THE SISTERS BACKSTAGE is a collection of letters between two Sisters of Loretto from Webster College and hotel magnate Conrad N. Hilton. Covering a period from 1958 through 1963, they are some of the most beautiful and compelling communiqués one can find. They tell a story of faith, hope, perseverance and philanthropy as they lead up to the commitment from Mr. Hilton to fund the building of one of Saint Louis’ most important cultural venues - The Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts.
Marge Brownstein, Historian Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Several folders of documents were handed to Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble by Professor Emeritus Allen Carl Larson, who discovered them more than four decades ago when he was moving into his home as a new faculty member at Webster College. The papers are now part of the University’s archive in the Webster University Emerson Library.
Cheryl Bartnett, owner of the shop, invited Allen to a book-signing.
Lots of friends showed up!