Serving as the institutional memory of Loyola University Chicago, the University Archives collects and makes accessible records of enduring historical and legal value that document how the University fulfills its mission and reflects the accomplishments that have created its unique identity.
Celebrate American Archives month at the Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections be attending one of our Open Houses in October. They will be held on October 18th, 29th, and 31st, and highlight some of the treasurers to be found in the Loyola Archives & Special Collections.
18th century French manuscript
The newest acquisition for the Rare Book Collection is an 18th century French manuscript of Jesuit School Drama from the library of noted French theater historian the Duc de La Valliere. This manuscript contains plays by Bougeant, Arthuys, de la Rue, du Cerecau, and Poree, in addition to poems by Voltaire, Scudery, St. Martin, Saint-Everemond, and others. The play Le Monde Demasque by Bougeant is included in this manuscript and is purportedly unpublished.
Sesquicentennial Scholars Start
The Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections welcomes Zach Stella, MS in Digital Humanities candidate, and Austin Sundstrom, MA in Public History candidate, to the team! Zach and Austin are the Sesquicentennial Scholars who will be working with the Archives & Special Collections staff to make Loyola's history more available through creative projects over the next three years.
Did you attend the 2018 Loyola NCAA or MVC tournament games? A watch party? Rallies for the Men's Basketball team? If so, we would like to have your images, videos, and stories to document this historic event for Loyola. The Loyola University Archives is still accepting digital images and physical items documenting Loyola's progress through the MVC or NCAA tournaments. Add your items to the collection through the March Madness portal or by sending them to the University Archives. PARTICIPATE
Loyola Oral History Project
The Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections staff welcomes Anna Claspy to the team as the Oral History Assistant for the 2018-2019 academic year. Anna will be documenting the lives and careers of Loyola alumni, staff, faculty, and administrators through oral history interviews. These interviews help document Loyola's growth as a university and impact on our society, city, and world. Are you interested in participating in this project? If so, please contact Anna at email@example.com.
We are pleased to announce that the Loyola Archives & Special Collections has joined the History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium organized by the National Library of Medicine. This consortium provides a searchable union catalog of finding aids related to medicine and its allied sciences. Fifty of our finding aids are now available through this consortium in addition to the thousands of other finding aids from over one hundred different institutions.
Have a question about Loyola's history? Want to know when Samuel Insull founded the Commonwealth Edison Company? What's the oldest book in the rare book collection? Ask the Archivist! Click on the Ask the Archivist button to submit a question to the Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections staff. LEARN MORE