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The Finding Aid for the Pepperdine University Athletics Records 0077
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Historical note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Processing Information note

  • Title: Pepperdine University Athletics Records
    Identifier/Call Number: 0077
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 10.04 linear feet (8 boxes, plus an oversize megaphone and drawer)
    Date (inclusive): 1939-2013
    Abstract: The collection contains materials related to and produced by Pepperdine University Athletics and its predecessor at George Pepperdine College. Items range in date from approximately 1939 to 2013, and primarily include game programs, sports schedules, brochures, newspaper clippings about athletes and events, photographs of teams, videocassettes, and memorabilia (including uniforms).
    Location note: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Pepperdine University Athletics records, Collection no. 0077, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Materials in the collection were collected from the University Archives files. Memorabilia including cheerleading uniforms and other outfits, a flag, plastic megaphones, and pennants were transferred to the archives from Pepperdine University Athletics in August, 2012. The letterman jacket was donated by Darwin Horn in January, 2012.

    Historical note

    George Pepperdine College and Pepperdine University students have participated in a variety of sports over the decades. Currently, Pepperdine is an NCAA Division I-AAA school (meaning it does not participate in football) and part of the West Coast Conference. As of 2013, Pepperdine students compete in the following sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, tennis, track, volleyball, water polo, sand volleyball, soccer, and swimming.
    Pepperdine's football team was active from 1946 to 1961. The football program started soon after World War II ended as a result of an influx of returning servicemen students interested in picking up a sport. Their first game was September 28, 1946, in which they won against Whittier College. The team had a good second season, and was named the 1947 National Small College Champion. By the end of the 1950s, the team was not as successful and the sport was expensive to maintain, so the program was dropped in 1961.
    The team name of "Waves" and the school colors (blue and orange, to represent the blue of the Pacific Ocean and the orange of the State of California) were chosen in 1937. The mascot was originally named Roland the Wave, but for nearly 60 years the mascot has been Willie the Wave.
    Pepperdine has had approximately 50 athletes compete in the Olympics, from 1956 to the present. A former Olympian and Pepperdine water polo player, Terry Schroeder, currently coaches men's water polo at Pepperdine. During the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, water polo matches were held at the Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool at Pepperdine.
    Athletic history and sport lists were taken from the Pepperdine University Athletics website.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains materials related to and produced by Pepperdine University Athletics and its predecessor at George Pepperdine College. Items range in date from approximately 1939 to 2013, and primarily include game programs, sports schedules, brochures, newspaper clippings about athletes and events, photographs of teams, and videocassettes. Materials primarily relate to the sports of football, basketball, golf, water polo, baseball, soccer, volleyball, and tennis. Videocassette topics range from NCAA championship games in baseball and volleyball, stories about the Pepperdine mascot, and tapes of the 1947 Will Rogers Bowl game between Pepperdine and Nebraska Wesleyan in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Also included is a 1998 NCAA Certification Study report. Three boxes and one oversized drawer contain uniforms, pennants, banners, pompoms, Darwin Horn's letterman jacket (GPC '49), and other non-paper memorabilia.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into the following series: 1. Printed Materials; 2. Photographs; 3. Memorabilia; and 4. Audiovisual Materials.

    Related Archival Materials

    Files on university athletics can also be found in the M. Norvel and Helen Young papers. Photographs of athletic events and facilities may be found in the collection of Pepperdine University Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, and online in the Pepperdine Digital Collections in the University Archives Photograph Collection. The university archives also holds items related to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, as well as a 1984 Olympic torch. University publications created about Pepperdine University Athletics can be found in the Pepperdine University Archives Publications 0064.

    Processing Information note

    The collection was arranged and described by Jamie Henricks in January, 2013. Kendal Copeland, a Pepperdine Special Collections and University Archives Intern, added a folder list to the finding aid in fall 2013, under the supervision of Katie Richardson.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Field, Eddy D.
    Pepperdine College.
    Pepperdine University. Pepperdine University Athletics.
    Pepperdine University.
    Schroeder, Terry
    Articles
    Brochures
    Clippings
    College sports
    Fliers (Printed matter)
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--History
    Malibu (Calif.)--History--20th century
    Newsletters
    Pepperdine College--Football
    Pepperdine University--Baseball
    Pepperdine University--Basketball
    Pepperdine University--Golf
    Pepperdine University--Soccer
    Pepperdine University--Tennis
    Pepperdine University--Volleyball
    Periodicals
    Photographs
    Programs
    Water polo