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The Finding Aid of the Tyler Ecology Award Records 0030
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Historicaal note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Processing Information note

  • Title: Tyler Ecology Award records
    Identifier/Call Number: 0030
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.38 linear feet (1 box plus 1 oversized scrapbook)
    Date (inclusive): 1971-1981
    Abstract: The collection contains materials related to the Tyler Ecology Award, including award banquet programs, newspaper clippings, financial records, photographs, and an oversized scrapbook for the award years 1973 through 1979. Also included are photos of John and Alice Tyler (the award's founders) and a memorial speech for John Tyler given by M. Norvel Young. Materials range in date from 1971 to 1981.
    Location note: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.

    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], Tyler Ecology Award records, Collection no. 0030, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Materials were collected from University Archives files.

    Historicaal note

    The Tyler Ecology Award is an annual international award presented to honor scientists who advance the field of environmental science. The award was created by John and Alice Tyler in 1972, but was first given in 1973, soon after John Tyler's death. John Tyler founded the Farmers Insurance Group in 1928, and he and his wife were involved in many charitable organizations, with their interests including medical research, music and the arts, children's health, and animal welfare. Additionally, the Tylers donated money to Pepperdine University to build the Tyler Campus Center. The prize was administered by Pepperdine University for approximately 10 years, when it was moved to the University of Southern California. The name changed twice over the years, from the Tyler Ecology Award, to the Tyler Ecology–Energy Prize in 1981, and finally to the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement in 1983 to reflect a broader scope of the sciences.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains materials related to the Tyler Ecology Award, including award banquet programs, newspaper clippings, financial records, photographs, and an oversized scrapbook for the award years 1973 through 1979. Also included are photos of John and Alice Tyler (the award's founders) and a memorial speech for John Tyler given by M. Norvel Young. Materials range in date from 1971 to 1981.

    Arrangement

    Items are arranged primarily chronologically.

    Related Archival Materials

    Files and photographs: William S. Banowsky papers, Collection no. 0002, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.
    Some papers and audiovisual materials: University of Southern California, University Archives -- Finding Aid of the University of Southern California Office of the Provost records 0384
    Papers of other individual scientists on the Online Archive of California may contain references to the Tyler Ecology Award.

    Processing Information note

    The collection was arranged and described by Jamie Henricks in December, 2012. The finding aid was updated by Katie Richardson in July, 2013.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Odum, Eugene P. (Eugene Pleasants), 1913-2002
    Tyler, Alice Christine, 1912-1993
    Tyler, John Cummings, 1887-1973
    Clippings
    Ecology--Awards
    Financial records
    Photographs
    Programs
    Scrapbooks
    Tyler Ecology Award
    Tyler Ecology–Energy Prize
    Tyler Prize for Ecological Achievement