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The Finding Aid of the John D. Nicks Jr. Papers 0068
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Processing Information note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Arrangement

  • Title: John D. Nicks Jr. Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 0068
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 17.5 linear feet (14 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1949-1999
    Abstract: The collection includes files accumulated by Nicks and document his career in academia with a particular focus on his time at Pepperdine. Nicks held many roles at Pepperdine including professor, dean of the Pepperdine School of Business, vice president of academic affairs, and the vice president of development. Materials found within the collection include correspondence and administrative files, among others.
    Location note: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Creator: Nicks, John D., Jr., 1941-1999

    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], John D. Nicks Jr. Papers, Collection no. 0068, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Biographical note

    John D. Nicks Jr. was born on February 4, 1941, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1963, he graduated from Abilene Christian University with a bachelor's degree in religion. Nicks met his wife Carolyn, while they were both enrolled at the university, and the two married on June 2, 1961.
    After receiving his bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University, the family moved to Corvallis, Oregon, where Nicks served as a minister at a branch of the Church of Christ. While in Oregon, he also earned a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Oregon.
    In 1972, Nicks and his family moved to Agoura, California, when Nicks received a professor of sociology position at Pepperdine University. He went on to hold various positions at the university including dean of the business school, vice president of academic affairs, and vice president of development. While at Pepperdine, Nicks also received a master's degree in business administration.
    Nicks was a member of the Church of Christ in Malibu, the Academy of International Business, and the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
    He and his wife had three children, David, Steven, and Michael. Nicks passed away on February 13, 1999.

    Scope and Content

    The collection includes materials accumulated by John D. Nicks Jr. and document his 20- plus year career at Pepperdine University. Nicks held many roles at Pepperdine including professor, dean of the Pepperdine School of Business, vice president of academic affairs, and the vice president of development. Items include correspondence files and appointment books from the time Nicks was vice president of academic affairs (1976-1982); teaching materials from his work as a professor at both the University of Oregon and at Pepperdine (1968-1976); administrative files from the School of Business; and research materials accumulated by Nicks while pursuing degrees at both the University of Oregon and Pepperdine University.
    Materials found within the collection include correspondence, newspaper and article clippings, meeting minutes, financial records, administrative files, appointment books, conference proceedings, handwritten notes, course evaluations, and student surveys, among others.

    Related Archival Materials

    Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management Records, Pepperdine Special Collections and University Archives collection #0083.
    James I. Penrod Papers, Pepperdine Special Collections and University Archives collection #0105.
    Pepperdine University Accreditation Collection, Pepperdine Special Collections and University Archives collection #0074.

    Processing Information note

    The collection was arranged and described by Andrea Oates, Special Collections and University Archives Intern, under the supervision of Katie Richardson in April, 2013.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Materials were donated by Carolyn Nicks, the wife of John D. Nicks Jr., in 2011.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged in the following series: 1. Correspondence; Series 2. Appointment Books/ Calendars; Series 3. Subject Files; Series 4. Teaching Materials; and Series 5. Research Materials.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Churches of Christ.
    Graziadio School of Business and Management.
    Nicks, John D., Jr., 1941-1999
    Penrod, James I.
    Pepperdine University. School of Professional Studies.
    Pepperdine University.
    Seaver College.
    Administrative records
    Appointment books
    Christian education
    College administrators--United States--History
    Correspondence
    Education, Higher--California
    Malibu (Calif.)--History--20th century
    Universities and colleges--California--History