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 the University

The University Building, NYU's first home on Washington Square.

The majority of the material in the Archives documents NYU's history. Publications, minutes, annual reports, photographs, and memorabilia all illustrate the ways the University has changed and grown, as well as the traditions it has maintained. Specific collections also bring the story of the University to life.

Highlights include:

  • Records of the Office of Chancellor/President, 1827-1974
  • Clippings Collection, 1853-1950
  • Founding of the University, 1830-1958
  • Minutes of the Board of Trustees, 1829-1964
  • Early Instruction at the Law School, 1832-1856




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