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.
Our neighbors, the Edgewater Historical Society, are presenting a new exhibit on August 26, 2018 entitled, “The Chicago Conspiracy Trial: One Juror’s Ordeal." Jean Fritz, who grew up in Edgewater, was a juror on the trial, and her insights, interviews, articles, and videos are among the material used in the exhibit. READ MORE
Oral histories tell the story of Peace Studies at Loyola University Chicago which was conceived out of an obligation to make a difference in the world. That responsibility was the primary mission of Mundelein College which launched the Peace Studies program in 1989 and brought it to Loyola when the two institutions affiliated in 1991. The scholars who made that transition happen tell the stories of their commitment to social justice, collective action, and scholarly rigor which has inspired the Peace Studies program from its birth at Mundelein College to its home at Loyola University Chicago. VIEW
Nancy Freeman, WLA Director, was interviewed by Rebellious Magazine about MuCUBA (Mundelein College United Black Association), quiet leaders, and the stories told through archival materials. READ MORE
One of the our graduate assistants at the WLA, Kate Johnson, is graduating May 2018 with an M.A. in Public History from Loyola University Chicago. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors! [Pictured: Kate Johnson and Nancy Freeman, WLA Director]
The UChicago News article, "Students, Scholars Explore African-American Archives in Chicago Libraries" features Megan Naylor, Archie Motley Archival Intern at the WLA last year, along with a photo of her and Melanie Chambliss, current intern at the WLA. Megan and Melanie were both working with the Carol Moseley Braun collection at the WLA. READ MORE
The Polish Women's Alliance (PWA) and the Women and Leadership Archives (WLA) have teamed up for the PWA Preservation Project. The PWA is one of the oldest fraternal benefit societies founded by women to help them and those they care about establish financial security and economic independence. Click to learn more about ongoing fundraising efforts to preserve the PWA records at the WLA. READ MORE