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The Finding Aid of the Gary L. Moore Research Materials on the Associated Women for Pepperdine 0120
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  • Biographical note
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information note
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Archival Materials

  • Title: Gary L. Moore Research Materials on the Associated Women for Pepperdine
    Identifier/Call Number: 0120
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 linear feet (2 boxes)
    Date: 2004
    Abstract: The collection includes research materials that Gary L. Moore, a doctoral student at Pepperdine University in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, accumulated while writing his dissertation on the leadership style of the Associated Women for Pepperdine from 1958 to 2003.
    Creator: Moore, Gary L., 1930-

    Biographical note

    Gary L. Moore was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1930. Moore obtained his Bachelor of Arts in English from Abilene Christian University in 1953, and a Master's in Journalism from the University of Missouri, in 1954. Upon graduation, Moore was commissioned in the U.S. Navy as a Public Relations Officer and left active duty in 1958 as a Lieutenant.
    In May 1958, Moore was appointed the Publicity and Publications Director at Pepperdine University. In 1961, he left Pepperdine for a career in the life insurance industry. In 1984, Moore returned to Pepperdine as the Director of Educational Centers. Pepperdine recognized the need for educational facilities where fully employed individuals could pursue college educations without giving up their jobs. At the time, Pepperdine had five off-campus centers throughout the Los Angeles basin for this purpose.
    In the early 2000s, Moore decided to return to school to pursue a Doctorate through the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine. Due to Moore's early history with the Associated Women for Pepperdine (AWP), Moore chose to write his dissertation titled A Phenomenological Study of Leadership of the Associated Women of Pepperdine, 1958-2003, on the organization. On a June morning in 1958, Moore, Gloria Sanders, and Helen and Norvel Young were driving to an event in Los Feliz. During that drive, Helen and Gloria discussed the formation of a new women's organization at Pepperdine called the Associated Women for Pepperdine. The group would include women united in their belief of the importance of Christian education. Moore's wife Sandra, would later go on to be president of the organization for two terms from 1985 to 1987. Moore was awarded an Ed.D. in 2005.

    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.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The collection was given to Pepperdine University by Gary L. Moore on August 27, 2013.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Gary L. Moore Research Materials on the Associated Women for Pepperdine, Collection no. 120, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Processing Information note

    The collection was arranged and described by Katie Richardson in October 2013.

    Scope and Content

    The collection includes research materials that Gary L. Moore, a doctoral student at Pepperdine University in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, accumulated while writing his dissertation on the leadership style of the Associated Women for Pepperdine. The dissertation is titled A Phenomenological Study of Leadership of the Associated Women for Pepperdine 1958-2003. Most of the research materials are audiocassettes of interviews Moore conducted with past AWP presidents. Other items include biographical information on past presidents, release forms, interview questions, summaries of interviewee responses, correspondence, and a copy of the preliminary oral examination that Gary prepared for his committee.

    Related Archival Materials

    Moore, Gary L. 2005. A Phenomenological Study of Leadership of the Associated Women for Pepperdine 1958-2003. Pepperdine University.
    Associated Women for Pepperdine Records 0045, Pepperdine University.
    M. Norvel and Helen Young Papers 0014, Pepperdine University.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Associated Women for Pepperdine.
    Churches of Christ.
    Moore, Gary L., 1930-
    Pepperdine College.
    Pepperdine University.
    Audiocassettes
    Christian education
    Christian universities and colleges--United States--History
    Correspondence
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--History
    Malibu (Calif.)--History
    Theses
    Women--Education--California
    Women--Societies and clubs