University Archives

What is the University Archives

The University Archives, as the source of institutional memory, is the official repository for all permanent records of Western University of Health Sciences. Our primary purpose is to document the history and development of the university, including its social, cultural, and intellectual activities of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Our goal is to ensure the survival of reliable and relevant information about the university and to ensure that the contents of our collections are accessible and sustainable.

The permanent records in the custody of the Archives include records created by university departments, organizations, and individuals, such as:

  • Institutional Records (administrative and operational records)
  • Photographic Collections
  • Video Collections
  • Publications
  • Year Books
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Oral histories
  • Memorabilia

The Archives also houses the personal papers of the Founding Board of Directors and other individuals who are part of the WesternU history.


Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library
Room 411



Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Contact Us:



Olivia Solis
University Archivist
(909) 469-5304

Mary Helen Ellis
Special Collections & Events Specialist
(909) 469-5321