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Digital Book Display: Work in America

In anticipation of Labor Day weekend, we've created a digital book display with ebooks that examine different issues around work and labor in the United States. These ebooks are available to Pepperdine’s current students, faculty, and staff.

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100 Years of Amendment XIX

The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified on August 18th, 1920, ensuring citizens could not be denied the right to vote on the basis of gender. While it seems surprising this was only one hundred years ago, it is also a reminder of how slow progress can be in this country.

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Authentic Accounts: American Literature in Special Collections

Nowhere is the diversity and the passion of America better represented than in its literature. From the earliest writers who drafted memoirs and official government records to the rise of the 19th-century novel to the culturally-prominent poetry of the 20th century, the writing of America is multifaceted in subject and perspective, analogous to its people and nature. Featured in Pepperdine’s Special Collections and Archives is a set of rare American literature selections.

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New Resource: Alumni Databases

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Dissertation on #BlackLivesMatter Leads in Downloads Last Month

This past month, the dissertation "#BlackLivesMatter: a mixed methods exploratory study of Tweets and individuals participating in the Black Lives Matter movement" by Pepperdine GSEP EdD ’19 student Jesusa Fortunata Jackson received the most downloads in our digital repository, Pepperdine Digital Commons.

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New Database: Academic Video Online

Pepperdine Libraries now provides access to the streaming video database Academic Video Online.

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Margaret Martin Brock, "Mrs. California Republican"

In honor of the 4th of July, we highlight a truly patriotic woman, Mrs. Margaret Martin Brock.

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New Acquisition: Early American Newspaper

Recently, Pepperdine Libraries acquired an edition of a newspaper from 1784. The masthead was engraved by Paul Revere, famous today for his midnight ride alerting the militia about the advancing British at the start of the American Revolution.

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America on Vacation: Malibu Edition

Brendan Morris, special collections assistant, takes us on a virtual vacation looking at historic postcards of the area from collection.