The Finding Aid of the Pepperdine University Performing and Fine Arts Collection 0081

Finding aid prepared by Jessica Geiser, Jamie Henricks, Katie Richardson, and Kelsey Knox
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
February 2013


Title: Pepperdine University Performing and Fine Arts Collection
Identifier/Call Number: 0081
Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 7.11 linear feet (11 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1937-2014
Abstract: The Pepperdine University Performing and Fine Arts collection contains materials related to music, theater, and art events and activities held on Pepperdine campuses. Items in the collection include brochures, programs, event invitations, photographs, and audiovisual recordings ranging from 1937 to 2014.

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 Performing and Fine Arts Collection, Collection no. 0081, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were collected from the University Archives files.

Scope and Content

The collection consists mainly of programs, brochures, posters and invitations to performing and fine arts events, exhibits, and student group events held or organized at various Pepperdine campuses from 1937 to 2014. Also included in the collection are photographs, audiocassettes, CDs, vinyl records, and VHS recordings of specific events and student groups. Some student group events and activities represented include Dance in Flight, Pepperdine's radio station, Songfest, the Singing Travelers, and Won by One.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into the following series:
1. Fine Arts Division; 2. Sponsored Events; and 3. Student Groups and Activities.

Processing Information note

The collection was arranged and described by Jessica Geiser and Jamie Henricks in February, 2013. The finding aid was updated by Katie Richardson and Kelsey Knox in June, 2015.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art.
Pepperdine College.
Pepperdine University. Fine Arts Divison.
Pepperdine University.
Smothers Theatre.
Audiocassettes
Brochures
College musicals
College theater--United States--History
Compact discs
Long-playing records
Photographs
Plays--Production and direction
Programs
Theater--California--Malibu--History
Videocassettes

Box 1-2, 5-8

Series 1: Fine Arts Division 1937-2013

Scope and Content

The series contains materials related to the Music and Theater Departments at Pepperdine, now a part of the Fine Arts Division of Seaver College. Materials in the series include brochures, posters, and other general information about the departments; programs, invitations, photographs, cassette tapes and CDs of choral, a capella and various music ensembles; programs for Opera Workshop performances; and programs, posters, photographs, and invitations for theater productions put on by Pepperdine students. Also included is a VHS recording of a 1991 Gala Performance, a 1994 Christmas concert, a 2000 performance of West Side Story, and a 2001 performance of 42nd Street, as well as vinyl records of a 1957 performance of Oklahoma! and a 1955 performance of The Merry Widow. Also included is a box of betamax tapes of Pepperdine Symphony concerts from 1990 to 1999. Materials in the series range from 1937 to 2013.
Box 1

A Cappella Chorus 1950s-1979

Box 1

Ahmanson Arts Center- Photographs 1991-1999

Box 1

Art Classes- Photographs undated

Box 6, Box 7

Choral Concert- A Christmas Celebration 1993-1994

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape and 1 audiocassette tape)
Box 6

Choral Concert- American Voices 1992 February 18

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 8

Choral Concert- Bach and Miscellaneous Works 1999 April 16

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 8

Choral Concert- Celebration of the Incarnation 1998 December 1

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 8

Choral Concert- Christmas Program 1997 December 2

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 8

Choral Concert- Fall Concert 1997 October 14

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 8

Choral Concert- Songs of Nature and Praise 1998 April 7

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 7

Choral Concert- Spring Concert 1997 April 8

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 7-8

Choral Concert- Strictly A Capella 1998 October 5, 2001 October 2

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape and 1 CD)
Box 1

Choral Concerts 1938-2010

Box 1

Choral Rehearsal- Photographs 2008 April

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 6

Choraliers- Chamber Players 1991 February 14

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 1

Choraliers- Photographs 1962-1964

Box 7

Choraliers- Singers 1993 February 22

Physical Description: (1 audiocassette tape)
Box 1

Chorus and Madrigals 1964-1970

Box 1

Community Orchestra/Symphony 1947-2002

Box 1

Cultural Arts Center (Before)- Photographs 1995-1996

Box 1

Dance- Photographs 1996, undated

Box 1

Faculty- Photographs 2006

Physical Description: (2 CDs)
Box 1

Faculty Recitals 1980-1990

Box 1

Fine Arts Division Information 1940-2000s

Box 1

Jazz Ensemble 1979-1986

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Jass Ensembles- Seaver College 1996 November 26

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 1

Lindhurst Theatre- Photographs 1992-1999

Box 1

Lisa Livingston Singing with the Orchestra- Photographs undated

Box 1

List of Theater Performances 1937-1988

Box 1

Madrigal Singers at the J. Paul Getty Museum- Photographs 1976 March 31

Box 1

Madrigal Singers at the J. Paul Getty Museum- Photographs 1977 March 21

Box 1

Mary Pickford- Stotsenberg Performances 2013

Box 1

Master Works Concert- Photographs 2008 April

Physical Description: (2 CDs)
Box 1

Music Department Events- Photographs undated

Box 1

Music Department Orchestra and Choral Concert- Photographs 2004 November 30

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 6

Music Department- Randy Giel 1991 April 1

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 1

Music Department Recital- Photographs 2007 December

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 6

Music Department- Sara Banta Composite 1996 November 26

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 1

"The Music Man"- Photographs 1982 November

Box 1

Musicals- Photographs undated

Box 1

"My Fair Lady" Rehearsal- Photographs 1989 October

Box 1

"Oklahoma"- Photographs 1993 October

Box 1

Old Smothers- Photographs undated

Box 1

Opera- Flora Thornton- Photographs 2000 March 24

Box 1

Opera Workshop- Photographs 1993 March

Box 1

Opera Workshop/Program 1947-2006

Box 1

Opera Workshop/Program- Lehman Night of Opera- Photographs 2007 September

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 1

Opera Workshop/Program- The Barber of Seville 2002 February

Physical Description: (2 CDs)
Box 1

Opera Workshop/Program- The Crucible 2007 March

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 1

Opera Workshop/Program- The Magic Flute 2001 March

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 8

Opera Workshop/Program- The Marriage of Figaro 1999 March 18-19

Physical Description: (2 Beta tapes)
Box 1

Orchestra- Photographs 1992-1998

Box 1

Orchestra and Combined Concerts 1938-2002

Box 1

Orchestra Concert (Pepperdine)- Photographs 2007 March

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 1

Orchestra Concert (Seaver)- Photographs 2007 March

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 1

Pepperdine College Concert Series 1944-1949

Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Adams, Beethoven, Lalo, Tchaikovsky 1994 February 10

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Bach, Boccherini, Bizet 1991 October 17

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Bach, Brahms 1990 October 12

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 7

Pepperdine Symphony- Beethoven, Chaminade, Grieg, Prokofiev 1997 April 10

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Beethoven, Faure, Handel, Hanson 1993 October 11

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Diamond 1990 April 5

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 8

Pepperdine Symphony- Bernstein, Guilini, Dvorak 1997 October 9

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 8

Pepperdine Symphony- Bernstein, Sibelius, Mozart 1998 October 8

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Brahms, Khachaturian 1996 October 10

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Dvorak, Ginastera, Beethoven 1995 October 12

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Gabrielli, Kodaly 1993 February 18

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Galindo, Lalo, Still 1994 October 13

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Gilbert and Sullivan 1996 February 25

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Halffter, Del Aguila, Williams 1995 February 23

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Haydn, Strauss, Stravinsky 1993 April 4

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 8

Pepperdine Symphony- Haydn, Verdi, Wagner, Thompson 1998 February 19

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Kodaly, Bruch, Bach 1996 March 31

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Kurka, Saint Saens, Elgar 1992 October 15

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Walton 1993 November 18

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Mendelssohn, Hummel 1996 March 28

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Mendelssohn, Mahler 1991 April 4

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Moncayo, Lutoslawski, Mussorgsky 1995 April 6

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Moncayo, Saint Saens, Mussorgsky 1995 April 6

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Mozart, Berlioz, Prokofiev 1995 November 30

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Mozart, Copland, etc. 1991 November 21

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Mozart, Rodrigo, Shostakovich 1994 April 7

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 8

Pepperdine Symphony- Mussorgsky, Khachaturian, Prokofiev, Hummel, Copland 1998 April 2-3

Physical Description: (2 Beta tapes)
Box 1

Pepperdine Symphony- Photographs 1994 February

Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Prokofiev, Haydn, Borodin 1992 April 3

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 8

Pepperdine Symphony- Rimsky-Korsakov, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Verdi 1999 February 18-21

Physical Description: (2 Beta tapes)
Box 7

Pepperdine Symphony- Shostakovich, Mozart, Dvorak 1997 February 20

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Vieuxtemps, Brahms 1993 February 21

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 6

Pepperdine Symphony- Williams, Buren, Sibelius 1990 February 22

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 1

Pepperdine University Choir- Photographs 1973 March 29

Box 1

Pepperdine University Choir- Photographs 1973 April 2

Box 1

Pepperdine University Choir and Madrigal Singers- Photographs 1974 April 4

Box 1

Promenade Night 1946-1947

Box 1

"Ragtime"- Photographs 1997 June 12

Box 1

Raitt Recital House- Photographs undated

Box 2

Seaver College Singers- Photographs 1981 March 9

Box 2

Seaver Orchestra- Photographs 1989

Box 2

Sergei Tarnowsky Music Scholarship 1973

Box 2

Smothers Theater- Photographs 1985-1998

Box 2

"Sound of Music"- Photographs 1980

Box 2

Spring Concert- Photographs 1976 March 9

Box 2

Spring Concert- Photographs 1978 March 21

Box 2

Stage Production- Charley's Aunt- Photographs 1974 August 2

Box 2

Student Recitals 1940-1990

Box 2

Theater- Photographs undated

Box 2

Theater Department- Casa Alba 2004 January 28

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 2

Theater Department- Fahrenheit 451 2003 January

Physical Description: (2 CDs)
Box 2, Box 7

Theater Department- 42nd Street 2001 November

Physical Description: (4 CDs and 2 VHS)
Box 2

Theater Department- Hamlet 2008 April

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 2

Theater Department- King Lear 2003 April 7

Physical Description: (3 CDs)
Box 2

Theater Department- Man of La Mancha 2002 November 14

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 2

Theater Department- Master Class Taught by Gary Sinese 2003 November

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 2

Theater Department- Much Ado About Nothing 2001 April

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 5

Theater Department- Oklahoma! 1957

Physical Description: (1 album)
Box 2

Theater Department- Our Town 2007 March

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 2

Theater Department- The Matchmaker 2002 April

Physical Description: (2 CDs)
Box 5

Theater Department- The Merry Widow 1955 May

Physical Description: (1 album)
Box 2

Theater Department- Two Rooms 2001 October

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 2, Box 7

Theater Department- Westside Story 2000 November 6

Physical Description: (1 CD and 1 VHS)
Box 2

Theater- Photographs 1963-1964

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box 2

Theater- Programs 1940-2007

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box 2

Theater Programs Photographs undated

Box 2

Wind Ensemble 1976-1983

Box 2-3

Series 2: Sponsored Events 1944-2014

Scope and Content

The series contains materials from events produced by performers who are not Pepperdine students, but hosted by Pepperdine at the Seaver College Art Gallery, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, the Smothers Theater and other venues on campus. Materials include invitations, brochures, schedules, programs, and photographs of art exhibits and theater, music, and dance performances held at Pepperdine ranging from 1944 to 2013.
Box 2

An Evening with John Raitt- Photographs 1982 April 15

Box 2

Art Guild Luncheon- Photographs 1991 September 19

Box 2-3

Art Shows and Exhibits 1940s-2014

Box 3

Art Shows and Exhibits- Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art 5th Anniversary 1993 March

Box 3

Art Shows and Exhibits- Specific Works at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art (Various Artists) undated

Box 3

Art Shows and Exhibits- Wayne Thiebaud Exhibit 2003 January

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 3

Artsfest 1992

Box 3

Build Our Parks Concert- Photographs 1983 December 11

Box 3

Campus Sculpture- Photographs 1989

Box 3

Center for the Arts 1995-2015

Box 3

Center for the Arts- Brochure 2001

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 3

Center for the Arts- David Foster Event 2002 May 19

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 3

Center for the Arts- Ellen Whitman's Home with Guitarists 2006 June 10

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 3

Center for the Arts- Fundraiser 2005 May 22

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 3

Center for the Arts- Gala 2006-2007

Physical Description: (3 CDs)
Box 7

Center for the Arts- Gala Performance 1991 November 23

Physical Description: (1 VHS)
Box 3

Center for the Arts- Guild 1991-2013

Physical Description: (4 folders)
Box 3

Center for the Arts- Guild, 1st Class Passage Under the Stars 1998 September 13

Box 3

Center for the Arts- Guild, Holiday Boutique, and Luncheon 2004-2007

Physical Description: (3 CDs)
Box 3

Center for the Arts- John Raitt Tribute 2004 December

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 3

Center for the Arts- New Sculpture 2003 February 26

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 3

Center for the Arts- Parkening International Guitar Competition 2003-2006

Physical Description: (2 CDs)
Box 3

Center for the Arts- Patron Reception 2005-2008

Physical Description: (2 CDs)
Box 3

Center for the Arts- Reach Program 2007 January

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 3

Center for the Arts- Remodel 2005

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 3

Center for the Arts- Smothers Theater 2001 November 20

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 3

Center for the Arts- Smothers Theater Opening 2004 September 18

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 3

Center for the Arts- The Center for the Arts Brochure and Banis Exhibition 2001

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 3

Concerts by the Sea- Photographs 1995 August

Box 3

Concert by the Sea- Photographs 1996 September 8

Box 3

Dance Performance- Photographs undated

Box 3

David Foster Event- Photographs 1997 September

Box 3

David Foster Event- Photographs 2001 May 6

Box 3

John Raitt Concert- Photographs 1983 February 2

Box 7

Kirk O' the Valley Presbyterian Church 1997 May 4

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 3

Lydia Clarke Heston Photograph Exhibit- Photographs 1981 January 18

Box 3

Malibu International Sculpture Exhibit- Photographs 1993 July

Box 3

M.E.R. Concert 1984 March

Box 4

Performing Arts Events 1941-2006

Physical Description: (19 folders)
Box 4

Performing Arts Events- Up With People 1969

Box 6

St. Aidens Episcopal Church- Holiday Program 1995 December 3

Physical Description: (1 Beta tape)
Box 4

Weisman- Photographs undated

Box 4

Weisman Exhibits- Photographs 1992-1997

Box 4

Weisman Museum of Art- Photographs 1988-1997

Box 3-5, 7, 9-11

Series 3: Student Groups and Activities 1950s-2014

Scope and Content

The series contains items related to performing arts events and groups organized and run by Pepperdine students outside of the Fine Arts Division. Materials in the series include brochures and videos for the dance event Dance in Flight; photographs from Pepperdine's radio station; brochures, posters, programs, photographs and video recordings of Pepperdine's annual Songfest event; and brochures, photographs, and audio recordings from student musical groups on campus, including the Singing Travelers and Won by One. Items in the series range from the 1950s to 2014.
Box 4

Dance in Flight- Photographs 2006-2008

Physical Description: (7 CDs)
Box 4

Dance in Flight- Flyers and Advertisements 2009, 2011

Box 7

Dance in Flight- VHS 1997

Physical Description: (1 VHS)
Box 4

Performance Events- Flyers 1970s

Box 4

Radio Station- Photographs 1971-1974

Box 4

Showcase Singers 1989 March

Box 4

Showcase Singers undated

Box 4, Box 5

Singin' Trav'lers 1968-1978

Physical Description: (1 album)
Box 5

Singin' Trav'lers- Moving On undated

Physical Description: (1 album)
Box 4

Singin' Trav'lers- Photographs 1969-1971

Box 5

Singin' Trav'lers- Witness of Love 1978

Physical Description: (3 albums)
Box 4

Songfest- Advertisements and Programs 1994-1999

Box 4

Songfest- Advertisements and Programs 2000-2014

Oversize 1

Songfest at Pepperdine Book 2010 March 15

Physical Description:

Scope and Content

Signed by Songfest Director Rosemary Hyler Ritter.
Box 9

Songfest- Flyers and Programs 1986-1993

Box 7

Songfest- Once Upon A Songfest 1988

Physical Description: (1 VHS)
Box 9

Songfest- Photographs 1981

Box 9

Songfest- Photographs 1983 February

Box 9

Songfest- Photographs 1985 March

Box 9

Songfest- Photographs 1986

Box 9

Songfest- Photographs 1987

Box 9

Songfest- Photographs 1988

Box 9

Songfest- Photographs 1989

Box 9

Songfest- Photographs 1990 February

Box 9

Songfest- Photographs 1990

Box 9

Songfest- Photographs 1991

Box 10

Songfest- Photographs 1992

Box 10

Songfest- Photographs 1993

Box 10

Songfest- Photographs 1994

Box 10

Songfest- Photographs 1995

Box 10

Songfest- Photographs 1996

Box 10

Songfest- Photographs 1997

Box 10

Songfest- Photographs 1999

Box 10

Songfest- Photographs 2000

Box 10

Songfest- Photographs 2001-2008

Physical Description: (6 CDs)
Box 11

Songfest- Photographs 2002

Box 11

Songfest- Posters 1999

Box 11

Songfest- Programs 1973-1985

Box 7

Songfest- Songfest at Work 1992

Physical Description: (1 VHS)
Box 7

Songfest- Songfest Heads West 1990

Physical Description: (1 VHS)
Box 7

Songfest- Songfest on the Move 1994

Physical Description: (2 VHS)
Box 7

Songfest- Songfest Over The Years 1996

Physical Description: (2 VHS)
Box 7

Songfest- Songfest Takes a Holiday 1991

Physical Description: (2 VHS)
Box 7

Songfest- The Songfest Journey 1996

Physical Description: (2 VHS)
Box 7

Songfest- The World According To Songfest 1993

Physical Description: (1 VHS)
Box 11

Songfest Hosts- Photographs 1993

Box 11

Songfest Hosts- Photographs 1994

Box 11

Songfest Parents Reception- Brock House- Photographs 1982 May 18

Box 11

Songfest Parents Reception- Photographs 1984 February 18

Box 11

Songfest Reception- Photographs 1993 February

Box 11

Songfest Poster- Photographs 1993

Box 11

Spring Sing- Photographs 1959

Box 11

Students in Songfest- Photographs undated

Box 7

Won by One- Forgiven undated

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 7

Won by One- Freedom undated

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 7

Won by One- Higher undated

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 7

Won by One- New Eyes undated

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 11

Won by One- Photographs 1996, 2001-2007

Physical Description: (11 CDs)
Box 11

Won by One- Poster 2007

Box 7

Won by One- Regardless undated

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 7

Won by One- Searching undated

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 3-4

Songfest 1973-2014