Earl Vivon Pullias was a professor, administrator and scholar of higher education. The collection includes materials that
document his positions at Pepperdine College and the University of Southern California, his academic career and research on
higher education, and his personal and family life. Materials in the collection range from the 1910s to the early 2000s.
Earl Vivon Pullias was born on March 12, 1907 in Castalian Springs, Tennessee. He attended David Lipscomb College, and then
transferred to Cumberland University, where he received his BA in 1928. After graduating, he taught English and served as
assistant principal at Hardy Memorial School in Richard City, Tennessee, from 1928 to 1930. During this time, Pullias met
his wife Pauline, who also taught at the school, and they married in 1930.
20.19 linear feet
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