About the Webster University Archives

Mission statement (1999)

The Webster University Archives serves as the official repository for the permanent records of the university. It appraises, collects, organizes, preserves, and makes available material of historical value. It also selectively collects personal papers, manuscripts, and other materials of individuals and organizations that have played a significant role in the history and development of the university. The primary goal of the Archives is to document the teaching, research, administrative, student life, and community service activities of the university since its inception in 1915.

Overview of the collections

The Webster University Archives primarily collects:

The Webster University Archives does not usually collect the following:

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