Inclusive History and Images Project

Angela Davis surrounded by a crowd during LMU's
Angela Davis Visits LMU, January 2023

Professor and activist Angela Davis speaks to a crowd during LMU's Global Conversations Series, January 19, 2023.

Group of students outside, circa 1970

Asians and Pacific Islanders constituted a small but growing sector of the LMU undergraduate population.

Coretta Scott King at LMU with faculty, staff and students
Coretta Scott King Speaks at LMU, March 1989

hands at a seder table
2017 Passover Seder

The LMU community gathers to celebrate the 2017 Passover Seder at The Hill on the LMU campus.

Students reading the Bulletin, 1974
Students on campus in the '70s

Students browse course options in the LMU Bulletin, 1974.

Students walk toward Sacred Heart Chapel for a rally in support of undocumented students
Undocumented student support rally, 2016

Students walk toward Sacred Heart Chapel to participate in a rally in support undocumented students. Two students in the foreground have the Mexican flag draped on their backs.

MECha Students outside La Causa Youth Center
MEChA students outside La Causa Youth Center.

Students talk at the Muslim Student Life Iftar held at The Hill on the LMU campus in 2018.
Muslim Student Life Iftar, 2018

Students talk at the Muslim Student Life Iftar held at The Hill on the LMU campus.

Photos from The Loyola Marymount University Historical Collection, courtesy of The William H. Hannon Library, University Archives.

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About the Project

The Inclusive History and Images Project (IHIP), an important component of LMU’s ongoing university-wide anti-racism initiative, seeks to address important gaps in understanding our own institutional history by gathering stories and images from alumni and the greater LMU community to tell the full and inclusive LMU story.

Though the general history of Loyola University, Marymount College, Loyola Law School, and LMU is known, the community is keenly aware that there are stories that have not been documented, and experiences that have not been expressed. Too often these overlooked stories involve Black, Latino/a and Latinx, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, and differently embodied members of the LMU family. IHIP will endeavor to accumulate, archive, and amplify these stories to elevate awareness and promote proactive diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. 

An audio/visual archive will serve as a living resource for scholars, researchers, and the greater public through the William H. Hannon Library’s University Archives. The Inclusive History and Images Project will serve as an educational incubator for current students with internships, academic credit, and opportunities to develop research and archiving skills.

Submit an Item

We welcome stories, images, and other items from students, alumni, faculty, staff and the greater LMU community to help us tell the full and inclusive LMU story.

If you would like to be interviewed or would like to recommend someone for an interview, please contact us at

Steering Committee

Michael Engh, S.J.
Chancellor, co-chair

Bryant Keith Alexander
Dean, College of Communication and Fine Arts, and interim Dean, School of Film & Television, co-chair

Neel Agrawal
Digital Projects Librarian, Willam H. Hannon Library

Cynthia Becht
Head, Archives & Special Collections, William. H. Hannon Library

Joe Bernardo
Director of DEI Capacity Building, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Marissa Koller
Director of External Relations, Marketing, Communications & External Relations

Lisha McGrue
Senior Director, Alumni and Family Engagement

Lisa Piumetti Farland
Executive Director, Alumni & Parent Engagement

Margarita Ochoa
Associate Professor, History Department

Leonard Richardson-King
Junior, School of Film and Television

Aaliyah Wilson
Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

Patricia Winograd
Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Loyola Law School

Lizeth Zepeda
University Archivist, William H. Hannon Library

Staff Assistance

Maureen Pacino, Interim Associate Vice President, Marketing and Brand Management, Marketing, Communications, & External Relations

Ranmal Rodrigo, Senior Administrative Coordinator, University Advancement

Garett Collins, Undergraduate, Classics & Archaeology major, Environmental Science minor

Matthew Morris, Graduate, Film & Television Production major with concentration in Directing Fiction

Additional Contributors

Brion Dennis, former ASLMU president

Jackson Palen, former ASLMU president