Loyola University Chicago

Women and Leadership Archives


Celebrating 150 years of Loyola University Chicago (1870-2020)

Then and Now: 150 Years at Loyola University Chicago

Since early 2018, the Sesquicentennial Scholars have been preparing for Loyola's 150th anniversary in 2020. The scholars have created a digital exhibit built on four themes — Loyola Through the Years, Faith and Social Justice, Student Life, and Campuses. Learn how Loyola has changed over time through the lens of these broad themes.

Loyola Awards Grant to Help Commemorate 150-Year History

The Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities (CTSDH), Public History Program, and the University Libraries are the recipients of a three-year grant to help prepare for the university’s 150th anniversary celebration which takes place in 2020.

Loyola's Women and Leadership Archives (WLA) holds the records of Mundelein College, an all-women's college established in 1930 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVMs). From the beginning, Mundelein and nearby Loyola shared faculty, activities, and social justice values, eventually merging in 1991. According to WLA Director Nancy Freeman, "The 150th Scholars are excellent partners with the WLA to highlight the often unknown history of Mundelein, an integral part of Loyola's past. The Scholars bring energy, enthusiasm, and a strong desire to tell varied stories. It's fun and exciting to see their research and ideas!"