The collection contains grade books maintained by Fred L. Casmir for his classes in the Department of Speech at George Pepperdine
College and the Division of Communications at Pepperdine University. Casmir taught a range of speech classes as well as German
language classes. Grade books range in date from 1956 to 1982.
Fred L. Casmir was born in 1928, and grew up in Germany. He was drafted into the Nazi Youth, then escaped by fleeing to the
Danish border, and converted to Christianity. He received his Abitur degree in Germany, and after moving to the United States
he earned a bachelor’s degree in speech and religion from David Limpscomb College in 1950. He received a PhD in speech from
the Ohio State University in 1961. Casmir served as a minister in the Churches of Christ from 1950 to 1977.
1.25 linear feet
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Advance notice required for access. Student files (grades in the grade books) are restricted for 75 years after the date of
their creation; the entire collection will be open in 2057. Access to the collection may be allowed in order to view the grade
books' covers, or to find out information about classes taught by Casmir.