The Mercyhurst University Collection consists of documents, photographs, audiovisual material, and artifacts. Some collection highlights are the creation of the college by the Sisters of Mercy, the papers of past university presidents, historical photographs of campus and Sisters of Mercy, The Merciad student newspaper, course catalogs, student yearbooks.
The Thomas J. and Michele Ridge Collection at Mercyhurst University covers the timeline of their years in public service. Consisting primarily of documents, audiovisual material, photographs, and artifacts, the Ridge Collection includes Thomas Ridge’s services as the U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania’s 21st district (1983-1995), and, more extensively, his two terms as the 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania (1995-2001). The Collection also includes Michele Ridge’s papers from her time as First Lady of Pennsylvania (1995-2001).