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WLA 25th Anniversary

WLA 25th Anniversary

The Women and Leadership Archives was established in 1994 and grew out of the need to care for the records of Mundelein College. Over the past 25 years the WLA has expanded the collecting scope to include papers of women leaders and women’s organizations. Please join us as we celebrate this milestone and look to the next 25 years of collecting and preserving women’s stories.


Women and Leadership Archives 25th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, September 27, 2019 ∙ 5-8pm ∙ Piper Hall
Enjoy refreshments, conversation, and exhibits as we look to the next 25 years of collecting and preserving women’s stories. Featured speakers, Valerie Browne, the founding WLA Director, and Nancy Freeman, the most recent WLA Director, will provide brief remarks during the reception.

LUC’s Women and Leadership Archives: Preserving Women’s History and Telling Women’s Stories
Friday,  October 4, 2019 ∙ 10:30am-12pm ∙ Cuneo Hall, Room 417
Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) Friday Morning Seminars

Pop-Up Library
Tuesdays, October 22 | November 19 | December 10 ∙ Piper Hall
Piper Hall will be open for study space with books available for checkout from the Libraries.
Hosted by the Women and Leadership Archives


History of the WLA
Since it officially opened in 1994, the Women and leadership Archives (WLA) has grown from a handful of collections to a home for over 150 collections that document women's lives and contributions. As the WLA looks toward the next exciting stage of growth, we look to the past and celebrate the dedication and work that created this unique institution.

WLA Blog
The Women and Leadership Archives blog features posts written by WLA staff and graduate assistants. Read about our unique collections and how we care for them.