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Today is Constitution Day. Take the Quiz!

Today is Constitution Day, the 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. It’s a day dedicated to the education and celebration of one of our nation’s principal founding documents. So, how much do you know about the U.S. Constitution? For example, did the Senate initially want the Constitution to refer to the U.S. Read More

New Electronic Resource: Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

Pepperdine University Libraries is pleased to announce that the Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive has been added to the electronic resources collection. The Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive is an archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through Read More

New Electronic Resource: Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800

Pepperdine University Libraries now provides access to Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800. Quick Facts about Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800: Contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America during the 17th and 18th centuries More than 36,000 items from the renowned bibliography by Charles Evans and Roger Bristol’s Supplement Read More

Pepperdine Digital Collections launches the Malibu Historical Photograph Collection

The Malibu Historical Photograph Collection is now available online through Pepperdine Digital Collections. Designed for historians, students, Malibuites, or anyone interested in the visual history of our seaside community, the Malibu Historical Photograph Collection includes images of Malibu people, places, and things dating back to 1890. Each photograph has been scanned and uploaded at a Read More

PrivCo Now Available

Pepperdine University Libraries now offers access to PrivCo. PrivCo is a database that is focused solely on private company financial data, including M&A activity, investor information, private equity, and venture capital data. PrivCo currently has coverage of over 225,000 private companies, 11,000 investors, and over 80,000 private market M&A deals and funding rounds. Users can Read More

SAGE Research Methods Now Available

Pepperdine University Libraries now offers access to SAGE Research Methods. SAGE Research Methods is a research tool that connects users to over 100,000 pages of SAGE research methods books, journals, and reference material with advanced search features. Here, researchers, faculty, and students can explore methods concepts to design research projects, understand particular methods or identify Read More

Change at the Corner of Manchester and Vermont

A few months ago, the archives received a reference question asking us to search for photos and information about early landscaping at George Pepperdine College, at the campus located at 79th and Vermont in Los Angeles.  Hmm, tough…  While I searched the archives for pictures of landscaping and the Los Angeles campus, the first collection Read More

Kennedy in June, 50 Years On: Today’s featured digital object

It was Fifty years ago today that President John F. Kennedy made his historic Cold War era speech at the western gate of the Berlin Wall. The speech, highly critical of communism’s restrictions on personal freedom, included the memorable refrain “Let them come to Berlin” and, of course, the famous phrase “ich bin ein Berliner.” Read More

Pepperdine Students Make Progress on Archival Collections

Two Pepperdine undergraduate students were hired in May to work on projects for Special Collections and University Archives.  Their work is a valuable contribution to our goal of making more archival collections available to researchers and more accessible online. Craig Taylor spent five weeks with the department, working on a variety of collections.  He assisted Read More

Limited Edition Pennyroyal Caxton Bible Acquired by Special Collections

Due to the generosity of Bruce and Suzie Kovner, Special Collections and University Archives acquired the Pennyroyal Caxton Bible. This edition of the King James Version of the Holy Bible is illustrated by Barry Moser, the foremost American master of wood engravings. It is the first illustrated Bible of its kind since Gustave Doré’s edition Read More