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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 […]

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 […]