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New York University

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

New York University

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • NYU
  • N.Y.U.

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence



New York University was incorporated in 1831 as University of the City of New York. The name was changed to New York University in 1896.

"New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian American research university based in New York City. NYU’s main campus is situated in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the largest private nonprofit institutions of American higher education. NYU is organized into 18 schools, colleges, and institutes, located in six centers throughout Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn, as well as more than a dozen other sites across the world, with plans for further expansion." (Library of Congress Authorities)


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General context

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Control area

Description identifier

US LCNAF n 79058487

Institution identifier


Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families



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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

This record was created by Beth Bayley on February 21, 2013.


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