Explore the digital collections of the Loyola University Chicago Archives and Special Collections and Women and Leadership Archives.
Images documenting the people, places, and events at Loyola Chicago. The entirety of this collection has not been digitized. Please visit www.luc.edu/archives for more information and to contact an archivist.
Records, newsletter, photographs, etc., from the JFRC.
Selections from the Jesuitica Collection
The digitized items here represent only a small percentage of the audio visual materials held in the Archives. Please visit www.luc.edu/archives for more information and to contact an archivist.
Commencement programs listing graduates, faculty, university administration, and speakers from 1898 to present. The entirety of the collection has not been digitized.
Course catalogs and bulletins of St. Ignatius College and Loyola University Chicago from 1870 onward. This collection includes catalogs for the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Social Work, Stritch School of Medicine, Niehoff School of Nursing, Chicago College of Dental Surgery, School of Business Administration, School of Education, Institute of Pastoral Studies, the Graduate School, etc. The entirety of the collection has not been digitized.
University, department, and student organization newsletters. The entirety of the collection has not been digitized. Please visit www.luc.edu/archives for more information and to contact an archivist.
Loyola University Chicago Press Releases from 1935 onwards.
Programs from the Annual Award Dinner held by the Stritch School of Medicine. Starting in 1950, these programs include information on Stritch Medal and Sword of Loyola awardees. The digitized items here represent only a small percentage of records relating to the Stritch Annual Award Dinner held in the Archives. Please visit www.luc.edu/archives for more information and to contact an archivist.
Publications created by students are routinely collected by the University Archives. The digitized selections here do not represent all of the student publications held in the Archives. Please visit www.luc.edu/archives for more information and to contact an archivist.
Loyola University Chicago oral histories document the history of the university through oral history interviews of administrators, staff, faculty, and alumni. These digitized interviews represent only a small percentage of the oral histories held in the Archives. Please visit www.luc.edu/archives for more information and to contact an archivist.
The Loyola University Chicago Archives serves as the institutional memory of the University by holding records of enduring historical and administrative value including departmental records, administrative records, and records of student organizations. The items digitized represent only a small percentage of the records held. Please visit www.luc.edu/archives to view more information about the records or to contact an archivist.
The Loyola University Archives & Special Collections holds photograph collections relating to the history of the university. Several collections have had items digitized and placed here for access. The entirety of these collection has not been digitized. Please visit www.luc.edu/archives for more information and to contact an archivist.
The Loyola Special Collections is comprised of the papers and records of individuals and organizations in the following areas: Loyola faculty, staff, and alumni; Catholic history; Chicago history; Chicago businessmen; entertainment arts; Jesuits; Chicago and Illinois politicians; and political cartoons. The list below represents only a small percentage of the collections. Please visit www.luc.edu/archives for more information about the collections held and how to gain access.
Part of the Loyola Archives & Special Collections, the Rare Book Collection contains approximately 20,000 volumes reflecting the liberal arts foundation of Loyola. The areas of Philosophy, Religion, History and Geography, and Language and Literature are well represented with over 15 languages included in the collection. These digitized volumes represent a small portion of the entire collection. The Rare Book Collection is open to all researchers. Appointments to use the collection are required. www.luc.edu/archives
Selections from the autograph collection compiled by the Carrigan brothers.
Established in 1905 by Father Francis C. Kelley, the Catholic Church Extension Society provides funding and resources to dioceses and parishes in the United States that lack resources. The Extension Society has helped to build churches, educate and support clergy and seminarians, and has assisted clergy in providing service to Catholics in all areas of the United States as well as in Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines. These collections are from the CCES Photograph Collection and records at the Loyola University Chicago Archives and Special Collections.
The Century of Progress World's Fair ran from 1933 through 1934 in Chicago. The images in this collection were taken by Samuel Insull, Jr.
Dan Rostenkowski (1928–2010) was elected as a Democrat to the Illinois State General Assembly where he served as a representative in the sixty-eighth general assembly (1952) prior to being elected to the Illinois state senate, where he served from 1954 to 1956. Rostenkowski was first elected to the eighty-sixth United States Congress in 1959 and served in seventeen succeeding Congresses until he was defeated for re-election in 1995. While in Congress he served as the chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means from the 97th through the 103rd Congresses, and of the Joint Committee on Taxation from the 97th through 101st Congresses. Link to finding aids for his papers - https://www.luc.edu/archives/cpsa.shtml
Henry J. Hyde (1924-2007) was elected as a Republican to the Illinois state house of representatives where he served from 1967 to 1974. During this period he served as majority leader from 1971 to 1972 and was a delegate to the Illinois state Republican Conventions. Hyde was elected to the Ninety-fourth and subsequent fifteen United States Congresses, He served as chair for the Committee on the Judiciary for the 104th through 106th Congresses, as well as the chair for the Committee on International Relations for the 107th through 109th Congresses. Link to finding aids for his papers - https://www.luc.edu/archives/cpsa.shtml
The history of Holy Family Parish (Chicago, IL) is highlighted through items from Loyola's Special Collections.
Caricatures from the 18th and 19th centuries by George Cruikshank, Robert Cruikshank, Isaac Cruikshank, James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, Richard Dighton, Samuel De Wilde, William Heath, and others.
St. Bernard School of Nursing records
Francis Clement Kelley was born on October 23 1870 in Vernon River, Canada. He was the son of John and Mary Kelley. He was educated at St. Dunstan’s College in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. At age 22, Kelley was ordained a priest in Detroit, Michigan on August 23, 1893. During the Spanish-American War of 1898, Kelley served as an army chaplain and captain with the Michigan National Guard. Later, he reached the rank of colonel and maintained the position of vice commander general of the Military Order of Foreign Wars for five years. As a pastor in Lapeer, Michigan, Kelley founded the Catholic Church Extension Society of the United States of America in 1905. The society aimed to help struggling priests and parishes in poor and struggling areas of the country. Kelley served as its first President until the 1920s and continued to have various positions in the Society until his death. By the time he stepped down as President, the society had completely transformed the presence of the Catholic Church in the rural countryside. When the society was founded, Kelley began publishing a quarterly magazine called Extension in 1906. As subscriptions rose, he changed it to a monthly issue starting in May 1907. Eventually subscriptions reached three million during his presidency and it continued to be a popular award-winning magazine. While attending the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, Kelley saw the Messenger of Peace, a chapel car used by the Baptist Church to witness to areas in the United States that were churchless. This inspired him to buy a chapel car in 1907 which he christened, St. Anthony. The car traveled to non-Catholic areas of the western United States ministering the faith. Eventually more chapel cars were added to the fleet and they traveled the countryside reaching the forgotten areas of the country. Kelley constantly reached out to help the exiled Catholics in the Mexican Revolution. He even built a seminary in Texas primarily for the exiled Mexican clergy. During World War I, Kelley served as a diplomat at the Peace Conference in Paris. While there he represented the bishops of Mexico and sponsored their cause. Furthermore he was influential in settling the Roman Question, a dispute between the Italian State and Papacy. On September 6, 1915 Pope Benedict XIV raised Kelley to the rank of protonotary apostolic which carried the title of right reverend monsignor. That year, he was also considered to be Archbishop of Chicago James Qugiley’s successor, but Bishop George Mundelein was chosen instead. On June 25, 1924, Kelley was appointed bishop of Oklahoma at age 53by Pope Pius XI. He was consecrated in Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago by Cardinal George Mundelein on October 2. The ceremony lasted three hours and was attended by forty bishops and four hundred priests. At the time of his installment as bishop, Kelley was one of the most widely known Catholic leaders in the country, made known through his numerous missions. Kelley performed many duties and encouraged many outreach programs as bishop. He was a strong supporter of the Catholic Church’s integration of the Boy Scouts of America program. In 1932, he was appointed Chairman of the Bishops Catholic Committee on Scouting. In 1939, the Boy Scouts awarded him the Silver Buffalo Award. Throughout his lifetime, Kelley published 16 books, editorials, and many pamphlets. After being a priest for fifty-four years and a bishop for twenty three years, Kelley died of a heart attack at his home on February 1, 1948 at age 77.
Photographs documenting Loyola's Lake Shore Campus and surrounding neighborhood from 1974 to 2020.
Joe Smajo documented student life and events at Loyola University during the 1950s. The entirety of the collection has not been digitized. Please visit www.luc.edu/archives for more information and to contact an archivist.
The Schoder digital collection is a selection from the slides taken by Rev. Raymond V. Schoder, S.J., who taught in the Classical Studies department at Loyola University. The Schoder collection consists of 17,000 slides taken from approximately 1950 to 1986 and includes classical sites of Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and Ancient Egypt; sites in the Middle East, Asia, South America, Europe, Soviet Union, and the United States; architecture; and art. The digital collection currently includes over several hundred images pertaining to Ancient Egypt; Ancient Greek settlements; the Soviet Union; and Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The entirety of this collection has not been digitized. Please visit www.luc.edu/archives for information and to contact the archivist.
Fr. Bryant was the photographer for the 1958 to 1965 Loyola yearbooks. He also photographed the Lake Shore and Water Tower Campuses; Chicago; Rome, Egypt, Palestine, Israel, and Turkey. The entirety of the collection has not been digitized. Please visit www.luc.edu/archives for more information and to contact an archivist.
Photographs and negatives documenting student life at Loyola including athletics, Curtain Guild, and campus scenes. The entirety of the collection has not been digitized. Please visit www.luc.edu/archives for more information and to contact an archivist.
Loyola's student newspaper was established in 1924, although an initial attempt to establish the newspaper occurred in 1918. It ran under the name the Loyola News until 1969. The name was changed to the Loyola Phoenix in 1970. The entirety of the Loyola News and Loyola Phoenix have not been digitized and some gaps do exist, for example most of 1963. Issues will be added as they are digitized and some issues will not be digitized due to condition. Please visit www.luc.edu/archives for more information and to contact an archivist.
1924 - current
Select photos of Mundelein faculty, students, activities, and buildings
Photographs, newsletters, and other items pertaining to the history of Nursing education at Loyola.
Photographs and records documenting the history of St. Bernard Hospital in Chicago, Illinois
Student newspaper of Mundelein College
Graduation class photos of Mundelein students
Select items highlighting her early life, Civil Rights activism, and social justice work from the Peggy Roach Papers
Women's Catholic college (1930-1991) founded by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM). Yearbooks, student newspaper, and select photos & documents from the Mundelein College Records.
Interviews documenting the experiences of members of the Mundelein College community
Fraternal benefit society founded in 1898 in Chicago. Select photographs, certificates, and newspaper (Głos Polek) from the PWAA Records.
Collections from the Women and Leadership Archives.
All yearbooks (eight) produced by the college