The Finding Aid of the Pepperdine University Alumni Association Records 0056

Finding aid prepared by Jamie Henricks and Jessica Geiser
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
August 2012


Title: Pepperdine University Alumni Association records
Identifier/Call Number: 0056
Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Physical Description: 12.07 linear feet (10 boxes, 2 oversize books)
Date (inclusive): 1958-2010
Abstract: The materials in this collection are items created by and collected from the Pepperdine University Alumni Association between 1958 and 2010, including printed material, memorabilia, alumni directories, and photographs. The Alumni Association is comprised of graduates from Pepperdine University's five schools (George Pepperdine College/Seaver College, the Graziadio School of Business and Management, the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, the School of Law, and the School of Public Policy).
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 Alumni Association records, Collection no. 0056, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Some material originated from the University Archives general files (such as the directories, programs and brochures, videos, and other items) and was combined with material donated from the Alumni Association in approximately 1999 (including photographs, photograph albums, and some memorabilia). Copies of letters given to the graduating class of 1952, owned by class member Jim Armstrong, were donated by his wife, Mrs. Armstrong.

Historical note

The Pepperdine University Alumni Association is composed of more than 80,000 graduates of Pepperdine’s five schools: George Pepperdine College/Seaver College, the Graziadio School of Business and Management, the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, the School of Law, and the School of Public Policy. The Alumni Association was started in 1944, by former Pepperdine student (and later professor, and dean of the School of Education) Olaf H. Tegner. Students automatically become members of the Alumni Association upon graduation. The Pepperdine University Alumni Association was formed to promote interaction between the University and its alumni, students, parents, and friends through events, regional programs, benefits, and services.
Recurring events include get-togethers and viewing of concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, Waves Weekend (formerly called Homecoming), alumni banquets and award dinners, and others.

Scope and Content

The collection contains printed materials (including programs, invitations, and other items), reunion booklets, directories, video tapes, and photographs created by and collected from events and fundraising initiatives held by the Pepperdine University Alumni Association. Items are primarily paper, but also include VHS tapes, photo albums, slides, oversize military honor books, and memorabilia such as pins and patches. Items range in date from 1958 to 2010.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in the following five series:
  • Series 1: Printed Material and Memorabilia
  • Series 2: Reunion Booklets
  • Series 3: Alumni Directories
  • Series 4: Video Tapes
  • Series 5: Photographs, Photograph Albums, and Slides

Related Archival Materials

Other collections may include folders on Alumni Association activities, such as the M. Norvel and Helen Young papers. Norvel and Helen Young made extensive trips to countries in Asia for recruiting alumni support; files on their plans, alumni contacts, and travel are included in the M. Norvel and Helen Young papers.

Processing Information note

The collection was arranged and described by Jamie Henricks and Jessica Geiser in August 2012.

Separated Materials

Issues of the Alumni Voice were moved to the general University Archives collection of Pepperdine periodicals. Copies of yearbooks were moved to the University Archives yearbook collection. Four VHS tapes from the collection unrelated to alumni activities were moved to the general audiovisual collection, including LA News Coverage of Pepperdine's float in the 1987 Tournament of Roses Parade; a Pepperdine University Walking Tour; and two copies of a presentation entitled "Impressions" from 1992.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pepperdine University. Alumni Association.
Pepperdine University.
Brochures
Clippings
Color slides
Ephemera
Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)--History
Malibu (Calif.)--History
Memorabilia
Photograph albums
Photographs
Programs
Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae
Videocassettes

Box 1, 10, Oversize Album 1-2

Series 1: Printed Material and Memorabilia 1958-2010

Scope and Content

The series contains printed materials and memorabilia from the Alumni Association from campus events, fundraising campaigns, annual alumni recognition dinners, and other endeavors. The majority of the materials are programs, invitations, and other papers from yearly alumni banquets. Another folder has multiple years of programs and invitations to the yearly alumni picnic and concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Memorabilia includes a few three-dimensional objects including an alumni chip clip, patches, ribbons, stationary, paperweights and other items. Also included are two copies of an oversized book listing Pepperdine alumni who served in the military. Items range from 1958 to 2010.
Box 1-2

Series 2: Reunion Booklets 1970-2005

Scope and Content

The series contains booklets produced by the Alumni Association for various class and university reunion banquets, containing profiles of alumni, alumni chapter information, and facts about Pepperdine history.
Box 2-3

Series 3: Alumni Directories 1973-2002

Scope and Content

The series includes directories for the following years: 1973, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1996, and 2002. (There are two copies for each year except 1973.)
Box 3-4

Series 4: Video Tapes 1993, 1996, 2000, 2001

Scope and Content

The series includes eight VHS tapes: Graziadio School of Business and Management Distinguished Alumni dinners from 2001 and 2002; a 1993 meeting related to alumni fundraising; the 1991 Alumni Banquet honoring Helen Pepperdine and Howard A. White; a tape of the 1996 Pepperdine reunion; and three tapes of recorded alumni board meetings, workshops, and leadership conferences.
Box 5-10

Series 5: Photographs, Photograph Albums, and Slides 1990-2004 (bulk) 1977-2004 (inclusive)

Scope and Content

The series contains photographs, photograph albums, and slides of individual alumni and alumni events. The images include pictures from the Alumni Office as well as the Student Alumni Organization from around 1990 to 2004, and depict alumni events including reunions, dinners and get-togethers; Pepperdine events such as Homecoming, graduation and Founders' Day; powerpoint presentations of distinguished alumni; and formerly framed photos of alumni board presidents from the Alumni Office. Also included are large scrapbooks from the Student Alumni Organization depicting annual events on campus from 1999-2000, 2000-2001, and 2002-2003.