The Finding Aid of the Pepperdine College Freedom Forum Records 0088

Finding aid prepared by Jessica Geiser, 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
December 2013


Title: Pepperdine College Freedom Forum Records
Identifier/Call Number: 0088
Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.26 linear feet (3 boxes)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1959-1971
Date (inclusive): 1959-1985
Abstract: The Pepperdine College Freedom Forum was a three day seminar on promoting and defending American values co-sponsored by Pepperdine College and the National Education Program held annually on campus from 1959 to 1971. The collection consists of brochures, programs, press releases, correspondence, speech transcripts, news clippings, interviews, and photographs. Materials in the collection range from 1959 to 1985.
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], Pepperdine College Freedom Forum records, Collection no. 0088, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were collected from the University Archives files.

Historical note

Freedom Forums began at Harding College in 1949, as a part of its National Education Program. The idea of the forum was to promote American ideals and values in the face of communist and socialist influences, while at the same time bringing influential people to the campus who might later become donors. The National Education Program began co-sponsoring Freedom Forums at other colleges throughout the United States, including Pepperdine College beginning in 1959, and continuing annually until 1971. The forum was occasionally called both the Pepperdine College Freedom Forum and the California Freedom Forum.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of printed and photographic materials related to the Freedom Forums held at Pepperdine from 1959 to 1971. Materials in the collection include brochures, programs, invitations, reports, press releases, correspondence, speech transcripts, news clippings, photographs, and a 1985 interview with M. Norvel Young discussing his motivation to establish Pepperdine's own Freedom Forums. Some speakers include George S. Benson, Senator John L. McClellan, Richard Arens, Walter Knott, General Albert C. Wedemeyer, William C. Sullivan, Dr. Nicholas Nyardi, and Charles E. Whittaker. Items in the collection range from 1959 to 1971, and one item dates from 1985.

Arrangement

Items in the collection are arranged chronologically.

Processing Information note

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

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Arens, Richard, 1921-
Benson, George S. (George Stuart), 1898-1991
California Freedom Forum.
Harding College.
Knott, Walter, 1889-1981
McClellan, John L. (John Little), 1896-1977
Nyardi, Nicholas
Pepperdine College Freedom Forum.
Pepperdine College.
Sullivan, William C.
Wedemeyer, Albert C. (Albert Coady), 1896-1989
Whittaker, Charles Evans, 1901-1973
Young, M. Norvel (Matt Norvel), 1915-
Anti-communism
Brochures
Clippings
Forums (Discussion and debate)
Interviews
Los Angeles (Calif.)--History
Patriotism
Photographs
Press releases
Programs
Speeches, addresses, etc., American--20th century
United States--Foreign relations
United States--Politics and government
Universities and colleges--History

Box 1, Folder 1

1959 Freedom Forum- Attendees

Box 1, Folder 2

1959 Freedom Forum- Biographical Information on Speakers

Box 1, Folder 3

1959 Freedom Forum- Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 4

1959 Freedom Forum- Newspaper Clippings

Box 1, Folder 5

1959 Freedom Forum- Photographs

Physical Description: (29 photographs)

Scope and Content

The file includes photographs from the event. John L. McClellan, M. Norvel Young, Pat Boone, George Benson, Eugene Rossi, Howard Bennett, Howard White, Howard E. Kreshner, Glenn A. Green, Don McCulloch, H.S. James, Richard Arens, and Frank Barnett are among those photographed.
Box 1, Folder 6

1959 Freedom Forum- Press Releases

Box 1, Folder 7

1959 Freedom Forum- Programs

Box 1, Folder 8

1959 Freedom Forum- Speeches George Benson

Box 1, Folder 9

1959 Freedom Forum- Speeches John L. McClellan

Box 1, Folder 10

1959 Freedom Forum- Richard Arens

Box 1, Folder 11

1960 Freedom Forum- Biographical Information on Speakers

Box 1, Folder 12

1960 Freedom Forum- Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 13

1960 Freedom Forum- Luncheon Committee

Box 1, Folder 14

1960 Freedom Forum- Newspaper Clippings

Box 1, Folder 15

1960 Freedom Forum- Photographs

Physical Description: (29 photographs)

Scope and Content

The file includes photographs from the event. Helen Pepperdine, William and Peggy Teague, D.C. Parks, M. Norvel and Helen Young, Albert C. Wedemeyer, Lewis Gough, Frank Highton, Cleon Skousen, F.R. Barnett, and William Mayer are among those photographed.
Box 1, Folder 16

1960 Freedom Forum - Press Releases

Box 1, Folder 17

1960 Freedom Forum- Speeches A.C. Wedemeyer

Box 1, Folder 18

1960 Freedom Forum- Speeches Bruce V. Reagan

Box 1, Folder 19

1960 Freedom Forum- Speeches Cleon Skousen

Box 1, Folder 20

1960 Freedom Forum- Speeches D.C. Parks

Box 2, Folder 1

1960 Freedom Forum- Speeches Frank Rockwell Barnett

Box 2, Folder 2

1960 Freedom Forum- Speeches Howard Bennett

Box 2, Folder 3

1960 Freedom Forum- Howard E. Kershner

Box 2, Folder 4

1960 Freedom Forum- Speeches Lewis K. Gough

Box 2, Folder 5

1960 Freedom Forum- Speeches William Mayer

Box 2, Folder 6

1960 Freedom Forum- Speeches William J. Teague

Box 2, Folder 7

1961 Freedom Forum- Attendees

Box 2, Folder 8

1961 Freedom Forum- Biographical Information on Speakers

Box 2, Folder 9

1961 Freedom Forum- Newspaper Clippings

Box 2, Folder 10

1961 Freedom Forum- Photographs

Physical Description: (16 photographs)

Scope and Content

The file includes photographs from the event. Kenneth Wells, James Smith, Barry Goldwater, M. Norvel Young, Harry Slocum, Jimmy Lovell, William C. Sullivan, Wayne Poucher, William Teague, Doyle Swaim, William Youngs and Paul A. Terry are among those photographed.
Box 2, Folder 11

1961 Freedom Forum- Press Releases

Box 2, Folder 12

1961 Freedom Forum- Programs

Box 2, Folder 13

1961 Freedom Forum- Speeches Harvey Slocum

Box 2, Folder 14

1961 Freedom Forum- Speeches M. Norvel Young

Box 2, Folder 15

1961 Freedom Forum- Speeches Paul Terry

Box 2, Folder 16

1961 Freedom Forum- Speeches Wayne Poucher

Box 2, Folder 17

1961 Freedom Forum- Speeches Wendell J. Brown

Box 2, Folder 18

1961 Freedom Forum- Speeches Wilbur Smith

Box 2, Folder 19

1961 Freedom Forum- Speeches William C. Sullivan

Box 2, Folder 20

1962 Freedom Forum- Biographical Information on Speakers

Box 2, Folder 21

1962 Freedom Forum- Photographs

Physical Description: (14 photographs)

Scope and Content

The file includes photographs from the event. Barry Goldwater, Robert Peterson Jr., Nicholas Nyaradi, Stefan T. Possony, John T. McCarty, and Robert M. Cunningham are among those photographed.
Box 2, Folder 22

1962 Freedom Forum- Press Releases

Box 2, Folder 23

1962 Freedom Forum- Programs

Box 2, Folder 24

1962 Freedom Forum- Speeches C.C. Trillingham

Box 2, Folder 25

1962 Freedom Forum- Speeches James H. Jauncey

Box 2, Folder 26

1962 Freedom Forum- Speeches John Davenport

Box 2, Folder 27

1962 Freedom Forum- Speeches Nicholas Nyaradi

Box 2, Folder 28

1963 Freedom Forum- Biographical Information on Speakers

Box 3, Folder 1

1963 Freedom Forum- Correspondence

Box 3, Folder 2

1963 Freedom Forum- Photographs

Physical Description: (5 photos)

Scope and Content

The file includes photographs from the event. Dr. Max Rafferty are among those photographed.
Box 3, Folder 3

1963 Freedom Forum- Programs

Box 3, Folder 4

1963 Freedom Forum- Speeches A. Sydney Herlong

Box 3, Folder 5

1963 Freedom Forum- Speeches Dean Russell

Box 3, Folder 6

1963 Freedom Forum- Speeches J. Howard Craven

Box 3, Folder 7

1963 Freedom Forum- Speeches Lemuel R. Boulware

Box 3, Folder 8

1963 Freedom Forum- Speeches Max Rafferty

Box 3, Folder 9

1963 Freedom Forum- Speeches Richard F. Staar

Box 3, Folder 10

1963 Freedom Forum- Speeches Russell Kirk

Box 3, Folder 11

1964 Freedom Forum- Correspondence

Box 3, Folder 12

1964 Freedom Forum- Photographs

Physical Description: (48 photos)

Scope and Content

The file includes photographs from the event. Senator Frank Lausche and William McGovern are among those photographed.
Box 3, Folder 13

1964 Freedom Forum- Press Releases

Box 3, Folder 14

1964 Freedom Forum- Programs

Box 3, Folder 15

1964 Freedom Forum- Speeches C. J. Dover

Box 3, Folder 16

1964 Freedom Forum- Speeches Frank J. Lausche

Box 3, Folder 17

1964 Freedom Forum- Speeches Gottfried Haberler

Box 3, Folder 18

1964 Freedom Forum- Speeches Helmut Schoeck

Box 3, Folder 19

1964 Freedom Forum- Speeches William H. Peterson

Box 3, Folder 20

1965 Freedom Forum- Photographs

Physical Description: (2 photos)

Scope and Content

The file includes photographs from the event. Robert M. Norris is among those photographed.
Box 3, Folder 21

1965 Freedom Forum- Programs

Box 3, Folder 22

1966 Freedom Forum- Biographical Information on Speakers

Box 3, Folder 23

1966 Freedom Forum- Photographs

Physical Description: (3 photographs)

Scope and Content

The file includes photographs from the event. Richard C. Corunelle and Senator Jackson are among those photographed.
Box 3, Folder 24

1966 Freedom Forum- Programs

Box 3, Folder 26

1967 Freedom Forum- Newspaper Clippings

Box 3, Folder 27

1967 Freedom Forum- Press Releases

Box 3, Folder 25

1967 Freedom Forum- Programs

Box 3, Folder 28

1968 Freedom Forum- Programs

Box 3, Folder 29

1969 Freedom Forum- Programs

Box 3, Folder 30

1970 Freedom Forum- Press Releases

Box 3, Folder 31

1970 Freedom Forum- Programs

Box 3, Folder 32

1970 Freedom Forum- Speeches Stanley R. Larsen

Box 3, Folder 33

1971 Freedom Forum- Programs

Box 3, Folder 34

1985 M. Norvel Young Interview

Box 3, Folder 35

Undated Freedom Forum- Photographs