The Finding Aid of the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology Records 0100

Finding aid prepared by Jamie Henricks
The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA, 90263-4786
(310) 506-4434
specialcollections@pepperdine.edu
March 2013


Title: Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology records
Identifier/Call Number: 0100
Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Physical Description: 10.75 linear feet (11 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1964-2005
Abstract: The collection contains materials related to the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) and its predecessors. Most items were collected from Dean Olaf H. Tegner's office, and range in date from 1964 to 2005. Materials include advertisements, class schedules, correspondence, budgets, curriculum proposals, meeting notes, faculty files, audiovisual recordings of GSEP dinners, and other items.
Location note: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.

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Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology records, Collection no. 0100, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were gathered from University Archives files.

Historical note

At George Pepperdine College, Education and Psychology were initially two separate departments. In 1957, Olaf H. Tegner was named head of the Education Department, then appointed dean of the School of Education in 1970. The School of Education offered Pepperdine's first doctoral degree, the Ed.D., in 1976. After Pepperdine's Los Angeles campus closed in 1981, the School of Education merged with the Psychology Division and both moved to a business park in West Los Angeles named Pepperdine University Plaza. In 1982, the schools were renamed as the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP).
GSEP offered the Doctor of Psychology degree for the first time in 1986. Between 1988 and 1990, GSEP added master’s degree programs in educational technology, school business administration, and clinical psychology. In 1988 GSEP was the first of Pepperdine’s schools to appoint a female dean, Dr. Nancy Magnusson Fagan. As the programs of GSEP and the School of Business and Management grew with demand from around Southern California, other campus spaces were leased in Long Beach (1990) and Westlake Village (1995).
After the success of the fundraising campaign "Challenged to Lead," the Pepperdine was able to build the Drescher Graduate Campus on Pepperine's Malibu campus. The campus was opened in August, 2003, and houses GSEP, the Graziadio School of Business and Management, and the School of Public Policy. The programs formerly held at Pepperdine University Plaza location were relocated to the Howard Hughes Center in West Los Angeles. In 2010, GSEP introduced MA degrees in school counseling and social entrepreneurship and change. Currently, GSEP programs are offered at the Drescher Graduate Campus in Malibu, the West Los Angeles graduate campus, the Encino Graduate Campus, the Irvine Graduate Campus, and the Westlake Village Graduate Campus.

Biographical note

Olaf H. Tegner was appointed as the first dean of the School of Education in 1970. He graduated from George Pepperdine College in 1943, majoring in history and minoring in psychology. He served in the military briefly, but returned to Pepperdine to start the Alumni Association in 1944, and started teaching history at Pepperdine in 1946. Tegner was named head of the Education Department in 1957, then appointed dean of the School of Education in 1970, and then later given the title of dean emeritus of the Education Division of GSEP after his retirement. He passed away in October, 2005, at the age of 87, after being at Pepperdine nearly non-stop for 66 years. An endowed scholarship to benefit GSEP students was named in his honor.

Scope and Content

The collection contains materials created by and for the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP), and its predecessors (the School of Education, and Division of Psychology). Most materials were collected from Dean Olaf H. Tegner's office, and items range in date from 1964 to 2005. Printed materials include flyers, brochures, class schedules, course materials, memos and correspondence, conference and lecture material, admission applications, handbooks, budgets, curriculum proposals, travel study tour brochures, committee meeting notes and minutes, questionnaires, faculty files, fieldwork forms, and other items related to GSEP degree programs and interests. Audiovisual materials include VHS and betacam tapes, primarily of GSEP dinners.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in the following two series: Series 1. Printed Material and Series 2. Audiovisual Material.

Related Archival Materials

Other collections related to education programs at Pepperdine include Pepperdine University School of Continuing Education records 0086 and Pepperdine University School of Professional Studies and Los Angeles Campus collection 0092. Other individuals' collections related to education or psychology include the C. Richard MacNair papers 0099 (an associate dean of the School of Education), the Earl Vivon Pullias papers 0009 (a professor of psychology), and the B. Lamar Johnson papers 0023 (an educator known as the "father of the community college").
Photographs, negatives, and slides related to the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (such as faculty, students, events, or commencements) can also be found in the Pepperdine University Archives Photographs, Negatives, and Slides 0031, or online via the Pepperdine Digital Collections, in the University Archives Photograph Collection (http://pepperdine.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/). University publications created by the Graduate School of Education and Psychology and its predecessors can be found in the Pepperdine University Archives Publications 0064.

Processing Information note

The collection was arranged and described by Jamie Henricks in March, 2013.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pepperdine College.
Pepperdine University. Graduate School of Education and Psychology.
Pepperdine University. Psychology Division.
Pepperdine University. School of Education.
Pepperdine University.
Administrative records
Articles
Brochures
College administrators--United States--History
Correspondence
Education, Higher--California
Financial records
Fliers (Printed matter)
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Memorandums
Minutes
Reports
Videocassettes

Box 1-9

Series 1: Printed Material 1964-2005

Box 10-11

Series 2: Audiovisual Material 1994-1998