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  • Arrangement
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Processing Information note

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Title: Michael F. Adams Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 0135
    Physical Description: 8.34 Linear Feet 7 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1965-1989
    Abstract: The Michael F. Adams Papers contain materials relating to his time as vice president of university affairs at Pepperdine University. The collection is primarily composed of materials relating to the Board of Regents, development and giving campaigns, and scheduling. Materials date from 1965-1989.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into the following series: 1. Schedules; 2. Subject Files; 3. Board of Regents; and 4. Correspondence.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access. The Board of Regents series is restricted for 50 years from 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], Michael F. Adams Papers, Collection no. 0135, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The collection was donated to Pepperdine University by Michael F. Adams on July 22, 2014.

    Biographical note

    Michael F. Adams was born on March 25, 1948, in Montgomery, Alabama. He received a B.A. in speech from David Lipscomb College in 1970, before completing a PhD in political communication at Ohio State University in 1973. While at Ohio State University, Adams taught several courses relating to politics and public speaking. After leaving Ohio State University in 1975, he held a number of political positions, including the roles of administrator for Senator Howard Baker's staff and as the Republican nominee for the House of Representatives for a district in Tennessee in 1980.
    In 1982, Adams came to Pepperdine University as vice president of university affairs. During his tenure at Pepperdine, he implemented the Wave of Excellence giving campaign, which sought to raise $100 million for the university. He oversaw the campaign until its completion in 1989, and went on to serve as the president of Centre College in Kentucky. During his time at Centre College, the university's endowment tripled. He stepped down from this position in 1997, when he accepted the role of president at the University of Georgia. He held this position for 16 years, retiring in June 2013.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains materials relating to Michael F. Adams' time as vice president of university affairs at Pepperdine University. The collection includes materials relating to the Board of Regents, development and giving campaigns, schedules, and correspondence. The collection also contains some materials from Michael F. Adams' professional experiences prior to arriving at Pepperdine, as well as some earlier Pepperdine materials relating to his position. Materials in the collection date from 1965-1989, with the bulk of the collection content representing his time with Pepperdine from 1982-1989.

    Related Archival Materials

    David Davenport Papers, Collection no. 0020, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.
    Pepperdine University Board of Regents Records, Collection no. 0069, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.
    Pepperdine University Campaigns and Fundraising Collection, Collection no. 0090, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Processing Information note

    The collection was arranged and described by Annalisa Silberkleit in May 2015 under the supervision of Katie Richardson. Rachel White added additional correspondence and subject files to the collection in July 2015.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Christian universities and colleges -- United States -- History
    Universities and colleges -- California -- History
    Fund raising
    Campaigns
    Malibu (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century
    Appointment books
    Speeches, addresses, etc., American -- 20th century
    Correspondence
    Pepperdine University
    Davenport, David
    Centre College (Danville, Ky. : 1918- )
    Adams, Michael F.