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The Finding Aid of the Pepperdine University Convocations, Founder's Day and Presidential Inaugurations Collection 0072
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Historical note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Processing Information note

  • Title: Pepperdine University Convocations, Founder's Day and Presidential Inaugurations Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: 0072
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4.61 linear feet (5 boxes plus 1 scrapbook)
    Date (inclusive): 1958-2013
    Abstract: The collection documents convocation programs at Pepperdine, annual Founder's Day ceremonies, and the inaugurations of Pepperdine presidents. Materials include programs, invitations, speech transcripts, general information, photographs, and audio and video recordings of particular events. Items in the collection range from 1958 to 2013.

    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 Convocations, Founder's Day and Presidential Inaugurations Collection, Collection no. 0072, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Materials were collected from the University Archives files.

    Historical note

    From its beginning, Pepperdine has included regular assemblies where students gather to worship, hear engaging speakers encourage and challenge them with God's word, and learn more about how they can make a difference in this world. Chapel and convocation programs are the contemporary connection to this integral aspect of Pepperdine's Christian mission. All Seaver undergraduate students are required to attend the equivalent of one convocation program each week.
    Founder's Day is a specific type of convocation meant to serve as the opening celebration of the new academic year, and also allows students, faculty, staff and alumni an opportunity to look back on the humble beginnings of the university.The first Founder's Day convocation of George Pepperdine College took place on October 5, 1964, on the original Los Angeles campus, 27 years after the college opened and two years after Mr. Pepperdine's 1962 passing. The tradition continues each year on the Malibu campus of Pepperdine University, commemorated on the Wednesday closest to September 21 in honor of the college's historic 1937 day of dedication.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of items related to Founder's Day celebrations, general convocations, and presidential inaugurations. Materials in the collection include programs, invitations, speech transcripts, general information, photographs, and audio and video recordings of particular events. Items in the collection range from 1958 to 2013.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged into the following three series: 1. Founder's Day; 2. General Convocations; and 3. Presidential Inaugurations.

    Related Archival Materials

    More information on Pepperdine presidents and their inaugurations may be found in their personal collections. Speeches from some of these events may be found in the Pepperdine University Speeches Collection.

    Processing Information note

    The collection was arranged and described by Jessica Geiser, Jamie Henricks, and Lindsey Gant in January, 2013. Kendal Copeland, a Pepperdine Special Collections and University Archives Intern, added a folder list to the finding aid in March 2014, under the supervision of Katie Richardson.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Benton, Andrew K.
    Davenport, David, 1950-
    Pepperdine College.
    Pepperdine University.
    White, Howard A. (Howard Ashley), 1913-
    Young, M. Norvel (Matt Norvel), 1915-
    Audiocassettes
    Christian universities and colleges--United States--History
    College presidents--California--Malibu
    Compact discs
    Invitation cards
    Photographs
    Programs
    Speeches, addresses, etc., American--United States
    Universities and colleges--California--Malibu--History
    Videocassettes