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The 2012 Los Angeles Archives Bazaar Is A Success!

On October 27, 2012, Special Collections and University Archives participated in the 7th annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar held at Doheny Memorial Library on the USC campus. Over eighty archives were represented and hundreds of scholarly researchers, journalists, history buffs, and those simply interested in exploring the stories of Los Angeles attended the one-day event. […]

October is American Archives Month!

In addition to celebrating the American record, archives month also raises awareness among the general public regarding the value of archives and archivists. Over the past few years, Pepperdine University Libraries Special Collections and University Archives has participated in the annual Archives Bazaar to promote such awareness. The event celebrates the diversity of Southern California’s […]

New Member Joins Special Collections!

Jenna Fry, a recent graduate of Pepperdine University with a B.A. in Biology, has joined the Special Collections team. This summer, Jenna will work on several important projects including creating finding aids for University Archives collections and implementing preservation activities generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. In order to get to know Jenna, […]

A Student’s Perspective: What It Was Like Working In Special Collections

Catie Golitzin, a freshman at Pepperdine, has worked in Special Collections and University Archives as a Student Assistant since last fall. Over the past 7 months, Catie has played an important role in our department. She paged materials for researchers, scanned images, and worked on many special projects including creating finding aids for the Webster […]

NHPRC Project Is Underway As Graduate Student Assistant Processes Two Collections

Jessica Geiser, hired as the graduate student assistant to work on the NHPRC project, recently processed two of our archival collections.  The B. Lamar Johnson and the James C. Moore papers are now open and available for research. A brief description about each of the collections is below. B. Lamar Johnson was a highly distinguished […]

Graduate Student Begins Work On NHPRC Project

The University Libraries is in the midst of processing 1,225 linear feet of archival material thanks to the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). In November 2011, Jessica Geiser, a UCLA graduate student, was hired to assist Project Archivist, Jamie Henricks. Here’s what Geiser had to say about the project: […]

Intern Completes Special Collections Project

Alexandra Mogan was one of two Pepperdine students to intern in Special Collections and University Archives during the fall semester.  Mogan was responsible for organizing, describing, and creating a finding aid for the Charles Marowitz collection of the Malibu Stage Company.  Marowitz, a well-known writer, director, and entrepreneur, is also the co-founder of the Malibu […]

New Archivist Begins on NHPRC Project

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) recently awarded $110,143 to the Pepperdine University Libraries’ department of Special Collections and University Archives. “Preserving the Past, Preparing for the Future: Building Sustainable Archival Collections,” will focus on the organization and description of Pepperdine University’s archival collections. The University Libraries have started surveying the materials to […]