The Finding Aid of the Pepperdine University Student Life Collection 0079

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.
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA, 90263-4786
(310) 506-4434
specialcollections@pepperdine.edu
January 2013


Title: Pepperdine University Student Life collection
Identifier/Call Number: 0079
Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Physical Description: 18.4 linear feet (13 boxes, 4 oversized scrapbooks)
Date (inclusive): 1937-2012
Abstract: The collection documents aspects of the Pepperdine student experience. Materials in the collection include handbooks and orientation guides; housing and health information; materials related to clubs, intramural sports, cultural enrichment, and special events; photographs; memorabilia; and student-created scrapbooks from different eras. Materials range from 1937 to 2012.
Location note: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.

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Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Pepperdine University Student Life collection, Collection no. 0079, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Most materials were collected from University Archives files. The Carol Hennesey scrapbook was donated to the archives by Carol (Hennesey) Carlson. The George Pepperdine College scrapbook and dorm trash can was donated by Arlene and Tom Dubas. The George Pepperdine College pep club blouse and vest were donated by Bobbie Craig Fry. Varsity Varieties programs were donated by Barbara (Bobby) Dobbins Title and Marlene Will. Freshman beanies were donated by David Ottalini and Lilian Green.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of materials related to student life or produced by students during their time at Pepperdine. Materials in the collection include student handbooks and registries; student orientation guides and information; housing and student health information; photographs, fliers, handbooks, and other materials related to student activities such as clubs, intramural sports, Greek Life, student journalism, and cultural enrichment; fliers, photographs and calendars of special events on campus; photographs of student and campus life; memorabilia; and a number of student-created scrapbooks from different eras at Pepperdine. Materials in the collection range from 1937 to 2012.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into the following seven series:
  • Series 1: Student Handbooks and New Student Registries
  • Series 2: New Student Orientation
  • Series 3: Housing and Student Health
  • Series 4: Student Activities
  • Series 5: Special Events
  • Series 6: Miscellaneous Student Affairs Materials and Memorabilia
  • Series 7: Student Scrapbooks

Related Archival Materials

Photographs, negatives, and slides of students and student life events can also be found in the Pepperdine University Archives Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, or online via the Pepperdine Digital Collections, in the University Archives Photograph Collection (http://pepperdine.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/). Materials about the Student Government Association (SGA) are held in the collection of Student Government Association (SGA) records.

Processing Information note

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

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Carlson, Carol Hennesey
Pepperdine College.
Pepperdine University.
Articles
Brochures
Christian education
Christian universities and colleges--United States--History
Clippings
College students
Fliers (Printed matter)
Greek letter societies
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Invitation cards
Minutes
Photographs
Programs
Publications
Scrapbooks
Universities and colleges--California--History

Box 1-2

Series 1: Student Handbooks and New Student Registries 1938-2012

Scope and Content

The series consists of student handbooks, as well as new student registries. Student handbooks contain general information about Pepperdine, including information on campus locations, the academic calendar, student services, housing, and university policies and regulations. New student registries are a smaller type of yearbook that contain photos and basic information on that year's incoming freshman class. Materials in the series range from 1938 to 2012.
Box 2,8

Series 2: New Student Orientation 1940-2012

Scope and Content

The series consists of materials related to student orientation activities on campus. Items include guidebooks, brochures, and other informational materials given to new students at Pepperdine. Materials in the series range from 1940 to 2012.
Box 2

Series 3: Housing and Student Health 1938-1998

Scope and Content

The series contains materials related to student housing on campus, as well as health services provided for Pepperdine students. Items in the series include housing handbooks, plans for the student recreation village, information on campus counseling services, a contract between suite roommates in 1938 written by student Helen Mattox (who later married M. Norvel Young), dorm life photographs, and student phone directories. Materials in the series range from 1938 to 1998.
Box 2-3, 13

Series 4: Student Activities 1937-2000

Scope and Content

The series contains materials related to various student activities on campus. Materials in the series include intramural sport handbooks, fliers, photographs, and calendars; handbooks, fliers, articles, photographs, and programs for student organizations and honor societies such as Alpha Chi; fraternity/sorority handbooks, fliers, rush applications, and articles on Greek Life on campus; awards given to student journalists on campus; underground student publications including The Pepper Diner and Making Waves; and fliers, brochures, photographs, and programs for cultural enrichment programs, various ethnic studies programs, and diversity initiatives on campus. Materials in the series range from 1937 to 2000.

Arrangement

The series is arranged into the following five sub-series:
  • Sub-series 4.1: Intramural Sports
  • Sub-series 4.2: Student Clubs and Honor Societies
  • Sub-series 4.3: Greek Life
  • Sub-series 4.4: Student Journalism and Publications
  • Sub-series 4.5: Cultural Enrichment Programs
Box 2-3

Sub-series 4.1: Intramural Sports 1939-1986

Box 3

Sub-series 4.2: Student Clubs and Honor Societies 1943-1986

Box 3

Sub-series 4.3: Greek Life 1946-2000

Box 3, 13

Sub-series 4.4: Student Journalism and Publications 1937-1986

Box 3

Sub-series 4.5: Cultural Enrichment Programs 1985-1996

Box 3

Series 5: Special Events 1937-2003

Scope and Content

The series contains materials related to special events given on campus for the Pepperdine community. Items in the series include event calendars, fliers, programs, and articles. Also included are photographs of various events held on campus, which include luaus, picnics, Valentine's Day, Western Day, Fasching Day, Halloween, and blood drives among others. Materials in the series range from 1937 to 2003.
Box 4, 8-11

Series 6: Miscellaneous Student Affairs Materials and Memorabilia 1938-2011

Scope and Content

The series contains miscellaneous materials related to student life that could not be categorized elsewhere. Items in the series include photographs of students moving in, on campus, at sports games, in class, and at other campus events; miscellaneous printed materials including a survey on student activities, copies of Pepperdine's alma mater, and regulations on student posters; and news clippings on various student affairs. Other items include 3D objects such as a George Pepperdine College dorm trash can, George Pepperdine College clothing (a sweatshirt, and multiple freshman beanies), and two Sigma Tau Sigma mugs from 1960 and 1961 (formerly owned by Rich Cantrell). Materials in the series range from 1938 to 2011.
Oversize Scrapbook 1-4, Box 5-7, 12

Series 7: Student Scrapbooks 1946-1986

Scope and Content

The series consists of a number of scrapbooks compiled by Pepperdine students documenting different aspects of student life on campus. This includes a scrapbook compiled by alumna Carol Hennesey of her experience at Pepperdine from 1954 to 1958, two scrapbooks from Pepperdine College's Social Club documenting special campus events from 1945 to 1948, a number of scrapbooks documenting Pepperdine's Home Management Labratory Experience from 1963 to 1974, Greek life scrapbooks from 1947 to the late 1960s, and a general student life scrapbook from 1982 to 1986.
Box 5

Carol Hennesey Scrapbook 1954-1958

Biographical note

Carol Hennesey (now Carlson) was a student at Pepperdine College from 1954 to 1958. She was involved in many sororities on campus, as a member of Alpha Gamma and president of both Theta Sigma Chi and the national music sorority, Mu Phi Epsilon. Hennesey was also a member of the International Students Club, the College Philharmonic Associates, and was president of Pepperdine's Associated Women Students. Hennesey is still involved in life at Pepperdine, most recently participating in a George Pepperdine College Alumni Panel held by Pepperdine University Libraries Special Collections in October of 2011.

Scope and Content

The scrapbook contains materials collected by Carol Hennesey while she was a student at Pepperdine College from 1954 to 1958. Materials include invitations and programs for various events, newspaper clippings regarding Pepperdine, Hennesey's scholarship notices and student ID cards, a photograph of a Spring Sing event, and administrative materials related to various student clubs and organizations with which Hennesey was involved. Also included are two recordings of Spring Sing, and an inscribed gavel marking Hennesey's presidency of the music sorority Mu Phi Epsilon.

Arrangement

Pages of the scrapbook were disassembled and arranged into folders thematically by Carol Hennesey before its donation to the archives. Folders are now arranged alphabetically by folder title, with original folder titles maintained when possible.
Box 6

Social Club Scrapbooks 1946-1948

Scope and Content

The Social Club scrapbooks consist of two scrapbooks containing items related to social activities and events happening at Pepperdine College put on or attended by the Social Club from 1945 to 1948. Items in the scrapbooks include invitations, programs, articles, tickets and other memorabilia from events and trips, and various receipts and lists of costs for events.
Oversize Scrapbook 1, Box 7

Home Management Labratory Experience Scrapbooks 1963-1974

Scope and Content

The Home Management Labratory Experience scrapbooks consist of eleven scrapbooks that document various academic terms in the Home Management class house from 1963 to 1974. As a part of the Home Management course, a small number of students would live in special housing and host numerous dinner parties and other events as a practical extension of the course. Items in the scrapbooks include photographs; news articles; invitations, menus, place cards, and guest lists for parties; and thank you notes from guests.
Oversize Scrapbook 2-3, Box 12

Greek Life Scrapbooks 1947-1960s

Scope and Content

The scrapbooks consist of two Phi Beta scrapbooks (1954 to 1956 and 1962 to 1963), one Beta Gamma Delta scrapbook (1947 to 1949), and one Sigma Tau Sigma scrapbook (with other student life material, from the 1960s). The Sigma Tau Sigma scrapbook was created by Jim Allen Dilbeck. The scrapbooks mostly contain newspaper clippings, photographs, invitations, and events programs.
Oversize Scrapbook 4

General Student Life Scrapbook 1982-1986

Scope and Content

The scrapbook (1982 to 1986) contains mainly programs and flyers advertising student events on campus, calendars of students events, and athletics announcements.