The Pepperdine College Freedom Forum was a three day seminar on promoting and defending American values co-sponsored by Pepperdine
College and the National Education Program held annually on campus from 1959 to 1971. The collection consists of brochures,
programs, press releases, correspondence, speech transcripts, news clippings, interviews, and photographs. Materials in the
collection range from 1959 to 1985.
Freedom Forums began at Harding College in 1949, as a part of its National Education Program. The idea of the forum was to
promote American ideals and values in the face of communist and socialist influences, while at the same time bringing influential
people to the campus who might later become donors. The National Education Program began co-sponsoring Freedom Forums at other
colleges throughout the United States, including Pepperdine College beginning in 1959, and continuing annually until 1971.
The forum was occasionally called both the Pepperdine College Freedom Forum and the California Freedom Forum.
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