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Welcome to the Mercyhurst University Archives!

Image of the Month. May Day 1932.

In May 1931 – The First May Crowning was held at Mercyhurst. The May Crowning was one of the graduation celebrations held along with a visit from the Bishop, special dinner, and Charter Day. The annual event was held in the grotto and later moved to the front of the campus. Many parents and residents of Erie would come to the celebration. The last May Crowning was held in 1968 at the request of the students who thought it was an outdated activity.  

May Day 1932


Did you Know? Mercyhurst conducted cancer research. 

The Archives has digitized two scrapbooks containing information from Sister Mary Eymard Poydock who conducted cancer research from 1965-1988. The results of the findings were broadcast coast to coast on CBS under the title "Report on Medicine." To view the scrapbooks click this link.

Cancer Research

And lastly, new content. Sr. Carolyn Herrmann. 

The Sr. Carolyn Herrmann collection has been digitized. Sr. Carolyn was president of Mercyhurst from 1963-1972. The collection consists of many of the speeches given by her and several photographs depicting her time at Mercyhurst.

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