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The Finding Aid of the Pepperdine University Student Life Collection 0079
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Processing Information note

  • Title: Pepperdine University Student Life collection
    Identifier/Call Number: 0079
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Physical Description: 18.4 linear feet (13 boxes, 4 oversized scrapbooks)
    Date (inclusive): 1937-2012
    Abstract: The collection documents aspects of the Pepperdine student experience. Materials in the collection include handbooks and orientation guides; housing and health information; materials related to clubs, intramural sports, cultural enrichment, and special events; photographs; memorabilia; and student-created scrapbooks from different eras. Materials range from 1937 to 2012.
    Location note: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.

    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 Student Life collection, Collection no. 0079, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Most materials were collected from University Archives files. The Carol Hennesey scrapbook was donated to the archives by Carol (Hennesey) Carlson. The George Pepperdine College scrapbook and dorm trash can was donated by Arlene and Tom Dubas. The George Pepperdine College pep club blouse and vest were donated by Bobbie Craig Fry. Varsity Varieties programs were donated by Barbara (Bobby) Dobbins Title and Marlene Will. Freshman beanies were donated by David Ottalini and Lilian Green.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of materials related to student life or produced by students during their time at Pepperdine. Materials in the collection include student handbooks and registries; student orientation guides and information; housing and student health information; photographs, fliers, handbooks, and other materials related to student activities such as clubs, intramural sports, Greek Life, student journalism, and cultural enrichment; fliers, photographs and calendars of special events on campus; photographs of student and campus life; memorabilia; and a number of student-created scrapbooks from different eras at Pepperdine. Materials in the collection range from 1937 to 2012.


    The collection is arranged into the following seven series:
    • Series 1: Student Handbooks and New Student Registries
    • Series 2: New Student Orientation
    • Series 3: Housing and Student Health
    • Series 4: Student Activities
    • Series 5: Special Events
    • Series 6: Miscellaneous Student Affairs Materials and Memorabilia
    • Series 7: Student Scrapbooks

    Related Archival Materials

    Photographs, negatives, and slides of students and student life events can also be found in the Pepperdine University Archives Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, or online via the Pepperdine Digital Collections, in the University Archives Photograph Collection (http://pepperdine.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/). Materials about the Student Government Association (SGA) are held in the collection of Student Government Association (SGA) records.

    Processing Information note

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

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Carlson, Carol Hennesey
    Pepperdine College.
    Pepperdine University.
    Christian education
    Christian universities and colleges--United States--History
    College students
    Fliers (Printed matter)
    Greek letter societies
    Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    Invitation cards
    Universities and colleges--California--History