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December 17, 2014

The Loyola University Archives & Special Collections is pleased to participate in the 2014 National Collections Care Survey conducted by Heritage Preservation in conjunction with the Institute of Library and Museum Services and the National Endowment for the Humanitites.

 

October 8, 2014

October is Archives Month!

The Loyola Archives & Special Collections, including the Congressional Archives, is celebrating Archives month by welcoming the Loyola community to an Open House at the Archives. Open Houses will be on October 13th, 16th, 22nd, and 31st from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM each day. Items from the collections will be on display and archivists will be available to answer questions about the collections or what the department does. In addition to the Open Houses, a new exhibit is on display in the Donovan Reading room highlighting the collections of the Loyola Archives & Special Collections, the Congressional Archives, and the Women and Leadership Archives.

 

August 1, 2014

Promotion

As of August 1st, Associate Archivist Ashley Howdeshell has been promoted to Assistant University Archivist. Ashley received her MLS from Indiana University with a specialization in Archives and Records Management and is certified by the Academy of Certified Archivists. She will be responsible for digital preservation and electronic records at the University Archives and will be working with University departments to transfer records in all formats (print, electronic, and audio-visual) to the University Archives.

Congratulations Ashley!

 

June 30, 2014

Closure Dates

The Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections will be closed on the following dates:

July 4, 2014

July 11, 2014

August 11-15, 2014

 

June 25, 2014

Digital Collections

A new digital collection highlighting images of Chicago found in collections at the Archives has been created. Currently this collection includes images from the Samuel Insull papers.

Several images have been added to the Century of Progress digital collection. In addition, several more volumes of Jesuitica have been digitized as have Holy Family School tuition ledgers, the World War II scrapbook of Loyola students who enlisted, and the World War II Memorial Book of Loyolans killed in action.

 

May 29, 2013

Collections A to Z list available

A collections A to Z list has been created to make it easier to find specific collections. This list is available under the 'collections' category.

 

 

May 28, 2013

Digital Collections and Online Exhibits

More items have been added to the digital collections and new collections have been created. New issues of the Loyola News, Loyola Phoenix, and Blackacre student newspapers have been added and images have been added to the Loyola University Chicago Photograph Collection. In addition, two new digital collections - Loyola History and Century of Progress - have been created. The Loyola History digital collection contains items documenting the history of the university, including course catalogs and library catalogs, while the Century of Progress digital collection contains photographs taken by Samuel Insull Jr. during the Century of Progress Worlds' Fair.

 

Online exhibits are now available although staff is still working on cleaning them up since the software upgrade.

 

 

February 12, 2013

Online Exhibits Temporarily Unavailable

Due to a recent software upgrade the online exhibits on the Archives & Special Collections website are currently unavailable. These exhibits include the Jesuits & the Sciences, 1540-1999, Hidden Loyola, Loyola Traditions, Loyola Timeline, Raymond V. Schoder, S.J., Gerard Manly Hopkins Lecture, and Raymond V. Schoder, S.J., Roman North Africa Lecture. Staff is working on this problem and hope to have the exhibits available again as soon as possible.

 

January 31, 2013

Torah Scrolls gifted to Loyola


Loyola University Chicago has received the gift of two Torah scrolls from Dr. Martin Johnson of Phoenix, AZ. One is a giant 16th century scroll of Central European origins (German/Czech) and the other is smaller 18th century scroll of German scribed in the region of Germany. Both are complete Torahs and were gifted to Loyola with the intent that they be used by students, faculty, and scholars for study. Neither Torah is kasher for ritual usage in a synagogue.

The Torah scrolls are housed in Archives & Special Collections.

 

January 16, 2013

Kale Williams Papers


The Archives & Special Collections department has received 9 linear feet (6 boxes) of papers from noted human rights and social justice advocate Kale Williams. Mr. Williams was the Senior Scholars in Residence at CURL (Center for Urban Research and Learning) as well as Visiting Professor of Applied Ethics at Loyola. Mr. Williams has worked on fair housing opportunities, assistance to Native Americans in the Southwest, famine relief in the Nigeria-Biafra civil war, and opposition to the Vietnam War, and help found the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities, where he served as the executive director for over 20 years. The Kale Williams papers at Loyola include information on his career with CURL and as visiting professor of Applied Ethics and his consulting practice. The majority of his papers reflecting his work in Chicago are now at the Chicago History Museum.

 

December 17, 2012

Archives & Special Collections Closures

The Archives & Special Collections department will be closed from December 24, 2012 through January 1, 2013. We will re-open on January 2, 2013 for our regular hours of M-F 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

 

June 27, 2012

Scrapbooks cataloged, Photograph Album and Rare Book digitized

A project to catalog the scrapbooks in the University Archives' collection has been underway for the past several months. To date 17 scrapbooks have been cataloged with records now available in the libraries' Pegasus catalog. These scrapbooks where compile by Jesuits at St. Ignatius College primarily from the 1870s through the early 1900s. Subjects include Jesuits, the temperance movement, events in Italy, Ireland, and Germany, Chicago history, Catholic press, and education. The remaining scrapbooks will be cataloged soon.

St. Ignatius College Photograph Album vol. 1 has been digitized and is available as part of the Loyola University Photograph collection under Digital Collections & Exhibits. This album shows students and Jesuits at St. Ignatius College from approximately 1884 to 1899.

"Tianzhu jiangsheng chuxiang jingjie" (1637) by Giulio Aleni has been digitized and will soon be available as part of the Jesuitica collection under Digital Collections & Exhibits.

 

May 22, 2012

Summer Interns

The Loyola University Chicago Archives and Special Collections welcomes two summer interns to the staff, Ann Marie Schneider and Peggy Kotowski. Ann Marie is a Loyola alumnus (BA, English) who is currently working on her MLS at the University of Oklahoma. Peggy is a Ph.D. candidate in Nursing at Loyola. Both will be working on collections and assisting on projects at the archives.

May 17, 2012

Original Library Catalog project

During the spring 2012 semester the University Archives and Special Collection worked with Dr. Kyle Roberts from the History department and two History student interns, Zorian Sasyk and Brian Molitor, to digitize the original St. Ignatius College library catalog from 1875. Zorian and Brian digitized the ledger and started investigating the current library collections to see if any of the books listed in the 1875 ledger are still in the collections. This project is ongoing as Dr. Roberts and his interns intend to recreate the original catalog and build a virtual library.

February 8, 2012

New Collections

In December 2011 the Archives and Special Collections department received two new collections - the Melville P. and Margaret H. Steinfels papers and the R.A. Scotti papers.

The Melville P. and Margaret H. Steinfels papers consist of approximately 75 linear feet of cartoons for artwork, presentation artwork and sketches, school artwork, Loyola Community Theater sketches, notes, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, project files, business correspondence, commercial art, films, zinc printing blocks, and Christmas cards. The majority of the collection reflects the work of Melville P. Steinfels, a well-known liturgical artist who did the Stations of the Cross and fresco in Loyola's Madonna della Strada chapel as well as the mosaics in the former Marquette Center and Damen Hall on Loyola's campuses. This collection also includes some student work by Margaret H. Steinfels, wife of Melville.

The R.A. Scotti papers consist of approximately 1.5 linear feet of research notes. manuscripts, and published books by the Loyola alumna and author of "Basilica" and "Vanished Smile". Copies of this material have been provided to the Providence Public Library Special Collections. In return, the Archives and Special Collections department has received copies of materials relating to R.A. Scotti's book "Sudden Storm" about the New England hurricane.

November 15, 2011

Holiday Schedule for University Archives and Special Collections

The Loyola University Chicago Archives and Special Collections will be closed on the following dates for the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's holidays:

November 24, 2011

November 25, 2011

December 23, 2011

December 26, 2011

December 27, 2011

December 30, 2011

January 2, 2012

January 3, 2012

August 19, 2011

University Archives and Special Collections Closed

The Loyola University Chicago Archives and Special Collections, including the Congressional Archives, will be closed from August 22nd through August 26th as staff attends the annual Society of American Archivists conference. Archives and Special Collections will re-open on Monday, August 29th.

June 2, 2011

Yearbooks now available online

The Loyolan, Dentos, and Stritch School of Medicine yearbooks are now available online through the Loyola University Chicago Archives and Special Collections page on the Internet Archive at http://www.archive.org/details/loyolachicago .

June 2, 2011

New and improved Loyola Timeline

The Loyola timeline exhibit has been updated and added to by Chris Barbuschak, History major and archives volunteer. The new timeline features more information on Loyola history as well as additional images and a new layout. View it here.

May 26, 2011

Summer Hours

This summer the Loyola University Chicago Archives and Special Collections will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the following exceptions:

Memorial Day, May 30th: Closed

June 13th through June 17th: Closed

July 4th: Closed

August 24th through August 26th: Closed

February 8, 2011

Updated Digital Exhibits

The digital exhibits for Hidden Loyola and the Jesuits and the Sciences have been updated and expanded. While both can be reached through the Digital Collections & Exhibits page, please note that both exhibits have new URLs. Hidden Loyola can be found at http://www.lib.luc.edu/specialcollections/exhibits/show/hidden-loyola and Jesuits and the Sciences, 1540-1999, can be found at http://www.lib.luc.edu/specialcollections/exhibits/show/jesuitsciences.

February 3, 2011

New Finding Aids Available Online

Finding aids for the and the construction records for Samuel Insull's Hawthorn Farm residence are now available online. Please note that the blueprints for the house and gardens at Hawthorn Farm are not yet available.

Image Fee Increased

As of February 1, 2011, the fee for image reproductions is increasing from $5.00 per image to $10.00. The fee for photocopies will remain at $0.25 per copy.

January 5, 2011

Holy Family Parish records, 1857-1951

The finding aid for records on permanent loan from Holy Family Parish is now available online. These records include information on Acolytes, Sodalities, and publications at Holy Family Parish in addition to tuition books for Holy Family School.

December 22, 2010

Congressional Research and Information Links

Links to the Carl Albert Center, the Dirksen Congressional Center, the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress, the Society of American Archivists' Congressional Papers Roundtable, and the Congressional Timeline created by the Dirksen Congressional Center have been added to the links page.

Autograph Collection and Irish Immigrant Oral Histories

The item listing for the Autograph Collection is now available online. The autograph collection is comprised of items from several collections and includes autographed photographs, correspondence, clipped signatures, articles, playbills, and more from actors and actresses, political figures, authors, and religious figures. The oldest item in the collection is a page from a German Breviary with illuminated initials dated approximately 1400. The collection also includes letters from Bram Stoker, David Garrick, Edmund Kean, John Adams, and the Alexanders Dumas (both father and son).

The finding aid for the oral histories from Irish Immigrants to Chicago is now available online. These oral histories were conducted by William Corcoran in the course of his dissertation research and focus on Irish immigration to Chicago following World War II.

November 8, 2010

Archives and Special Collections welcomes new Archives Associate

The Loyola University Chicago Archives and Special Collections welcomes new Archives Associate Ashley Howdeshell. Ashley received her MLS with a specialization in Archives and Records Management from Indiana University. Prior to joining Loyola she was a project archivist at Argonne National Laboratory.

Ashley can be contacted at ahowdeshell@luc.edu or 773-508-2660.

October 29, 2010

School of Nursing Finding Aids online

Finding aids are now available online for records from the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing including the following:

Office of the Dean records, 1946-1977

Office of the Dean records, 1965-1994 (bulk 1965-1974)

Office of the Dean records, 1980-1994

Office of the Dean - Sr. Helen Jarrell records, 1935-1947

Office of the Dean - Gladys Kiniery records, 1947-1966

Office of the Dean - Julia Lane, Ph.D., records, 1964-1991 (bulk 1975-1991)

Leona Marie Smolinski, R.N., D.N.Sc., papers, 1966-1975

Golden Jubilee Celebration records, 1928-1985 (bulk 1984-1985)

October 26, 2010

New Finding Aids online

Finding aids are now available online for the Kane collection and the Martin Heidegger collection. The Kane collection, which spans from 1829 to 1945, includes some of the earliest records and history of Loyola University as well as information on Jesuit history and local (mainly Chicago) Catholic history. The Martin Heidegger collection, approximately 1918 to 1976, consists of transcripts and photocopies of notes and manuscripts as well as a recording (record album) of a speech given by Heidegger.

 October 5, 2010

Selected Bibliography available

A selected bibliography of articles and books written using the collections at the Loyola University Chicago Archives and Special Collections is now available. Click here for the bibliography.

July 26, 2010

Archives and Special Collections adds books to the Internet Archive

The Loyola University Chicago Archives and Special Collections is pleased to announce that several titles from its collections have been digitized and added to the holdings of the Internet Archive. These volumes include the journal "Illinois Catholic Historical Review", Tourist's Guide to the Mississippi River (1866), Chicago, the Marvelous City of the West (1891), The Doomed City! Chicago During an Appalling Ordeal!..(1871), Chicago Magazine: The West as it is (1857), McVicker's Observanda (1891), History of Chicago (1876), and Chicago and Its Resources Twenty Years After, 1871-1891 (1892).

Click here for the Loyola University Chicago Archives and Special Collections page at the Internet Archive. 

June 21, 2010

Michalak Collection Bibliographies Available

Bibliographies for the volumes, broadsides, and prints donated by Thomas and Jo-Ann Michalak are now available. The bibliography for the volumes list works by author with the illustrator of the work noted while the bibliography for the broadsides and prints lists works by artist.

The bibliography for volumes is available here.

The bibliography for broadsides and prints is available here.

 

May 11, 2010

Closures May through August 2010

The University Archives and Special Collections will be closed the following dates from May through August 2010:

May 31st

June 9th, 17th, and 25th

July 2nd through July 9th

July 20th and 22nd

July 29th (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)

August 10th through 13th

August 25th through 31st

Additional dates may be added as necessary.

April 15, 2010

19th Century British Caricature Exhibit

The exhibit "19th Century British Caricature" is now on display in the Donovan Reading Room of Cudahy Library. This exhibit is based on the recent gift of Thomas (BS '63) and Jo-Ann Michalak of 19th century British caricature and satire books and prints. The exhibit highlights this recent gift as well as other gifts in this area. The introductory text, an introduction to caricature, was written by Steven Jones, Professor of English and Co-Director of the Center for Textual Studies. To date, the Loyola Archives and Special Collections has received 113 volumes and 50 prints from the Michalaks.

February 23, 2010

University Archives and Special Collections Closures

The Loyola University Archives and Special Collections, including the Congressional Archives, will be closed the following days during March as staff members work off-site at the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens.

March 3, 2010

March 8 - 12, 2010

For assistance during this time please send an email to kyoung3@luc.edu or rhyman@luc.edu and we will respond as quickly as possible.

The Archives and Special Collections will re-open on Monday, March 15th, at 8:00 a.m.

February 23, 2010

Martin J. Svaglic, PhD., papers open

The Loyola University Chicago Archives and Special Collections is pleased to announce that the papers of Martin J. Svaglic, Ph.D., are now available. Svaglic taught in Loyola's English department from the late 1940s until 1983, when he retired. He was a leading authority on nineteenth-century literature, focusing specifically on John Henry Newman and the Oxford Movement. The Svaglic papers consist of 6.5 linear feet spanning the years 1930-1983 (bulk 1930-1969) and include correspondence, drafts, published articles, manuscripts, and lecture and research notes. Subjects include John Henry Newman, Charles Newman, Newman's Apologia Pro Vita Sua, 19th century literature, Tolstoy, Bernard Shaw, Loyola University Chicago, and Loyola's English Department.

April 24, 2009

Robert C. Hartnett, S.J., papers open

The Loyola University Chicago Archives and Special Collections is pleased to announce that the papers of Robert C. Hartnett, S.J., are now available for use. Hartnett served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola from 1956 to 1958 and as a professor of Political Science from 1958 to 1975. This collection consists of 6.75 linear feet of family records, correspondence, addresses and sermons, teaching materials, and publications, and was processed by Kate Elgayeva, a practicum student from Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

April 7, 2009

Alvo E. Albini papers open

The Alvo E. Albini papers are now open to researchers. Albini was the director of Public Relations at Loyola University Chicago from 1967 to 1983. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin (1940) and his master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism. The Albini papers consist of 8.33 linear feet spanning the years 1967 to 1994 and are mainly related to Albini's independent research and writing on Bento de Goes; Akbar, Emperor of Hindustan; and Abraham Lincoln, although some papers relate to his tenure as director of Public Relations at Loyola. The papers include photographs, correspondence, notes, writings, and audio cassettes. The Albini papers were processed by Michael Allen, an intern from Loyola's History department.

New Exhibits in Donovan Reading Room

Lincoln: A Bicentennial Celebration

The south wall cases of the Donovan Reading Room celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday. Materials from the University Archives and rare book collection highlight the life of President Lincoln, the role of women during the civil war, and Civil War connections to Loyola. This exhibit is a collaboration between University Archives staff and Professor Theodore Karamanski of the History department

Selections from the Halstead and Autograph Collections

The north wall cases feature facsimiles of documents from the Autograph Collection and the Halstead Collection in addition to photographs of Washington, DC. landmarks. The documents are signed by Presidents John Adams, Franklin Pierce, Thomas Jefferson and John Q. Adams, and Secretary of State James Madison; and the correspondence  is to and from Senator Matthew Hale Carpenter.

 
Where: Donovan Reading Room, Cudahy Library

When: Through the end of Spring Semester 2009

 



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