Welcome to the Mercyhurst University Archives!

The University Collections contain a wealth of primary source material pertaining to important documents, institutional records, ephemera and realia about the university. The Ridge Collection contains material pertaining to important public policy matters covering Governor Ridge's time in office, along with extensive resources pertaining to First Lady Michele Ridge's commitment to and involvement with a number of important issues affecting the lives of Pennsylvanians.

Prominent Collections

Donating Materials

The Mercyhurst University Archives is the official repository for the intellectual, cultural, and administrative history of the university. The archives are dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Mercyhurst University by collecting, preserving, and providing access to university materials that have lasting historical value. 

If you are interested in donating material to the Mercyhurst University Archives or Thomas J. & Michele Ridge Collection, please contact Bryan Colvin, university archivist, at or 814-824-2295.

Contact Us

Bryan Colvin
University Archivist
Phone: 814-824-2295
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.