Loyola University Chicago

University Archives & Special Collections

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Established in 1937, the mission of the Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections is to serve 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, satire & caricature, Edward Gorey, Jesuit educators, politics, entertainment history, history of the book, and history of medicine, among others, for study and teaching.

Curently the Loyola Archives & Special Collections holds over 20,500 rare books in several languages including Latin, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Dutch, Polish, Native American languages, Gaelic, Arabic, Greek, Japanese, and Hebrew; and over 15,656 linear feet of archival collections.


For more information about Loyola University Chicago see Loyola University Chicago by Kathryn A. Young and Ashley Howdeshell (The Campus History Series, Arcadia Publishing, 2020). Available at  https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467105590 .