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.
Learn how to access the WLA's digital collections in our latest instructional video. We'll walk you through exploring digitized materials in Preservica.WATCH VIDEO
An announcement about Summer/Fall 2021 research appointments at the WLA will be made on or before Tuesday, June 1, 2021. WLA staff will continue to be onsite as needed to fulfill digitization and remote research requests. Please contact email@example.com for additional information.
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
Emily Reiher, Certified Archivist and WLA Director, gave a brief presentation via Zoom on Using the Women and Leadership Archives Online on February 18, 2021. If you missed the event, you can still watch the presentation.VIEW
February 16, 2021, is Fat Tuesday or Paczki Day! Celebrate by watching WLA Sesquicentennial Scholar Scarlett make some traditional Mardi Gras cuisine with a recipe from Glos Polek, a publication of the Polish Women’s Alliance of America.WATCH
"Democracy Limited: Chicago Women and the Vote" is a Chicago History Museum digital exhibit launched in Fall 2020 and curated by LUC faculty member, Elizabeth Fraterrigo. We are pleased to share that an article on the cover of Glos Polek, a publication from the WLA's Polish Women's Alliance of America records, is also included in the exhibit. Click through to explore the exhibit and read the article.LEARN MORE
The WLA is once again participating in #ColorOurCollections February 1-5, 2021. Relax with FREE coloring books from archives and museums from around the world! DETAILS
COVID-19 Update: February 1, 2021
For Spring 2021, WLA staff will be onsite as needed to fulfill digitization and remote research requests. The WLA may accept donated materials and collections with the Director’s approval. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
The WLA's digital collections are now available on a new platform called Preservica. This tool allows us to manage digital collections for the long run by keeping secure backups and helping us to migrate formats over time as software changes. View fascinating documents, photographs, and artwork from the WLA's collections wherever you go!VIEW