The Finding Aid for the Pepperdine University Board of Regents Records 0069

Finding aid prepared by Jamie Henricks
The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA, 90263-4786
(310) 506-4434
February 2013

Title: Pepperdine University Board of Regents records
Identifier/Call Number: 0069
Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Physical Description: 3.34 linear feet (4 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1976-2005
Abstract: The collection contains materials from the Pepperdine University Board of Regents between 1976 and 2005, including meeting minutes and agendas, member lists and biographical material, memorandums and correspondence, photographs, and VHS tapes.
Location note: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access. Materials such as meeting minutes, resolutions, and correspondence are restricted for 50 years after their date of creation.

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 Board of Regents records, Collection no. 0069, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were collected from University Archives files.

Historical note

The Board of Regents currently has forty members, and is the legal governing body and chief policy board of Pepperdine University. Former regents are recognized as "Life regents," and are non-voting members. The university administration works with the Board of Regents to shape policy and direction for the University. Pepperdine had multiple names for governing boards over the years, including the Board of Counselors, President's Board, Board of Trustees, and others. Between 1975 and 1976, the governing board was expanded and the name was changed from the Board of Trustees to the Board of Regents, while the members of the former Board of Trustees became the Religious Standards Committee.

Scope and Content

The collection contains materials from the Pepperdine University Board of Regents between 1976 and 2005. Materials are primarily meeting minutes and agendas from meetings between 1976 and 1981, but other items include member lists and biographies (including committee member lists), correspondence, resolutions passed, memorandums, newspaper clippings amendments to the bylaws and articles of incorporation, photographs from meetings, and two VHS tapes of board meetings (one of a round table meeting held at the Brock House, and another of Howard A. White's resignation as president in 1984).


Materials are grouped by topic. Meeting minutes are arranged chronologically.

Related Archival Materials

Other files related to the Board of Regents, including meeting minutes, board member profiles, or correspondence can be found in the M. Norvel and Helen Young papers 0014, the William S. Banowsky papers 0002, and the Howard A. White papers 0010. The Board of Regents materials in these collections are also restricted for 50 years following their date of creation.

Processing Information note

The collection was arranged and described by Jamie Henricks in February, 2013.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pepperdine University. Board of Regents.
Pepperdine University.
Administrative records
Education, Higher--California--Malibu

Box 1-3

Meetings and Meeting Minutes 1976-1981

Box 3-4

Member Lists and Biographical Material 1976-2005

Box 4

Miscellaneous Printed Material -- Resolutions, Correspondence, and Newspaper Clippings 1976-1980s

Box 4

Photographs and VHS tapes 1976-1984