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Pepperdine Digital Collections facilitates the discovery of and access to a wide variety of digital materials related to Pepperdine University's history and unique archival holdings. The collections consist of digitized material from the Boone Special Collections and Archives and born-digital material. Collections are related to various topics, with many fitting into the major collecting areas described below.

Pepperdine Digital Collections is open to the public to encourage discovery and scholarship at the widest possible breadth. The materials that compose our digital collections are optimized for online information seeking and archived for long-term digital preservation. You can review our collecting areas below, or visit our landing page on Quartex to view all collections.


University Archives

student looking at documents

The University Archives digital collections offer a selection of digitized and born-digital archival content that show the development of the University, major events, and student life. These materials include photographs, student publications, student newspapers, yearbooks, and more. 



Malibu Historical Collection

historic image of car in tunnel

The goals of this digital collection are to tell the story of Malibu – its history, heritage, and people; to create a digital repository for papers, videos, oral histories, photos, and newspapers; and exhibit materials related to the history of the region, thus making them accessible to a global audience.


Churches of Christ Heritage Collection

image of church

The Churches of Christ Heritage Collection offer a selection of digitized items from the history of the Churches of Christ, Pepperdine Bible Lectures, missionary work, and other materials of note to this religious movement.



Film and Television Archives

image of workers looking at film reels

A number of digital collections related to the history of film and television include scripts, photographs, films, and documents that cover a broad range of film and television history.


Preserving the History of South Los Angeles

Bernice Pitts at Payson Library

This initiative, made possible in part with support from California Humanities, is designed to collect, preserve, and make available oral histories drawn from members of the South Los Angeles community.


Highlights from the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art Collection

John Register, "Chicago Artists," 1989

Items from this digital collection are highlights from Pepperdine University’s Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art. Visit the Weisman Museum’s website to learn more about the museum and its current offerings.