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Pepperdine University Bulletins, Catalogs and Schedule of Classes
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Historical note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Processing Information note

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Title: Pepperdine University Bulletins, Academic Catalogs, and Schedules of Classes
    Identifier/Call Number: 0070
    Physical Description: 19.17 Linear Feet (16 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1937-2013
    Abstract: The Pepperdine University catalogs, bulletins and schedule of classes consists of publications produced by Pepperdine College and Pepperdine University for current and prospective students, ranging from 1937 to 2013. Materials in the collection include a variety of brochures advertising the programs and student experience at Pepperdine, course descriptions and degree requirements, and schedules of classes for individual terms.
    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], Pepperdine University Bulletins, Academic Catalogs, and Schedules of Classes, Collection no. 0070, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Materials in the collection were collected from the University Archives files.

    Historical note

    The Pepperdine College Bulletin, later renamed the Pepperdine University Bulletin, was a publication produced by Pepperdine from 1937 to 2000. Originally published six times per year, issues consisted mostly of brochures and other advertisements for prospective students to consider attending Pepperdine along with the annual academic catalog. As Pepperdine grew, the types of materials published expanded, as well as the number of issues produced per year, and by 1963 the bulletin became a monthly publication. In the 1980s, the focus of the bulletin shifted, and issues became almost solely academic catalogs for the various schools of the university. This continued until 2000, after which catalogs were published as individual publications no longer under the Pepperdine University Bulletin title.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains printed materials related to information about Pepperdine College and University for both current and prospective students. Issues of the Pepperdine University Bulletin consist of mostly brochures with information about Pepperdine, including facts about the campus and schools; news; information about scholarships and scholarship winners; new staff announcements; essays and articles written by administrators and faculty; church programs; schedules for bible lectures; special issues focusing on departments or events (like the basketball team, the library or the religion department); commencement announcements and programs; pictorial editions with photos of campus and students; fundraising calls; student handbooks; the year's achievements; information about the forum arts course; the chancellors newsletter; and admissions materials.
    The collection also contains academic catalogs for all the schools at Pepperdine, published both as issues of the University Bulletin and as separate publications, which contain course descriptions as well as information on degree requirements. The shift from bulletins to catalogs begins in 1982.
    In addition the collection includes schedules of classes, published each academic term that gave information on times and locations of particular courses as well as academic policies and registration procedures. Materials in the collection range from 1937 to 2013.


    Materials in the collection are arranged chronologically in the following three series: Series 1: Pepperdine University Bulletin; Series 2: Academic Catalogs; and Series 3: Schedules of Classes

    Processing Information note

    The collection was arranged and described by Jessica Geiser, Lindsey Gant, and Jamie Henricks in February, 2013. The finding aid was updated by Katie Richardson in July, 2013.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Education, Higher -- California
    Universities and colleges -- Curricula -- Catalogs
    Universities and colleges -- California -- History
    Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    Pepperdine University
    Pepperdine College