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The Finding Aid of the Harold E. Holland Papers 0035
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Processing Information note

  • Title: Harold E. Holland Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 0035
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.92 linear feet (3 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1948-1991
    Abstract: The collection includes Harold E. Holland's files from the time he served as Director of Libraries at Pepperdine University from 1981 to 1989.
    Location note: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Creator: Holland, Harold E., 1924-

    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], Harold E. Holland Papers, Collection no. 0035, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The files were transferred to Special Collections and University Archives upon Holland's retirement.

    Biographical note

    Harold Edward Holland served as Director of Libraries at Pepperdine University from 1981 to 1989. While at Pepperdine, Holland was involved with several major projects and improvements that included consolidating various collections, implementing the computerized Virginia Tech Library System, expanding the University Archives, participating in the USC electronic library consortium, and developing the Pepperdine Plaza and other center libraries. In addition to these activities, Holland was instrumental in the planning and renovation of Payson Library. Holland retired from the position of Library Director in 1989 but remained working at Pepperdine University in Special Collections and University Archives for several years.
    Before his appointment at Pepperdine, Holland served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Library Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 1976, Holland received his D.L.S. from the University of Missouri-Columbia and subsequently his dissertation Religious Periodicals in Development of Nashville, Tennessee as a Regional Publishing Center, 1830-1880 was published.
    Holland also taught at Pahlavic University (Shiraz, Iran), Appalachian Teachers College, the University of Oklahoma, and Ibaraki Christian College (Japan). In addition to his teaching duties, he served as a minister of the Churches of Christ in Tennessee.
    Holland was very active in the library community writing articles for various publications and serving in many organizations including the ALA (American Library Association), EDUCOM, CAL/PALS (California Private Academic Libraries), and the AICCU (Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities).

    Scope and Content

    The bulk of the collection documents Holland's time as Library Director at Pepperdine University from 1981 to 1989. Included are articles written by Holland both before and during his time at Pepperdine; notes, meeting minutes, and programs from conferences Holland attended; correspondence between Holland and other administrators both inside and outside of the University; plans for Payson Library's renovation; files documenting the librarians' efforts to achieve faculty status at Pepperdine University; memos, notes and photographs regarding a flood in Payson library which damaged a large amount of library books; and notes, photographs and other materials used to plan library exhibits.


    The collection is organized alphabetically by folder title.

    Processing Information note

    The collection was arranged and described by Katie Richardson and Catie Golitzin in January 2012.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    American Library Association. Conference.
    Davenport, David, 1950-
    Holland, Harold E., 1924-
    Leighton, Philip D.
    Pepperdine University. Library Affairs.
    Pepperdine University.
    Phillips, William B.
    White, Howard A. (Howard Ashley), 1913-
    Academic libraries--California--Malibu--History
    Academic library directors
    Education, Higher--California--Malibu
    Library administration--California--History
    Library exhibits--United States
    Library science--California--History
    Malibu (Calif.)--History--20th century