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Guide to the Washington Square Park Redevelopment Collection
 MS 678

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Tiffany Schureman

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 21, 2022
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Washington Square Park Redevelopment collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1952-1966
Abstract: This is a collection of records of various community organizations fighting the redevelopment of Washington Square Park and the surrounding area. Their efforts included closing the park to traffic, fighting the construction of NYU's library and university housing, and the creation of more parkland. The collection contains letters and statements of opposition from local community groups and individuals. Also included are government documents and New York University publications relating to the potential redevelopment.
Quantity: 0.63 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Location: Materials in this collection may be stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 678