The Finding Aid for the 1984 Olympics Collection 0084

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
(310) 506-4434
specialcollections@pepperdine.edu
February 2013


Title: 1984 Olympics collection
Identifier/Call Number: 0084
Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.84 linear feet (2 boxes plus 1 Olympic torch)
Date (inclusive): 1982-1984
Abstract: The collection contains materials related to Pepperdine's involvement in the 1984 Olympics held in Los Angeles. Items include a newsletter, newspaper clippings, invitations, photographs, Pepperdine Olympic letterhead, other ephemera, and a 1984 Olympic torch. Also included are materials from the 1982 United States Olympic Academy VI, a conference held at Pepperdine to study the Olympic games.
Location note: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.

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Conditions Governing Use

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Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], 1984 Olympics collection, Collection no. 0084, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were gathered from University Archives files.

Historical note

The 1984 Summer Olympics were hosted in Los Angeles, with many events held at existing facilities around the Los Angeles area to cut costs. Water polo matches were hosted at Pepperdine University’s Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool. President Howard A. White was instrumental in bringing the Olympics to Pepperdine -- he also hosted dinners and other events to support the Olympics on campus. The Olympic torch relay passed through Malibu and a party was held in the middle of the night to welcome the torch. Pepperdine University also hosted the United States Olympic Academy VI in June, 1982, which was a conference dedicated to studying the Olympic Games, the Olympic Movement, and the concept of Olympism.

Scope and Content

The collection contains materials related to Pepperdine's involvement in the 1984 Olympics, held in Los Angeles during the summer of 1984. Items from 1984 include a newsletter, newspaper clippings, event invitations, photographs, special letterhead and postal meter plate advertisements created for Pepperdine during the Olympics, bumper stickers and ribbons, and a 1984 Olympic torch used in the torch relay. Also included are materials from the 1982 United States Olympic Academy VI, a conference held ahead of the Olympics to study the Olympic games, and hosted at Pepperdine University.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Related Archival Materials

Photographs, negatives, and slides related to the 1984 Olympics and other events 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/). Some materials may also be found in the M. Norvel and Helen Young papers 0014 or the Howard A. White papers 0010.
Other institutions have ephemera collections, such as the University of Southern California (1984 Los Angeles Olympics ephemera 0130) or the Seaver Center for Western Historical Research at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (1984 Olympics Materials Collection GC 1138).

Processing Information note

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

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pepperdine University.
White, Howard A. (Howard Ashley), 1913-
Clippings
Los Angeles (Calif.)--History
Malibu (Calif.)--History--20th century
Newsletters
Olympic Games (23rd : 1984 : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Photographs
Programs
United States Olympic Academy
Videocassettes
Water polo

Box 1

United States Olympic Academy VI -- Opening Ceremony Invitations 1982 June 22

Box 1

United States Olympic Academy VI -- Opening Ceremony Video (VHS) 1982 June 22

Box 1

United States Olympic Academy VI - Invitation for Special Program with Dr. Dietrich von Boethmer 1982 June 23

Box 1

United States Olympic Academy VI -- Programs and Proceedings 1982 June

Box 1

Olympic Countdown (newsletter) 1984 June-October

Box 1

Newspaper Clippings 1984 July-August

Box 1

Ticket Information and Guides 1984 July 28- August 12

Box 1

Invitations for dinners with President Howard A. White and tickets to games 1984 August

Box 2

Photographs 1984 August

Box 2

USA Water Polo Brochure 1984 August 1

Box 2

Angelo and Giovanna Pettinari Olympic Events Schedule 1984 August 5-12

Box 2

Pepperdine letterhead for the Olympics 1984

Box 2

Olympic games special meter ad plate for Pitney Bowes machine 1984

Box 2

LA84 Olympic Bumper Stickers 1984

Box 2

Septemberfest Ribbons circa 1984

Box 2

Get Set...Go! 1984 (10,000 facts about the champions and their records) by John C. Kimball

Box 2

1984 Scorecard Magazine Olympic Baseball

Box 2

Malibu Beach Esplanade

Oversize Item 1

1984 Olympic Torch