Many universities and colleges have extensive archival material about their respective institutions histories and development, but surprisingly few have placed these often quite colorful and engaging materials online. The staff of New York University's (NYU) Library and Archives division have created this exhibit to draw the spotlight on the school's history in the milieu of Greenwich Village. The History section of the site offers some brief historical sketches of the university's development from 1832 to the present day, complemented by scanned images of the development of the campus and the different buildings constructed throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Two virtual walking tours of the Washington Square part of NYU's campus allow users to see the dramatic transformation of the surrounding built environment, an engaging aspect that can be better utilized with the building index provided here. Finally, the site also contains a Featured Voices section that offers written accounts of daily life at NYU from the 19th century and novels and memoirs in which Greenwich Village is featured, most notably Washington Square by Henry James.
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