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 first batch of newly digitized images for the Mundelein at 90 project is now available to view on the Illinois Digital Archives (IDA). You can browse and search photos of students in their dorm rooms, Sister Jean throughout the years, and more!LEARN MORE
Clinical Psychologist, Mundelein College Director of Counseling, and poet Enid Baron passed away in October 2022. Her collection at the WLA includes materials related to her volunteer work with the Poetry Center of Chicago, her work as a counselor, and her published poetry. See the new finding aid for her collection to learn more.READ MORE
The WLA is excited to welcome and assist students for Chicago Metro History Fair! Check out our History Fair page for info on how the WLA can help you to get started, find a topic, and do research in the archives. Contact WLArchives@luc.edu to schedule an appointment!READ MORE
The Women and Leadership Archives (WLA) at Loyola University Chicago completed the first year of the Mundelein at 90 digitization project in July 2022 after receiving an Illinois History Digital Imaging grant. Over 4 thousand photographs have been digitized at the WLA by student Digitization and Metadata Assistants and an outside vendor has completed the digitization of 748 publications and 18 scrapbooks.READ MORE
Items from the Eleanor Foundation Records at the WLA are featured in the CCC exhibit, A Glimpse Back at Chicago's Communities and Neighborhoods. On each page of this exhibit, photographs, videos, objects, and documents from CCC member collections offer glimpses into the rich history of Chicago's communities and neighborhoods. Explore the West Side chapter to find the images submitted by the WLA!VIEW
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
On August 21, 2022, Sister Jean celebrated her 103rd 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