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.
The Society of American Archivists designates October as a time to raise awareness of archives and their importance to society.
The WLA is participating in Archives Month by weekly features on the website and Facebook page. To get started, here is a post by Director Nancy Freeman, first published in September’s BROAD magazine. “What is an archives and why should you care?”
In spring 1965, Adrienne Bailey and a group of her Mundelein College classmates marched on Selma, Alabama, in support of civil rights. She knew it was a crucial moment for social change, and she now embraces a career advocating for more just education systems.