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.
Work is underway on the Mundelein at 90 project funded by the Illinois History Digital Imaging Grant. The Mundelein at 90 digitization project aims to digitize and provide online access through the Illinois Digital Archives to unique historical records from Mundelein College. Follow the link for more information and updates on the project.LEARN MORE
Join the WLA and Gerber/Hart Library at 6:30pm on March 31, 2022, for virtual tours of both archives and a "show and tell" of a few favorite collections. WLA Director Emily Reiher will discuss SisterSerpents, a radical feminist art collective that was formed in 1989 Chicago. Archivist Whit Sadusky and librarian Erin Bell of Gerber/Hart will discuss Lorrainne Sade Baskerville, an American social worker and activist best known for founding the transgender advocacy group transGENESIS. Free to attend!REGISTER
Effective February 28, 2022, the WLA reading room will be open by appointment only. We are still available to provide remote assistance to researchers, answer reference requests, and accept donations by mail with advance notice. Please contact the WLA at wlarchives@LUC.edu for assistance.
Wednesday, February 16, 2022, join us for an online presentation by three of the Sesquicentennial Scholars. Created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Loyola’s founding, this digital project explores Loyola’s history, the connections between the Loyola student body and the world while highlighting student life at Loyola and Mundelein College. The project features interactive timelines, themed exhibits, and historical photographs and documents from the University Archives and Special Collections and the WLA.REGISTER
Visit our new digital resource that tells the stories of some of the buildings that were once part of Mundelein College's campus. See historic photos and learn the history discovered in the Mundelein College Records of buildings that still stand or have since been demolished. We will be adding more buildings for you to explore in the coming weeks!READ
We are pleased to announce the WLA has received a grant to fund the "Mundelein at 90" digitization project, which aims to digitize and provide online access through the Illinois Digital Archives to unique historical records from Mundelein College. Follow the link for more information and updates on the project.LEARN MORE
On August 21, 2020, Sister Jean celebrated her 101st birthday! Before the world fell in love with her, we knew Sister Jean (Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM) from her long career at Mundelein College.LEARN MORE