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Welcome to GW Past

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Here you will find essays, lists and timelines designed to share highlights and summaries from GW's nearly-200-year history for your quick reference. This includes information about GW's founding and location, as well as brief histories of some of the past and present schools and divisions that make up GW.

Please also visit our digital collections pages, a part of our committment to making GW history as accessible as possible. Check back for additions from our ongoing program to digitize and publish historical GW photographs, GW publications and GW student publications. Researchers looking for historical information about buildings on the GW Foggy Bottom Campus may find the 1999 report Reconnaissance-Level Architectural Survey of Properties in Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. particularly useful.

This site is a service of the GW University Archives, which holds much more information on GW's history than could possibly be published here. If you don't see an answer to your question here or in our other pages, if you are looking for more in-depth information, or if you have additional historical material to contribute, please contact University Archivist Christie Peterson or email archives@gwu.edu.

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