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The Finding Aid of the Pepperdine University Great Issues Records 0124
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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: Pepperdine University Great Issues Records
    Identifier/Call Number: 0124
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.84 linear feet (2 boxes plus 1 oversize item)
    Date (inclusive): 1970-1987
    Abstract: The collection contains printed materials, photographs, negatives, and audiocassettes from the Great Issues Series at Pepperdine from 1970 through 1987. Themes addressed in speaker presentations focused on pressing issues of the time, primarily in the areas of policy and economics. Speakers included individuals known in their fields, many of which later went on to play important roles in government or policy.

    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], Pepperdine University Great Issues Records, Collection no. 0124, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Materials were gathered from the University Archives files.

    Historical note

    The Great Issues Series was a community service program at Pepperdine University. This series was an outgrowth of the successful Forum, begun in 1958. Delivered by prominent experts in fields such as economics, public policy and history, topics addressed pressing problems such as inflation, international relations, and business. The goal of the series was to provide a means by which Los Angeles residents and Pepperdine affiliates could remain abreast of issues important to the times. Running from 1970 through 1987, the series brought numerous experts known on both a national and international level to Los Angeles, including Secretary of Agriculture Earl L. Butz, Pierre Andre Rinfret, economic advisor to President Nixon, and historian Russell Kirk.

    Scope and Content

    The materials in the collection include textual items, photographs, negatives, and audiocassettes created for Great Issues events sponsored by Pepperdine University. Covering 1970 through 1987, a majority of the materials are textual, which were printed for lectures, lunches, seminars and other events. Additional printed materials include speech transcripts, speaker schedules, and series announcements advertising prominent speakers. The photographs and negatives document specific Great Issues events, and the audiocassettes are of select speeches.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into the following series: 1. Printed Materials; 2. Photographs and Negatives; and 3. Audiovisual Materials. Series are arranged chronologically by date.

    Related Archival Materials

    M. Norvel and Helen Young Papers, Collection no. 0014, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.
    Pepperdine College Freedom Forum Records, Collection no. 0088, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University
    Pepperdine University Archives Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, Collection no. 0031, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.
    Pepperdine University Office of Public Affairs Records, Collection no. 0065, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.
    Pepperdine University Speeches Collection, Collection no. 0040, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.
    The Roots of American Order Television Adaptation Proposal, Collection no. 0038, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.
    William S. Banowsky Papers, Collection no. 0002, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Processing Information note

    The collection was arranged and described by Lindsey Sommer under the supervision of Katie Richardson in February, 2014.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Banowsky, William Slater
    Butz, Earl L. (Earl Lauer), 1909-2008
    Kirk, Russell
    Pepperdine College.
    Pepperdine University.
    Rumsfeld, Donald, 1932-
    Young, M. Norvel (Matt Norvel), 1915-
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    Articles
    Audiocassettes
    Clippings
    Economics--20th century
    Education, Higher--California
    International relations--20th century
    Lectures and lecturing--California, Southern
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--History
    Malibu (Calif.)--History
    Pamphlets
    Photographs
    Photography--Negatives
    Programs
    Public policy
    Speeches, addresses, etc., American--20th century
    Transcripts
    United States--Foreign relations
    United States--Politics and government
    Universities and colleges--California--History