Policies and Procedures
Present and Past Staff
Faculty Materials
History of NYU
Student Life
John Brademas
Congressional Papers
History of Greenwich Village
Chancellors and Presidents

Dates of Origin for
NYU Schools

Online Finding Aids
Select Guide to Women's History Collections
Significant Dates in
NYU History
NYU and the Village
1968 Revisited
A Window Into the Past: NYU in Retrospect
Timeline of NYU History: 1831-2006
Washington Square Image Collection
Greenwich Village
Student Life
University Publications Covers
Washington Square Arch


History of Greenwich Village

Thompson Street, 1959

Because of NYU's long-term presence in Greenwich Village, the Archives holds extensive material documenting the history of the area. Books, clippings, and papers written by students in the Public History program all provide information on the area, while our extensive photograph collection illustrates the changing face of the neighborhood.

In addition to this general information, highlights include:

  • Northern Dispensary Collection
  • Washington Square Association records, 1908-1979

Digital Resources




New York University Archives
Bobst Library, 10th Floor | 70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
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