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  • The Chicago Conspiracy Trial: One Juror’s Ordeal

    The Chicago Conspiracy Trial: One Juror’s Ordeal
  • Sister Ann Ida Gannon Remembered

    Sister Ann Ida Gannon, BVM, the longest serving President of Mundelein College from 1957-1975, passed away on June 3, 2018.
  • Sister Jean and the WLA

    Sister Jean and the WLA
  • Cesar Chavez: Loyola and Mundelein

    Cesar Chavez: Loyola and Mundelein
  • Machinal Reception & Talk Back

    THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 Immediately following the 7:30PM performance • Mundelein, Palm Court, 4th Floor • Loyola Lake Shore Campus
  • Color Our Collections 2018

    Color Our Collections 2018
  • Visiting Archivist from Poland

    Visiting Archivist from Poland
  • Polish Women's Alliance and WLA Preservation Project

    PWA preservation project fundraiser
  • Winter Break Hours

    Winter Break Hours
  • Politics of the Pantry: Photos

    Politics of the Pantry: Photos
  • Chicago Open Archives 2017: Hidden Stories

    Chicago Open Archives 2017: Hidden Stories
  • Farewell, Megan

    Good luck, Megan! We enjoyed having you at the WLA. Melanie Chambliss, BMRC Special Project Intern, will continue processing the Carol Moseley Braun papers. To find out more about Megan’s time at the WLA, please visit our blog. Learn more about the Black Metropolis Research Consortium at bmrc.lib.uchicago.edu.
  • BMRC Archie Motley Archival Intern at the WLA

    This summer, the BMRC (Black Metropolis Research Consortium)continues, in its third iteration, the Archie Motley Archival Internship Program. This program is designed to provide students of color with opportunities to gain practical work experience in archives management, and to recruit students of color into the archives profession as a means to address the critical issue of the underrepresentation of people of color in the field. Megan Naylor has been named the Archie Motley Archival Intern for summer 2017. Naylor will process the records of Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun, which are housed by BMRC member institution, Loyola University Chicago within the Women in Leadership Archives.
  • Polish Women's Alliance of America Spring Luncheon & Fundraiser: May 21

    Polish Women's Alliance of America Spring Luncheon & Fundraiser for the PWA Archives Preservation Project at Loyola University Chicago: Celebrating Women's Ethnic Voices Please join PWA Council 27 for an interesting event exploring women’s ethnic voices in journalism as we observe UNESCO World Press Freedom Day on Sunday, May 21, 2017.
  • Ramonat Scholar Final Colloquium

    Ramonat scholar Final Colloquium
  • Women in Politics Event Highlights

    Women in Politics Event Highlights
  • Women in Politics: Past & Present

    Women in Politics: Past & Present
  • Celebrate Love with the WLA

    Throughout February, the WLA will be highlighting materials in our collections that celebrate love in all of its various forms. As part of this celebration we will be posting audio recordings of WLA staff reading selections of some of those items on Facebook! Follow this link to our first post here. Be sure to follow us so you don't miss a post!
  • From the Mixed-up Files of the Mundelein College Collection

    This year, the WLA received a $5,000 grant from the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board (ISHRAB) to put towards the Mundelein College Paper Records Project. Recent LUC graduate, Caroline Gianakopulos has undertaken the task of processing and creating a finding aid of the paper records for the Mundelein Collection. The Mundelein College records document Illinois’ last all women’s college, that operated from 1930-1991.
  • WLA Receives ISHRAB Grant

    The Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board (ISHRAB) awarded the Women and Leadership Archives a $5,000 Historical Records Preservation Grant. The grant will be put towards the Mundelein College Paper Records Project. Recent LUC graduate, Caroline Lynd Gianakopulos has been hired to create a finding aid of the paper records for the Mundelein Collection. The finding aid will be published online and cataloged into the world wide library catalog (OCLC). Mundelein College records document Illinois’ last all women’s college, that operated from 1930-1991. Click the image above for more information!
  • Women and Labor: The Story of Mollie West Lunchtime Program

    Loyola’s Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities' second Fall 2016 lunchtime program is co-sponsored with the Women and Leadership Archives. The lunchtime program features the WLA's new digital exhibit: Women and Labor: The Story of Mollie West.
  • From Mundelein to Loyola: The Origins of the Peace Studies Program

    In fall of 2014, Kathleen Maas Weigert, Ph.D., the first Carolyn Farrell, BVM, Professor, hired Kathleen Ermitage to undertake an oral history project to document the origins of the Loyola University Chicago Peace Studies Program. Its roots lay in Mundelein College, a woman’s college which the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary founded in 1930.
  • WLA Participating in Chicago Open Archives

    Chicago Open Archives is a chance for the public to explore over thirty archives and cultural institutions around the city. During the three-day event, visitors can engage with history and have a chance to talk with archivists, librarians, and curators. The Women and Leadership Archives (WLA) is participating in Chicago Open Archives!This event is free of charge.
  • The WLA Congratulates Parting Graduate Assistant

    The WLA Congratulates Parting Graduate Assistant
  • Mary's Pence

    On Saturday April 23, the organization Mary's Pence, held a reception at Piper Hall for their board meeting, staff, and supporters.
  • The WLA in BROAD Magazine

    BROAD magazine March issue
  • Women in Science: Then and Now

    Women in Science event
  • 2016 Women's History Month Events at Loyola

    March is women's history month! Celebrate and learn at these events taking place throughout the month!
  • Summer Research Grants 2016

    Summer Research Grants 2016 information
  • Anthropology students learn about preservation at the WLA

    The WLA had a recent visit from an Anthropology 396 class. Click to read about their experience.
  • History Fair Success for Emily Stevens

    The WLA celebrates Emily Stevens, now a senior at Maine South High School. Emily researched at the WLA for the 2014-2015 season and experienced big successes, advancing to the state level and winning the Margaret Cross Norton Award for the Best Use of Primary Sources. Here’s more about Emily's topic and a chance to view her winning dramatic presentation!
  • Explore Chicago Collections

    Do you love research, but don’t know where to start? Behold: Explore Chicago Collections.
  • Caring for Your Personal Photographs

    There are guidelines that archivists closely follow when handling and storing photographs. You don’t have to be an archivist to follow these basic guidelines and ensure your photos last well into the future!
  • Family, friends, and the community celebrate the life of Mollie West

    On October 3, people gathered at Piper Hall to remember the influential and inspiring leader of the Chicago labor movement.
  • New Exhibit at Harold Washington Library Features Chicago Historical Collections

    From August 7 to November 15, see materials from the WLA and other archival repositories presented together to tell the stories of Chicago's past.
  • What is an archives and why should you care?

    The WLA is participating in Archives Month by weekly features on the website and Facebook page. To get started, here is a post by Director Nancy Freeman, first published in September’s BROAD magazine.
  • Join us in celebrating the life of Mollie West on October 3.

    A reception will be held on Saturday, October 3 to celebrate the life of the longtime leader of the Chicago Labor Movement and the Illinois Labor History Society, who passed away at the age of 99 on August 7.
  • Summer Research Grant Recipients Visit the WLA

    The WLA has had a busy summer with visits from our two summer research grant recipients, Suzanne Bost and Jillian Plummer.
  • WLA Hours for 2015

    See when the WLA is open, and start planning your visit.
  • WLA summer research grant recipients

    The WLA is pleased to announce its 2015 Summer Research Grant Recipients, Suzanne Bost and Jillian Plummer. Click here to learn more!
  • Why is there an angel on our webpage?

    Curious as to why there is an angel on the side of our page? Click here to learn more!
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  • WLA bids farewell to spring interns

    Spring semester saw two undergraduate history honors students, Adam Mogilesky and Elyse Voyen, interning at the WLA. Click here to learn more about their experiences!
  • WLA congratulates our former graduate assistants

    This summer, the WLA said goodbye to graduate assistants Jenny Pederson and Mollie Fullerton who graduated from Loyola's Public History Master's program in May.