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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Historical note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Processing Information note

  • Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Title: Malibu Times Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: 0112
    Identifier/Call Number: 131
    Physical Description: 12.92 Linear Feet (11 boxes)
    Date: 1946-2010
    Abstract: The collection consists of Malibu Times newspaper issues ranging from 1946 to 2021, photographs and negatives from the Malibu Times, and issues of Malibu Times Magazine from 2003-2021. 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.
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder. The Malibu Times has retained copyright of the photos so permission to publish must be secured from the newspaper, as well as Special Collections and University Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Malibu Times Collection, Collection no. 0112, Malibu Historical Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The collection was given to Pepperdine University on April 15, 2010.

    Historical note

    The Malibu Times is the longest running newspaper in Malibu, California. The paper was founded in 1946 by Reeves Templeman, an accomplished journalist and editor. In 1987, Arnold and Karen York bought the newspaper and still own it to this day. The newspaper covers the region of Malibu and includes sections on the community, Malibu life, news, sports, opinion, obituaries, and entertainment.
    In the early 1990s, the couple started another newspaper called Canyon and Country Times which covered the Santa Monica foothill communities of Agoura Hills, Agoura, Las Virgines, Malibu Canyon, Lost Hills and parts of Woodland Hills. Canyon and Country Times only lasted a few years.
    In 2003, the Yorks created the Malibu Times Magazine. The magazine focuses on the people, homes and gardens, food and wine, fashion, health and arts of Malibu and the surrounding areas of Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, and Westlake Village.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of the photographs and negatives collected by or published in the Malibu Times 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. Furthermore, the collection also contains the Malibu Times newspaper issues from 1946 through the present.


    The photographs are filed alphabetically by folder title, and the newspaper and magazines issues are arranged chronologically.

    Related Archival Materials

    Pepperdine is also the official repository of the Canyon and Country Times, the Malibu Times, and the Malibu Surfside News.

    Processing Information note

    The collection was arranged and described by Katie Richardson, Lindsey Gant, and Craig Taylor in 2013, as well as Nathan Heard in August of 2019.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Photography -- Negatives
    Malibu (Calif.) -- History