University Heights Subway Stop, 1972.

All images, unless indicated, are courtesy of the New York University Archives.

Thanks goes out to Nancy Cricco, New York University Archivist, and Janet Bunde, Assistant University Archivist.

Archival Sources

The Administrative Papers of Chancellor Henry Mitchell MacCracken

The Administrative Papers of Chancellor Elmer Ellsworth Brown

The Administrative Papers of President James McNaughton Hester

Records of the Office of the University Architect/Joseph J. Roberto Collection

The Marcel Breuer Papers, Smithsonian Archives of American Art

New York University Archives Photo Collection

New York University Archives Buildings Collection

New York University Archives Subject and Bio Files

The Daily Heights, the University Heights student newspaper

The Violet, the University Heights yearbook

Historical New York Times, 1851-2005


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