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New Electronic Resource: American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955

Pepperdine University Libraries now provide access to American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955 database, which contains digitized content from the print index Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities (DDAAU). The database includes nearly 100,000 indexed dissertations from 1933 through 1955. American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955 is unique as it represents an extensive record of dissertations accepted by American […]

New Electronic Resource: FactSet

Pepperdine University Libraries now provide access to the FactSet database, Courtesy of Dr. Andreas Simon’s research grant. FactSet is a comprehensive platform used to analyze financial data from global equity and fixed income markets, and public and private companies. The database is accessible on and off campus. Access to FactSet is available through April 30th, […]

Pepperdine’s Fight against Communism: Announcing the Pepperdine College Freedom Forum digital collection

The Pepperdine College Freedom Forum was an annual, three-day seminar designed to promote American values as a defense against communism, held in Los Angeles between 1959 and 1971. The model for the Freedom Forum grew out of the National Education Program developed by George S. Benson, President of Harding College. At Pepperdine, President M. Norvel […]

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 […]