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The Pepperdine Rock and more: Introducing Today’s Featured Digital Object

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Welcome back students, faculty, and staff! Over the summer, Pepperdine University Libraries started this twice-monthly blog designed to feature an item from our digital collections, which include a wide range of digitized rare and unique materials from our archives and special collections. Each featured digital object tells a fascinating story about Pepperdine’s history, scholarship, and mission, and some additionally shed light on the cultural heritage of the Malibu.

Disco is Dead!

For example, have you ever wondered about the origin of the brightly painted Pepperdine Rock in front of the Tyler Campus Center? This yearbook photo from 1983 reveals just how much it has grown in the intervening years. Or perhaps the giant wooden American eagle that greets visitors to Payson Library caught your eye—where did that come from? You can click here to see a complete list of our featured digital object blog entries to date, and please stay tuned to the library website for new entries every two weeks.

We also invite you to visit our Pepperdine Digital Collections directly, where you can find over 6000 digitized photographs, a complete run of the Pepperdine yearbook, student scholarship, a digital surfboard collection, and much more.

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