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Celebrating Earth Day with a John Muir First Edition

John Muir (1838-1914) was a naturalist, conservationist, and writer whose lasting legacy includes the Sierra Club (which he founded) as well as many national parks and forests that were established in part due to his advocacy. His first book, The Mountains of California, is pictured here as a first edition. Muir spent the latter part Read More

Winners of Pepperdine’s First Library Research Award are Announced

The three winners of the first annual Library Research Award went far beyond library basics to utilize many of the unique resources, collections, and services that the Pepperdine University Libraries provide. From archival boxes and obscure conference proceedings, to newspaper databases and InfoGuides, these students used the library to its fullest extent. The students drafted Read More

Apply for the Library Research Award to Win Up to $500

The Pepperdine University Libraries are pleased to announce the first annual Library Research Award for students! This award of up to $500 will be given in several categories for the best scholarly or creative student projects that utilize library resources, collections, and services, in order to recognize the importance of effective library research in academics. Read More

Sigma Tau Delta Hosts Bake Sale to Benefit the Library

Sigma Tau Delta, Seaver’s English Honor Society, is hosting a bake sale today, February 4th, and Thursday, February 6th, with all proceeds going towards purchase of a rare book for the library. The bake sale is being held from 9am-3:30pm on the 3rd floor of the CAC. Last year, Sigma Tau Delta purchased a rare Read More

Christmas Illumination from the Saint John’s Bible on Display in Payson

The new Saint John’s Bible display in the Payson Library lobby is currently featuring an illumination of a nativity scene, from the first page of the book of Luke. The nativity scene shows a manger surrounded by animals in front, Mary and Joseph to the right, and the shepherds and townspeople on the left. A Read More

T.E. Lawrence Exhibit Opens in Payson Library

This blog post was written by Victoria Collie, Special Collections and University Archives Intern. An exhibit highlighting the Metcalf Collection of Books on T.E. Lawrence is now open on the main level of Payson Library. Housed in the Special Collections and University Archives, this is the first time the books have been on display. The Read More

Pepperdine Honors 50th Anniversary of JFK’s Death with Screening and Exhibit

On Friday, November 22nd, from 2-4:30pm, fifty years to the day following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Pepperdine University Libraries and the School of Public Policy will host a screening of John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums, with director Bruce Herschensohn. During the entire month of November, a complementary exhibit Read More

Exhibit of Colonial Documents Now Open

The Pepperdine University Libraries are proud to host “Becoming America: An Exhibition of Colonial Doucments.” The Colonial-era documents in the exhibit are on loan from Pepperdine alumnus and attorney Michael J. Marlatt (JD ’84). The materials on display span from 1686 to 1781 and represent the cultural, philosophical, and political atmosphere leading up to and Read More

Happy 200th Birthday to Charles Dickens!

Today is the bicentennial of Charles Dickens’ birth, and events to celebrate his legacy are taking place in his native UK and in the US. According to an article in today’s LA Times, Dickens has inspired more TV, film, and stage adaptations of his works than any other writer. Check out this list of Dickens Read More

Payson Library’s Surfboard on Display at Huntingon

The Huntington Library’s current exhibit, “Blue Sky Metropolis: The Aerospace Century in Southern California,” includes a surprising element: a surfboard from Pepperdine’s own surfboard collection! This particular surfboard (pictured at left) represents the intersection between the development of surfboard technology and aircraft engineering in Southern California. The board was designed by Bob Simmons, a California Read More