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.
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and thanks to the generosity of the Polish Women's Alliance of America (PWAA), the WLA is pleased to share English translations of select Glos Polek articles from 1913-1920 discussing suffrage and women's role in society. Glos Polek (The Polish Women's Voice) is a publication from the PWAA. Follow the link to read the translations and view the original issues of Glos Polek.READ
The WLA is launching the next round of “Share Your Story,” a project to expand and enrich our records of Mundelein College’s history, and we need your help! Through interviews with alumnae, we hope to gather memories, details, and stories about student life at Mundelein College. Priority will be given to members of the class of 1971, but all alumnae are welcome to submit their interest. Interviews will run approximately 45-60 minutes. Submissions will be collected through October 30, 2020. Initial interviews will take place September 30 – November 13, 2020. We look forward to hearing from you!PARTICIPATE
For Fall 2020, 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. LEARN MORE
The WLA is dedicating 19 days to commemorating the 100th anniversary of the enactment of the 19th Amendment. Follow the WLA on Facebook (facebook.com/WLArchives), August 26-October 29, 2020, as we remember those who fought for women’s suffrage and the continuing journey towards a more equitable society. The 19 Days (and more) can also be found on the WLA website. LEARN MORE
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
Jean Fritz, a 51-year-old mother of three, found herself in the middle of one of the most publicized a controversial trial of her time. She spent four months sequestered in a hotel and separated from her family and the outside world as she, and the other eleven jurors, held the fate of seven young defendants in their hands.LEARN MORE