The collection contains printed materials, photographs, negatives, and audiocassettes from the Great Issues Series at Pepperdine
from 1970 through 1987. Themes addressed in speaker presentations focused on pressing issues of the time, primarily in the
areas of policy and economics. Speakers included individuals known in their fields, many of which later went on to play important
roles in government or policy.
The Great Issues Series was a community service program at Pepperdine University. This series was an outgrowth of the successful
Forum, begun in 1958. Delivered by prominent experts in fields such as economics, public policy and history, topics addressed
pressing problems such as inflation, international relations, and business. The goal of the series was to provide a means
by which Los Angeles residents and Pepperdine affiliates could remain abreast of issues important to the times. Running from
1970 through 1987, the series brought numerous experts known on both a national and international level to Los Angeles, including
Secretary of Agriculture Earl L. Butz, Pierre Andre Rinfret, economic advisor to President Nixon, and historian Russell Kirk.
1.68 Linear Feet
(4 boxes plus 1 oversize item)
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