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Women and Leadership Archives

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The Women and Leadership Archives

Established in 1994, the Women and Leadership Archives (WLA) collects, preserves, and makes available materials of enduring value to researchers studying women's contributions to society.

Collection strengths include second wave feminism, Catholic women, social justice activism, women artists, and more broadly, women in leadership in business, the arts, academics, community, and politics. Not limited to individual women, the WLA possesses the records of many women's organizations, mainly from Chicago or the Midwest. In addition, the WLA holds the records of Mundelein College, the last four year Catholic women's college in Illinois. Mundelein was renowned for its rigorous liberal arts curriculum and emphasis on nurturing women's individual skills and talents.

The WLA is a special collection of Loyola University Chicago's library system as well as an integral part of the University's Gannon Center for Women and Leadership. 


Mollie West Papers


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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