The Finding Aid of the Gary L. Moore Research Materials on the Associated Women for Pepperdine 0120

Finding aid prepared by Katie Richardson
Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA, 90263-4786
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October 2013


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

Box 1, Folder 1

AWP President Biographical Information

Box 1, Folder 2

List of AWP Presidents 2004

Box 1, Folder 3

Notes

Box 1, Folder 4

Preliminary Oral Examination of Gary L. Moore 2003 December 3

Box 2, Cassette 1, Box 1, Folder 5

Adrian, Marge 2004

Box 1, Folder 6, Box 2, Cassette 2-3

Adrian-Miller, Anna Pearl 2004

Physical Description: (Plus 1 CD)
Box 1, Folder 7, Box 2, Cassette 4

Allen, Thelma 2004

Box 1, Folder 8

Biggers, Joan 2004

Box 1, Folder 9-10

Brakeen, Ruth Bales 2004

Box 1, Folder 11, Box 2, Cassette 5

Corcorran, Nancy 2004

Box 1, Folder 12, Box 2, Cassette 6

Drake, Eloise 2004

Box 1, Folder 13, Box 2, Cassette 7

Giboney, Susan 2004

Box 2, Cassette 8, Box 1, Folder 14

Johnson, Ruth 2004

Box 1, Folder 15

McCrady, Jean Barlow 2004

Box 2, Cassette 9, Box 1, Folder 16

Moore, Sandra 2004

Box 1, Folder 17, Box 2, Cassette 10

Morrow, Tara 2004

Box 1, Folder 18, Box 2, Cassette 11

Reed, Mary Alice 2004

Box 1, Folder 19, Box 2, Cassette 12

Sangster, Claudia 2004

Box 1, Folder 20, Box 2, Cassette 13

Sorrell, Sonia 2004

Box 1, Folder 21, Box 2, Cassette 14

Thomas, Kanet 2004

Box 2, Cassette 15, Box 1, Folder 22

Young, Helen 2004