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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.


Women's History Month Feature: Joan Heath Fortner

To celebrate Women’s History Month, each week in March we will feature a fascinating woman or organization from our collections. This week, we are looking at Joan Heath Fortner, an artist and fashion designer from Chicago who made a splash as a teenager with her award-winning designs. Click here to lean more!

WLA Hours

The WLA will close at 5:15pm on Tuesday, March 10.

Mundelein College Remembers Selma

Join us on March 12 at 4pm in Piper Hall to explore the sources of Mundelein College’s commitment to civil rights in the early 1960’s with special attention to the college’s decision to send faculty and students to participate in the final leg of the Selma Freedom March. Click here for more information.  

The Game of Life: Understanding Education and Marriage with Game Theory

Join us on Thursday, March 19th at 12pm in Piper Hall, Room 201 to hear Hanzhe Zhang, a PhD Candidate in Economics at the University of Chicago, discuss his summer research at the WLA. Click here for more information on Zhang's research and the event.  

Remembering Selma: The Unfinished Journey

On March 25th at 7:30pm in the Mundelein Auditorium, Adrienne Bailey, PhD, a Mundelein College alumna and education and social justice advocate, will reflect on the Freedom March, which took place from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965 and was one of the pivotal events of the Civil Rights Movement. Click here for more information.  

WLA 2015 Summer Research Grant

Applications for the WLA's 2015 Summer Research Grant are now being accepted until March 13! Two $1,500 grants are available each year and are made possible by the Ann Ida Gannon, BVM, Center for Women & Leadership. Click here for more information about the grant and how to apply.  

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.  

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!  

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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