The Finding Aid for the Pepperdine University Computing Collection 0078

Finding aid prepared by Jamie Henricks
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
January 2013


Title: Pepperdine University Computing collection
Identifier/Call Number: 0078
Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Physical Description: 1.25 linear feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1980-1987
Abstract: Computers were first introduced at Pepperdine University in the late 1970s and early 1980s under Howard White's presidency. The collection contains records from multiple offices on campus related to computers and computing, including meeting minutes from the Data Administration Group and Interoffice Coordination Committee, the usage of the Ensystec 1000 system at Pepperdine, and a financial systems user manual.
Location note: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Pepperdine University Computing collection, Collection no. 0078, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were collected from University Archives files.

Historical note

Computers were first introduced at Pepperdine University in the late 1970s and early 1980s under Howard White's presidency. Multiple committees were formed to oversee the use of computers on campus for financial and recordkeeping purposes, including the Data Administration Group (DAG), Interoffice Coordination Committee, the Computer Systems Committee, and others.

Scope and Content

The collection contains records from multiple offices on campus related to computers and computing. Files include meeting minutes from the Data Administration Group, the history and usage of the Ensystec 1000 computer system at Pepperdine, meeting minutes from the Interoffice Coordination Committee, and a user's manual for the computer systems used by the Finance Office. Materials range in date from 1980 to 1987.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Related Archival Materials

Other materials about introducing computers to Pepperdine University are located in the Howard A. White papers, and there is a "Systems" folder in the M. Norvel and Helen Young papers.

Processing Information note

The collection was arranged and described by Jamie Henricks in January, 2013.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Ensystec Corporation.
Pepperdine University. Data Administration Group.
Pepperdine University. Interoffice Coordination Committee.
Administrative records
Computers--History
Correspondence
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Minutes

Box 1

Computer Center Photographs 1973-1975

Box 1

Data Administration Group (DAG) minutes 1983-1984

Box 1

Ensystec (computer) -- History ca.1980-1984

Box 1

Interoffice Coordination Committee/Administrative Computing 1983-1987

Box 1

Financial Systems User's Manual 1983-1986