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Guide to the Washington Square Park Redevelopment Collection
  MS 678

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Tiffany Schureman

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 04, 2011
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Washington Square Park Redevelopment Collection
Dates: 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 (1 box)
Location note: Manuscript cage
Call Phrase: MS 678