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The Finding Aid for the Pepperdine University Accreditation Collection 0074
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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 Accreditation Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: 0074
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 5.0 linear feet (4 boxes)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1950-1993
    Date (inclusive): 1938-2005
    Abstract: The collection contains files related to accreditation of Pepperdine College and Pepperdine University from 1938 to 2005. Most items are reports submitted to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) or the previous accreditation body, the Western College Association and the California State Board of Education, or reports returned to Pepperdine after accreditation visits and evaluations. Other items include articles, correspondence, memoranda, and meeting minutes.

    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 Accreditation Collection, Collection no. 0074, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Materials in the collection were collected from the University Archives files.

    Historical note

    Pepperdine University is accredited by WASC, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Pepperdine College was first accredited in 1949, by an earlier accreditation board. Accreditation is an ongoing process requiring significant data collection, many reports, and visits by WASC staff to Pepperdine's campuses. The process is designed to provide data and information for better understanding university goals, infrastructure, processes, and its own progress. (Five other academic bodies also accredit Pepperdine, but the majority of the reports are from WASC.) WASC was formed in 1962, and accredited all institutions previously accredited by the Association of American Universities, North Central Association.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains files related to accreditation of Pepperdine College and Pepperdine University from 1938 to 2005. Most items are reports submitted to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) or the previous accreditation body, the Western College Association and the California State Board of Education, or reports returned to Pepperdine after accreditation visits and evaluations. Other items include articles, correspondence, memoranda, and meeting minutes related to the accreditation of Pepperdine.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into the following series: 1. Reports and Publications and 2. Correspondence, Memoranda, and Meeting Minutes. Within each series, folders are arranged in chronological order.

    Related Archival Materials

    Other collections with files about accreditation include the Howard A. White Papers and the M. Norvel and Helen Young Papers.

    Processing Information note

    The collection was arranged and described by Jamie Henricks and Lindsey Gant in January, 2013. The finding aid was updated by Lindsey Gant and Katie Richardson in February, 2014.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Pepperdine College.
    Pepperdine University.
    Western Association of Schools and Colleges (U.S.).
    Accreditation (Education)
    Correspondence
    Education, Higher--California
    Memorandums
    Minutes
    Reports