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Archives and Special Collections Home

Homepage for Webster University's Archives and Special-Collections unit

General information

For questions about the Webster University Archives, please use the contact information for the University Archivist in the left-hand column.

Access to archival materials is by appointment only and primarily for Webster University students, faculty, and staff.

Building access

Access to the Emerson Library building, which houses the Archives, is limited to Webster University and Eden Theological Seminary students, faculty, and staff. Visitors and alumni who wish to visit the Library should contact the circulation desk to coordinate building access.

Circulation Desk contact information

  • email: circ@webster.edu
  • phone: 314-246-6952  |  toll free: 1-800-985-4279

Mission Statement

The Webster University Archives serves as the official repository for the permanent records of the university. It appraises, collects, organizes, preserves, and makes available material of historical value. It also selectively collects personal papers, manuscripts, and other materials of individuals and organizations that have played a significant role in the history and development of the university. The primary goal of the Archives is to document the teaching, research, administrative, student life, and community service activities of the university since its inception in 1915.

Adopted 1999