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Special Collections Intern Processes Two Collections

*+-Kendal Copeland, a junior at Pepperdine, interned in Special Collections and University Archives during the fall semester. Kendal was responsible for enhancing the finding aid of the Pepperdine University Athletics Records and the Pepperdine College Freedom Forum Records. She described both collections in greater detail, adding folder level description to Archivists’ Toolkit and updating the […]

Alan Reed Papers Available for Use!

*+-The blog post was written by Special Collections and University Archives Intern, Beth McDonald. Pepperdine Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to announce the addition of a new collection to the archives: The Alan Reed Papers. The collection is available both in the University Archives and online through Pepperdine Digital Collections. Alan Reed was […]

Special Collections Welcomes Three Interns

*+-Special Collections is pleased to host three interns during the fall 2013 semester! Beth McDonald is a graduate student in the Library and Information Science program at UCLA. During the internship, she will process two of our newest acquisitions the Alan Reed Papers and the Michael D. “Micky” Moore Papers. Reed and Moore were both […]

Limited Edition Pennyroyal Caxton Bible Acquired by Special Collections

*+-Due to the generosity of Bruce and Suzie Kovner, Special Collections and University Archives acquired the Pennyroyal Caxton Bible. This edition of the King James Version of the Holy Bible is illustrated by Barry Moser, the foremost American master of wood engravings. It is the first illustrated Bible of its kind since Gustave Doré’s edition […]

Pepperdine Students Conclude Special Collections Internship

*+-Austin McElrath, Andrea Oates, and Sarah Dannemiller recently concluded their 15-week, for-credit internship during the spring 2013 semester. Austin processed and created a finding aid for the Elinor Oswald Collection of Southern California Tourism Ephemera. The collection comprises a wide variety of tourist ephemera relating to Elinor Oswald’s professional career as a tour guide in […]

It’s a WRAP: NHPRC Funded Project Concludes

*+-March 31, 2013, concluded the eighteen month NHPRC funded project “Preserving the Past, Preparing, for the Future: Building Sustainable Archival Collections.” During the project, 1,370 linear feet of materials were processed comprising 103 collections. The finding aids for the collections can be accessed through the Online Archive of California. Over the course of the grant, we […]

Lindsey Gant Selected as Library Outstanding Student Worker of the Year!

*+-Lindsey Gant has worked in the library for the past two years. This year, she was not only selected as the Library Student Worker of the Year but she was also a finalist for Outstanding Student Worker for the entire university! Lindsey switched from working in the Digital Initiatives Department to working in Special Collections […]

Sigma Tau Delta Donates Rare Book to Special Collections

*+-On April 9, 2013, during the New Member Installation Ceremony for Sigma Tau Delta (the English National Honor Society on campus) the society presented Special Collections with a rare book to add to its holdings. This year, all of the proceeds raised from a St. Patrick’s Day bake sale went to the acquisition of a […]

4th and 5th Graders Visit Payson Library

*+-On March 12, 2013, twenty-six 4th and 5th grade students from Open Classroom Leadership Magnet in Thousand Oaks, CA visited Pepperdine University. During their tour of the campus, they stopped by Payson Library to look at the exhibit “Becoming America: An Exhibition of Colonial Documents” on display through the end of March. The students were […]

Special Collections Welcomes Three Pepperdine Student Interns!

*+-Austin McElrath, Andrea Oates, and Sarah Dannemiller will join the Special Collections team for a 15-week, for-credit internship during the spring 2013 semester. Austin is a sophomore majoring in Philosophy and will be processing and creating a finding aid for the Elinor Oswald Collection of Los Angeles Tourism Ephemera. The collection comprises a wide variety […]