Allen Carl Larson Collection of Conrad N. Hilton and Sisters of Loretto Correspondence

Allen and Debra Larson


When Dr. Allen Carl Larson joined the music faculty of then Webster College in 1973, he discovered a treasure trove of historical correspondence concerning the funding of the Loretto-Hilton Center which opened in 1966. Letters exchanged between the famous hotelier Conrad Hilton, the college president Sr. Francetta Barberis, and the vice-president Sr. Jacqueline Grennan provide unique insight into their friendship and the growth of Webster College in the 1960s. Years later, Dr. Larson would publish a book on his discovery and donate the collection to the Webster University Archives.


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Sr. Jacqueline Grennan, Conrad Hilton, Sr. Francetta Barberis, February 1964.