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Marymount University Archives is located on the ground floor of the Emerson G. Reinsch Library next to the Library Instruction Room. For information about our collections, for access to the Archives, or to make an appointment, please contact Gwen Vredevoogd Collection Development Librarian at 703-526-6835 or by email.


The Archives is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Use of the Archives Collection is by appointment only.


University Archives

Emerson G. Reinsch Library
Marymount University
2807 North Glebe Road
Arlington, Virginia 22207

Mission Statement

The Archives is the official memory unit of the University. By collecting materials from the past, it serves the present, and by collecting materials of the present, it serves the future. The Archives bridges the gap between the past, present, and future by preserving all types of materials which document the growth and development of the University since its beginning as a two-year college for women in 1950.

Materials are collected from administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, and students of the University and are made available to them for the purposes of historical research and information.

To learn more about the founders of Marymount University, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, visit their website.


The Archives serves as the institutional memory of Marymount University and its predecessor organizations, Marymount Junior College and Marymount College of Virginia.  Archives Collections contain manuscripts, books, photographs and slides, newspaper articles, sound recordings, and audiovisual recordings. The University Archives also collects faculty and student scholarship. This collection can be found here.