Webster-Mullanphy Center (Webster University 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: The Webster-Mullanphy Center or Project (aka Webster-Mullanphy Preschool) was originally located at 2118 Mullanphy St. near the Pruitt-Igoe Housing Project in downtown St. Louis. In the summer of 1966, the participants moved to a house known as the "Chocolate House" because of its exterior color (2249 Mullanphy Street). Several students in the Department of Social Sciences lived there and did sabbatical reports on the preschool that was operated under Webster's auspices. The Webster-Mullanphy Preschool was housed in the Monsignor Butler Neighborhood Center at 2331 Mullanphy Street. The program began in January, 1965.


Scope/Content: Contains mainly clippings and student reports on projects done at the center.


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.