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Mary Frampton with Save Our Coast Poster, Undated

Mary Frampton Digital Collection Now Available

The Mary Frampton Digital Collection is now live on the Pepperdine Libraries Digital Collections website. Mary Frampton (1930–2006) was a photojournalist and environmental activist who lived and worked in Malibu and Los Angeles. Her papers, and the digital collection, are organized into three categories: personal files, professional files, and Save Our Coast files.

This wood engraving shows a session of the National Woman's Suffrage Association during a political convention in Chicago in 1880.

Database of the Month: Accessible Archives

What began as a hobby in 1990 has turned into a highly acclaimed database of 18th- and 19th-century American primary sources. Accessible Archives is an open access collection of newspapers, periodicals, and print/e-book content, free to use and ever-growing. Its diverse collection is full-text searchable, including digital images and keyed-over text. Researchers can access eyewitness accounts of historical events, cultural articles, advertisements, and opinion pieces. The archives feature full runs of all included newspapers and periodicals.

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Playing Card Collection Offers Insights into History, Leisure, and Art from the Past Two Centuries

The Edwards H. Metcalf Collection of Playing Cards is a newly processed collection that tells a distinct history of card playing with decks from around the globe dating from 1820 to 1940. The collection was donated by the estate of Edwards H. Metcalf, former Pepperdine board member and grandson of Henry Edwards Huntington, the founder of the Huntington Library, Art Gallery, and Botanical Gardens.

Interior view of Payson Library with man working on laptop

Pepperdine Libraries Launches Open Access Publishing Support Program

In step with Open Access Week and in partnership with the Office of the Provost, Pepperdine Libraries is pleased to announce that it has launched the Open Access Publishing Support Program, awarding up to $3,000 in funds to authors publishing in an open access platform.

Image of laptop open to recipes next to ingredients on kitchen table.

Baking the Malibu Historical Collection

As the librarian for Special Collections and the Malibu Historical Collection, Anastasia Armendariz highlights materials that tell the story of this region. Food is central to this story. In this post, Anastasia finds two recipes from the collection and tests them out in her home kitchen.

book covers for Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries

New Digital Resources for Fall 2022

Pepperdine Libraries is pleased to announce a new selection of digital holdings for the 2022-2023 school year.

page from Foxe’s Book of Martyrs

Pepperdine Libraries Adds First Edition of "Les Misérables" and Other Important Rare Books to its Special Collections

Pepperdine Libraries is pleased to announce it has added several important items to its growing teaching and research collection of rare books and materials available to faculty, students, and scholars. Among the new acquisitions are an influential nineteenth century design manual, a sixteenth century book on Protestant history, a first edition printing of Victor Hugo’s epic historical novel Les Misérables, and historical documents from nineteenth century California.

newspaper illustration of Boston massacre

Database of the Month: Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

Pepperdine Libraries enhanced its collection of primary sources with the purchase of Gale's Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO). The database is based on the Eighteenth Century Short Title Catalog (ESTC), a machine-readable union of the holdings of the British Library. Also included are titles from more than 1,500 university, private, and public libraries worldwide, including the Bodleian Library, University of Cambridge, the National Library of Scotland, and the Ransom Center at the University of Texas. In all, more than 180,000 English language titles, published between 1701 and 1800, are available online.

Integrity spring 1999 back cover

"Integrity": The Story in its Editorial Board Minutes

The journalism of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement, the religious movement that gave rise to the Churches of Christ, includes a historical journal titled "Integrity," which was published in Flint, Michigan, during the latter part of the 20th century. Pepperdine Libraries’ Churches of Christ Heritage Center, as a part of its extensive Restoration Movement Publications collection, houses several archival issues of this journal.

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Four Summer Reading Selections for the Fourth of July

We recently polled library staff and librarians on their summer reading plans. After reviewing the thoughtful recommendations, we narrowed the list to four, adding new titles to our collection. A physical display of the books is on view at Payson Library, just in time for Independence Day.