The Finding Aid of the Pepperdine University International Programs Records 0036

Finding aid prepared by Jessica Geiser and Jamie Henricks
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
January 2013

Title: Pepperdine University International Programs records
Identifier/Call Number: 0036
Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Physical Description: 3.08 linear feet (2 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1956-2010
Abstract: The Pepperdine University International Programs collection consists of materials from Pepperdine's various international study programs, most notably the Year-In-Europe program. Items in the collection range from 1956 to 2010, and include printed materials such as correspondence and brochures as well as photographs and slides.
Location note: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Language of Materials: The majority of the collection is in English, with a few items in German.

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Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Pepperdine University International Programs records, Collection no. 0036, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were collected from the University Archives files.

Historical note.

Pepperdine began its first international program in 1963 with the inauguration of the Year-in-Europe program, which sent Pepperdine students to Heidelberg, Germany, for an academic year to study and travel in Europe. International programs have since expanded to include seven residential locations on four continents, along with summer programs in various locations.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of printed materials and photographs related to the Year-in-Europe (YIE), travel study, and other programs offered by Pepperdine. Printed materials include correspondence related to the founding of the Year-in-Europe programs in Heidelberg, Germany; general correspondence about international programs; press releases and articles; brochures for YIE, travel study and international summer advantage programs; postcards; memorabilia; internship information for the London program; an account of living in the Moore Haus for five months in 1956, by Mary Williams Schaller (while it was still owned by the US Army); and a scrapbook of the first YIE class in 1963-1964 documenting their time in Europe as well as their later accomplishments upon returning to Pepperdine. Also included in the collection are a number of photographs and slides including pictures of faculty members; various trips taken by students of a number of European locations; group photographs from current students as well as alumni reunions; Moore Haus in Heidelberg; the London house before the renovations in 2009; the Florence house and various trips around Italy; and miscellaneous photographs of students both studying and traveling. Materials in the collection range from 1956 to 2010.


Materials in the collection are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Related Archival Materials

Other materials on the Year-in-Europe program and other international programs can be found in the Howard A. White papers as well as the M. Norvel and Helen Young papers.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pepperdine College.
Pepperdine University. International Programs.
Pepperdine University. Year-in-Europe Program.
Pepperdine University.
White, Howard A. (Howard Ashley), 1913-
Color slides
Foreign study--Germany--History--20th century
International education--Study and teaching
Press releases