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The Finding Aid of the Pepperdine University Campus Planning and Construction Collection 0125
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Processing Information note
  • Historical note

  • Title: Pepperdine University Campus Planning and Construction Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: 0125
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 7.18 linear feet (4 boxes plus 3 oversize items)
    Date (inclusive): 1968-1999
    Abstract: The collection consists of files regarding the planning and construction of the Pepperdine University campus in Malibu, between 1968 and 1999. Materials consist of master plan files, maps, correspondence, architectural plans, drawings, and photographs associated with the construction of campus buildings and landscaped areas.

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Pepperdine University Campus Planning and Construction Collection, Collection no. 0125, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The materials were gathered from the University Archives files.

    Scope and Content

    This collection includes materials related to the planning and construction of the Pepperdine University Malibu campus, between 1968 and 1999. Materials consist of master plan files, maps, correspondence, architectural plans, drawings, and photographs associated with the construction of campus buildings and landscaped areas.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into the following series: 1. Master Plan Files; 2. Construction Planning and Development; 3. Structural Photographs and Drawings. Within each series, folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

    Processing Information note

    The collection was arranged and described by Amber DelaCruz under the supervision of Katie Richardson in April, 2014.

    Historical note

    In 1969, the Rindge and Adamson family gave Pepperdine 138 acres of land in the Santa Monica Mountains. Subsequently, other gifts and purchases of adjoining parcels increased the size of the campus to 650 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean. In February of 1970, Ronald Reagan, architect William Pereira, and Pepperdine administrators announced plans for the new campus and launched the $63-million fund campaign to finance it and set up an endowment.
    Commencement of construction ceremonies were conducted on the site in May of 1970, with David Lawrence, former editor of the U.S. News & World Report, as featured speaker. Classes were first held at the Malibu campus in September, 1972.
    The Malibu campus opened with three major academic complexes: the Huntsinger Academic Complex which contained the Pendleton Learning Center, the Payson Library, and the Huntsinger Academic Center. The Murchison Science Center, which included the Appleby Center for American Studies, the Elkins Auditorium, and the Stauffer Laboratories. Lastly, the Tyler Campus Center which housed student life offices, the cafeteria, recreation rooms, a snack bar, medical center, student publication facilities, a mail room, bookstore, faculty dining room, the Tyler lounge, and a suite for the annual Tyler Ecology Awards program.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Pepperdine University.
    Pereira, William L.
    Architectural rendering
    Architecture--Designs and plans
    College buildings--Design and construction--California
    Malibu (Calif.)--History
    Maps
    Photographs
    Reports
    Thousand Oaks (Ventura County, Calif.)
    Universities and colleges--Accreditation
    Universities and colleges--California--Malibu--History
    Universities and colleges--Planning