The Alumni Memories digital collection comprises photographs, memorabilia, documents, scrapbooks, correspondence, and other materials donated to Pepperdine University Libraries by alumni of George Pepperdine College and Pepperdine University. The items in this collection, arranged by theme or donor, strive to capture the “Pepperdine experience” while providing a glimpse into the lives of the men and women that call Pepperdine their alma mater.
If you are an alumnus interested in donating materials to this collection, please contact our Archivist, Katie Richardson at Katie.Richardson@pepperdine.edu or (310) 506-4323. Click here to learn about other alumni services provided by Pepperdine University Libraries.
Carol Hennessy ('58) Scrapbook. This collection features selections from a large scrapbook kept by Carol Hennessy (now Carson) that include clippings, correspondence, and keepsakes documenting her involvement and activities with numerous student groups and sororities at Pepperdine College in the 1950s.
Bernice ('49) and Carroll Pitts, Jr. ('54). Carroll Pitts, Jr. would continue on to earn an M.A. in Religion from Pepperdine College, heralding a decades-long career as Minister of the Normandie Church of Christ in Los Angeles. Bernice and Carroll were the first African-American students to live in Normandie Village married student housing on campus.
Kenneth A. Ross, Jr. ('47) Scrapbook. The Ken Ross scrapbook includes numerous newsclippings and photos, both formal and candid, from his years at George Pepperdine College and beyond. Ken served as an Assemblyman in the California Legislature (1950s), worked as a lobbyist, and headed various petroleum production ventures. He remained closely tied to Pepperdine University as an alumnus and served as a member of the Board of Regents.