The Finding Aid of the Pepperdine University Convocations, Founder's Day and Presidential Inaugurations Collection 0072

Finding aid prepared by Jessica Geiser, Jamie Henricks, Lindsey Gant, Katie Richardson, and Kendal Copeland
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 Convocations, Founder's Day and Presidential Inaugurations Collection
Identifier/Call Number: 0072
Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4.61 linear feet (5 boxes plus 1 scrapbook)
Date (inclusive): 1958-2013
Abstract: The collection documents convocation programs at Pepperdine, annual Founder's Day ceremonies, and the inaugurations of Pepperdine presidents. Materials include programs, invitations, speech transcripts, general information, photographs, and audio and video recordings of particular events. Items in the collection range from 1958 to 2013.

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Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Pepperdine University Convocations, Founder's Day and Presidential Inaugurations Collection, Collection no. 0072, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were collected from the University Archives files.

Historical note

From its beginning, Pepperdine has included regular assemblies where students gather to worship, hear engaging speakers encourage and challenge them with God's word, and learn more about how they can make a difference in this world. Chapel and convocation programs are the contemporary connection to this integral aspect of Pepperdine's Christian mission. All Seaver undergraduate students are required to attend the equivalent of one convocation program each week.
Founder's Day is a specific type of convocation meant to serve as the opening celebration of the new academic year, and also allows students, faculty, staff and alumni an opportunity to look back on the humble beginnings of the university.The first Founder's Day convocation of George Pepperdine College took place on October 5, 1964, on the original Los Angeles campus, 27 years after the college opened and two years after Mr. Pepperdine's 1962 passing. The tradition continues each year on the Malibu campus of Pepperdine University, commemorated on the Wednesday closest to September 21 in honor of the college's historic 1937 day of dedication.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of items related to Founder's Day celebrations, general convocations, and presidential inaugurations. Materials in the collection include programs, invitations, speech transcripts, general information, photographs, and audio and video recordings of particular events. Items in the collection range from 1958 to 2013.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into the following three series: 1. Founder's Day; 2. General Convocations; and 3. Presidential Inaugurations.

Related Archival Materials

More information on Pepperdine presidents and their inaugurations may be found in their personal collections. Speeches from some of these events may be found in the Pepperdine University Speeches Collection.

Processing Information note

The collection was arranged and described by Jessica Geiser, Jamie Henricks, and Lindsey Gant in January, 2013. Kendal Copeland, a Pepperdine Special Collections and University Archives Intern, added a folder list to the finding aid in March 2014, under the supervision of Katie Richardson.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Benton, Andrew K.
Davenport, David, 1950-
Pepperdine College.
Pepperdine University.
White, Howard A. (Howard Ashley), 1913-
Young, M. Norvel (Matt Norvel), 1915-
Audiocassettes
Christian universities and colleges--United States--History
College presidents--California--Malibu
Compact discs
Invitation cards
Photographs
Programs
Speeches, addresses, etc., American--United States
Universities and colleges--California--Malibu--History
Videocassettes

Box 1-4

Series 1: Founder's Day 1964-2013

Scope and Content

The series contains materials related to Founder's Day celebrations held annually at Pepperdine. Materials in the collection include convocation programs, dinner programs, invitations, a booklet called On This Book My Country Is Built reprinted by Helen Pepperdine and handed out at the 1977 celebration, correspondence, and a script for the 2006 ceremony. Also included are audiocassettes and video recordings of a number of convocations.
Box 1

Sub-series 1.1: Printed Materials 1964-2013

Arrangement

Materials in this sub-series are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box 1

Correspondence 1999-2006

Box 1

Program 1964 October 5

Physical Description: (1 copy)
Box 1

Program 1964 October 4

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 1967 September 25

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 1968 October 7

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 1969 October 6

Physical Description: (1 copy)
Box 1

Program 1970 October 5

Physical Description: (1 copy)
Box 1

Program 1971 October 11

Physical Description: (1 copy)
Box 1

Program 1972 October 16

Physical Description: (1 copy)
Box 1

Program 1973 October 8

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 1974 October 14

Physical Description: (1 copy)
Box 1

Program 1975 September 25

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 1976 October 18

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 1977 October 5

Physical Description: (4 copies)
Box 1

Program 1978 October 25

Physical Description: (5 copies)
Box 1

Program 1979 October 17

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 1987 September 21

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 1988 September 19

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 1989 September 19

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 1990 September 19

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 1991 September 23

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 1992 September 21

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 1993 September 27

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 1994 September 19

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 1995 September 18

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 1996 September 16

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 1997 September 29

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 1998 September 21

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 1999 September 27

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 2000 September 20

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 2001 September 24

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 2002 September 11

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 2003 September 24

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 2004 September 15

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 2005 September 21

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 2008 September 17

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 2009 September 23

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 2010 September 15

Physical Description: (1 copy)
Box 1

Program 2011 Septmeber 21

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program 2012 September 19

Physical Description: (5 copies)
Box 1

Program 2013 September 2013

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program- Dinner 1970 October 5

Physical Description: (1 copy)
Box 1

Program- Dinner 1972 October 16

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program- Dinner 1973 October 8

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 1

Program- Transcript 2006 September 20

Box 1-2

Sub-series 1.2: Photographs 1987-2007

Physical Description: (350 photographs and 13 CDs)

Arrangement

The photographs are arranged chronologically.
Box 1

Photographs- Brock House Luncheon 1987

Physical Description: (13 photographs)
Box 1

Photographs- 50th Convocation 1987

Physical Description: (26 photographs)
Box 1

Photographs 1988

Physical Description: (1 photograph)
Box 1

Photographs 1990

Physical Description: (2 photographs)
Box 1

Photographs 1991

Physical Description: (9 photographs)
Box 1

Photographs 2002

Physical Description: (7 CDs)
Box 1-2

Photographs 2003

Physical Description: (2 folders containing 299 photographs)
Box 2

Photographs- Heather Pepperdine (Speaker) 2004 September 15

Physical Description: (5 CDs)
Box 2

Photographs 2007

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 3-4

Sub-series 1.3: Audiovisual Materials 1973-2002

Arrangement

The audiovisual materials are organized chronologically.
Box 4

Founder's Day Convocation with Dr. Womack and Dr. David Davenport 1994 September

Physical Description: (2 VHS tapes)
Box 4

Founder's Day Convocation with James Hahn 1995 September 18

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
Box 4

Founder's Day 1997 September 29

Physical Description: (2 VHS tapes)
Box 4

Founder's Day Convocation 2000 September 20

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
Box 4

Founder's Day Convocation 2001 September 24

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 4

Founder's Day Convocation 2002 September 11

Physical Description: (1 DVCAM and 2 VHS tapes)
Box 2-5

Series 2: General Convocations 1964-2005

Scope and Content

The series contains materials related to the general series of convocations held year-round at Pepperdine. Items include semester schedules, advertisements for individual convocations, attendance policies, memorandums to staff and faculty, and photographs. Also included are audiocassettes and video (VHS and Beta) recordings of individual convocations.
Box 2

Sub-series 2.1: Printed Materials 1970-2005

Arrangement

Materials in this sub-series are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box 2

Advertisements and Publicity 1970-2005

Box 2

Attendance Policy 1985

Box 2

Schedules 1978

Physical Description: (1 copy)
Box 2

Schedules 1980

Physical Description: (1 copy)
Box 2

Schedules 1981

Physical Description: (4 copies)
Box 2

Schedules 1983

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 2

Schedules 1996

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 2

Schedules 1998

Physical Description: (3 copies)
Box 2

Schedules 1999

Physical Description: (4 copies)
Box 2

Schedules 2000

Physical Description: (4 copies)
Box 2

Schedules 2001

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 2

Sub-series 2.2: Photographs and Negatives 1964-2003

Physical Description: (122 photographs, 30 negatives, and 3 CDs)

Arrangement

The photographs are arranged chronologically.
Box 2

Photographs 1964-1971

Physical Description: (39 photographs)
Box 2

Photographs 1968-1973

Physical Description: (10 photographs)
Box 2

Photographs and Negatives- Dinner 1976 October 18

Physical Description: (73 photographs and 30 negatives)
Box 2

Photographs 2002

Physical Description: (2 CDs)
Box 2

Photographs 2003

Physical Description: (1 CD)
Box 3-5

Sub-series 2.3: Audiovisual Materials 1979-1996

Arrangement

The audiovisual materials are organized chronologically.
Box 4

Convocation- 50th Anniversary 1987 September

Physical Description: (2 audiocassettes)
Box 4

Convocation- Christmas 1996 November 25

Physical Description: (1 audiocassette)
Box 4

Convocation- "Restoring American Values" with Dennis Pager 1997 January 27

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
Box 4

Convocation- "The Ryan Campbell Story" 1997 February 24

Physical Description: (1 audiocassettte)
Box 4

Convocation- "Happy Day, Dark Nights" with Jack Campbell 1997 March 3

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
Box 4

Convocation- Billy Mills 1998 February 18

Physical Description: (1 audiocassette)
Box 4

Covocation- "I Never Saw a Butterfly at the Holocaust" 1998 April 1

Physical Description: (1 audiocassette)
Box 4

Convocation- Dr. Fred Casmir Speaks on Nazis in WWII 1998 October 7

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
Box 4

Convocation- "The Idea of a Christian University" with David Davenport 1999 September 7

Physical Description: (2 VHS tapes)
Box 5

Convocation- Ronald Regan 1989 March 6

Physical Description: (1 oversized BETACAM)
Box 4-5

Series 3: Presidential Inaugurations 1958-2000

Scope and Content

The series includes materials related to a number of inauguration ceremonies for Pepperdine presidents. Items include invitations, response cards, tickets, parking passes, programs, schedules, inaugural address transcripts, newspaper articles, and a scrapbook. Also included for certain ceremonies are audio or video recordings.
Box 5

Benton, Andrew K.- Acknowledgements 2000 September 23

Box 5

Benton, Andrew K.- Announcements 2000 September 23

Box 5

Benton, Andrew K.- Congratulatory Letters 2000 September 23

Box 5

Benton, Andrew K.- Congratulatory Letters Governmant 2000 September 23

Box 5

Benton, Andrew K.- Congratulatory Letters from Universities and Theological Seminaries 2000 September 23

Box 5

Benton, Andrew K.- General Information and Calender of Events 2000 September 23

Box 5

Benton, Andrew K.- Inauguration Address 2000 September 23

Box 5

Benton, Andrew K.- Invitations 2000 September 23

Box 5

Benton, Andrew K.- Media Information Kit 2000 September 23

Box 5

Benton, Andrew K.- Programs 2000 September 23

Box 4

Benton, Andrew K.- Recordings 1999-2001

Physical Description: (3 CDs and 10 VHS tapes)
Box 5

Benton, Andrew K.- Response Cards 2000 September 23

Oversize 1

Benton, Andrew K- Scrapbook 2000 September 23

Physical Description: (1 scrapbook)
Box 5

Benton, Andrew K.- Seating, Parking, and Instructions 2000 September 23

Box 5

Benton, Andrew K.- Speakers Honoring Benton on Inauguration 2000 September 23

Box 5

Davenport, David- Acknowledgements 1985 April 16

Box 5

David, Davenport- Announcements 1985 April 16

Box 5

David, Davenport- Correspondence 1985 April 16

Box 5

David, Davenport- Delegate Response Cards 1985 April 16

Box 5

David, Davenport- Invitations 1985 September 16

Box 5

David, Davenport- "Lighting the Way" Inaugural Address 1985 April 16

Box 5

David, Davenport- Memoranda 1985 April 16

Box 5

David, Davenport- Newspaper Articles 1985 April 16

Box 5

David, Davenport- Program 1985 April 16

Box 5

White, Howard A.- Program 1978 September 13

Box 4

White, Howard A.- Recordings 1978

Physical Description: (4 audiocassettes)
Box 5

White, Howard A.- Speech 1978 September 13

Box 5

White, Howard A.- Speech by Bill Banowsky 1978 Spetember 13

Box 5

Young, M. Norvel- Invitations 1958 November 21

Box 4

Young, M. Norvel- Recordings 1958 November 21

Physical Description: (1 DVD)