Access & Hours Policies
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Women & Leadership Archives
Loyola University Chicago
Piper Hall, Third Floor
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60626
Telephone: (773) 508-8837
Fax: (773) 508-8492
Elizabeth Myers, PhD, CA, Director,email@example.com
Elizabeth Loch, LUC Graduate Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Wagner, LUC Graduate Assistant, email@example.com
Kristin Emery, LUC Graduate Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bushra Alam, LUC, intern
Grace Pekar, LUC, intern
Elias Pera, Dominican University, intern
Dean Ramos, Dominican University, intern
The Women & Leadership Archives (WLA) is open to the public for research. Appointments are encouraged, but not required. Phone, email, and fax inquiries are also welcomed.
Materials are made available to researchers in the reading room of the WLA on the third floor of Piper Hall. Because archival materials are often unique and fragile, they do not circulate. All reading room rules are designed to protect materials for future use, thus no pens, food or drink are allowed.
For security purposes, the reading room is under electronic surveillance.
The first 10 pages of photocopies are free. After that, the cost is $.25 per page, plus postage and handling if mailed ($5.00 minimum). All photocopies are made two-sided to reduce waste. Copies of entire books, manuscript collections, or record groups is not allowed. Scanned documents and photographs cost $1.00 per scan and can be emailed to one email address, one time. If saved to a disk, each CD is $5.00 in addition to the cost of scanning and/or mailing.
All photocopying and scanning is done by WLA staff only. Digital photography is allowed on a case by case basis and only with prior permission of the WLA Director. Professional photographic reproductions may be ordered, but only through the WLA preferred local vendor. The cost of photocopying or scanning does not convey permission for publication. Seperate fees for publication (web, print, or other form) may apply.
The WLA reserves the right to restrict or refuse reproduction of materials due to condition, size, donor requirements, or copyright law.
Permission to use archival materials in publications must be obtained from the Director of the Women & Leadership Archives prior to publication. Users are responsible for observing United States Copyright Law. Permission to publish also extends to the Women and Leadership Archives digital collections. Special fees apply for use. Please consult the Director for further information.
Class Visits & Archives Instruction:
The Director of the WLA is available to provide information about the collections, the basics of using primary research materials, and the task of historical research. The Director can also conduct historic tours of the building, with special emphasis on "reading" historic spaces. Prior class visits included undergraduate and graduate students from Theology, Women's Studies & Gender Studies, Sociology, Education, and History.
Each instruction visit or tour is specifically designed for the needs of each class. To set up a visit, please contact the Director at (773) 508-8837 or WLArchives@luc.edu.
The WLA staff can also provide individual assistance to students or idependent researchers on how to plan or conduct orginal resarch in the archives. We especially welcome research inquiries from students at any level interested in archival work. <
TOURS OF HISTORIC PIPER HALL:
The staff of the WLA is happy to provide educational tours of Piper Hall, with special emphapsis on the near fully restored first floor. The building, built in 1909, is an architectural gem one of the few surviving lakefront mansions on the Northside of Cook County.
The tours are by appointment only, typically last 45 minutes, but can be shortened. The building is fully handicap accessible.
Individual, group, or class tours can be arranged by contacting the Director at (773) 508-8837 or WLArchives@luc.edu.
First Floor Library
First Floor Parlor
First Floor Dining Light Fixture and Gold Leaf Ceiling
Grand Staircase view of the Tiffany Stain Glass Feature
The Women and Leadership Archives and the Mundelein College Archives are located together with the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership in Piper Hall on the Lake Shore Campus of Loyola University Chicago. Piper Hall is on the Lake Shore Campus directly west of Mundelein Center on the Southeast end of the campus. A current campus map can be downloaded here. Piper Hall is easily accessible from public transportation including the 147 bus and Red Line train. If you need directions or further assitance, please contact email@example.com.