Loyola University Chicago

University Archives & Special Collections

Photograph Collections


The photograph 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. 

Thomas J. Bryant, SJ, Photograph Collection - Digital Collection

  • 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.

Catholic Church Extension Society Photograph Collection - Digital Collections

  • Margaret M. Dagenais Photograph Collection — Photographs and slides of Dagenais with students and her artwork.

Thomas J. Dyba Photograph Collection - Digital Collection

  • Loyola Academy Photograph Collection—ca. 1909 to 1940. Photographs of classes, athletics, and student life.

Loyola Academy Photograph Collection - Digital Collection

  • 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.

Raymond V. Schoder, SJ, Slide Collection - Digital Collections

  • Joe Smajo Photograph Collection - ca. 1950s. Joe Smajo documented student life and events at Loyola University during the 1950s.

Joe Smajo Photograph Collection - Digital Collection

  • University Photograph Collection—ca. 1920s to present. Photographs, slides, and negatives documenting buildings, campuses, and student life.

Loyola University Photograph Collection - Digital Collection

  • University Portrait Collection—ca. 1920s to present. Photographs, slides, and negatives documenting faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and donors.