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National School Safety Center Records
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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
  • Separated Materials
  • Processing Information note

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Title: National School Safety Center Records
    Identifier/Call Number: 0039
    Physical Description: 0.63 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1983-1995
    Abstract: The collection contains materials from the National School Safety Center (NSSC), an organization developed in partnership with Pepperdine University and the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to provide resources to combat violence in schools. Materials in the collection include brochures and advertisements for NSSC programs and films; reports and resource papers addressing school safety issues; training materials; and publications produced by the center. Materials in the collection range from 1983 to 1995.
    Physical Location: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    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], National School Safety Center records, Collection no. 0039, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Materials were collected from the University Archives files.

    Historical note.

    The National School Safety Center (NSSC) was founded in 1984 by Presidential mandate from Ronald Reagan as a joint partnership between the Departments of Justice and Education and Pepperdine University. The mission of the National School Safety Center was to promote a continued exchange of information related to school crime and violence prevention through a wide array of resources in order to assist school boards, educators, law enforcers and the public to maintain schools as safe, secure and tranquil places of learning. This was achieved through, among other activities, putting on professional conferences, providing training sessions and materials to educators, and publishing a wide array of printed materials and educational films. In 1999, the NSSC became an independent non-profit organization, ending their affiliation with Pepperdine University but continuing to provide the same services to the public.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains printed materials produced by the National School Safety Center (NSSC), including copies of advertisements, brochures, correspondence, press releases, the executive summary of a report on reducing violence in schools, and training materials for a school safety leadership course. Also included in the collection are a number of booklets and other publications produced by the NSSC. Materials in the collection range from 1983 to 1995.


    The collection is arranged in the following two series:
    Series 1: Printed Material Series 2: Publications

    Related Archival Materials

    Some materials from the National School Safety Center can also be found in the David Davenport papers. Issues of the School Safety: National School Safety Center News Journal can be found in the Pepperdine University Archives Publications.

    Separated Materials

    Issues of the Safety: National School Safety Center News Journal, were transferred to Pepperdine University Publications.

    Processing Information note

    The collection was arranged and described by Jessica Geiser and Jamie Henricks in January, 2013.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    National School Safety Center (U.S.)
    Pepperdine University