CONTENTdm Featured Collections: December 2016

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This month, four collections are featured on the OCLC website. The featured collections for December are the Rocking P Gazette collection, Holidays in Wyong collection, Pepperdine's Rose Parade Photo Album and the Pender County Historical Photographs.

Pepperdine's Rose Parade Photo Album

Pepperdine University

As a part of Pepperdine University’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 1987, the university entered a float into the 98th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. The theme of the float was “The Quest for Atlantis,” a classical theme reflecting Pepperdine’s quest for academic excellence. This collection is based on a selection of photographs, both formal and candid, digitized from a photo album provided by Hung Le, one of the eight students chosen to ride on the float as representatives of Pepperdine. Each photo tells a piece of Pepperdine's Rose Parade story, from the genesis of the idea, to the hours of float decorating, to the parade itself. Based on an oral history with Hung Le, now Associate Vice President and University Registrar at Pepperdine, it’s a story about the university coming together as a community to celebrate a milestone. This collection also offers a fascinating look behind the scenes at the Rose Parade, an annual 2-hour event that requires months of planning and preparations.


Holidays in Wyong

Tuggerah Library, Central Coast Council Library Services, Wyong Shire Council Australia   

Wyong Shire has long been a popular vacation destination. The brochures in this collection reflect the popular activities and accommodations at various times from 1905 to 1975. Original documents are available for viewing in the Local Studies Collection at Tuggerah Library. Wyong Shire is located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

The Rocking Gazette

The Rocking P Gazette

University of Calgary, Alberta Canada

The Rocking P Gazette newspaper was the creation of two young girls, ages 12 and 14, who lived on their family's ranch in the foothills of southern Alberta, Canada, in 1923. Dorothy Margaret Macleay and her younger sister, Gertrude Maxine, produced the paper, edited it, acted as its principal reporters, wrote many of its articles and stories, and sketched and painted nearly all of its art. While these two young ladies generated the 17 monthly editions of the paper, they also attended school and regularly contributed their energy to their family’s Rocking P and Bar S ranches, which their father, Roderick Riddle Macleay, and mother, Laura Margaret Macleay (née Sturtevant), were industriously attempting to put on a sound financial foundation through the Second World War.

Pender County Historical Photographs

Pender County Public Library

This collection was created to preserve historic images relating to people, places and life in Pender County from the past. The collection is built through donations of originals and copies from organizations or individuals who desire to share and preserve the visual history of Pender County, North Carolina.