The Finding Aid of the National School Safety Center Records 0039

Finding aid prepared by Jessica Geiser and 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.
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January 2013


Title: National School Safety Center records
Identifier/Call Number: 0039
Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Physical Description: 0.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1983-1995
Abstract: The collection contains materials from the National School Safety Center (NSSC), an organization developed in partnership with Pepperdine University and the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to provide resources to combat violence in schools. Materials in the collection include brochures and advertisements for NSSC programs and films; reports and resource papers addressing school safety issues; training materials; and publications produced by the center. Materials in the collection range from 1983 to 1995.
Location note: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.

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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], National School Safety Center records, Collection no. 0039, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were collected from the University Archives files.

Historical note.

The National School Safety Center (NSSC) was founded in 1984 by Presidential mandate from Ronald Reagan as a joint partnership between the Departments of Justice and Education and Pepperdine University. The mission of the National School Safety Center was to promote a continued exchange of information related to school crime and violence prevention through a wide array of resources in order to assist school boards, educators, law enforcers and the public to maintain schools as safe, secure and tranquil places of learning. This was achieved through, among other activities, putting on professional conferences, providing training sessions and materials to educators, and publishing a wide array of printed materials and educational films. In 1999, the NSSC became an independent non-profit organization, ending their affiliation with Pepperdine University but continuing to provide the same services to the public.

Scope and Content

The collection contains printed materials produced by the National School Safety Center (NSSC), including copies of advertisements, brochures, correspondence, press releases, the executive summary of a report on reducing violence in schools, and training materials for a school safety leadership course. Also included in the collection are a number of booklets and other publications produced by the NSSC. Materials in the collection range from 1983 to 1995.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in the following two series:
  • Series 1: Printed Material
  • Series 2: Publications

Related Archival Materials

Some materials from the National School Safety Center can also be found in the David Davenport papers. Issues of the School Safety: National School Safety Center News Journal can be found in the Pepperdine University Archives Publications.

Separated Materials

Issues of the School Safety: National School Safety Center News Journal, were transferred to Pepperdine University Archives Publications.

Processing Information note

The collection was arranged and described by Jessica Geiser and Jamie Henricks in January, 2013.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

National School Safety Center (U.S.).
Pepperdine University.
Advertisements
Brochures
Correspondence
Publications

Box 1

Series 1: Printed Material 1985-1995

Box 1

Advertisements 1985

Box 1

America's Safe Schools Week 1985

Box 1

Brochures

Box 1

Correspondence 1985

Box 1

Educational Leadership Masters Program 1985

Box 1

Film Presentations Brochures

Box 1

Recommendations for Reducing Violence in California Schools - Executive Summary of Final Report 1995

Box 1

Resource Papers 1987-1988

Box 1

School Safety Leadership Curriculum 1993

Box 1-2

Series 2: Publications 1983-1989

Box 1

Educated Public Relations: School Safety 101 1987

Box 1

Gangs in Schools: Breaking Up is Hard to Do 1988

Box 1

The Need to Know: Juvenile Record Sharing 1989

Box 1

The Right to Safe Schools: A Newly Recognized Inalienable Right 1983

Box 1

School Crime and Violence: Victims' Rights 1987

Box 1

School Discipline Notebook 1986

Box 2

School Safety and the Legal Community 1985

Box 2

School Safety Check Book 1988

Box 2

School Safety Legal Anthology 1985