The collection consists of photographs and negatives taken by Hanson A. Williams, Jr. between 1946 and 1954. Images are primarily
of the George Pepperdine College campus and photos taken while Williams was a private in the US Army during the Korean War,
between 1950 and 1952.
Hanson A. Williams Jr. was born in Pueblo, Colorado on November 14, 1928 to Hanson and Cecil May Williams. His family moved
to the Los Angeles area when he was eleven. He graduated from Dorsey High School as the first photography major in school
history. Dr. Olaf (Oly) Tegner, Dean Emeritus of Pepperdine's School of Education (which later became the Graduate School
of Education and Psychology) and former professor, arranged for Williams to receive a photography scholarship to attend George
Pepperdine College. Throughout his studies, Williams served as a student photographer and many of his photographs were used
in the Pepperdine yearbook, the
Promenade, of which Williams served as the editor-in-chief during his senior year. Williams was also listed in the
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges his senior year. Williams graduated from George Pepperdine College in June 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art.
13.86 linear feet
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