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Happy Holidays From Special Collections!

The rare book collection at Pepperdine includes books representing all topics and eras, including books about Christmas and winter. A highlight of this collection is a beautiful first edition of Cricket on the Hearth, by Charles Dickens. Dickens wrote Cricket on the Hearth just before the holiday in 1845. Unlike many others of Dickens’ books, Read More

Volume Three of the Saint John’s Bible Arrives at the Library

The Wisdom Books volume of the Saint John’s Bible arrived at Payson Library this week. Third in a set of seven volumes, this volume includes the books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Wisdom of Solomon, and Sirach. Women are celebrated in many of the illuminations throughout this volume, which highlights the feminine nature Read More

Saint John’s Bible in the News

Here at the library, we are very excited about our newest major acquisition, a Heritage Edition of the Saint John’s Bible. Our excitement must be contagious because the Saint John’s Bible keeps popping up in the Pepperdine news. Last week’s Graphic featured an article on the libraries’ acquisition of the Bible. You can read the Read More

Special Collections Hosts GPC Alumni Panel

Three George Pepperdine College alumni joined the Special Collections and Archives during Waves Weekend for a panel discussion about student life at Pepperdine in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. The event was held in Payson Library and attracted a crowd of other George Pepperdine College alumni as well as current students interested in hearing more Read More

Pepperdine Participates in LA Archives Bazaar

Pepperdine University Libraries Special Collections and Archives participated in the 6th annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, held at USC earlier this month. Pepperdine joined more than 80 archives in the event, which brings Los Angeles history alive through displays, panel discussions, lectures, and film screenings. Other archives that were represented included UCLA Special Collections, the Read More

Pepperdine University Libraries Shares Saint John’s Bible with Local Legatus Group

The Pepperdine University Libraries team recently had the pleasure of sharing the Saint John’s Bible with 62 members of the West LA chapter of Legatus, a nationwide organization that supports top-ranking Catholic business leaders and their spouses in the three areas of faith, family, and business. At the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica, Pepperdine University Read More

Special Collections Receives NHPRC Grant

Pepperdine University Libraries’ department of Special Collections and University Archives was selected as a recipient for an 18-month grant-funded project from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) in the amount of $110,143. “Preserving the Past, Preparing for the Future: Building Sustainable Archival Collections,” will focus on the organization and description of Pepperdine University’s archival Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More