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

New York University Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
10th Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2641

New York University Archives

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

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 27, 2018
Description is in English.

 Finding aid updated by John Zarrillo  , February 2018

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

Open for research without restrictions.

Use Restrictions

The majority of images belong to the University Archives. A few are owned by other institutions, such as the New York Historical Society, The Museum of the City of New York, and the New York City Parks Department and their copyright belongs to these institutions. To ensure that these copyrighted materials cannot be duplicated or published without permission, they were not scanned as part of the digitization project.

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the:

New York University Archives
Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, New York 10012
Phone: 212.998.2641

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 Series II-IV were renumbered to numerically follow boxes in Series I. Researchers with citations to previous box numbers may contact for assistance with identifying new box numbers.