1891 Violet Yearbook

1891 Violet Yearbook, published by the Junior Class

In 1963, it was discovered that the purple color long used as the symbol for NYU was, in the terminology of the Color Association of the United States, Inc., not violet, but “Pansy 70059.” In 1964, the University Senate changed the official color for University use to a particular bluish shade of violet, registered as “Mayfair Violet, 17575.”

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