James L. Lovell was a prominent member of the Churches of Christ, prolific author and editor of religious publications, and
a member of Pepperdine University's Board of Trustees for 35 years. The papers contain correspondence, articles, minutes,
notes, reports, photographs, and slides documenting Lovell's relationship with Pepperdine and its administrators, his involvement
in the Churches of Christ and individual churches, and his personal life including his career in the construction industry.
Also included in the collection are copies of publications produced by Lovell throughout his life, most notably
West Coast Christian and
California Christian. Materials in the collection span from 1932 to 1999.
James L. (Jimmie) Lovell was born in Portland, Tennessee, on June 30, 1896. He entered Vanderbilt University in 1917, but
left immediately to serve in the Navy during World War I. Upon his return in 1919, he served as the Police Chief of Portland
and Undersheriff of Sumner County for three years.
5.13 linear feet
(3 boxes, 3 oversized books, 1 oversized photograph)
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