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University Archives Marymount College Records
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This collection documents the activities of Marymount College prior to its merge with Loyola University in 1973.
Marymount College is one of the founding institutions of Loyola Marymount University. Marymount College and Loyola University were on similar yet separate trajectories in the early twentieth century, growing rapidly along with the city of Los Angeles itself. In 1923, the Religious of Sacred Heart of Mary began teaching local young women. This school was first an elementary school and then a high school. Ten years later Marymount Junior College opened in Westwood, which eventually expanded into a four-year university that granted baccalaureate degrees in 1948. At this point, the school became known as Marymount College of Los Angeles. In 1960, Marymount College moved its two-year and four-year programs to a new campus on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Marymount College partnered with St. Joseph College of Orange, a four-year liberal arts college run by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, in 1967. One year later, Marymount College moved onto the Loyola University’s Westchester campus and two schools affiliated in 1968. Marymount’s two-year and four-year programs separated with the two-year program remaining as a separate institution on the Palos Verdes campus. Both Marymount and Loyola remained autonomous throughout the next five years, maintaining their own separate administrations, registrars, admissions, presidents, and so on. These doubled efforts were not sustainable and combining resources through a merger became a serious consideration. Marymount College and Loyola University officially merged in 1973.
6.50 Linear Feet 14 document boxes
Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.
Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.