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The Finding Aid for the 1984 Olympics Collection 0084
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Historical note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Processing Information note

  • Title: 1984 Olympics collection
    Identifier/Call Number: 0084
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.84 linear feet (2 boxes plus 1 Olympic torch)
    Date (inclusive): 1982-1984
    Abstract: The collection contains materials related to Pepperdine's involvement in the 1984 Olympics held in Los Angeles. Items include a newsletter, newspaper clippings, invitations, photographs, Pepperdine Olympic letterhead, other ephemera, and a 1984 Olympic torch. Also included are materials from the 1982 United States Olympic Academy VI, a conference held at Pepperdine to study the Olympic games.
    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], 1984 Olympics collection, Collection no. 0084, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Materials were gathered from University Archives files.

    Historical note

    The 1984 Summer Olympics were hosted in Los Angeles, with many events held at existing facilities around the Los Angeles area to cut costs. Water polo matches were hosted at Pepperdine University’s Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool. President Howard A. White was instrumental in bringing the Olympics to Pepperdine -- he also hosted dinners and other events to support the Olympics on campus. The Olympic torch relay passed through Malibu and a party was held in the middle of the night to welcome the torch. Pepperdine University also hosted the United States Olympic Academy VI in June, 1982, which was a conference dedicated to studying the Olympic Games, the Olympic Movement, and the concept of Olympism.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains materials related to Pepperdine's involvement in the 1984 Olympics, held in Los Angeles during the summer of 1984. Items from 1984 include a newsletter, newspaper clippings, event invitations, photographs, special letterhead and postal meter plate advertisements created for Pepperdine during the Olympics, bumper stickers and ribbons, and a 1984 Olympic torch used in the torch relay. Also included are materials from the 1982 United States Olympic Academy VI, a conference held ahead of the Olympics to study the Olympic games, and hosted at Pepperdine University.

    Arrangement

    Materials are arranged chronologically.

    Related Archival Materials

    Photographs, negatives, and slides related to the 1984 Olympics and other events 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/). Some materials may also be found in the M. Norvel and Helen Young papers 0014 or the Howard A. White papers 0010.
    Other institutions have ephemera collections, such as the University of Southern California (1984 Los Angeles Olympics ephemera 0130) or the Seaver Center for Western Historical Research at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (1984 Olympics Materials Collection GC 1138).

    Processing Information note

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

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Pepperdine University.
    White, Howard A. (Howard Ashley), 1913-
    Clippings
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--History
    Malibu (Calif.)--History--20th century
    Newsletters
    Olympic Games (23rd : 1984 : Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Photographs
    Programs
    United States Olympic Academy
    Videocassettes
    Water polo