The Women and Leadership Archives (WLA) collects, preserves, and makes available permanently valuable records of women and women's organizations, which document women's lives, roles, and contributions.
Want to know how to research at an archives? Find out how to use the Women and Leadership Archives (WLA) in this short video created by Graduate Assistant Ellen Bushong. Lu Wolf, mascot of Loyola University Chicago, experiences the archives first-hand and learns how to use our finding aids, navigate the WLA website, and how to properly handle documents, photos, journals, and much more!
On October 23, Loyola undergraduates participating in the Ramonat Seminar in American Catholic History and Culture visited the WLA. This two semester, interdisciplinary class provides 12 promising students with experience in hands-on research and resources to further their professional development. Click here to read professor Kyle Roberts' blog post about the class's experience at the WLA!
The WLA is ready to welcome students participating in the 2015-2016 History Fair! Click here to find information on visiting the WLA, finding a topic, and more! We have also gathered a list of some of our collections that fit this year's theme: Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange in History.
The WLA celebrates Emily Stevens, now a senior at Maine South High School. Emily researched at the WLA for the 2014-2015 season and experienced big successes, advancing to the state level and winning the Margaret Cross Norton Award for the Best Use of Primary Sources. Here’s more about Emily's topic and a chance to view her winning dramatic presentation!