Loyola University Chicago

Women and Leadership Archives

Class Visits and Instruction

Education and the Archives

The WLA welcomes opportunities to work with students individually or as part of a larger classroom instruction. Faculty may schedule a visit to the archives, utilizing the WLA reading room, or staff will bring the archives to the classroom. The WLA offers archival lab experiences for students to work with collections directly, customizing archives-related assignments for most academic disciplines.

In addition to working with classes as a group, the WLA also provides individual student assistance regarding planning and conducting original research with primary source documents. Students learn to "read" original resources, understand basic preservation and conservation, and access digital primary sources.

WLA staff also conduct tours of historic Piper Hall, with special emphasis on interpreting class, gender, and race in historic spaces. Prior class visits include undergraduate and graduate students from Theology, Women's Studies & Gender Studies, Sociology, Education, and History.

Each instructional visit or tour is specifically designed for the needs of the class or individual student. To set up a visit, please contact us at 773.508.8837 or WLArchives@LUC.edu.