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Category Archives: New York University Archives

Highlighting the Collection through Preservation

This is the third in a three-part series on NYU’s athletic program and holdings within University Archives. For additional information about materials that document the athletics program, please visit http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/arch/athletics.htm These posts were a collaborative effort by staff in the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation

The Golden Age of Violet Football and Basketball

This is the second in a three-part series on NYU’s athletic program and holdings within University Archives. For additional information about materials that document the athletics program, please visit http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/arch/athletics.htm. These posts were a collaborative effort by staff in the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation

March Madness! Explore NYU’s Own Athletics History

This is the first in a three-part series on NYU’s athletic program and holdings within University Archives. For additional information about materials that document the athletics program, please visit http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/arch/athletics.htm These posts were a collaborative effort by staff in the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation

Sunrise Semester: Distance Learning before the Internet

With today’s technological advances, it is easy to find low-cost or free reputable distance learning options by simply searching the Internet. New York University’s Sunrise Semester was one of the driving forces in the development of distance learning. The program offered high quality educational lectures

NYU Olympians: Carol Heiss

Today’s post was written by Aleksandr Gelfand, adjunct curator at the New York University Archives. In 1956, Carol Heiss, a 16-year-old from Ozone Park, Queens, traveled to Italy to compete in the Winter Olympics. Heiss won a silver medal in figure skating, but her victory

A Bag of Happiness: The Mary Burnett Horton Papers

This blog posting comes from Alex Gelfand, an Archives Assistant at the New York University Archives. One day, while processing the papers of Mary Burnett Horton, an alumna of New York University, I stumbled upon a small, shiny horseshoe among some of her letters. Upon

The Abbakadabba Coopno

This posting excerpts Robbins Barstow’s liner notes for The Abbakadabba Coopno. New York University received a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) to preserve a 17-minute film by NYU alumnus Robbins Barstow. Barstow, an educator and amateur filmmaker whose 1956 Disneyland Dream was

A Village Resident: Robert de Forest and NYU

Today’s entry is written by Aleksandr Gelfand, an archives assistant at the New York University Archives and student in the Archives and Public History Program at NYU. In March of 1922, Elmer Ellsworth Brown, Chancellor of New York University, wrote a letter to Robert de

The Grey Art Gallery Triptych of Ephemera

This post is contributed by Aleksandr Gelfand, a graduate student in the Archives and Public History Program at NYU. He currently works at the University Archives and is processing the Records of the Grey Art Gallery and Study Center. The Grey Art Gallery and Study