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


Student Life

Fencing Class, 1929

This collection documents student life from the founding of the University up to present day. Material covers official school functions, including classes, conferences, and dances; extracurricular activities, including plays, student publications, and sporting teams; and informal occassions, such as concerts in the park and "down time" in dorm rooms and Loeb Student Center. A large collection of photographs supplements the textual material on student life.

Highlights of the collection include:

  • Elbert William Brown student notebook, 1897
  • William Frank Burroughs student notebook, 1858
  • Class collections, 1843-1966
  • Student Affairs Office, 1924-1974
  • Inventory of Student Newspapers
  • Student Organizations' publications and records

Concert in the Park, 1968

Digital Resources






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