The photogrpah collections at the Loyola Archives & Special Collections contain images ranging from ancient Greek and Roman sites to 21st century images of Loyola's campuses. The approximately 300,000 images in the collections cover a variety of formats including prints, negatives, slides, transparencies, and digital files. Links below connect to finding aids for the various collections as well as digital collections, where available.
- Felix P. Biestek, S.J., Photograph Collection—Fr. Biestek documented the School of Social Work, individual Jesuits, Chicago and Loyola's Lake Shore Campus, West Baden, and his travels to the Far East.
- Thomas J. Bryant, SJ, Photograph Collection, 1958-1979. Fr. Bryant was the photographer for the 1958 to 1965 Loyola yearbooks. He also photographed the Lake Shore and Water Tower Campuses; Chicago; Rome, Egypt, Palestine, Israel, and Turkey.
- Catholic Church Extension Society Photograph Collection—ca. 1899–1981 (Bulk 1908–1950). This collection is made up of photographs sent to the Catholic Church Extension Society as well as photographs used in Extension Magazine. It includes photographs of missions, churches, priests, and people helped by CCES in the United States, Guam, the Mariana Islands, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Virgin Islands, Austria, Bahamas, Cuba, China, Dominican Republic, India, Holland, Ireland, Japan, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Palestine, Ryukyu Island, South Africa, South Korea, Yugoslavia, and Uganda. The collection also contains photographs of the general office, Archbishop Quigley's funeral, events, individuals, chapel boats, chapel cars, and church furnishings.
- Margaret M. Dagenais Photograph Collection — Photographs and slides of Dagenais with students and her artwork.
- Thomas J. Dyba Photograph Collection, 1950-1963 Thomas J. Dyba documented student life at Loyola including athletics, Curtain Guild, and campus scenes, during the 1950s.
- William T. Kane, SJ, Collection, 1829-1945—ca. 1920s. Photographs of Loyola University and St. Ignatius College buildings and events.
- Loyola Academy Photograph Collection—ca. 1909 to 1940. Photographs of classes, athletics, and student life.
- Mary Margaret Kelly Photograph Collection —ca. 1975–1999. Former Loyola staff member Mary Margaret Kelly documented Loyola campuses, buildings, faculty and staff members, and events.
- Raymond V. Schoder, SJ, Slide Collection—ca. 1960s–1980s. Fr. Schoder documented ancient Greek and Roman sites, ancient Egyptian site, Byzantine Art, Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, Near Eastern Art, Spain and Portugal, Africa, the Far East, and the United State.
- Joe Smajo Photograph Collection - ca. 1950s. Joe Smajo documented student life and events at Loyola University during the 1950s.
- University Photograph Collection—ca. 1920s to present. Photographs, slides, and negatives documenting buildings, campuses, and student life.
- University Portrait Collection—ca. 1920s to present. Photographs, slides, and negatives documenting faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and donors.