The Women and Leadership Archives (WLA) collects, preserves, and makes available permanently valuable records of women and women's organizations, which document women's lives, roles, and contributions.
Jean Fritz, a 51-year-old mother of three, found herself in the middle of one of the most publicized a controversial trial of her time. She spent four months sequestered in a hotel and separated from her family and the outside world as she, and the other eleven jurors, held the fate of seven young defendants in their hands. LEARN MORE
The Women and Leadership Archives recently contributed materials to the Chicago Collections Consortium for a new online exhibit titled Place of Protest: Chicago’s Legacy of Dissent, Declaration, and Disruption. LEARN MORE
The Women and Leadership Archives provided records to Gallery 400’s new exhibit, Chicago Disability Activism, Arts, and Design: 1970s to Today, which explores the disability rights movement in Chicago through the artwork of Chicago-based artists with disabilities. DETAILS
Oral histories tell the story of Peace Studies at Loyola University Chicago which was conceived out of an obligation to make a difference in the world. That responsibility was the primary mission of Mundelein College which launched the Peace Studies program in 1989 and brought it to Loyola when the two institutions affiliated in 1991. The scholars who made that transition happen tell the stories of their commitment to social justice, collective action, and scholarly rigor which has inspired the Peace Studies program from its birth at Mundelein College to its home at Loyola University Chicago. VIEW