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Series 1: "Birth of a College Dinner Gala"

Scope and Contents

This series contains materials related to the "Birth of a College" dinner, which occurred on February 9, 1970. Officially known as the Pepperdine College at Malibu Master Plan Announcement Dinner, the "birth of a college" dinner to reveal the architectural plans and educational vision of the new campus.
The event was originally slated to be held in the Century Plaza Hotel ballroom, but as the guest list quickly expanded, the ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel was reserved for the evening as well.
Series One contains materials related to the Inivtation Committee for the event, on which Gantkowski served. It includes invitation lists, acceptances, regrets, correspondence, and even the large seating charts with guests listed by table.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged in alphabetical order by title.
box 1, folder 1

Acceptances (Daily and Composite) 1970 February 2

box 1, folder 2

Attendees Payments 1970 January

box 1, folder 3

Correspondence Regarding Dinner 1969-1970

box 1, folder 4

Dinner Regrets 1970 January 28

box 1, folder 5

Invitation Committee 1970 February

box 1, folder 6

List of All Invitees 1969 December 19

box 1, folder 7

List of Attendees- Beverly Hilton 1970

box 1, folder 8

List of Attendees- Century Plaza 1970

box 2, folder 1

List of Attendees and Table Lists- Century Plaza 1970

box 2, folder 2

List of Invitees (Incomplete) 1969 December

box 2, folder 3

List of Invitees (Completed) 1970

box 2, folder 4

Newspaper Clipping 1970 February 10

box 2, folder 5

Seating Plan- Beverly Hilton 1970

box 2, folder 6

Seating Plan- Century Plaza 1970

box 2, folder 7

Table List- Beverly Hilton 1970

box 2, folder 8

Various Dinner Invitation Materials 1970

box 2, folder 9

Worklists- Rated (J.D.B) 1969 December

 

Series 2: Film Requests by State

Scope and Contents

In Spring 1961, Pepperdine College released the film "Communist Accent on Youth", the first in what was to be a series of 13 films in Pepperdine's "Crisis for Americans" film series. The series was anti-communist, pro-American and patriotic, touting the importance of a strong educational system and economy to bolster national security. The films were distibuted across the country to many school districts, universities, and other organizaitons. Although the films were a success, the series was terminated after the first four films were released.
Series two contains contracts and forms pertaining to the screening and purchasing of the four films by organizations across the United States.
box 3, folder 1

Alaska 1967

box 3, folder 2

Arizona 1967-1970

box 3, folder 3

Arkansas 1967-1970

box 3, folder 4

California 1967-1971

box 3, folder 5

Colorado 1967-1968

box 3, folder 6

Connecticut 1967-1970

box 3, folder 7

Delaware 1967

box 3, folder 8

Florida 1967-1969

box 3, folder 9

Georgia 1967-1971

box 3, folder 10

Hawaii 1967-1968

box 3, folder 11

Idaho 1967

box 3, folder 12

Illinois 1967-1970

box 3, folder 13

Indiana 1966-1970

box 3, folder 14

Iowa 1967-1971

box 3, folder 15

Louisiana 1967-1968

box 3, folder 16

Maryland 1967

box 3, folder 17

Massachusetts 1967

box 3, folder 18

Michigan 1967-1968

box 3, folder 19

Minnesota 1967

box 3, folder 20

Mississippi 1967

box 3, folder 21

Missouri 1967-1969

box 3, folder 22

Montana 1967

box 3, folder 23

Nebraska 1967

box 3, folder 24

Nevada 1966

box 3, folder 25

New Jersey 1967-1970

box 3, folder 26

New York 1967-1970

box 3, folder 27

North Carolina 1967

box 3, folder 28

North Dakota 1967

box 3, folder 29

Ohio 1967-1968

box 3, folder 30

Oklahoma 1967

box 3, folder 31

Oregon 1967-1968

box 3, folder 32

Pennsylvania 1967-1968

box 3, folder 33

Rhode Island 1967

box 3, folder 34

South Carolina 1967

box 3, folder 35

Tennessee 1967-1970

box 3, folder 36

Texas 1967-1968

box 3, folder 37

Utah 1967

box 3, folder 38

Virgina 1967

box 3, folder 39

Washington 1966-1967

box 3, folder 40

West Virginia 1967

box 3, folder 41

Wisconsin 1967

box 3, folder 42

Washington, D.C. 1967-1969

 

Series 3: Foundation Files

Scope and Contents

This series is comprised of folders that Gantkowski kept about various organizations across the country. These organizations included corporations, foundations, schools, and charitable organizations. Folders include correspondence, pledges for money given to Pepperdine, and other records of the relationship between Pepperdine and the foundations.

Arrangement

The folders in this series are arranged in alphabetical order by foundation name.
box 4, folder 1

A- Miscellaneous Foundations 1961-1966

box 4, folder 2

Allegheny Foundations 1962-1967

box 4, folder 3

Alcoa Foundation 1967

box 4, folder 4

Allen (Vivian B.) Foundation 1966-1969

box 4, folder 5

Allyn Foundation, Inc. 1960-1967

box 4, folder 6

American Can Company Foundation 1961-1967

box 4, folder 7

B- Miscellaneous Foundations 1963-1966

box 4, folder 8

Baker (George F.) Trust 1962-1967

box 4, folder 9

Baird Foundation (Baird Company) 1963-1966

box 4, folder 10

Brook Foundation 1964-1966

box 4, folder 11

C- Miscellaneous Foundations 1961-1967

box 4, folder 12

Canfield Foundation 1961-1967

box 4, folder 13

CBS Foundation, Inc. 1965-1967

box 4, folder 14

Chance Foundation 1965-1967

box 4, folder 15-16

Coe Foundation 1959-1960

box 5, folder 1-2

Coe Foundation 1961-1966

box 5, folder 3

Coe Foundation 1967

box 5, folder 4

D- Miscellaneous Foundations 1965-1967

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with Walt Disney.
box 5, folder 5

Danforth Foundation 1959-1969

box 5, folder 6

Donner (William H.) Foundation, Inc. 1958-1968

box 5, folder 7

Ducommun (Edmond F.) Foundation 1958-1966

box 5, folder 8

E- Miscellaneous Foundations undated

box 5, folder 9

Esso Education Foundation 1960-1966

box 6, folder 1

F- Miscellaneous Foundations 1960-1965

box 6, folder 2

Field (Marshall) Foundation, Inc. 1967

box 6, folder 3

Forest Lawn Foundation 1952-1967

box 6, folder 4

Ford Foundation 1955-1967

box 6, folder 5

Foundation for Christian Education 1962-1963

box 6, folder 6

Foundations Without Individual Files 1966

box 6, folder 7

General Electric Foundation 1959-1967

box 6, folder 8

G- Miscellaneous Foundations 1962-1967

box 6, folder 9

General Foods Fund, Inc. 1959-1968

box 6, folder 10

Glenmede Trust Co. 1961-1967

box 6, folder 11

H- Miscellaneous Foundations 1961-1967

box 6, folder 12

Household Finance Foundation 1960-1967

box 6, folder 13

I&J Miscellaneous Foundations 1963-1967

box 6, folder 14

Jameson Foundation 1961-1967

box 6, folder 15

K- Miscellaneous Foundations 1966-1967

box 6, folder 16

Keller Foundation 1966-1967

box 7, folder 1

Kresge Foundation 1959-1967

box 7, folder 2

L- Miscellaneous Foundations 1960-1967

box 7, folder 3

Lakeside Foundation 1966-1967

Scope and Contents

Note on original folder said to cross reference with the Bechtel Corporation.
box 7, folder 4

Lever Brothers Company Foundation, Inc. 1965-1967

box 7, folder 5

Lilly Endowment, Inc. 1961-1967

box 7, folder 6

M- Miscellaneous Foundations 1960-1967

box 7, folder 7-8

Mayr (Geo H.) Education Foundation and Trust 1950-1967

box 7, folder 10

Mott (Charles Stuart) Foundation 1967

box 7, folder 11

O-P Miscellaneous Foundations 1966

box 7, folder 12

Old Dominion Foundation 1965-1968

box 7, folder 13

Parker Foundation 1965-1967

box 7, folder 14

Quaker Oats Foundation 1965-1967

box 7, folder 9

Merrill (Charles E.) Trust 1960-1967

box 7, folder 15

R- Miscellaneous foundations 1966-1967

box 7, folder 16

Radiant Foundation 1963-1967

box 7, folder 17

Relm Foundation 1964-1965

box 8, folder 1

Richardson Foundation 1961-1964

box 8, folder 2

Rosenberg Foundation 1960-1967

box 8, folder 3

S- Miscellaneous Foundations 1960-1967

box 8, folder 4

Sears- Roebuck Company 1961-1967

box 8, folder 5

Sinclair Oil Company 1965-1968

box 8, folder 6

Southern Pacific Foundation 1960-1967

box 8, folder 7

T- Miscellaneous Foundations 1963-1967

box 8, folder 8

Taft Institute- Brochures 1963-1967

box 8, folder 9

U-V Miscellaneous Foundations 1965-1967

box 8, folder 10

Virtue (Philip And Tecla) Foundation 1967

box 8, folder 11

W- Miscellaneous Foundations 1964-1967

box 8, folder 12

Whittier foundation 1967

 

Series 4: Freedom Forum and Great Issues Series Materials

Scope and Contents

Starting in 1959, Pepperdine yearly held the "Freedom Forum", a two day conference meant to talk about the dangers of communism as well as the importance of God, free enterprise, and constitutional government as the three pillars of American society. It showed Pepperdine as a champion of American values.
Gantkowski helped to organize this conference for many years by recruiting first rate speakers, a list of which read as a who's who of the American conservative and political establishment of the 1960's. Forum III became the most attended forum and was broadcast on tv as Senator Barry Goldwater gave a speech at the forum luncheon.
The Forum ran until 1971, when it became the Great Issues Series, which kept the same themes but changed the format from a two-day event once a year to several different nights of speakers throughout the year.
This series contains materials related to the Freedom Forum and Great Issues Series, including invitations, programs, fliers, and speeches given by Forum speakers.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by event, and chronological order within the events.
box 8, folder 13

Forum II (California Freedom forum II) 1960 April 14

box 8, folder 14

Forum III (California Freedom forum III) 1961 March 27-29

box 8, folder 15

Forum V 1963 March 1

box 8, folder 16

Forum VI 1964 April 18-19

box 8, folder 17

Forum VII 1965 March 4-5

box 8, folder 18

Forum VIII 1966 May 10-11

box 9, folder 1

Forum IX 1967 May 9-10

box 9, folder 2

Forum X 1968 April 1-2

box 9, folder 3

Forum XI 1969 April 18

box 9, folder 4

Forum XII 1970 April 20-21

box 9, folder 5

Forum XII- Corporate Management 1970

box 9, folder 6

Forum XIII 1971 May 4-5

box 9, folder 7

Great Issues Series 1-4 1970-1971

box 9, folder 8

Great Issues #3 1970 December

box 9, folder 9

List of Forum Conferences Forum I-XIII 1960-1970

 

Series 5: "The Roots of American Order"

box 9, folder 10

"The Roots of American Order" Prospectus and Chapters 1967-1971

box 10, folder 2-3

"The Roots of American Order" by Russell Kirk Film Project Proposal 1983-1984

box 10, folder 4-5

"The Roots of American Order" Correspondence 1966-1970

box 10, folder 6

"The Roots of American Order" Correspondence 1971

 

Series 6: Subject Files

Scope and Contents

This series contains Romuald Gantkowski's subject files. The two largest groupings within the subjects files are his correspondence and folders of biographies on notable people. Some biographies are of men and women involved with Pepperdine, some of CEOs of corporations, and many are political figures.

Arrangement

Subject files are arranged in alphabetical order by title, which mirrors the order in which Gantkowski kept them.
box 11, folder 1

Ads (Speakers, Places) 1970-1971

box 11, folder 2

Banowsky, Dr. William S. 1968

box 11, folder 3

Beverly Hilton (Maps and Letters) 1970

box 11, folder 4

Beneficial Standard Life Insurance Company 1967-1968

box 11, folder 5

Biographies A-C undated

Scope and Contents

Anderson, Dr. Martin Anderson, Robert Bernard Baker, Howard H. Jr. Bell, Dr. Daniel Bennett, Hon. Wallace F. Bississo, Dr. Saadi Brzezinski, Zbigniew (Kazimierz) Buckley, James L. Burns, Arthur F. Byrnes, John W. Clark, Kenneth Bancroft Coate, L. Edwin
box 11, folder 6

Biographies D-G undated

Scope and Contents

Dole, Bob Dominick, Peter H. Duesenberry, Dr. James Stemble Eckstein, Otto Farmer, The Honorable James Ford, Gerald R. Goldwater, Barry M. Griffin, Robert P.
box 11, folder 7

Biographies H-L undated

Scope and Contents

Harris, Louis Hauge, Dr. Gabriel Hoover, J. Edgar Houthakker, Dr. Hendrik S. Hutt, W.H. Jackson, Henry M. Jones, Jenkin Lloyd Kaplan, Dr. Morton A. Kintner, Dr. William R. Kleindienst, Richard Gordon Laird, Melvin R. Larsen, Lt. General Robert Stanley Llyod, Charles E.
box 11, folder 8

Biographies L-R undated

Scope and Contents

McCracken, Paul McLaughlin, Jack Wilbur, Jr. Miller, Senator Jack R. Mills, Wilbur D. Moore, George Steven Morgan, Emerson Norris, Kenneth True Okun, Arthur M. Patman, Wright Pettigrew, Thomas Fraser Rogers, William P. Romney, George W. Roosa, Robert V.
box 11, folder 9

Biographies S-W undated

Scope and Contents

Stennis, John C. Shakespeare, Frank (Joesph, Jr.) Stigler, Joseph George Sullivan, Reverend Leon Taylor, Henry Teague, William Tobin, James Volpe, Johne A. Wilson, James Q.
box 11, folder 10

Biographies (various) undated

box 11, folder 11

Brochures 1968-1970

box 12, folder 1

Center for International Business 1970-1971

box 12, folder 2

Columbia University Research Institute on Communist Affairs 1972-1975

box 12, folder 3

Columbia University Research Institute on Communist Affairs (Zbigniew Brzezinski) 1969

box 12, folder 4

Correspondence- A 1969-1970

box 12, folder 5

Correspondence- B 1969-1971

box 12, folder 6

Correspondence- C 1966-1970

box 12, folder 7

Correspondence- D 1969-1970

box 12, folder 8

Correspondence- E 1968-1970

box 12, folder 9

Correspondence- F 1968-1970

box 12, folder 10

Correspondence- G 1967-1970

box 12, folder 11

Correspondence- H 1968-1970

box 12, folder 12

Correspondence- I 1969-1971

box 12, folder 13

Correspondence- K 1968-1969

box 12, folder 14

Correspondence- L 1969-1970

box 12, folder 15

Correspondence- Mc-M 1969-1971

box 12, folder 16

Correspondence- N 1968-1971

box 12, folder 17

Correspondence- O-P 1968-1971

box 12, folder 18

Correspondence- Q-R 1968-1970

box 12, folder 19

Correspondence- S 1968-1970

box 12, folder 20

Correspondence- T 1968-1970

box 12, folder 21

Correspondence- U-V 1970

box 12, folder 22

Correspondence- W-Z 1969-1970

box 12, folder 23

Expense Reports- Mr. Gantkowski 1970-1971

box 12, folder 24

Film Correspondence 1963-1970

box 12, folder 25

Film Pamphlets (Pepperdine Political Films) undated

box 13, folder 1

Famous Forum Speakers undated, 1970

box 13, folder 2

Forum (Past Forums) 1968-1970

box 13, folder 3

Foundations 1966-1967

box 13, folder 4

Great Issues- Press Releases undated

box 13, folder 5

ICSC Solicitation Reports 1969

box 13, folder 6

Malibu Campus Master Plan Dinner 1969-1970

box 13, folder 7

Memos 1970-1971

box 13, folder 8

Miscellaneous Papers 1969

box 13, folder 9

Monthly Reports 1971

box 13, folder 10

Morgue (Newspaper clippings in envelopes) 1969-1970

box 13, folder 11

News Articles- McCracken & Forum XIII 1971

box 13, folder 12

Newspaper Clippings 1970-1971

box 13, folder 13

Newspapers 1971

box 14, folder 1

Pepperdine Event Brochures 1970-1975

box 14, folder 2

President's Board and Trustees Member Lists 1969-1970

box 14, folder 3

Press Releases circa 1971

box 14, folder 4

Progress and Plans Report 1969

box 14, folder 5

Report on Film Handling 1967 November 9

box 14, folder 6

Research Information 1969

box 14, folder 7

Science Center 1966

box 14, folder 8

Sign In- Sign Out Sheets undated

box 14, folder 9

Speeches and Talks 1968

box 14, folder 10

Studies (Miscellaneous) 1967-1968

box 14, folder 11

Task Force America 1968

box 14, folder 12

Thomas Aquinas College 1969

box 14, folder 13

Time Schedule 1968

box 14, folder 14

Trips (Business) 1967-1968