Upward Bound (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: Upward Bound operated at Webster from Spring 1965 to June 1, 1971. Webster was one of the six original "Pre-College Centers" supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation. The Office of Economic Opportunity agreed to finance the Centers as a demonstration project for "Upward Bound" programs. Students were mainly African-American juniors and seniors in high school.


Scope/Content: Includes miscellaneous materials related to the program at Webster including news releases, faculty and student newsletters, brochures, some correspondence, clippings, etc.


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.