The Finding Aid of the Michael F. Adams Papers 0135

Annalisa Silberkleit, Katie Richardson, Rachel White
Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
May 2015
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu 90263-4786
specialcollections@pepperdine.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Title: Michael F. Adams Papers
Creator: Adams, Michael F.
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.

box 1

Series 1: Schedules 1982-1989

Scope and Content

This series contains schedules, planners, and calendars from Michael F. Adams' time at Pepperdine. Schedules contain details of daily meetings and engagements associated with his role at Pepperdine. Materials in this series are arranged in chronological order.
box 1, folder 1-6

Daily Schedules 1986-1989

box 1, folder 7-19

Planners 1982-1989

box 4, folder 1-43, box 2-3

Series 2: Subject Files 1965-1989

Scope and Content

This series contains topical materials relating to Michael F. Adams' time at Pepperdine University. Materials within this series include speeches, notes, files on consultants, and topics related to development at Pepperdine. This series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
box 2, folder 1

Campus Development Meeting 1988

box 2, folder 2

Capital Campaign 1984

box 2, folder 3

CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) 1985-1987

box 2, folder 4

CASE Competition Entries 1987

box 2, folder 5

CASE Conference 1987

box 2, folder 6

Compensation 1985-1989

box 2, folder 7

Consultants: A. A. Murphy and Associates 1984

box 2, folder 7

Consultants: Barna Research Group 1987

box 2, folder 9

Consultants: Barton Gillet 1982-1989

box 2, folder 10

Consultants: Bentz, Whaley, Flessner, and Associates, Inc. 1987-1988

box 2, folder 11

Consultants: Bill Heim Company 1988

box 2, folder 12-13

Consultants: Brakeley, John Price Jones, Inc. 1981-1988

box 2, folder 14

Consultants: Cargill Associates 1986

box 2, folder 15

Consultants: Carl Terzian Associates 1983-1988

box 2, folder 16

Consultants: Creative Development Associates 1986

box 2, folder 17

Consultants: Essex Fund Raising Counsel 1984-1988

box 2, folder 18

Consultants: Fund-Raising School 1987-1988

box 2, folder 19

Consultants: Gary W. Phillips and Associates 1987-1988

box 2, folder 20

Consultants: Gordon Caswell 1982-1983

box 2, folder 21

Consultants: HANEY Associates undated

box 2, folder 22

Consultants: Hay Associates 1984

box 2, folder 23

Consultants: Hayes/Hill Incorporated 1984

box 2, folder 24

Consultants: Hemingway and Associates 1985

box 2, folder 25

Consultants: Hume Financial Education Services 1987

box 2, folder 26

Consultents: Index 1988

box 2, folder 27

Consultants: Kersey and Associates 1988

box 2, folder 28

Consultants: Ketchum, Inc. 1984-1985

box 2, folder 29

Consultants: Knudson Associates, Inc. 1988

box 2, folder 30

Consultants: Mountain West 1987

box 2, folder 31

Consultants: Paul Cowen Associates 1987

box 2, folder 32

Consultants: Peat Marwick 1987

box 2, folder 33

Consultants: Tyler Associates 1984

box 2, folder 34

Consultants: Various 1986-1988

box 2, folder 35

Effectiveness of Fund Raising Programs in Universities 1986

box 2, folder 36

Freshmen Seminar 1987

box 2, folder 37

Foundations: Pepperdine A 1982-1989

box 2, folder 38

Foundations: Pepperdine B 1982-1989

box 2, folder 39

Foundations: Pepperdine C 1982-1989

box 2, folder 40

Foundations: Pepperdine D 1982-1989

box 2, folder 41

Foundations: Pepperdine E 1982-1989

box 2, folder 42

Foundations: Pepperdine F 1982-1989

box 2, folder 43

Foundations: Pepperdine G 1982-1889

box 2, folder 44

Foundations: Pepperdine H 1982-1989

box 2, folder 45

Foundations: Pepperdine I 1982-1989

box 2, folder 46

Foundations: Pepperdine J 1982-1989

box 3, folder 1

Foundations: Pepperdine K 1982-1989

box 3, folder 2

Foundations: Pepperdine L 1982-1989

box 3, folder 3

Foundations: Pepperdine M 1982-1989

box 3, folder 4

Foundations: Pepperdine N 1982-1989

box 3, folder 5

Foundations: Pepperdine O 1982-1989

box 3, folder 6

Foundations: Pepperdine P 1982-1989

box 3, folder 7

Foundations: Pepperdine Q 1982-1989

box 3, folder 8

Foundations: Pepperdine R 1982-1989

 

Foundations: Pepperdine S 1982-1989

box 3, folder 9

Foundations: Pepperdine T 1982-1989

box 3, folder 10

Foundations: Pepperdine U 1982-1989

box 3, folder 11

Foundations: Pepperdine V 1982-1989

box 3, folder 12

Fulbright Scholar Programs 1988-1989

box 3, folder 13

Fundraising Policies 1983-1985

box 3, folder 14

Gulls-Way Estate 1988

box 3, folder 15

International Programs: Japan 1987-1989

box 3, folder 16

Leadership L.A. 1987-1988

box 3, folder 17

Major Gifts Team 1987-1988

box 3, folder 18

MFA Germany Trip 1981

box 3, folder 19-20

Miscellaneous Articles--Other 1987-1988

box 3, folder 21

Nature Conservancy 1986-1989

box 3, folder 22-26

Notes 1980-1989

box 3, folder 27

Ojai Management Conference 1988

box 3, folder 28

$100 Million Campaign for Pepperdine University 1982-1990

box 3, folder 29

Pepperdine Article Clippings/Press Releases 1965-1987

box 3, folder 30

Pepperdine Calendars 1973

box 3, folder 31

Pepperdine Commencement Ceremony--Keynote 1977

box 3, folder 32

Pepperdine Publications 1977

box 3, folder 33

Pepperdine Standards and Procedures for Faculty Selection undated

box 4, folder 1

Russian Writers' Conference 1985-1987

box 4, folder 2

Speeches: Academic Fundraising 1983

box 4, folder 3

Speeches: Address to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology 1983

box 4, folder 4

Speeches: Address to the Graduating Class 1983

box 4, folder 5

Speeches: Centre College Introduction Speech 1988

box 4, folder 6

Speeches: Christianity and Politics Seminar 1989

box 4, folder 7

Speeches: Church Leaders Workshop 1983

box 4, folder 8

Speeches: Convocation Address 1984

box 4, folder 9

Speeches: Current Trends in Major Campaigns 1986

box 4, folder 10

Speeches: Danville Rotary Club 1989

box 4, folder 11

Speeches: Doing It Right: Fundraising in Today's Environment 1984

box 4, folder 12

Speeches: Ethics in Alumni Relations 1987-1989

box 4, folder 13

Speeches: Faith is My Fortune 1986-1987

box 4, folder 14

Speeches: Fundraising: The Need for Alumni Volunteers and Committed Donors 1985

box 4, folder 15

Speeches: Have Today Because of Success 1984

box 4, folder 16

Speeches: How Important Is the Bottom Line? 1988

box 4, folder 17

Speeches: Maintaining an Annual Fund in the Midst of a Major Campaign 1988

box 4, folder 18

Speeches: Major Donor Fundraising 1987

box 4, folder 19

Speeches: Making Insiders of Outsiders 1983

box 4, folder 20

Speeches: Managing the Editorial Process 1987

box 4, folder 21

Speeches: Managing your Financial Responsibilities 1986

box 3, folder 29

Speeches: Opening Remarks to Parents 1989

box 4, folder 23

Speeches: Pepperdine 1989

box 4, folder 24

Speeches: President's View of Alumni Relations 1989

box 4, folder 25

Speeches: Problems Created by a Successful Development Campaign 1987

box 4, folder 26

Speeches: Role of Public Relations in a Successful Fundraising Campaign 1989

box 4, folder 27

Speeches: Speech to Centre College Board 1989

box 4, folder 28

Speeches: Student Alumni/Young Alumni Programs 1986

box 4, folder 29

Speeches: Tapping into Non-Traditional Alumni 1987

box 4, folder 30

Speeches: Three E's of Pepperdine 1984

box 4, folder 31

Speeches: University Scholarship Support 1986

box 4, folder 32

Student Development at Seaver College 1977

box 4, folder 33

Suggested Development Responsibilities for Assistant to the President (In the Brock House) undated

box 4, folder 34

Teaching Materials: Political Communications 1975

box 4, folder 35

Teaching Materials: Presidential Rhetoric 1979

box 4, folder 36-38

Teaching Materials: Principles of Marketing 1986

box 4, folder 39

United States Senate 1968-1978

box 3, folder 40

University Affairs Annual Retreat 1988

box 4, folder 41

WASC 1987

box 4, folder 42

Wave of Excellence Campaign 1987

box 4, folder 43

Women's Support Group 1983-1988

box 7, folder 1-2, box 4, folder 44-47, box 5-6, folder data_value_missing_944009e2b9a8f15f830aa345c4756eff

Series 3: Board of Regents 1982-1989

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access. The Board of Regents series is restricted for 50 years from date of creation.
box 4, folder 44

Academic Affairs Committee 1986

box 4, folder 45-46

Buildings and Grounds Committee 1983-1986

box 5, folder 1-5, box 4, folder 47

Development Committee 1985-1988

box 5, folder 6

Development Presentation 1986

box 5, folder 7

Directories 1985-1988

box 6, folder 1-6, box 5, folder 8-21

Executive Committee 1982-1989

box 6, folder 7-13

Finance and Investments Committee 1985-1988

box 6, folder 14-19

Meeting Minutes 1982-1989

box 6, folder 20

Original Budget 1988

box 6, folder 21

Quarterly Budget Committee 1988-1989

box 7, folder 1

Regent Profiles 1988

box 7, folder 2

Supplements to Self-Study Report 1982

box 7, folder 3-22

Series 4: Correspondence 1970-1989

box 7, folder 3

Christmas Card Lists 1970-1985

box 7, folder 4

Inquiries for Jobs 1987-1988

box 7, folder 5

Invitations 1980-1989

box 7, folder 6-10

Pepperdine Interoffice Communication 1982-1989

box 7, folder 11-15

Personal Correspondence 1972-1989

box 7, folder 16

Professional--Non-Pepperdine Correspondance 1981-1989

box 7, folder 17

Professional--Pepperdine Correspondance 1983-1989

box 7, folder 18

Publications and Clippings 1982-1989

box 7, folder 19

Solicitations 1985-1988

box 7, folder 20-22

Thank You Letters 1979-1989