The Finding Aid for the Pepperdine University Athletics Records 0077

Finding aid prepared by Jamie Henricks, Kendal Copeland, 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.
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA, 90263-4786
(310) 506-4434
specialcollections@pepperdine.edu
November 2013


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

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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

Box 1-2

Series 1: Printed Materials 1939-2013

Arrangement

The series is organized into the following sub-series 1.1. Men's Athletics; 1.2. Women's Athletics; and 1.3. General Athletics. Within each sub-series, the folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box 1

Sub-series 1.1: Men's Athletics 1939-2013

Box 1

Baseball- Advertisements and Publicity 1980-1996

Box 1

Baseball- Article Clippings 1947-1992

Box 1

Baseball/ Track and Field- Information/ Press Booklets 1954-1955

Box 1

Baseball- Information/ Press Booklets 1977-1997

Box 1

Baseball- Schedules 2002-2003

Box 1

Baseball- Scorecards 1947

Box 1

Baseball- The John Scolinos Endowed Fund 1993

Box 1

Basketball- Advertisements and Publicity 1974-2013

Box 1

Basketball- Article Clippings 1974-1975

Box 1

Basketball- Booster Club 1982-1989

Box 1

Basketball- Calendar 1982-1983

Box 1

Basketball- California Basketball Association 1956-1957

Box 1

Basketball- Information/ Press Booklets 1942-1967

Box 1

Basketball- Information/ Press Booklets 1968-1971

Box 1

Basketball- Information/ Press Booklets 1971-1975

Box 1

Basketball- Information/ Press Booklets 1975-1978

Box 1

Basketball- Information/ Press Booklets 1978-1985

Box 1

Basketball- Information/ Press Booklets 1985-1998

Box 1

Basketball- Programs 1945-1988

Box 1

Basketball- Schedules 1945-2004

Box 1

Basketball- The Los Angeles National College Invitational Basketball Championships 1947-1950

Box 1

Basketball- Tribute to Coach Robert L. Dowell 1968

Box 1

Cross Country- Information/ Press Booklets 1996

Box 1

Football- Advertisements and Publicity 1947-1951

Box 1

Football- Article Clippings 1948-1987

Box 1

Football- Information/ Press Booklets 1949-1960

Box 1

Football- Pepperdine the Football Years 1946-1961

Box 1

Football Players Endowed Scholarship

Box 1

Football- Programs 1947-1954

Box 1

Football- Season Passes 1977-1978

Box 1

Football- Schedules 1949-1950

Box 1

Golf- Article Clippings 1997

Box 1

Golf- Information/ Press Booklets 1997

Box 1

Golf- Schedules 2002-2003

Box 1

Lacrosse- Publications 1990-1991

Box 1

Soccer- Article Clippings 1973

Box 1

Swimming and Diving- Information/ Press Booklets 1979-1985

Box 1

Swimming and Diving- Schedules 2002-2003

Box 1

Tennis- Advertisements and Publicity 1974-2013

Box 1

Tennis- Article Clippings 1974-1975

Box 1

Tennis- Information/ Press Booklets 1981-1985

Box 1

Tennis- Information/ Press Booklets 1980

Box 1

Tennis- Schedules 2003

Box 1

Track and Field- Article Clippings 1939-1941

Box 1

Volleyball- Advertisements and Publicity 1977-1986

Box 1

Volleyball- Information/ Press Booklets 1980-1997

Box 1

Volleyball- Schedules 2002-2012

Box 1

Water Polo- Advertisements and Publicity 1984

Box 1

Water Polo- Information/ Press Booklets 1979-1998

Box 2

Sub-series 1.2: Women's Athletics 1976-2010

Box 2

Basketball- Advertisements and Publicity 2001-2002

Box 2

Basketball- Information/ Press Booklets 1979-1998

Box 2

Basketball- Schedules 2002-2003

Box 2

Golf- Information/ Press Booklets 1997-2010

Box 2

Golf- Schedules 2002-2003

Box 2

Soccer- Information/ Press Booklets 1993-1996

Box 2

Swimming and Diving- Information/ Press Booklets 1995-1997

Box 2

Tennis- Advertisements and Publicity 1995

Box 2

Tennis- Information/ Press Booklets 1984-1985

Box 2

Tennis- Schedules 1984-2003

Box 2

Volleyball- Advertisements and Publicity 1979-1990

Box 2

Volleyball- Information/ Press Booklets 1976-1984

Box 2

Volleyball- Programs 1976-1990

Box 2

Volleyball- Schedules 1984-1990

Box 2

Sub-series 1.3: General Athletics 1939-2013

Box 2

Advertisements and Publicity 1969-2012

Box 2

Article Clippings 1986

Box 2

A New Look for Pepperdine University

Box 2

Athletic Tradition 1982

Box 2

Camps, Clinics, and Youth Programs 1966-1997

Box 2

Champions of 1940 Official Program

Box 2

Hall of Fame/ Award Banquet 1939-2013

Box 2

Intercollegiate Athletic Program NCAA Certification Self-Study Report Academic Integrity 1998

Box 2

Intercollegiate Athletic Program NCAA Certification Self-Study Report Commitment to Equality 1998 July

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box 2

Intercollegiate Athletic Program NCAA Certification Self-Study Report Fiscal Integrity 1998

Box 2

Intercollegiate Athletic Program NCAA Certification Self-Study Report, Governance and Commitment to Rules Compliance 1998

Box 2

Intercollegiate Athletic Program NCAA Certification Self-Study Report, Introduction to Self-Study Report and Written plan for Completing the Self-Study 1998

Box 2

Mascot

Box 2

Pep Song 1963-2003

Box 2

Season Passes 1992-1994

Box 2

Waves Club Passes

Box 2-4

Series 2: Photographs 1946-2008

Physical Description: (93 CDs)

Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 2

Athletes with the Disabled 2006

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 2

Athletics Staff 2002-2006

Physical Description: (4 CDs)
Box 2

Athletics- Trophies and Banners 2006

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 2

Baseball- Men's Athletics 1966-2007

Physical Description: (4 folders)
Box 2

Baseball- John Solinos Distinguished Player Award Ceremony 2005

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 3, Box 2

Basketball- Men's Athletics 1965-2008

Physical Description: (11 folders)
Box 3

Basketball- Rob Turner with Boosters 2006

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 3

Basketball- Women's Athletics 1978-2003

Physical Description: (3 folders plus 8 CDs)
Box 3

Basketball and Swim- Men's and Women's Athletics 2001

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 3

Basketball and Volleyball- Men's and Women's Athletics 2001

Physical Description: (2 CDs)
Box 3

Cross Country- Men's Athletics 1965

Box 3

Cross Country- Men's and Women's Athletics 2003-2004

Physical Description: (3 CDs)
Box 3

Football- Men's Athletics 1946

Box 3

Football- Women's Athletics 1960

Box 3

Golf- Men's Golf 1965-2006

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box 3

Golf- Women's Athletics circa 1990s-2008

Physical Description: (2 folders plus 8 CDs)
Box 3

Golf and Basketball- Men's and Women's Athletics 2001

Physical Description: (2 CDs)
Box 3

Golf, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, WaterPolo, and Volleyball - Men's and Women's Athletics 2000-2001

Physical Description: (2 CDs)
Box 3

Orange and Blue Madness 2007-2008

Physical Description: (3 CDs)
Box 3

Soccer- Women's Athletics 2001-2007

Physical Description: (7 CDs)
Box 3

Soccer and Volleyball- Men's and Women's Athletics 2002

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 3

Swimming and Diving- Men's Athletics 1989

Box 3

Swimming and Diving- Women's Athletics 2007-2008

Physical Description: (4 CDs)
Box 3

Tennis- Men's Athletics circa 1960s- 2007

Physical Description: (2 folders plus 6 CDs)
Box 4

Tennis- Women's Athletics circa 1960's - 2008

Physical Description: (3 folders plus 8 CDs)
Box 4

Tennis- Men's and Women's Athletics 2003-2006

Physical Description: (3 CDs)
Box 4

Tennis and Baseball- Men's and Women's Athletics 2001

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 4

Tennis and Volleyball- Men's and Women's Athletics 2003

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 4

Track and Cross Country- Men's Athletics 1965

Box 4

Track and Cross Country- Women's Athletics 2006

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 4

Track and Cross Country- Men's and Women's Athletics 2004-2008

Physical Description: (4 CDs)
Box 4

Volleyball- Men's Athletics 1970-2008

Physical Description: (3 folders plus 8 CDs)
Box 4

Volleyball- Women's Athletics 1979-2008

Physical Description: (3 folders plus 7 CDs)
Box 4

Volleyball- Men's and Women's Ahtletics 2004

Physical Description: (2 CDs)
Box 4

Water Polo- Men's Athletics 2003-2006

Physical Description: (2 folders plus 3 CDs)
Box 4

Water Polo, Soccer, Golf, Basketball, and Baseball- Men's and Women's Athletics

Physical Description: (3 envelopes of negatives)
Box 4-7

Series 3: Memorabilia 1946

Physical Description: (plus oversize megaphone)

Scope and Content

The series includes pom poms, small and large megaphones, Pepperdine pennants, Pepperdine seat cushions, foam cheering sticks, sweat suits, cheer warm-ups, cheerleader uniforms, a Pepperdine polo shirt, a large Pepperdine flag, a mascot shirt, a basketball jersey, and a 1946 football letterman jacket.
Box 4, 8

Series 4: Audiovisual Materials 1947-1996

Physical Description: (21 VHS tapes, 5 Betamax tapes, and 1 U-matic tape)

Arrangement

The series is arranged chronologically.
Box 8, Object 1-3

Football- Will Rogers Bowl Pepperdine vs Nebraska Wesleyan 1947

Physical Description: (3 VHS tapes)
Box 8, Object 4

NCAA Division 1 Men's Volleyball Championship Highlights UCLA vs. Pepperdine 1978

Physical Description: (1 Betamax tape)
Box 8, Object 5

Basketball- Pepperdine vs. Santa Clara and Pepperdine vs. San Diego 1992 February 6-7

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
Box 8, Object 6

NCAA Championship Men's Volleyball vs. Stanford 1992 May 9

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
Box 8, Object 7

NCAA Highlights for Pepperdine Volleyball Team 1992

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
Box 8, Object 8-9

NCAA College World Series Pepperdine vs. Wichita 1992 May 30

Physical Description: (2 VHS tapes)
Box 8, Object 10-11

NCAA College World Series Pepperdine vs. Texas 1992 June 1

Physical Description: (2 VHS tapes)
Box 8, Object 12-13

NCAA College World Series Pepperdine vs. Texas 1992 June 3

Physical Description: (2 VHS tapes)
Box 8, Object 14

NCAA College World Series Pepperdine vs. Fullerton 1992 June 6

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
Box 8, Object 15

College World Series Highlight Show "The Waves Roll In" 1992

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
Box 8, Object 16

NCAA Championship Games Volleyball and Baseball Game Summaries and Highlights 1992

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
Box 8, Object 17

Alumni Affairs Volleyball and Baseball Championships 1992

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
Box 8, Object 18

NCAA Baseball Championship 1992

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
Box 8, Object 19

Pepperdine Wave Graphics 1994 July 20

Physical Description: (1 Betamax tape)
Box 4

NCAA -Harilela Video 1995 Spring

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
Box 8, Object 20

M. Norvel Young Tennis Court Presentation at NCAA 1995

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
Box 8, Object 21

Pepperdine Midnight Madness 1996 October 12

Physical Description: (1 Betamax tape)
Box 4

NBC 11:00 pm News 2 Teasers, 1 News Spot Willie and Neptune 1996 October 16

Physical Description: (1 U-matic tape)
Box 8, Object 22

Basketball- Pepperdine vs. Oregon 2002 December 14

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
Box 8, Object 23-24

Pepperdine Wave Logo undated

Physical Description: (2 Betamax tapes)
Box 8, Object 25

Story of Pepperdine Mascots undated

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)