Ecology Award 1979

Box 1

Tyler Ecology Award -- Financial Records 1979

Box 1

Tyler Ecology Award 1981

Box 1

Tyler Ecology Award Banquet Audiocassette Tapes 1977,1979

Box 1

Tyler Ecology Award -- Photographs

Oversize Scrapbook 1

Oversized Tyler Ecology Award Scrapbook 1973-1979