Chicago Open Archives @ Women & Leadership Archives

Visit the Women & Leadership Archives and the Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections October 6-8, 2016, as a part of Chicago Open Archives: Yours to Explore! October is American Archives Month! Every October archives across the country promote awareness of the items and collections being persevered, cataloged, and made accessible by archivists. This year over 30 local archives will participate in Chicago Open Archives, a three-day event centered around the historical collections in Chicago.

Women & Leadership Archives
Behind-the-scenes tours start every hour, on the hour. This event is free of charge. No registration is necessary.

Thursday, October 6, 2016: 10AM – 4PM
Friday, October 7, 2016: 10AM – 4PM
Saturday, October 8, 2016: 10AM – 4PM

Piper Hall
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

The Women and Leadership Archives (WLA) collects and makes available permanently valuable records of women and women’s organizations. Initially, the WLA grew out of the need to preserve Mundelein College records and expanded to collect papers of women leaders. Collection strengths include the subject areas of activism and women’s issues; authors; education; environmental issues; public service; social justice; women religious; and the fine, performance, and visual arts.

For questions, please contact WLA Director, Nancy Freeman at or 773.508.8837.
Visit for more information about the Women and Leadership Archives.

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