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American Literature in Special Collections: Home
An overview highlighting 19th, 20th, and 21st American literature and poetry held in Pepperdine's Special Collections. Compilation includes first editions and copies with inscriptions from writers.
This Guide serves to highlight the prominent American literature selections held in the Rare Books sector of Pepperdine’s Special Collections and Archives. The works featured here range from 17th century newspapers to 20th and 21st century first editions, including the composition of well-known writers such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walt Whitman, Louisa May Alcott, Langston Hughes, Washington Irving, and many others. In the tabs above, you will find the various selections classified by date or genre, relevant library resources for additional research, and general information about the Special Collections Department.