Category - History


Historical Timeline through 2010

Highlights 1947: Originally known as Morningside Heights, Inc., the Morningside Area Alliance was established in 1947 by leaders of Morningside Heights institutions, led by David Rockefeller as its first president, to provide collective urban planning and development for the Morningside Heights and Manhattanville areas of Upper Manhattan. “to promote the improvement of Morningside Heights as an attractive...


Additional Resources

Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library houses a large collection of organizational documents. Morningside Area Alliance was founded as Morningside Heights Inc. in 1947, out of the recommendations of two Columbia University-instituted committees—acting University President Frank D. Fackenthal’s Morningside Heights Development Committee, and the University’s extant Committee on Research in Urban...