Do you like stories about fascinating people and archives? Our blog has you covered!
WLA staff has been working hard to find those stories for you by researching the collections of the Women and Leadership Archives. From the records of activists, educators, a diplomat, Mundelein College, and women religious, we’ve uncovered some enthralling stories.
Some of our latest blog posts include:
- Digitizing Mundelein: Hannah reflects on her work digitizing images from the Mundelein College Photograph Collection.
- From Barrington to ‘Nam: A Teacher’s Effort to Bring ‘Home’ to Her Student Soldiers: Emily writes about Kathleen D. Taft, a teacher who wrote newsletters to her former students in the military.
- Diverse Catholic Women’s Voices: “A Catholic Statement on Pluralism and Abortion:” Angela discusses Marjorie Tuite, O.P. and three other women in our collections who signed the highly controversial “Catholic Statement on Pluralism and Abortion.”
- Saving Sister Jean: Molly considers the interesting challenges in the digital preservation of media from the 2018 March Madness basketball tournament.
- Mary P. Haney and the Decade for Women: Caroline analyzes the work of diplomat Mary Haney for women’s rights and education at the United Nations and around the world.
We also have a treasure trove of past blog posts that highlight the strengths of our collection: they feature histories of social justice, politics, and the fine and performing arts. There’s even a post about a student smuggler to the Soviet Union!