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The Finding Aid of the Hubert G. Derrick Papers 0106
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Processing Information note

  • Title: Hubert G. Derrick papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 0106
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.42 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1953-1994
    Abstract: The collection contains publications written by Hubert G. Derrick about his faith and personal history, and a scrapbook gifted to him by Pepperdine College international students in 1953. Materials date from 1953, 1986, and 1994; some materials are undated.
    Location note: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Creator: Derrick, Hubert G.

    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], Hubert G. Derrick papers, Collection no. 0106, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Materials were gathered from University Archives files.

    Biographical note

    Hubert G. Derrick was born in Texas in approximately 1907, and lived in Denison and Wichita Falls, Texas. Derrick's father was a railroad engineer, and he had several younger siblings. He became friends with Hugh M. Tiner (the second president of George Pepperdine College) while attending classes at Abilene Christian College. After receiving his B.A. degree from Abilene Christian College, he pursued an M.A. at Baylor University while also preaching at local churches. He briefly had a job in London,Texas, for the 1931 to 1932 school year, as a high school administrator and teacher, but was fired from administrative work after the first year for poor performance. The next school year, he taught Spanish and history, and coached all sports at the school in Eden, Texas. Soon after, he met and married his wife, Julia Mozelle. The Derricks had two children (Jacquelyn and Foy) by 1935, when they were recommended to move to Riverside, California by Hugh Tiner.
    After moving to Riverside, Derrick started preaching at a local church. George and Helen Pepperdine happened to visit the church one Sunday, and offered to donate money for construction of a baptistry in the church. Derrick accepted, and learned that Mr. Pepperdine planned to found a college with Hugh Tiner's persuasion. Eventually, the family moved closer to Pepperdine College, and Derrick taught Spanish, tennis, basketball, and religion courses. Hubert and Julia Mozelle later had two more children (Linda and Carla). Derrick became Pepperdine's first tennis coach when the program was started in 1940. He coached the team to victory at the inaugural NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) Championship in Abilene, Texas, and the team also won the CCAA (California Collegiate Athletic Association) league title. The family retired to Huntington Beach, California.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains publications written by Hubert G. Derrick about his faith and personal history, and a scrapbook gifted to him by Pepperdine College international students in 1953. Materials date from 1953, 1986, and 1994; some materials are undated.

    Arrangement

    Materials are arranged chronologically.

    Related Archival Materials

    Photographs, negatives, and slides related to Hubert G. Derrick 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/). Derrick was friends with Hugh M. Tiner when both were young men, in Texas. Materials related to Tiner can be found in the Hugh M. Tiner papers 0101. Derrick was a tennis coach while at Pepperdine, and materials related to tennis and other sports can be found in the Pepperdine University Athletics records 0077.

    Processing Information note

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

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Derrick, Hubert G.
    Pepperdine College.
    Pepperdine University.
    Churches of Christ--History--20th century
    Correspondence
    Publications
    Scrapbooks