The Finding Aid of the Fred L. Casmir Grade Books 0104

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
specialcollections@pepperdine.edu
March 2013


Title: Fred L. Casmir grade books
Identifier/Call Number: 0104
Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Physical Description: 1.25 linear feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1956-1982
Abstract: The collection contains grade books maintained by Fred L. Casmir for his classes in the Department of Speech at George Pepperdine College and the Division of Communications at Pepperdine University. Casmir taught a range of speech classes as well as German language classes. Grade books range in date from 1956 to 1982.
Location note: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Creator: Casmir, Fred L., 1928-

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access. Student files (grades in the grade books) are restricted for 75 years after the date of their creation; the entire collection will be open in 2057. Access to the collection may be allowed in order to view the grade books' covers, or to find out information about classes taught by Casmir.

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], Fred L. Casmir grade books, Collection no. 0104, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were gathered from University Archives files.

Biographical/Historical note

Fred L. Casmir was born in 1928, and grew up in Germany. He was drafted into the Nazi Youth, then escaped by fleeing to the Danish border, and converted to Christianity. He received his Abitur degree in Germany, and after moving to the United States he earned a bachelor’s degree in speech and religion from David Limpscomb College in 1950. He received a PhD in speech from the Ohio State University in 1961. Casmir served as a minister in the Churches of Christ from 1950 to 1977.
He began his teaching career at George Pepperdine College in 1956, and continued to teach at Pepperdine for 43 years until his retirement in 1999. Casmir taught classes including Advanced Communication Theory, Communicative Disorders, Inter-cultural Communication, International Communication and Negotiation, Interpersonal Communication, Mass Communication, Media and Minorities, Media Worldwide, Phonetics, Propaganda, Public Opinion and Attitude Change, Public Address, Public Relations, Radio and Television, Rhetoric, Research in Speech, The Teaching of Speech, language courses in German, and others. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Communication at Pepperdine. Campus involvement included being a coordinator of the International Studies major for 11 years, a faculty advisor for an international studies honor society, and a chairman for Pepperdine's Council for International Studies and Faculty Admissions and Scholarship Committee. He and his wife, Mina, moved to Flagstaff, Arizona after his retirement. He currently preaches part time at a local Church of Christ.

Scope and Content

The collection contains grade books maintained by Fred L. Casmir for his classes in the Department of Speech at George Pepperdine College and the Division of Communications at Pepperdine University. Casmir taught a range of speech classes as well as German language classes. Grade books range in date from 1956 to 1982.

Related Archival Materials

Grade books for the late 1930s at George Pepperdine College are included in the George Pepperdine College records 0087.

Processing Information note

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

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Casmir, Fred L., 1928-
Pepperdine College.
Pepperdine University.
Education, Higher--California
Grade books
Los Angeles (Calif.)--History
Malibu (Calif.)--History
Universities and colleges--Faculty