SpecColl Serials

SpecColl Serials consists of varying runs of journals, magazines, and newspapers which can be found in the APU Library Catalog, as well as individual issues which can be found in a Finding Aid. The journal titles cover California and the West, while many of the magazine and newspaper issues cover notable events, with famous headlines.

Collection Highlights

Some of the major events covered include:

  1. World War II
  2. Kennedy Assassination
  3. Landing on the Moon
  4. Shuttle Disaster

Some of the famous headlines include:

  1. U.S. At War (December 8, 1941)
  2. Nazis Quit (May 7, 1945)
  3. Japan Surrenders (August 15, 1945)
  4. Kennedy Slain (November 22, 1963)

Accounts of the deaths of nine U.S. Presidents and two First Ladies are reported in the collection as well:

  1. George Washington (January 4, 1800)
  2. John Kennedy (November 22, 1963)
  3. Herbert Hoover (October 20, 1964)
  4. Dwight Eisenhower (March 28, 1969)
  5. Harry Truman (December 26, 1972)
  6. Lyndon Johnson (January 23, 1973)
  7. Maime Eisenhower (November 1, 1979)
  8. Richard Nixon (April 23, 1994)
  9. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (May 20, 1994)
  10. Ronald Reagan (June 6, 2004)
  11. Gerald R. Ford (December 27, 2006)

Access to the Collections

To arrange use of the Special Collections, contact Ken Otto, Special Collections librarian, at kotto@apu.edu or (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5263.