Special Collections Staff Favorites: Animals in the Archives

In the world of remote learning and Zoom meetings, there is one thing that never fails to lighten up the (digital) class or meeting: pets!

Cats and dogs (and birds and bunnies and so much more) are livening up video calls by popping their furry snouts into frame, or perhaps even laying across one’s laptop. Inspired by these unsung heroes, keeping their working-from-home humans sane, we present you with some of the best pets from our digital collections.

First up is Mrs. Helen Pepperdine, her children Marilyn and George, and their cat, circa 1939. (George Pepperdine Collection).



Next, an army Master Sergeant and his furry companion in a barrack in Korea, 1952 (Korean War Photography of Hanson A. Williams, Jr.).

President Hugh Tiner with his pet dog, circa late 1940’s (George Pepperdine College Photography of Hanson A. Williams)


Less conventional is this photograph of Micky Moore with a donkey and cat on the set of “Visit to a Small Planet” with Norman Taurog and Jerry Lewis (Micky Moore Collection)

Finally, this kitty is quite comfortable on a couch, circa the late 1940’s (George Pepperdine College Photography of Hanson A. Williams, Jr.)

Do you have a pet that is keeping you company during this shelter-in-place? If so, tag us on Instagram @pepperdine_libraries or Twitter @PeppLibraries in a photo with your pet and we may repost your photo!

 

Special Collections Staff Favorites: Animals in the Archives