William D. Walsh Family Library

[1] The William D. Walsh Family Library, which opened in 1997, is located at Fordham University's Rose Hill Campus in the Bronx. In its 2004 edition of The Best 351 Colleges, the Princeton Review ranked Fordham’s William D. Walsh Family Library fifth in the country, ahead of Yale, Harvard, and Columbia. The library occupies over 240,000 square feet (22,000 m2) on five floors, and contains more than 1,000,000 volumes and 380,000 U.S. government documents. The Walsh Family Library is named after William Walsh, a Fordham alumnus who made a major contribution toward its construction.[2] All Rose Hill Library services, including the Science Library, Audio Visuals, Electronic Services, Government Documents, Archives, Special Collections, Microforms, and Fordham Dissertations are housed here.

Since 2007 it also houses the Fordham Museum of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art.[2][3] The museum showcases a collection of over 200 Greek, Etruscan, and Roman art pieces donated by William Walsh, which he and his wife, Jane, acquired through public art auctions.[4][1] The museum also showcases a collection of 732 ancient coins given by Thomas Maroney,[5] and Byzantine mosaics anonymously donated in 2013.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 Besonen, Julie (2016-01-02). "Ancient Rome and Little Italy, in the Bronx". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  2. 1 2 Robin Pogrebin (2007-12-06). "Fordham Opens Its Gift: An Antiquities Museum". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-04.
  3. James Gardner (2007-12-20). "A Shrine to Simplicity in the Bronx". The New York Sun. Retrieved 2008-02-04.
  4. Pogrebin, Robin (2007-12-06). "William D. Walsh - Fordham Museum of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art - Opening". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  5. Kaplan, Bobbie (2016-05-03). "Be afraid, Metropolitan Museum, be very afraid... - Big Apple Greeter". Big Apple Greeter. Retrieved 2016-10-18.

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Coordinates: 40°51′40.5″N 73°53′21.3″W / 40.861250°N 73.889250°W / 40.861250; -73.889250

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