RECORDS OPEN FOR RESEARCH AT THE OLDEST COLLEGE IN LOS ANGELES

The Loyola Marymount University Archives has recently completed partial processing of two major Records Groups and announces that researchers are welcome with few restrictions.

Records Groups pertaining to the activities of LMU's forerunners, St. Vincent's College (the first in Los Angeles, founded in 1865) and Marymount School (one of the earliest California women's colleges)will provide resource materials in the subjects of 19th century Catholic higher education and Los Angeles history and development.

When Vincentian fathers abandoned higher education in California in 1911, the Society of Jesus resumed responsibilities and the college underwent a series of name changes including Los Angeles College, a return to St. Vincent's, Loyola College, and Loyola University. The records of the administrations of the first nine Jesuit Presidents include materials relating to Catholic higher education and the 1920s Los Angeles motion picture industry, higher education during the Depression era, World War II, and post-war prosperity.

LMU Archives: Artifacts, manuscripts, moving image, original artwork, photographs, 1865 to present, bulk 1911 to present.

Records Group 1 - Early records, approximately 18 linear feet Records Group 3 - Administration, approx. 25 linear feet Other Record Groups are open but unprocessed, with the exception of university publications such as bulletins, newspapers, and yearbooks.

A finding aid including scope and content notes, and additional bibliographic materials available via e-mail.

Contact:
Neil Bethke
Loyola Marymount University Archives Loyola Blvd @ West 80th St. Los Angeles, CA 90045
310-338-7478
nbethke@lmumail.lmu.edu


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