This collection consists of yearbooks from Loyola High School, Loyola College, Marymount College, and Loyola Marymount University.
These schools share a common history and the yearbooks document the growth and expansion of Loyola Marymount University.
Loyola Marymount University (LMU), located in Los Angeles, California, was founded as Loyola College of Los Angeles in 1911
by members of the Society of Jesus after the closure of St. Vincent’s College, a school for boys created by Vincentian Fathers
in 1865. Loyola College grew quickly and a new campus was selected in 1917. In 1920, Loyola College began offering graduate
level education by founding a separate law school. Official establishment of a graduate division would not occur until June
1950 even though the law school continued to thrive and after a Teacher Education Program at Loyola College had been created
Continued growth of the college prompted a second move for Loyola College in 1929 to the current campus in Westchester. Incorporated
as Loyola College in 1918, the school achieved official university status in 1930.
While Loyola University was experiencing a high growth rate in the early 20th century, so was the education program offered
by the Religious of Sacred Heart of Mary for young women that had begun in 1923. In 1933, Marymount Junior College was opened
in Westwood, Los Angeles. The college continued to grow; in 1948 the Junior College became a four-year university and granted
its first baccalaureate degrees in 1948. In 1960, Marymount College moved to a campus on the Palos Verdes Peninsula to accommodate
its growing student body.
In 1968, Marymount College moved one last time to share the Loyola University campus. Although the two schools shared a physical
space, Marymount College and Loyola University were still two separate schools and remain so for five years. Loyola Marymount
University was officially named in 1973 after Loyola University and Marymount College merged.
Yearbooks have long been a tradition in Loyola Marymount University’s history. They are often the best way to highlight the
past year of a school, and track a university’s transformation. Even though the Loyola Marymount University yearbook name
and format has endured many changes, the overarching goal of documenting the school’s year in bound form has remained constant
for over 89 years.
145 books, 1 box; 11.26 linear feet
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