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Archival Collections

This guide provides descriptions of some of Webster University's archival collections

Finding aid

The description below provides some basic information about the origin of the collection, the materials available, and any restrictions in use that are in place. Note that the list of materials may not be complete as items may be added to the archives throughout the year. Use of the Webster Archives is by appointment only. See our Planning a Visit page for more information. If you have questions, contact the archives staff.


Loretto-Hilton Center Collection


Mostly 1960s.

Administrative/Biographical History

See our Loretto-Hilton Center page for an overview of the building's history. Information on the history of the Conservatory of Theatre Arts and the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is also available.


Includes miscellaneous materials related to the Center, especially as regards the groundbreaking ceremony and official dedication. Numerous articles that appeared in the local press and in national publications are included. Also has letters from Conrad Hilton to college officials and students, as well as information about Mr. Hilton's personal assistant, Olive D. Wakeman. Note that the emphasis on this record series is the opening of the facility itself.

Conditions of Access and Use

The collection is open for research use by appointment only.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Languages and Scripts of the Material

Materials entirely in English.

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