Special Collections and University Archives
Programs & Events
Special Collections and University Archives hosts various events and programs in order to enable use and enjoyment of the historic materials.
Class Sessions and Group Tours
Class sessions and group tours can involve a general introduction to the department, with examples of books and materials from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Specialized sessions can focus on book history, primary source research, or a particular era or topic that is represented in the collection. Visits can also be related to preservation and use of rare and unique historic materials.
Please contact Melissa Nykanen at (310) 506-4434 at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a specialized class session or group tour.
Events and Exhibits
Please see the Pepperdine University Libraries home page for information about upcoming events in Special Collections and University Archives.
Past events have included:
- Reel Sessions: A Festival of Surf Films Spanning 60 Years (March 2007)
- Thomas Campbell and the Declaration and Address Bicentennial Mini-Exhibit (October 2009)
- 150 Years of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species Mini-Exhibit (November 2009)
- Special Collections Holiday Open House (December 2009)
- Girls in the Curl: A Celebration of Women in Surfing (February 2010)
- One Book, One City Explores the History of Malibu (March 2010)
- George Washington Exhibit and Lecture (March-April 2010)
- Rare Bibles Exhibit Open House (May 2010)
- Rare Hymnals Exhibit Open House (May 2010)
Other Programs and Initiatives
The department’s commitment to the care and accessibility of materials is demonstrated through additional programs and initiatives including:
- Digitization of materials for the online repository, Pepperdine Digital Collections.
- Preservation through use of acid-free enclosures and other archival products.