The Loyola Univesity Chicago Archives & Special Collections serves as the University's institutional memory by collecting, preserving, and making accessible the history of Loyola University Chicago, and as an educational resource for the Loyola community and beyond by providing unique collections in the areas of rare books, Chicago history, Catholic history, 20th century Business, Jesuit educators, and the United States Congress, among others, for study and teaching.
In order to serve this mission, the department is divided into University Archives and Special Collections.
The University Archives collects the records of the administrative offices, colleges, schools, departments, committees, and student organizations of Loyola University Chicago with enduring historical, legal, fiscal, or administrative value. The University Archives is also the official repository of dissertations and theses written at Loyola.
The Loyola Special Collections includes the Congressional Archives and Loyola's Rare Book Collection. Collecting areas include Loyola Alumni/Faculty/Staff; 20th century Business; Jesuit Educators; Chicago History; Catholic History; Entertainment; Politics; Satire & Caricature; Political Cartoons; History of Medicine; History of the Book; Jesuitica; and Edward Gorey, among others.
Information on specific collecting areas is available under 'Donating Materials' on the side navigation bar. The links below provide information on transferring records to the University Archives or donating papers and records to Special Collections.