Loyola University Chicago

Women and Leadership Archives

Mundelein College Collection


A centerpiece of the Women and Leadership Archives, the records of Mundelein College span its founding by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVMs) in 1930 through its affiliation with Loyola University Chicago in 1991. Mundelein was the first self-contained skyscraper college for women in the world and the last four-year women's college in Illinois at the time of its affiliation with Loyola.

The WLA houses a variety of materials from Mundelein College, including college records, oral histories, and photographs. 

Mundelein College Manuscript Collections

  • Paper Records
  • Photograph Collection
  • AV Collection
  • Mundelein College History Project
  • Mundelein College Laboratory Materials
  • Mundelein College Oral Histories

Mundelein College Digital Collections 

  • Class Photos
  • Photographs
  • The Skyscraper student newspaper
  • Yearbooks