A centerpiece of the Women and Leadership Archives, the records of Mundelein College span its founding by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVMs) in 1930 through its affiliation with Loyola University Chicago in 1991. Mundelein was the first self-contained skyscraper college for women in the world and the last four-year women's college in Illinois at the time of its affiliation with Loyola.
The women who were educated at Mundelein came from many ethnic and socio-economic groups and were often the first females in their families to attend college. Mundelein pioneered such areas as Weekend College, credit for lifetime experience, graduate religious education for women, graduate liberal studies, and Latina outreach. The women who attended Mundelein received an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education in a stimulating and nurturing environment. Mundelein alumnae and faculty have made significant contributions to the world.
Mundelein College Digital Collections and Exhibits
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