Loyola University Chicago

University Archives & Special Collections

Special Collections

Rare Book Collection

Items from the Rare Book Collection.

Holy Family Parish History

The history of Holy Family Parish (Chicago, IL) is highlighted through items from Loyola's Special Collections.

Chiswick Press

Chiswick Press books from the Rare Book Collection, including items from the Charles A. Whittingham Chiswick Press collection.


Images of Chicago from collections at the Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections.

Jesuitica Collection

Items from the Rare Book Collection written by or about the Society of Jesus.

Illinois Catholic Historical Review, 1918–1929

The journal of the Illinois Catholic Historical Society founded by Frederick Siedenburg, S.J., following the Illinois state centennial.

Century of Progress

The Century of Progress World's Fair ran from 1933 through 1934 in Chicago. The images in this collection were taken by Samuel Insull, Jr.

Michalak Collection Michalak collection

The Michalak Collection features 19th century British satire and caricature in books and broadsides.

Catholic Church Extension Society Photograph Collection

Established in 1905 by Father Francis C. Kelley, the Catholic Church Extension Society provides funding and resources to dioceses and parishes in the United States that lack resources. The Extension Society has helped to build churches, educate and support clergy and seminarians, and has assisted clergy in providing service to Catholics in all areas of the United States as well as in Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines. These collections are from the CCES Photograph Collection and records at the Loyola University Chicago Archives and Special Collections.

Raymond V. Schoder, S.J., Slide Collection

Selections from the slides collection of Rev. Raymond V. Schoder, S.J., who taught in the Classical Studies department at Loyola University. The Schoder collection consists of 17,000 slides taken by Rev. Schoder from approximately 1950 to 1986, and includes classical sites of Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and Ancient Egypt; sites in the Middle East, Asia, South America, Europe, Soviet Union, and the United States; architecture; and art.

Catholic Women Poets

The Catholic Women Poets collection features correspondence and poems from Helen Parry Eden, Emily Hickey, Louise Imogen Guiney, Shelia Kaye-Smith, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, Alice Meynell, Christina Rossetti, and Kathryn White Ryan. Also included are several images of the featured poets. This collection is composed of materials from the Carrigan Collection.