The Finding Aid of the Frances J. Easley Papers 0173

Kelsey Knox
Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
November 2019
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu 90263-4786

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

box 1, folder 1

Columbia University Doctor of Education Diploma 1948 March 19

box 1, folder 2

"Cooperative Evaluation in the Elementary School" Doctoral Project 1948

box 1, folder 3

Correspondence 1941-1990

Scope and Contents

All letters addressed to Frances Easley unless otherwise noted. Correspondents: Carter Alexander (1941 September 29), Carter Alexander (1941 October 8), Edward H. Reisner (1944 November 21), Edward H. Reisner (1946 April 23), L. Thomas Hopkins (1946 August 14), L. Thomas Hopkins (1946 October 30), L. Thomas Hopkins (1948 February 7), E.S. Evenden (1948 February 13), Karl W. Bigelow (1948 Marh 9), F. H. Hageweger (1948 March 29), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1949 January 20), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1949 February 3), L. Thomas Hopkins (1949 June 16), Mary Jane Haden to Carolyn S. Murray (1978 June 20), Nannie D. J. Draper (1990 October 19), E.H. Reisner (undated).
box 1, folder 4

Family Photographs undated

Scope and Contents

Photographs included: Conway B. Easley (2), Julia T. Easley (3), Baby Frances Easley?, Frances Easley (6).
box 1, folder 5

Framed Baby Photograph of Frances Easley undated

box 1, folder 6

George Peabody College for Teachers Bachelor of Science Diploma 1926 June 4

box 1, folder 7

George Peabody College for Teachers Masters of Arts Diploma 1930 August 26

box 1, folder 8

George Pepperdine College Bulletins 1948

box 1, folder 9

" I Remember When" Easley Recollection of George Pepperdine College undated

box 1, folder 10

Marriage Announcement of the Parents of Frances Easley 1901

box 1, folder 11

Obituary of Frances Easley 1990

box 1, folder 12

Pi Lambda Theta Document 1945 December 1

box 2

Portrait of Conway Easley undated

box 2

Portrait of Julia T. Easley undated

box 1, folder 13

Teaching Contract for George Pepperdine College 1951 April 22

box 2

Twenty Year Service to George Pepperdine College Award circa 1958