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The Finding Aid of the Associated Women for Pepperdine Records 0045
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Description
The Associated Women for Pepperdine (AWP) was started in 1958 by Helen Young and a group of women united in their belief of the importance of Christian education. AWP members conduct fundraising events such as dinners, auctions, and bake sales each year in order to provide students with scholarships to attend Pepperdine University. The group has grown to include thousands of members and has contributed over $4 million to the University. The collection spans from 1958 to 2011 and includes administrative files, scrapbooks, and photo albums.
Background
In the spring of 1958, Helen Young gathered together a group of women including Gloria Sanders, Helen Pepperdine, Thelma Allen, Margaret Davidson, Elizabeth Randolph, and Betty Shipp to form a steering committee that would lay the foundation for a women's group at Pepperdine College. Helen had been encouraged to do so by her mother, Irene Young Mattox, and her husband, M. Norvel Young, then president of Pepperdine. That spring, the steering committee spent many hours planning for what would become the Associated Women for Pepperdine (AWP).
Extent
37.04 linear feet (35 boxes)
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