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Loyola Marymount University Archives, 1865-[ongoing]
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Other Finding Aids

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Loyola Marymount University Archives, 1865-[ongoing]
    Dates: 1865-
    Creator: Loyola Marymount University
    Collection Size: 600+ linear ft
    Repository: Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
    Abstract: Account ledgers, agenda and minutes, agreements and contracts, architectural drawings, articles of incorporation, artifacts, audio tape, books and booklets, brochures, bulletins, bylaws, calligraphy, catalogs, certificates, charters, compilations and summaries, correspondence, deeds, donor lists, event programs, financial statements, flyers, grant proposals, handbooks, indices, invitations, memoranda, mission statements, liturgies, microfilm, motion picture film, newsclippings, news releases, original artwork, personal papers, posters, photographs, reports, resolutions, scrapbooks, scripts, solicitations, speech and homily transcriptions, stock prospectuses, student publications, video tape, and yearbooks pertaining to the operation of Loyola Marymount University. The bulk of the records date from the beginning of Jesuit administration in 1911. Also included are the records of St. Vincent's College, the first college in Los Angeles, administered by the Vincentian Fathers from 1865 to 1911. Also included are the partial records of Marymount College from ca. 1923 to 1968.
    Physical location: Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University. Some records may be restricted.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Series number, Box and Folder number, Loyola Marymount University Archives, 1865-[ongoing], Department of Archives and Special Collections, Charles Von der Ahe Library, Loyola Marymount University.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Loyola Marymount University began in Los Angeles, California as St. Vincent's College, a men's school, in 1865 under the auspices of the Congregation of the Missions, and as Marymount College, a women's school, begun in 1923 in Los Angeles, directed by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. In 1973 the two schools merged as present-day Loyola Marymount University


    Organized into the following record groups: 1. Early history (St. Vincent's College, Marymount School), 1865-1973. 2. Governance, 1911-. 3. Administration, 1911-. 4. Academic Affairs, 1911-. 5. Campus Ministry, 1911-. 6. Business and Finance, 1911-. 7. Student Affairs, 1911-. 8. Loyola (originally St. Vincent's) Law School, 1920-. 9. University Relations, 1919-. 10. Facilities Management, 1929-. 11. Internal Audit. 12. College of Liberal Arts, 1917-. 13. Air Force Reserve Officer's Training Corps, 1948-. 14. College of Business Administration, 1926-. 15. College of Science and Engineering, 1935-. 16. Continuing Education, Summer Session and Special Programs, 1935-. 17. Graduate Division, 1950-. 18. Department of Education, 1952-. 19. St. Vincent's School of Nursing, 1965-. 20. College of Communication and Fine Arts. 21. Religious orders; Donor records arranged alphabetically; other records arranged chronologically

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Loyola Marymount University--Archives.
    Loyola Marymount University--History--Sources.
    Los Angeles College--History--Sources.
    Loyola Law School (Loyola Marymount University)--History--Sources.
    Loyola of Los Angeles School of Law--History--Sources.
    Marymount College (Los Angeles, Calif.)--History--Sources.
    St. Vincent's College (Los Angeles, Calif.)--History--Sources.
    St. Vincent's School of Law (Los Angeles, Calif.)--History--Sources.
    St. Vincent's School of Nursing (Los Angeles, Calif.)--History--Sources.
    Jesuits--Education--California--Los Angeles.
    Jesuits--History--20th century--Sources.
    Archives--California--Los Angeles.
    Catholic universities and colleges--California--Los Angeles--History--Sources.
    Education, Higher--California--Los Angeles--History--Sources.
    Religious communities--California--Los Angeles--History--Sources.
    Christian education--History--Sources.
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--History--Sources.

    Other Finding Aids

    More complete finding aids available from the Department of Archives and Special Collections, or online at: http://library.lmu.edu/specialcollections/archives/Content_Notes.htm .