Loyola University Chicago

Gannon Center for Women and Leadership

Women and Leadership Archives

Established in 1994, the Women and Leadership Archives (WLA) collects, preserves and makes available permanently valuable records of women and women’s organizations, which document women’s lives, roles, and contributions. The WLA grew out of the need to care for the records of Mundelein College and expanded to collect papers of women leaders and women’s organizations. Collection strengths include the subject areas of activism and women’s issues; authors; education; environmental issues; public service; social justice; women religious; and the fine, performance, and visual arts.

Organizationally the WLA is part of both the Gannon Center and the Loyola University Library system and serves a wide variety of users ranging from student and scholars to the general public. The WLA makes records available at the Archives in Loyola’s Piper Hall and through remote reference services, as well as provides program and online resources. Staff include a Director and graduate assistants from Loyola’s Public History Program.

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If you would like additional information, please contact WLA Interim Director Laura Berfield at lberfield@luc.edu or 773-508-8837.