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The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception Now Available

Pepperdine University Libraries recently purchased access to the online version of the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR). This comprehensive and in-depth encyclopedia offers entries related to the Bible and its origins, development, and influence in religion and culture. Each entry defines the person, place, or other topic and discusses it from several […]

City of Malibu Turns 20!

Twenty years ago today, Malibu officially became a city. The Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives hold the archives of the Malibu Times and the Malibu Surfside News, both of which covered the journey to Malibu’s cityhood and are an excellent resource for researching Malibu’s history. These newspapers are a major part of Pepperdine’s […]

Scary, Spooky, Freaky, Creepy Literature on Display in WLA Library

Posted by Maria Brahme BOOO – check out our display of frightening journal articles and book titles to chill your bones and haunt your gray matter this Halloween season. We DARE you to read the book: Zero: The Biography of a DANGEROUS Idea or Life in COLD BLOOD. How about perusing the articles: “The Supply […]

October is American Archives Month

What is an archives? October has been deemed “American Archives Month.” So what, you may ask, is an “archives”? The word archives can be used to describe a collection of historic materials, or the place where the materials are preserved and available to researchers. Archives generally include materials that are not published, such as letters, […]

Historic Articles from the University Archives in The Graphic This Week

This week’s Graphic student newspaper features a section of historic articles, images, and comics that were gathered from past issues of the Graphic, which are housed in the University Archives on the second level of Payson Library. The articles, which were selected by Graphic Historian Nathan Stringer, are from various time periods between 1937 (the […]

Poetry Books on Display in Special Collections for National Poetry Month

In honor of National Poetry Month, the Special Collections and University Archives has created a display of rare and unique poetry books from the library’s collections. The display includes several Victorian-era books with interesting cover art, as well as a number of fine press books. Featured poets include Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning, Alexander […]

Answer George Washington Trivia to Win a Free Flash Drive!

Do you need a new flash drive to carry around your important documents? Are you a trivia whiz? If so, then here is a fun opportunity to answer a few questions about George Washington and win a prize. Here’s how to do it: Pick up a blank form at the circulation desk in Payson Library. […]