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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 […]

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 […]

Two New University Archives Collections Ready for Use

Special Collections and University Archives volunteer, Amber DelaCruz, recently processed and created finding aids for two archival collections. The Pepperdine University Archives Oral History Collection consists of over 100 oral history interviews with former faculty, staff, donors, distinguished guests, students, and other individuals associated with Pepperdine University. The interviews range in date from 1964 to […]

Payson Library Hosts Game Night

The Kresge Room of Payson Library was packed on Thursday, March 27 when the library hosted its first game night. The main draws were tournaments in the Wii favorites Super Smash Brothers Brawl and Mario Kart, but other games like Just Dance, Monopoly, and Apples to Apples were popular as well. From 7pm to midnight, […]

Special Collections and University Archives Celebrates Two Years of Contributing Finding Aids to the OAC

February 2014, marked our second anniversary of contributing finding aids to the Online Archive of California (OAC). We are excited about the fact that in a little over two years we have increased our finding aids from 0 to 120, and we have seen an incremental increase in our visitor usage. While we have a few […]

Welcome Special Collections and University Archives Interns!

3 interns and 1 volunteer joined the Special Collections and University Archives team this semester. Each student is assigned a unique project that is tailored to their interests, desired learning outcomes, and departmental needs. Lindsey Sommer is a second year graduate student in the UCLA MLIS program. She is processing the papers of Shirley Roper. […]

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. […]

Introducing the Alumni Memories digital collection

Pepperdine University Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of the Alumni Memories Collection, a new digital collection designed to honor the lives of our alumni and the special bond they’ve formed with Pepperdine University. The collection, freely accessible online, is composed of photographs, memorabilia, documents, scrapbooks, correspondence, and other materials donated to Pepperdine University […]

Library Partners with SGA to Offer Textbooks to Students

Dean of Libraries, Mark Roosa announced today the launch of the Pepperdine Textbook Loan Program.  In collaboration with the Seaver College Student Government Association, the libraries have purchased a collection of textbooks that support the general education curriculum at Seaver College and will make these textbooks available to students on a first come first served […]

Photographs of veteran Hollywood stuntman Chuck Waters now online

Pepperdine University Libraries is thrilled to announce the Chuck Waters Collection, a new addition to Pepperdine Digital Collections. Chuck Waters, veteran stuntman of film and television, shares his personal photographs, correspondence, and stories chronicling more than forty years in the film industry. Waters (b. 1934) has served as stunt performer or stunt coordinator on over […]