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Guide to the New York University Archives Photograph Collection PHOTO.00001

New York University Archives

Collection processed by Collection processed by David O'Neill and Lisa Darms.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 20, 2022
Finding aid written in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Stacey Flatt to include accession 2018.027, Updated by Jacqueline Rider to include previously undescribed materials in University Archives, Collection level description updated by John Zarrillo to account for previously undescribed materials in University Archives  , September 2018 , May 2019 , June 2019

Administrative Information


The Photography Collection consists of photographs that were separated from university administrative collections or received as part of regular accessions from the University Photo Bureau. The Photo Bureau was founded in 1952, and archived their own collections until the mid-1980s, when they began regularly transferring prints, contact sheets and negatives to the University archives. All prints received from the Photo Bureau and those separated from administrative collections were incoporated into existing subject-based series. The Washington Square Park and Washington Square Area series represent the subject categories selected by the University Archives for digitization in the Spring of 2008.

Access Restrictions

Materials are open without restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Because of the assembled nature of this collection, copyright status varies across the collection. Copyrights held by original creators of individual items in the collection are expected to pass into the public domain 120 years after their creation. For more information, contact New York University Archives, (212) 998-2646,

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); New York University Archives Photograph Collection; box number; folder number;
New York University Archives, New York University

Related Material at the New York University Archives

Guide to the Records of the Washington Square Association, Inc. 1908-1979

Processing Information

This finding aid is the result of the New York University Bobst Library's Digital Pilot Project, a case study in special collections digitization, undertaken as a collaboration between the University Archives, The Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation Department, and Digital Library Technical Services, with the support of the developers of The Archivists' Toolkit. The goals of the project were to create a Washington Square Image website for the UA that integrated high quality digital images into an item-level EAD finding aid; to train the UA staff in preservation scanning and metadata creation, and to create guides for these processes that can be used for future projects.

Primary project support was provided by David O'Neill, Melitte Buchman, Brian Hoffman, Nancy Cricco and Paula DeStefano. Scanning and metadata creation for the Digital Pilot Project by David O'Neill, Peter Asch, Janet Bunde, Lisa Darms, Steven D'Avria, Annie Grunow, William McKeldin, Alex Starace and Laura Zeccardi.

Processing Information

In July 2016, boxes from the Washington Square Area, University Building, and Washington Square Campus Buildings series were renumbered. These numbers were later superceded (see below).

In May 2019, previously undescribed materials were added to the finding aid, and boxes for the entire collection were renumbered in numerical order.