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.
In honor of the 4th of July, we highlight a truly patriotic woman, Mrs. Margaret Martin Brock.
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.
Brendan Morris, special collections assistant, takes us on a virtual vacation looking at historic postcards of the area from collection.
After settling into my his new position in fall of 2019, one of my Brendan Morris's tasks was to get a handle on the Leonard and Joan Starr Collection of Art and Music.
In 1736, a man named John Gifford began doing something that today might seem too tedious for even the most bored among us. Gifford took his Bible and started counting the letters, syllables, words, verses, chapters, and books within. He then recorded his tallies in a small, 17th-century psalter.
Of Mice and Men was published in 1937 and remains one of Steinbeck’s most celebrated titles. Brendan Morris, special collections assistant, was thrilled to discover a first edition of Of Mice and Men in the Special Collections and Archives during his first week of employment at Payson Library.
The Malibu History InfoGuide is now live! This InfoGuide contains a number of excellent resources available to research the history of where our university is located.
With so many folks working from home, countless images and videos of pets joining humans for their Zoom meetings have made the rounds on social media. Inspired by these unsung heroes keeping their working-from-home humans sane, archivist Kelsey Knox collected her favorite images of pets from our digital collections.
During Holy Week, Melissa Nykanen, associate university librarian for special collections and university archives, wrote a feature about an Easter story illustration in our Saint John's Bible. The image of the resurrected Christ -- shown above -- is a beacon of light during this challenging time.