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Easley (Frances J.) Papers
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  • Biographical/ Historical Note
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Processing Information

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Title: Easley (Frances J.) Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 0173
    Physical Description: 1.5 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box, 1 flat box)
    Date (inclusive): 1901-1978
    Abstract: The collection shows an overview of the life of Frances Easley. It includes materials from her time at Pepperdine as well as both before and after her tenure at the school. The types of materials include correspondence, photographs, diplomas, and Pepperdine periodicals.

    Biographical/ Historical Note

    Frances Josephine Easley received Bachelors Degree from George Peabody College in June 1926. She then went on to complete her Masters Degree, also at George Peabody College, in 1930. In 1948 she completed her Doctor of Education at Columbia University, where she submitted a 118-page project entitled, "Cooperative Evaluation in the Elementary School" for partial fufillment of her Ed.D degree. Easley taught elementary education in Tennessee, Alabama and Pennsylvania in the years between 1924 and 1938. She was recruited by Batsell Baxter to come to Pepperdine College in 1938, and she was a pioneer faculty member at Pepperdine for 20 years 1938-1958. During that time she was an associate professor of Education.
    When Dr. Easley retired from Pepperdine in 1958, she bought a home in Franklin, Tennessee. Frances Easley was a very active member of the historic Fourth Avenue Church of Christ in Franklin throughout her retirement years.

    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], Frances J. Easley Papers, Collection no. 0173, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection contains an assortment of pepers from the life of Frances Easley. It is made up of personal materials such as diplomas and contracts from her time at Pepperdine, correspondence, photographs, Pepperdine periodicals such as bullitens, and assorted other items.


    Materials are foldered mostly at item level and arranged in alphabetical order.

    Processing Information

    This collection was arranged and described by Kelsey Knox in November 2019.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Universities and colleges -- Curricula -- California
    Universities and colleges -- Employees
    Universities and colleges -- Faculty
    Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History
    Women -- Education -- California
    Christian education
    Pepperdine College