Established in 1982 at LaGuardia Community College/ CUNY with a mission to collect, preserve, and make available primary materials documenting the social and political history of New York City. We hold nearly 5,000 cubic feet of archival records and 3,200 reels of microfilm with almost 100,000 photographs and 2,000,000 documents available on our website.

Friday, January 6, 2012

PUBLIC HOUSING: New York Transformed 1939-1967 Web Exhibit

Steven A. Levine
Coordinator for Educational Programs

Smith Houses under construction -- the tall grayish buildings to the
           right of the Brooklyn Bridge, January 19, 1950. ID# 02.003.11282              

I hope you'll check out "PUBLIC HOUSING: New York Transformed 1939-1967" on our website at http://www.laguardiawagnerarchive.lagcc.cuny.edu/NYCHA_PHOTO_GALLERY.aspx
The exhibit uses the La Guardia and Wagner Archives unparalleled collection of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) photo negatives with commentary by Professor Joel Schwartz to document the history of public housing and how it changed the fabric of New York City.  The photos are not only of public housing, but of the buildings, people and street life of the neighborhoods before public housing was built.

It is now a highlight on the Archives' NYCHA web page http://www.laguardiawagnerarchive.lagcc.cuny.edu/COLLECTIONS.aspx?ViwType=1&ColID=2, where you can see more photos of public housing and New York City.

Please leave a comment if you would like to know more about the NYCHA Collection or the history of public housing in New York City history.

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