We can go confidently into the future and accept the change that growth demands
only if we have firm roots in the past, in a living tradition. —Leonard Foley, OFM
The college archives holds selected records from administrative,
academic, social and cultural sources at the Chalon and Doheny Campuses. Record
series date from the foundation of the college in 1925 to the
present. In addition to textual records, archival series include
photographs, flyers, clippings, scrapbooks, yearbooks, programs and
catalogues. Along with this primary source material we have various
histories of the college and its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of
The MSMU Archives collects, preserves and provides access to
materials of historical, research and administrative interest. The
College Archives are located on the Chalon Campus, 12001 Chalon Road,
Los Angeles, CA, 90049. Housed in the Charles Willard Coe Memorial
Library, the archives are on the first (ground) floor in the Frank H.
Policies, finding aids and other information can be found on the MSMU Portal.
The Archives preserve the official memory of the College, consisting
of documents that are deemed to be of enduring value: records that
contain evidence of and information about the mission, history,
organization and operations of Mount Saint Mary’s University.
Selections form the Mount's historic photography and digitized publications are viewable and downloadable. Please visit the Digitized Collections page for details.
Read about the participation of the College Archives in Master of
Humanities class project to showcase Western writer and Mount benefactor
Frank Hamilton Spearman online.
Archivist Vicky McCargar blogs about the archives and College history at the Mount Archives Blog (http://mountarchives.blogspot.com). Comments are welcome.
Follow Archives happenings on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MSMUArchives and Twitter at
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and by appointment.
Victoria McCargar, MA, MLIS, College Archivist
12001 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Chalon Campus - Phone: 310.954.4370
10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Doheny Campus - Phone: 213.477.2750
12001 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
10 Chester Place
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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