Chicago Open Archives at Loyola

Celebrate Archives Month throughout October with Chicago area libraries, archives, and museums during Chicago Open Archives. Loyola’s archives are participating with the following events:

University Archives and Special Collections Open Houses
Stop by to view items from the collections and get a behind-the-scenes tour.
Cudahy Library, Room 218
Tuesday, October 17, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, October 27, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, October 31, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Women and Leadership Archives Open House
Friday, October 27, 1-4 p.m.
Piper Hall, 3rd Floor

Guerilla art! Communists! A bowling poet!…? Explore some of the unique stories told through the WLA collections. Uncover clues from various WLA collections that tell the stories of Mollie West (Chicago labor leader, women’s right activist, and one-time Communist Party member), SisterSerpents (Chicago feminist art collective that made political statements through art), and Eleanor Risteen Gordon (professor, poet, and bowling enthusiast).

If you’d like to visit other Chicago area archives, libraries, and museums during #ChicagoOpenArchives, visit This year’s theme is Hidden Stories in the Archives. Along with the events such as behind-the-scenes tours and lectures, Chicago Area Archives will be highlighting our Spotlight events. Visit multiple Spotlight events, collect clue sheets, and play an online trivia game in November.

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