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Women and Leadership Archives


WLA Receives ISHRAB Grant

WLA Receives ISHRAB Grant

In 2016, the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board (ISHRAB) awarded Historical Preservation Grants totaling $26,214. With the grants, historical records repositories develop and carry out projects that will lead to enhanced online access. This year, ISHRAB gave out six grants to Illinois institutions. The WLA received a $5,000 grant to put towards the Mundelein College Paper Records Project. Recent LUC graduate, Caroline Lynd Gianakopulos has been hired to carry out the project. Her task is 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.

Other ISHRAB grant recipients and projects include:

Chicago: The Adler Planetarium

  • Webster Photography Arrangement and Description Project

Chicago: Southeast Chicago Historical Society

  • Milltown Histories: Processing the Southeast Chicago Historical Museum Collection

Des Plaines: Des Plaines History Center

  • Des Plaines History Digital Repository

Lisle: The Morton Arboretum, Sterling Morton Library

  • May Theilgaard Watts Collection Digitization

Oak Park: Oak Park Public Library

  • Engagement Through Access: Promoting Oak Park History Through Online Finding Aids