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New Electronic Resource: Zephyr

Pepperdine University Libraries now provide access to the Zephyr database. Zephyr is a comprehensive database that is updated hourly. Zephyr contains information on M&A, IPO, private equity, and venture capital deals and rumors. The database is accessible on and off campus to one user at a time. Access to Zephyr is available through January 31st, 2015. For more information, please contact a librarian.

Behind the Scenes: the Micky Moore Exhibit is Now Open in Payson Library

Pepperdine University Libraries is pleased to announce a new exhibition highlighting the career of longtime filmmaker and childhood actor Michael D. “Micky” Moore. Moore began his film career as a silent screen child actor. Between 1917 and 1929, he acted in over 40 films and  worked with such silent screen stars as Mary Pickford, Jack […]

New Malibu matchbook and postcard collection online

According to the New York Times, “Close Cover Before Striking” is the most printed phrase in the history of the printed word. Perhaps you remember the days when every business, it seemed, advertised its services via free matchbooks bearing a logo, address, and phone number. Matchbook cover advertising rose and fell with the popularity of […]

Pepperdine University Libraries digitizes the early years of the Malibu Times

On May 2, 1946, the inaugural issue of The Malibu Times reported on several items. Locally, a truck driver was sentenced to 90 days in county jail for driving drunk. National news included mention of an electric window shade featured at the World Inventor’s Expo in Chicago. And Judge John L. Webster, a community leader, […]

Digital Theatre Plus Trial

Pepperdine Libraries have a trial to Digital Theatre Plus, the “home of unique films of leading British theatre productions for schools, colleges, and universities.” Key features of Digital Theatre Plus include: Full-length films of current leading productions of Shakespeare plays, modern dramas, musicals and adaptations of classic novels Behind-the-scenes insights from theatre makers Accessible study guides to develop understanding […]

Exhibit on the Early Years at George Pepperdine College Opens in Payson Library

This blog post was written by Lindsey Sommer, Special Collections and University Archives Intern. September 6, 1972, marked the first day of class for students at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Prior to that time, the campus was located in the Vermont Knolls area of Los Angeles, a few miles south of downtown. Students at George […]

Intern to Process Donald G. Ingalls Collection of Television Scripts

Tanner Potts is a senior at the University of the South and is double majoring in History and American Studies. Tanner will be working in Special Collections and University Archives over an eight week period this summer. Tanner’s first project will be to process the Donald G. Ingalls Collection. Ingalls was a prolific film and […]

J.P. Morgan Research database trial

Pepperdine has a trial of the database J.P. Morgan Research from Proquest. The database features thousands of analyst reports covering over 3,000 global companies and all industries. Derived from Morgan Markets – which is J.P. Morgan’s exclusive information for key clients and investors – these reports are made available to academic users for education and […]

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 […]

Americanism Educational Leaders Essay Contest 2014 – Due Date June 30th

The Americanism Educational Leaders and Pepperdine University Libraries are pleased to announce its annual collegiate essay contest. At the heart of the mission of the Americanism Educational Leaders (AEL) is its strong belief in “American exceptionalism” (i.e., that our country is exceptional in the history of the world). All of AEL’s programs are meant to […]