The Finding Aid of the Pepperdine University Office of the Provost, William B. Adrian Records 0049

Finding aid prepared by Katie Richardson and Jenna Fry
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
June 2012


Title: Pepperdine University Office of the Provost, William B. Adrian Records
Identifier/Call Number: 0049
Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.0 linear feet (2 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1985-1993
Abstract: The collection consists of inter-office memoranda and correspondence sent by or to former Pepperdine University Provost William B. Adrian from 1985 to 1993.
Creator: Pepperdine University. Office of the Provost.

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access. There are files that contain confidential information, and therefore access to the collection is restricted until 2018.

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], Pepperdine University Office of the Provost, William B. Adrian Records, Collection no. 0049, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

Biographical note

William B. Adrian was born on November 23, 1937. He attended Abilene Christian College where he earned a B.S. in Mathematics in 1959 and a M.S. in Educational Administration in 1961. He later attended the University of Denver where he received a Ph.D. in Higher Education in 1967. During his tenure at Pepperdine University, he served as Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology from 1983 to 1985, Executive Vice President from 1985 to 1986, and Provost from 1986 to 1993. Adrian left Pepperdine University in 1993 for a Fulbright fellowship at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

Historical note

The Provost is the chief academic officer of Pepperdine University and has responsibility, under the President, for the administration, coordination and development of all academic activities and functions of the University. He/She works with the deans of Pepperdine's five schools on all issues related to the effective planning and management of the University's academic resources. In addition, he/she is directly responsible for the University's Disability Services Office and the office of the University Chaplain.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in chronological order.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of inter-office memoranda and correspondence sent by or to William B. Adrian. The materials document the administrative activities Adrian was involved in from 1985 to 1993. A small amount of material from the time Adrian was transferring from his role as Executive Vice President to Provost is also included.

Related Archival Materials

Pepperdine University Office of the Provost, Nancy Magnusson Fagan, 0050, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.
Pepperdine University Office of the Provost, Steven S. Lemley Records, 0051, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Adrian, William B.
Pepperdine University. Office of the Provost.
Correspondence
Memorandums
Universities and colleges--California--History
Universities and colleges--United States--Records and correspondence

Box 1-2

Chronological Files 1985-1993