W.I.M.S.A.(Webster Institute of Mathematics, Science, and the Arts) (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: WIMSA was established to create elementary curriculum materials for the areas of history, science, music, and the arts. Webster College received a $250,000 grant from the Carnegie Foundation in February, 1965, to be paid over a five-year period to initiate the WIMSA program. Also received was a developmental activities grant of $99,702.00 from the Office of Education which ran from September 1, 1965 to June 30, 1966.


Scope/Content: Includes miscellaneous materials related to the program such as grant proposals and reports, the WIMSA Newsletter, and actual curriculum materials developed for use in the schools.


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.