The George Washington University is a private research university in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. It was founded in 1821 as Columbian College, and has since grown to comprise fourteen undergraduate and graduate colleges and schools, including the School of Media and Public Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, Law School, and School of Public Health.
George Washington’s main campus is located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood with two satellite campuses located in the Foxhall neighborhood of Washington, D.C. and in Ashburn, Virginia. It is the second oldest and the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia.
The following photographs are from the University Archives, and were taken from the late 1950s when the GW football team were Sun Bowl champions and the price of a cup of coffee in Cleaves cafeteria was a mere eight cents.