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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Title: Woolsey Fire Memory Project
    Identifier/Call Number: 0181
    Physical Description: 21 Gigabytes
    Date (inclusive): 2018-2019
    Physical Description: This collection is comprised entirely of digital surrogates.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Woolsey Fire Memory Project, Collection no. 0181, Malibu Historical Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Scope and Contents

    The Woolsey Fire started on November 8, 2018, reaching Malibu in the early hours of November 9th. By the time it was contained nearly two weeks later, the fast-moving wildfire had burned 96,949 acres of land, destroyed 1,643 structures, and forced nearly 300,000 people to evacuate. The fire touched all of us in the community and continues to impact many of our everyday lives.
    The Woolsey Fire Memory Project collects, preserves, and presents the history of the Woolsey Fire and its impact on our local community, with a focus on Malibu and Pepperdine University. The goals of this project are to help community members process and heal from this disastrous event by sharing their stories, and to preserve a record of the event for future generations.
    This digital collection includes photographs, videos, oral history recordings, and written accounts by members of the community who have generously shared their Woolsey stories with us. We are grateful to each of them.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection can be viewed online in the Pepperdine Digital Collections.

    Processing Information

    This finding aid was created in May 2020 by Brendan Morris.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Malibu (Calif.) -- History
    Wildfires -- California, Southern
    Pepperdine University