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The Finding Aid of the Pepperdine University Alumni Association Records 0056
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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
  • Separated Materials

  • Title: Pepperdine University Alumni Association records
    Identifier/Call Number: 0056
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Physical Description: 12.07 linear feet (10 boxes, 2 oversize books)
    Date (inclusive): 1958-2010
    Abstract: The materials in this collection are items created by and collected from the Pepperdine University Alumni Association between 1958 and 2010, including printed material, memorabilia, alumni directories, and photographs. The Alumni Association is comprised of graduates from Pepperdine University's five schools (George Pepperdine College/Seaver College, the Graziadio School of Business and Management, the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, the School of Law, and the School of Public Policy).
    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 Alumni Association records, Collection no. 0056, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Some material originated from the University Archives general files (such as the directories, programs and brochures, videos, and other items) and was combined with material donated from the Alumni Association in approximately 1999 (including photographs, photograph albums, and some memorabilia). Copies of letters given to the graduating class of 1952, owned by class member Jim Armstrong, were donated by his wife, Mrs. Armstrong.

    Historical note

    The Pepperdine University Alumni Association is composed of more than 80,000 graduates of Pepperdine’s five schools: George Pepperdine College/Seaver College, the Graziadio School of Business and Management, the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, the School of Law, and the School of Public Policy. The Alumni Association was started in 1944, by former Pepperdine student (and later professor, and dean of the School of Education) Olaf H. Tegner. Students automatically become members of the Alumni Association upon graduation. The Pepperdine University Alumni Association was formed to promote interaction between the University and its alumni, students, parents, and friends through events, regional programs, benefits, and services.
    Recurring events include get-togethers and viewing of concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, Waves Weekend (formerly called Homecoming), alumni banquets and award dinners, and others.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains printed materials (including programs, invitations, and other items), reunion booklets, directories, video tapes, and photographs created by and collected from events and fundraising initiatives held by the Pepperdine University Alumni Association. Items are primarily paper, but also include VHS tapes, photo albums, slides, oversize military honor books, and memorabilia such as pins and patches. Items range in date from 1958 to 2010.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged in the following five series:
    • Series 1: Printed Material and Memorabilia
    • Series 2: Reunion Booklets
    • Series 3: Alumni Directories
    • Series 4: Video Tapes
    • Series 5: Photographs, Photograph Albums, and Slides

    Related Archival Materials

    Other collections may include folders on Alumni Association activities, such as the M. Norvel and Helen Young papers. Norvel and Helen Young made extensive trips to countries in Asia for recruiting alumni support; files on their plans, alumni contacts, and travel are included in the M. Norvel and Helen Young papers.

    Processing Information note

    The collection was arranged and described by Jamie Henricks and Jessica Geiser in August 2012.

    Separated Materials

    Issues of the Alumni Voice were moved to the general University Archives collection of Pepperdine periodicals. Copies of yearbooks were moved to the University Archives yearbook collection. Four VHS tapes from the collection unrelated to alumni activities were moved to the general audiovisual collection, including LA News Coverage of Pepperdine's float in the 1987 Tournament of Roses Parade; a Pepperdine University Walking Tour; and two copies of a presentation entitled "Impressions" from 1992.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Pepperdine University. Alumni Association.
    Pepperdine University.
    Brochures
    Clippings
    Color slides
    Ephemera
    Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--History
    Malibu (Calif.)--History
    Memorabilia
    Photograph albums
    Photographs
    Programs
    Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae
    Videocassettes