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Collection: American University Timeline
Eleanor Roosevelt visiting Navy civilian employees housed at American University
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt attended class and spent the evening with the 34 women housed at AU in the Navy Department civilian workers program.
First Undergraduate Class Plants Tree Upon Graduation
Professors and their families watching the first undergraduate class at The American University planting a tree beside Hurst Hall.
Downtown 19th & F Street Buildings
The American University purchased 1901,1903, 1905, and 1907 F Street in early 1920 to facilitate enrollment by federal employees.
Bishop John W. Hamilton on Opening Day
Bishop John W. Hamilton who gave the first dollar to found American University speaking at the Opening Ceremony.
President Dwight Eisenhower at groundbreaking ceremony for American University's School of International Service June 9, 1957
President Dwight Eisenhower breaking ground with a shovel as part of the Commencement Ceremonies at American University.
President Woodrow Wilson speaking at American University's opening ceremony May 27, 1914
President Barack Obama speaking on immigration reform at American University July 1, 2010
President Obama speaking in the new School of International Service building at American University July 1, 2010
United States Senate Bill S. 4459 2 December 1890
Authorizes grading of Massachusetts Ave from Rock Creek to AU pending awarding of contracts for the work
General appeal for funds 1 May 1890
A general appeal from Bishop Hurst dated May 1, 1890 explaining why Washington needs a National University. He describes the location as "magnificent," and argues that the university is best situated in Washington, D.C. because of its access to the…
Katzen Art Center Green Roof
A photograph of the green roof at Katzen Art Center. American University is classified as an arboretum in Washington D.C.