Loyola University Chicago

Women and Leadership Archives

History Fair

2015-2016: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History.

Coming to the Women and Leadership Archives

            The Women and Leadership Archives (WLA) is excited to welcome History Fair teachers and students! No appointment is required to come to the WLA and the archives is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Tuesday from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Weekend appointments are available upon request, with advance notice.

            WLA staff are happy to work with both students and teachers on topic ideas and use of primary sources from the archives. When visiting the WLA, students may feel free to talk with staff about what records pertain to a potential subject and how to use finding aids. WLA staff are well-versed in working with primary sources and eager to help.

            Teachers may also feel free to contact WLA Director Nancy Freeman to discuss potential topics and archival resources. Sometimes archival records are a bit "hidden" and specific pertinent collections are not readily visible through finding aids or other online resources. Nancy may be reached at nfreeman1@luc.edu or 773.508.8432.

For ideas for history fair topics, click here!

Watch this short video, starring Loyola's mascot Lu Wolf, to see what it is like to visit and do research at the WLA!