Loyola University Chicago

Women and Leadership Archives


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

Loyola Awards Grant to Help Commemorate 150-Year History

  • Loyola has started initial planning for its 150th anniversary by documenting and digitizing its rich 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‚Äôs 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!"