Azusa Pacific University's Libraries celebrate 40 years of the Special Collections. Join us for this special event and fundraiser to help support the development, preservation, and scholarship of the Special Collections. The evening includes a message from keynote speaker David Zeidberg, Avery Director of the Huntington Library, and an opportunity to view rare books and artifacts from APU’s collections.

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time: Reception and exhibit at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m.
Location: Felix Event Center
APU West Campus, 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa
Cost to attend: $50 per person

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Note: You will be redirected to the Alumni and Parent Relations website to register.

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If you are unable to attend, but would like to help support the preservation and development of APU's Special Collections, please visit our giving page.

For more information, contact (626) 815-5333 or email

Keynote Speaker

David Zeidberg, Avery Director of the Huntington Library

Prior to joining the Huntington Library as Avery Director in 1996, David Zeidberg served as a rare books librarian at Syracuse University, curator of Special Collections at George Washington University, and head of Special Collections at the University of California, Los Angeles. Zeidberg has written on topics such as teaching using primary resources, library security, and the future of special collections libraries in the age of technology. He received an M.A. in Medieval and Renaissance English Language and Literature, and an M.A. in Library and Information Science.

About APU’s Special Collections

Begun in 1974 by Thomas F. Andrews, Ph.D., APU research historian, Azusa Pacific’s Special Collections, part of the university's libraries, includes more than 24,000 printed books, as well as other holdings. From U.S. presidential signatures and citrus crate labels, to Torah scrolls and Dead Sea Scroll fragments, these treasures capture moments from local, national, and world history, bringing the past to life for students, scholars, and community members.

Learn more about the university’s Special Collections.