The University Archives contain records dating to the establishment of Mount Saint Mary’s University in 1925 and its two campuses high above Los Angeles in Brentwood and on historic Chester Place downtown. As a Catholic institution of higher learning with a commitment to social justice, the Mount has a long history of compassion, outreach and community service. Featured collections include
- Diversity at the Mount, encompassing records documenting MSMU’s 70-year commitment to meeting the needs of Los Angeles’ diverse populations.
- Chalon and Doheny photos, which richly illustrate the changes in Catholic higher education across more than 80 years of service.
- Literary MSMU complete or nearly complete runs of the Mount’s renowned literary magazines, beginning in the 1920s with Inter Nos through the current Audemus.
- Chester Place Archives, which include documents and historic photos relating to the Mount’s 45-year history on the former Doheny family property south of Downtown Los Angeles.
- Rare collections of original articles and other writings by Frank Hamilton Spearman, Hollywood screenwriter, Western novelist and respected Catholic commentator in the 1930s.
- Major series comprise Administrative, Academic, Faculty and Staff, Student Affairs, Alumnae, Mount Publications and Events.
Charles Willard Coe Memorial Library
J. Thomas McCarthy Library