The Finding Aid of the Hubert G. Derrick Papers 0106

Finding aid prepared by Jamie Henricks 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
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specialcollections@pepperdine.edu
March 2013


Title: Hubert G. Derrick papers
Identifier/Call Number: 0106
Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.42 linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1953-1994
Abstract: The collection contains publications written by Hubert G. Derrick about his faith and personal history, and a scrapbook gifted to him by Pepperdine College international students in 1953. Materials date from 1953, 1986, and 1994; some materials are undated.
Location note: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Creator: Derrick, Hubert G.

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Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Hubert G. Derrick papers, Collection no. 0106, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were gathered from University Archives files.

Biographical note

Hubert G. Derrick was born in Texas in approximately 1907, and lived in Denison and Wichita Falls, Texas. Derrick's father was a railroad engineer, and he had several younger siblings. He became friends with Hugh M. Tiner (the second president of George Pepperdine College) while attending classes at Abilene Christian College. After receiving his B.A. degree from Abilene Christian College, he pursued an M.A. at Baylor University while also preaching at local churches. He briefly had a job in London,Texas, for the 1931 to 1932 school year, as a high school administrator and teacher, but was fired from administrative work after the first year for poor performance. The next school year, he taught Spanish and history, and coached all sports at the school in Eden, Texas. Soon after, he met and married his wife, Julia Mozelle. The Derricks had two children (Jacquelyn and Foy) by 1935, when they were recommended to move to Riverside, California by Hugh Tiner.
After moving to Riverside, Derrick started preaching at a local church. George and Helen Pepperdine happened to visit the church one Sunday, and offered to donate money for construction of a baptistry in the church. Derrick accepted, and learned that Mr. Pepperdine planned to found a college with Hugh Tiner's persuasion. Eventually, the family moved closer to Pepperdine College, and Derrick taught Spanish, tennis, basketball, and religion courses. Hubert and Julia Mozelle later had two more children (Linda and Carla). Derrick became Pepperdine's first tennis coach when the program was started in 1940. He coached the team to victory at the inaugural NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) Championship in Abilene, Texas, and the team also won the CCAA (California Collegiate Athletic Association) league title. The family retired to Huntington Beach, California.

Scope and Content

The collection contains publications written by Hubert G. Derrick about his faith and personal history, and a scrapbook gifted to him by Pepperdine College international students in 1953. Materials date from 1953, 1986, and 1994; some materials are undated.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Related Archival Materials

Photographs, negatives, and slides related to Hubert G. Derrick can also be found in the Pepperdine University Archives Photographs, Negatives, and Slides 0031, or online via the Pepperdine Digital Collections, in the University Archives Photograph Collection (http://pepperdine.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/). Derrick was friends with Hugh M. Tiner when both were young men, in Texas. Materials related to Tiner can be found in the Hugh M. Tiner papers 0101. Derrick was a tennis coach while at Pepperdine, and materials related to tennis and other sports can be found in the Pepperdine University Athletics records 0077.

Processing Information note

The collection was arranged and described by Jamie Henricks in March, 2013. The finding aid was updated by Katie Richardson in July, 2013.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Derrick, Hubert G.
Pepperdine College.
Pepperdine University.
Churches of Christ--History--20th century
Correspondence
Publications
Scrapbooks

Box 1

Centering the Supper (communion meditations) undated

Box 1

Sunset Singsongs by a Senior Citizen (written for and given to Derrick's grandchildren on his 50th wedding anniversary) undated

Box 1

Souvenir book from international students and letter from Howard White to Bob Sanders (archivist) about the book 1953, 1986

Box 1

Draft of When Plaid Things Happen to Plaid People (sent to Howard White) [not before 1986]

Box 1

Why I Have to Believe: With an Early Pepperdine Universty History by H.G. Derrick (A Texafornian) 1994

Box 1

Bible Survey Outline Religion 5AB undated

Box 1

Photographs undated