Special Collections and University Archives
Malibu Historical Collection
The Pepperdine University Libraries have established the Malibu Historical Collection as a repository for documents related to the history of the City of Malibu and its residents. The goals of this collection are to collect, preserve, catalog, and exhibit materials related to the history of this region, thus making them accessible to a global audience.
As a part of Pepperdine University's Special Collections and University Archives, the Malibu Historical Collection benefits from the department's commitment to the care and accessibility of materials through programs and events, many of which have been specifically related to Malibu. The Malibu Historical Collection is a growing collection of historical materials, and we welcome donations that fit our collection scope.
The goals of the collection are:
- To tell the story of Malibu – its history, heritage, and people.
- To create a repository for papers, videos, oral histories, photos, books, and artifacts.
- To preserve the legacy and history of Malibu through the care of trained professionals.
Current collection highlights include:
- Historic books related to Malibu: catalog records
- Malibooz Collection: finding aid
- Malibu Association of REALTORS, Inc. Records: finding aid, digital collection
- Malibu Property Ownership Record Books and Real Estate Property Indexes: finding aid
- Malibu Surfside News newspaper (1973-present): catalog record
- Malibu Times newspaper (1946-present): catalog record, digital collection
- Malibu Times photographs: finding aid, digital collection
- Marowitz (Charles) Collection of the Malibu Stage Company: finding aid
- Mazza (John) Collection of Historic Surfboards: digital collection
- Netter (Lani) Collection of Malibu Photographs: finding aid, digital collection
- Rindge and Adamson Family Papers: finding aid
- Trancas Riders and Ropers Collection: digital collection
- Webster Family Papers: finding aid
- Wienberg (Eric) Collection of Malibu Matchbooks and Postcards: digital collection