The collection contains mostly printed material related to or created by Pepperdine University's undergraduate college, Seaver
College, dating from approximately 1970 to 2010. Items include brochures and information about admissions, conferences, lectures,
departments, and international programs; articles; handbooks; exam schedules; calendars; maps; photographs; Malibu campus
history; and other materials.
After George Pepperdine College made the transition to Pepperdine University on January 1, 1971, a second campus in Malibu
opened to students on September 6, 1972. Of the first entering class of 867, there were 475 freshmen, the largest beginning
class at Pepperdine up until that time. Prior to their arrival, the construction, completion, and dedication of the Malibu
campus buildings had proceeded in rapid succession, just in time for the start of school. Though courses continued to be offered
at the Los Angeles campus, the main undergraduate college of letters, arts, and sciences moved to Malibu. At the Malibu campus
commencement ceremony on December 15, 1974, President William Banowsky announced that the liberal arts college at the Malibu
Campus would be named the Frank R. Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Science, after the memory of the husband of Blanche
Ebert Seaver, the Malibu Campus’ principal benefactor. The college was officially dedicated on April 20, 1975, and is currently
shortened in name to Seaver College. Seaver College is the flagship college of Pepperdine University's five schools. Home
to its residential undergraduate program in Malibu, California, the college enrolls approximately 3,000 baccalaureate students,
offering 38 majors and 36 minors in traditional liberal arts curriculum based on a Christian worldview. More than half of
Seaver College students study abroad, taking up residence in Pepperdine's six permanent facilities in Europe, South America,
and Asia, or in additional programs worldwide. Students also compete in 14 NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports. Pepperdine
athletic teams have won nine NCAA Division I Team Championships and more than 40 athletes have participated in the Olympics
as a player or coach.
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