George P. Taubman
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The George P. Taubman Digital Archives is a project which celebrates the history and heritage of Hope International University on the occasion of its 75th Anniversary.

Why Taubman?

The George P. Taubman Digitial Archives is named for a man who had a significant influence on the beginnings of Hope International University. His life of ministry and leadership in his local church, his community, and the Restoration Movement personify the mission, goals, and objectives of the Archives of the Darling Library of Hope International University. Under his leadership, the Long Beach Christian Church housed early classes for what was then Pacific Bible Seminary. He served as the first academic dean and was listed as professor of practical ministries.

The Taubman Collection is housed in the Darling Library Archives of Hope International University. It is made up of sermons (1894-1915), advertisement cards, photographs, daily planning diaries, a family scrapbook, numerous newspaper and newsletter clippings, and a bust in Taubman's likeness. The majority of this collection has been digitized to preserve the brittle originals and to share their contents with a wider audience.

The collection should be of interest to researchers in

  • The history and heritage of Hope International University
  • American church history, particularly the "Independent" branch of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement
  • The City of Long Beach, California
  • Men's ministries
  • The Taubman family


This project relies heavily on the research of Dr. Kevin Kragenbrink (BA '85) who wrote his masters thesis on Dr. Taubman (Pepperdine, 1991) and contributed a significant portion of what is now the Taubman Collection. Also, the history of the first twenty-five years of Pacific Bible Seminary written by Dr. Gary Tiffin et al. (Pacific Christian College, 1978).

For full documentation of sources, see The Taubman Collection Finding Aid.

This site is maintained by Darling Library - Hope International University - Fullerton, California.
Last updated: September 19, 2008.