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Chapman College -- History

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:

Series 3. Conventions

 Series — Document-box 7: Series RG. 16.3
Identifier: RG. 16.3
Scope and Contents

1 box.

Contains ephemera from various annual and international conventions (1899-1987) which includes pamphlets, programs and buttons.

Dates: 1930s-

Series 3. Elephant races, 1962

 Series — Flat-box 28
Identifier: RG 15.4
Scope and Contents

One grey and red beanie made for an elephant that Chapman entered in an elephant race in 1962 at the newly formed Orange County State College at Fullerton (now California State College at Fullerton) in conjunction with publicity for the new college. This series also contains photographs and information about the event, including clippings and a one-page typed history of the Elephant beanie and photographs.

Dates: 1962

Series 5. Law School PR Files, 1980s - 2000s

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG. 12.12
Scope and Contents

This series contains old public relations files (most of which were kept by Chapman PR staff Ruth Wardell, about the beginnings of the Law School and Chapel. This includes correspondence, reports, press releases and other misc text files.

Dates: 1980s - 2000s

Series 5, Personal mementos, 1930s-1990s

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2003-02
Scope and Contents The Personal Mementos series contains awards and plaques from Chapman University's President's Circle and the Charles C. Chapman Memorial Foundation, an Ernie Chapman Spirit Day award from the Chapman University Alumni Association, a Bert C. Williams Lifetime Service award, two Chapman College felt flags [in RG 6.8], a Chapman College license plate holder, a color photo of International students with the Director, Vicky Koerner and two footballs from the 1994 return of football to Chapman...
Dates: 1930s-1990s

Series 6. Founders' Day , 1954-

 Series — Document-box 16
Identifier: RG. 15.1
Scope and Contents

Ephmera and photographs from the many Founders Day celebrations held on the Orange Campus, beginning in 1954. This also includes two photographs of members of Theta Sigma Gamma.

Dates: 1954-

Series 7. Misc PR Files, 1980s - 2000s

 Series — Carton 48: Series RG. 12.12
Identifier: RG. 12.12
Scope and Contents

This series contains old Public Relations files, most of which came from Chapman PR staff Ruth Wardell. The files concern a variety of events and news releases including: essay contests, fundraising, grand openings, anniversaries, surveys, conferences, and other happenings.

Dates: 1980s - 2000s

Series 8. Board of Higher Education., July 1955

 Series — Document-box 9: Series RG. 16.6; Series RG. 16.7; Series RG. 16.8; Series RG. 16.9; Series RG. 16.5
Identifier: RG. 16.8
Scope and Contents

Series VIII is a Report in 1955 to the Board of Education of the Disciples of Christ of the Survey of Chapman College after its move to Orange County. Also included in Series VIII is: 2 copies of pamphlet entitled "The Church and the Christian College" A pamphlet entitled "Higher Education for Christian Leadership" Shares box with RG 16 Series V.-XI.

Dates: July 1955

Series 8. Vernon L. Smith Media Relations material , 2007 - 2008

 Series — Carton 46: Series RG. 12.12
Identifier: RG. 12.12
Scope and Contents

This series contains one folder of Media Relations and advertising material for Vernon L. Smith and his move to Chapman University. This material was transferred from the Director of Communications and Media Relations, Mary Platt.

Dates: 2007 - 2008

Series 9. Library of Chapman College seal

 Series — Document-box 18
Scope and Contents

This seal was used at the Chapman Los Angeles campus. The seal was used to emboss pages in acquired books as a property stamp prior to the library using an ink stamp.

Dates: 1920 - 1954

Speeches, 1898 - 1942


Speeches of Charles C. Chapman given at various events and reflecting his interests in religion, Chapman College, politics, and the citrus industry, to name a few.

Dates: 1898 - 1942

Subseries 2, General Norman Schwarzkopf Freshman Seminar talk, 1992 - 1992

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains several packets of color photgraphs and several black and white photographs of Retired General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, including students, trustees, adminstrators, on the event of his speech on the Chapman University campus Feb. 13, 1992.

Dates: 1992 - 1992