The collection contains materials related to Hugh M. Tiner, first dean and second president of George Pepperdine College and
member of Rotary International. Items include subject and correspondence files (biographical materials, certificates of appreciation,
ephemera and photographs, speeches and publications, radio program transcripts, and travel ephemera); newspaper clippings;
plaques; and memorabilia.
Hugh Marvin Tiner was born on a small farm near La Vernia, Texas (east of San Antonio, Texas) on April 16, 1908, the second
of ten children of Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Tiner. He attended La Vernia school until graduating from the 10th grade in 1924.
He then attended Brackenridge High School in San Antonio, Texas until graduation in June, 1925. Tiner went to the University
of Texas Junior College (later called San Antonio Junior College) in its first year of existence, and transferred to Abilene
Christian College in 1926. He was the business manager of the college newspaper,
The Optimist, and received his B.A. in December, 1928. After moving to Palo Alto just after graduation, he attended Stanford University
for his M.A. degree, received in August, 1929. His thesis subject was "The Playground Movement in the United States."
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