Webster Institute (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


Date(s): Mainly 1970-1971.


Administrative/Biographical History: The Webster Institute, as described by then Webster President Leigh Gerdine, was to be a revitalized version of WIMSA (Webster Institute for Mathematics, Science, and the Arts). The Institute was meant to be a center for educational research and development. Discussion also suggested that the Institute could administer such existing programs as the Webster College School, the M.A.T. program, and the Upward Bound program.


Scope/Content: Includes various correspondence and proposals for establishing the Institute, primarily from the years 1970 to 1971.


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.