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Women and Leadership Archives

Women's Legacy

The Women & Leadership Archives (WLA) collects, preserves, and makes available records of enduring value to researchers studying women's leadership activities.


WLA Hours Tuesday, February 3rd

The WLA will be closing at 5:45pm on Tuesday, February 3rd.

Women and Leadership Archives Blog!

The WLA now has a blog! Click here to read about highlights of the collections, thoughts on archival practice, and more.  

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

To celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr, we are featuring the collection of Peggy Roach, a woman who spent fifty years fighting for racial equality and social justice. Click here to learn more about Roach and about Dr. King's first visit to Chicago.

Ann Ida Gannon: Sister Builder

Click here to watch a video featuring Ann Ida Gannon, BVM, in which she talks about her life with particular focus on her years as President at Mundelein College. The video was produced as a part of the Loyola University Museum of Art's 2014 Crossings and Dwellings exhibit.  

WLA Spring Semester and Extended Hours

Beginning January, 12th, the WLA will be open from 9am to 4pm on Monday, Thursday, and Friday, from 11am to 7pm on Tuesday, and from 9am to 3:15pm on Wednesday.

History Fair

The WLA is ready for History Fair participants! We are open from 8:30-4:30 on Monday, Thursday, Friday, from 11am-7pm on Tuesday, and from 9am-3:15pm on Wednesday. Click here for more information and ideas for History Fair topics to research at the WLA!  

Conservation of Mundelein College Banner and Pierre de Chaignon La Rose Paintings

Several pieces from the WLA's collections were recently returned after appearing in LUMA's Crossings and Dwellings exhibit, including the Mundelein College banner and a set of small paintings depicting the college's insignia. Click here to read more about the insignia's history and the conservation undergone by each of these items in preparation for the exhibit.

Legion of Young Polish Women

The WLA's newest digital exhibit, Legion of Young Polish Women is open! Click here to learn more about this fascinating charitable organization and to visit the exhibit.

Why is there an Angel on our webpage?

Curious as to why there is an angel on the side of our page? Click here to learn more!


Women and Leadership Archives
Loyola University Chicago · Piper Hall · 1032 W. Sheridan Road · Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.8837 · E-mail: WLArchives@luc.edu

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