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Donald V. Miller Papers and Earl Vivon Pullias Papers Ready for Research

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Two more finding aids from Special Collections and University Archives are now available on the Online Archive of California! The Donald V. Miller papers and Earl Vivon Pullias papers, both processed as a part of the NHPRC project, are briefly described below.

Donald V. Miller was a Life Regent at Pepperdine University, who also served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1956-1976.  The materials in this collection are photocopies of original correspondence, reports, and other items collected by Miller, related to administrative changes at Pepperdine in 1957 and 1958.  Click here to view the finding aid.

Earl Vivon Pullias was a professor, administrator and scholar of higher education.  The collection includes materials that document his positions at Pepperdine College (as Dean of Students and psychology professor) and the University of Southern California (as a professor of higher education), his academic career and research on higher education, and his personal and family life.  Materials in the collection range from the 1910s to the early 2000s.  Click here to view the finding aid.

For more information about the collections, or to set up an appointment to use the collections, please email specialcollections@pepperdine.edu.

Some items in the Earl V. Pullias papers include photographs, and a large number of letters written between Earl and Pauline (his wife) during their courtship and after their marriage.  See an example of one of each, below.  (Click the images to view them larger.)


Earl Pullias with two students wearing freshman beanies.

Earl writes a letter to Pauline, describing the long trip he took to get to the mailbox to find her letter.  The envelope was dated 1929; the two married in 1930.

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