Annette and Doris Anderson Family Photographs:
The Eric Wienberg Collection of Malibu Matchbooks, Postcards, and Ephemera:
The Eric Wienberg Collection of Malibu Matchbooks, Postcards, and Ephemera chronicles the history of business establishments and sites in Malibu and the surrounding area. The collection covers a period between the late 19th century and the 1980s, and features matchbook covers, postcards, publications, and ephemera from restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, motels, stores, and other businesses from Malibu, Topanga, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Culver City, Venice Beach and Catalina Island. The collection also includes publicity photographs, photojournalistic images, and candid snapshots from life in Malibu and Southern California.
John Mazza Collection of Historic Surfboards:
The Historic Surfboard Collection includes over thirty surfboards from the personal collection of John Mazza, surfing aficionado and local Malibu resident. The boards, on permanent loan to Pepperdine University, represent the evolution of surfing and surfboard technology in the twentieth century with examples ranging from the 1910s to the 1980s. With each board photographed from multiple perspectives, this digital collection reveals the art and ingenuity of surfboard shapers and contextualizes the boards as cultural objects with an important place in popular culture and local history. The surfboards are a part of Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives' Malibu Historical Collection.
Lani Netter Collection of Malibu Photographs:
The collection comprises the photographs of a "then and now" style photo album of Malibu, California, compiled by longtime Malibu resident Lani Netter in 1974. Content includes historical prints, ranging from 1890 to 1958, and Netter's own photographs from 1974 (bulk) and about 1990, which together depict various people, events, and locations from Malibu's history.
The Luella "Billie" Ulrich Collection on the Gulls' Way Estate:
The Luella "Billie" Ulrich Collection on the Gulls Way Estate in Malibu contains photographs of the grounds, guest house, apartment interior, main house interior, and Billie and Rick (her husband) on the property.
Malibou Lake Mountain Club Bulletins:
Malibu Association of Realtors Collection:
Digital reproductions of business records, property listings, article clippings, and promotional materials regarding the Malibu Association of REALTORS, Inc. Originally called the Malibu Board of REALTORS, Inc., the association was formed in Malibu, California in 1947. The association achieved full incorporation in 1956.
Malibu Historical Photograph Collection:
Malibu Natural Disasters Collection:
Various environmental factors present in Malibu—such as seasonal winds, a dry climate, and geologically unstable terrain—result in a predisposition towards natural disasters. This collection contains photographs related to natural disasters that occurred on Pepperdine University's campus or in the surrounding Malibu area from 1983 to 2007. These events include several fires as well as an earthquake, storms, and flooding. Photographs feature fires and firefighting, evacuees sheltering in place on Pepperdine's campus, burn scars from fires, and benefits for these disasters.
The Malibu Tiles Collection contains tiles from Malibu Potteries, a historic Malibu ceramic company which operated in the early 20th century. Malibu Potteries, owned by May Knight Rindge, produced tiles and ceramic pieces heavily inspired by Moorish, Mayan, Spanish, and Saracen cultures, featuring Art Deco influences. Despite their brief production run, they played an influential role in local architecture, and can still be viewed in various public locations throughout Malibu and greater Los Angeles. This collection contains a portion of the original tiles produced.
Malibu Times Photographs:
The collection consists of photographs and negatives from the Malibu Times ranging from 1946 to 2010. There is also a file called Canyon and Country Times which includes photographs that were published within the short-lived newspaper by the same name, throughout the early 1990s. The papers were both owned by Arnold and Karen York.
Trancas Riders and Ropers:
Woolsey Fire Memory Project:
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