M.E.C.A. (Metropolitan Educational Center in the Arts) (Webster U. Archives)

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. 


Collection description

Administrative/Biographical History: MECA was established in June 1967 with the purpose being to explore innovative approaches to arts education. The program was funded with a three-year grant under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Projects were undertaken not only in the city of St. Louis, but also in five surrounding counties. In Fall, 1970, Webster assumed administrative responsibility for MECA and funding was obtained from the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis, through Camelot.


Scope/Content: Includes various pieces of correspondence, budget outlines, and news releases concerning MECA. Most of the clippings discuss the move to Webster College in 1970.


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.