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Guide to the New School for Social Research Office of the Dean records, circa 1955-2015

Collection Overview

Repository

New School Collections

Collection Identifier

NS.02.02.03

Creator

Freeberg, Ellen M.

Creator

Friedlander, Judith, 1944-

Creator

New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997). Graduate Faculty.

Creator

Schober, Michael F., 1964-

Creator

VanderLippe, John M.

Creator

Wolfe, Alan, 1942-

Title

New School for Social Research Office of the Dean records, circa 1955-2015, (Bulk, 1990-2005)

Extent

17.5 linear ft: 17 boxes

Language of Materials note

English

Summary

These records originate from the New School for Social Research Dean’s Office and its predecessor school, the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science (in its early years, also referred to as the University in Exile). The records relate to departmental matters, including accreditation, budgeting, curriculum development and faculty affairs. There is correspondence of deans with academic departments within the division, including Anthropology, Economics, Gender Studies, Historical Studies, Master of Arts Liberal Studies (MALS), Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. Documentation will also be found for centers and institutes supported by the division, including the Center for Studies of Social Change (CSSC), the Schwartz Center for Eonomic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) and the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS). Routine business between departmental chairs and deans include curriculum development, faculty appointments, fellowships and program accreditation. Records also document events (1990s-2000s); the Speier Professorship (1990s); and controversies over New School president Bob Kerrey's war record (2001-2003). Some files Some files are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)] ,[name of collection], [collection number], box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

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Historical note

The graduate school at the New School was established by Alvin Johnson, president of the New School, in 1933, as the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science (often referred to in its early years as the University in Exile). Through his work in Europe editing the Encyclopaedia of Social Sciences, Johnson became acutely aware of the hostile political climate in Germany. After the Nazis seized power in 1933, Johnson sought a way to provide refuge to Jewish and anti-Nazi scholars, and over the spring of 1933 he launched an intensive fund raising campaign. Ultimately, Johnson succeeded in offering teaching posts at the New School to ten European scholars whose lives and livelihoods were threatened. The initial faculty members, appointed in October 1933, were Karl Brandt, Gerhard Colm, Arthur Feiler, Eduard Heimann, Herman Kantorowiez, Emil Lederer, Hans Speier, Erich von Hornbostel, Max Wertheimer, and Frieda Wunderlich. Later appointments were made in 1938, including Austrian professors Erich Hula, Felix Kaufman, and Ernst Karl Winter, and Italian scholar Nino Levi. Emil Lederer was appointed the first dean of the Graduate Faculty. He was reelected each year until 1937, at which point faculty members were assigned deanship, secretary and other administrative offices on a rotating annual basis. This practice ended with the appointment of Hans Staudinger as dean in 1953.

By June 1934, the University of the State of New York granted a provisional charter to the New School for Social Research, allowing the institution to award MSS (Master of Social Science) and DSS (Doctor of Social Science) degrees. Before completing registration (accreditation) with the State of New York, a Committee of Requirements for Degrees was established in 1934. The Graduate Faculty Constitution and By-laws were ratified in 1935. The Graduate Faculty's absolute charter was granted on January 17, 1941.

Several affiliated centers sprung from the original Graduate Faculty. These included the Institute of World Affairs (IWA), established in 1943, which evolved out of the Study Group on Germany, the Peace Research Project, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Totalitarian Communication Project. Although the IWA was independent from the Graduate Faculty, most of its researchers came from the school. In 1953, the IWA was scaled back and renamed the Research Division of the New School for Social Research. Another wartime institution hosted by the New School was the École Libre des Hautes Études, founded by French and Belgian scholars in 1941 to provide refuge to French academics in exile. The École Libre cooperated with the Graduate Faculty in granting visiting professorships, conducting joint seminars, and sharing symposia and courses, but remained an independent unit—a “French university, teaching in French and granting French degrees” (by resolution May 24, 1943).

As a graduate social science division of the New School, courses of study and formal departments included the disciplines of economics, sociology, political science and jurisprudence, philosophy and psychology. These departments have remained the core fields of study in the New School for Social Research, with minor merges and splits, such as the departments of Philosophy and Psychology, and Sociology and Anthropology, which separated into distinct departments.

Financial crises and accreditation problems threatened the Graduate Faculty from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s, and again in the late 1970s. While departments and programs were scaled back during these periods of crisis, other programs were established and some departments expanded. New programs included the MA degree in Liberal Studies (1965), the Committee on Historical Studies (1984), the Psychoanalytic Studies program (1992), and a PhD degree in Clinical Psychology (1994).

Deans since 1990 include Alan Wolfe (1990-1993), Judith Friedlander (1993-2000), Richard Bernstein (2002-2004), Benjamin Lee (2004-2006), Michael Schober (2006-2012) and William Millberg (2012-2016).

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Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research minutes (NS.02.17.02). New School Archives and Special Collections.

Rutkoff, Peter M. and William B. Scott. New School: A History of the New School for Social Research, New York : MacMillan Inc., 1986.

http://www.newschool.edu/nssr/history/

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Scope and Contents note

These records originate from the New School for Social Research Dean’s Office and its predecessor school, the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science (in its early years also referred to as the University in Exile). The records relate to departmental matters, including accreditation, budgeting, curriculum development and faculty affairs. There is correspondence between the dean and current and former academic departments within the division, including Anthropology, Economics, Gender Studies, Historical Studies, Master of Arts Liberal Studies (MALS), Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Documentation will also be found for centers and institutes supported by the division, including the Center for Studies of Social Change (CSSC), the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) and the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS). Routine business between departmental chairs and the dean include curriculum development, faculty appointments, fellowships and program accreditation. Records also document events; the Speier Professorship; and controversies over New School president Bob Kerrey's war record. Also includes internal and external reviews, evaluations, strategic plans, and other reports related to accreditation by the New York State Department of Education, as well as records stemming from the office of the director of Academic Affairs, a unit within the Office of the Dean. Some files are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

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Organization and Arrangement

Organized by subject and arranged alphabetically.

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Administrative Information

Jennifer Ulrich, Agnes Szanyi and New School Archives staff.

Publication Information

New School Collections - August 8, 2016

66 Fifth Avenue
lobby
New York, NY, 10011
212.229.5942
archivist@newschool.edu

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)] ,[name of collection], [collection number], box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

Access Note

Collection is open for research use. Files containing student records are restricted for 120 years after person's known or estimated birth (or group of persons, like a class). Files with faculty or other personnel salary, performance reviews, hiring information are restricted for 50 years from creation date of item (or last creation date in file). Please contact archivist@newschool.edu for appointment.

Use Note

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the New School Archives and Special Collections. Please contact: archivist@newschool.edu

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the New School Archives from the New School for Social Research Office of the Dean in 2014.

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Related Materials

The records described herein (NS.02.02.03) were transferred directly from the New School for Social Research Office of the Dean. For related records held by the New School Archives with less certain provenance, see the Graduate Faculty collection (NS.02.02.01). The latter collection (NS.02.02.01) documents the Graduate Faculty from its inception in 1933 through 2011. The two collections have overlaps in time periods and subject matter covered.

Materials originating from and related to the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science will be found in many other collections held by the New School Archives. Of particular interest may be the Graduate Faculty minutes (NS.02.02.02), and several collections of working papers produced by NSSR institutes and centers (NS.02.23.01 through NS.02.23.05). Other related collections include the Alvin S. Johnson papers (NS.01.01.01), the New School course catalogs (NS.05.01.01), the New School scrapbook collection (NS.03.01.01), the New School Publicity Office records (NS.03.01.05), the New School Bulletin collection (NS.03.01.02); and financial ledgers and accounting records (NS.03.07.01).

Additionally, the New School Archives holds periodicals published by the Graduate Faculty as an administrative unit and by students and departments within the division. The papers of a number of the original members of the University in Exile are held by the German and Jewish Intellectual Emigre Collection in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives at the University at Albany, State University of New York: http://library.albany.edu/archive/ger.

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Genre(s)

  • Administrative records.
  • Annual reports.
  • Correspondence.
  • Minutes.

Personal Name(s)

  • Kerrey, Robert, 1943-

Subject(s)

  • Universities and colleges -- Accreditation.

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Collection Inventory

I. General 1963-2015 

This series contains files documenting school-wide administrative work under the Dean’s Office involving alumni and faculty affairs, including the creation of faculty handbooks and orientation documents; development; and meetings with the provost and departmental chairs. Files stemming from individual deans include Judith Friedlander, Alan Wolfe and Michael Schober. Named files regarding individuals include Hannah Arendt, Bob Kerrey, and Hans Speier. Arendt files relate to the collaborative development between the New School and the Library of Congress in providing access to her digitized papers in the “Hannah Arendt Center.” Speier files relate to the visiting professorship. Kerrey files document the Dean’s response to public relations and media coverage regarding his Vietnam record. Includes floor plans and dedication for the opening of the Levinson Student Center.

Box Folder
Alumni for Annual Fund, 1985 
1 1
Arendt, Hannah 

All files in this subseries concern departmental efforts to memorialize Hannah Arendt.

Archive meeting, circa 1994-1996 
1 2-3
Center, 1990-2004 
1 4
Center proposal, 1991-1998 
1 5
Memorial symposia series, 1980-1981 
1 6
Professorship, 1984-1991 
1 7
Correspondence 
General, 1977, 1989-1990, 1999 
1 8
Bradley, Ernestine, 2008 
1 9
De Angelis, Pat, circa 1990s 
1 10
Wolfe, Alan, 1991 
1 11
Deans of NSSR chronology, 1998, 2004 
1 12
Development 
Fund for Strengthening the Graduate Faculty report, 2006-2008 
1 13
Grant opportunities, 1995 
1 14
Grants and sponsored projects, 1998-2000 
1 15
Plans, 2003-2004 
1 16
Eugene Lang and Graduate Faculty partnership, 2002-2009 
1 17
Faculty affairs, 1990-2008 
1 18-20
Faculty charter, 2005 
1 21
Faculty experts, circa 2000s 
1 22
Faculty handbook, revised draft, 2005 
1 23
Faculty handbook, administrative, 1995-1996, 2009 
1 24-25
Faculty orientation and New School programs presentations, 2006-2013 
1 26
Floor plans, 2006 
1 27
Friedlander, Judith: General, 1993-1997 
1 28
Friedlander, Judith: Letters from students, 1997 
1 29
Institutional Review Board (IRB), 1999-2000 
1 30
Kerrey, Bob 
Events, 2001 
1 31
Faculty responses, 2001 
1 32-33
Installation, 2001 Apr 
1 34
President #7, 2000-2001 
1 35
Student responses, 2001 
1 36
Vietnam controversy, 2001-2003 
1 37
16 1
2 1
Levinson Student Center, 1994-1996 
2 2-4
New York University and City University of New York Consortium, 1974 
2 5
Recruitment, 1982-1983 
2 6
Reports, 2005, 2010-2015 
2 7
Retreat materials, 2006 Jun 1 
2 8
Schober, Michael 
Psychology Round Table, 1999-2000 
2 9-10
Publications, 1989-2004 
2 11-12
Winter Conference on Discourse, 1999 
2 13
Speier, Hans 
General, 1992-1996 
16 2
Memorial, 1990 
2 14
Visiting Professorship, 1996-1998 
2 15
Student affairs, 1994, 2011 
2 16
VHS videotapes 
Spansko Refugee Camp, Zagreb, Croatia June 1993. [videorecording] Austin, Texas: Let the People Speak! [1 VHS tape] 
2 17
The Testimonial: women's rights are human rights. [videorecording] Austin, Texas: Let the People Speak! [1 VHS tape] 
2 18

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II. Centers and institutes 1983-2008 

Box Folder
Center for Studies of Social Change (CSSC), Charles Tilly, 1983-1995 
2 19-20
International Center for Migration, Ethnicity and Citizenship (ICMEC), 1996 
2 21

Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) 

Box Folder
General, 1994-1999 
2 22-24
Annual report, 2013 
2 25
Economics initiative budgets, 1995-2000 
2 26
Endowment, 2004 
2 27
Financial correspondence, 1999-2002 
2 28
Fund raising and budget,1994, 2000 
2 29
Lance Taylor, budgets, 2003-2004 
2 30

Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) 

Box Folder
General, 1997-1999 
2 31
Cracow Institute, 1996, 1998 
2 32
Journal Donation Project, 1985, 1991, 1998 
2 33
Proposals, 1999 
2 34
South Africa Institute, 1997-1999 
2 35

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III. Committees 1986-2008 

Box Folder
Chairs meeting minutes, 2007-2008 
2 36
Dean and Provost meeting, 2008-2009 
3 1-2
Diversity, 1996-2000 
3 3-4
Executive and Budget minutes, 2007-2008 
3 5
Grievance, 1993-1996 

Everything that was specific to a certain case was removed into a RESTRICTED folder. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

17 2
3 6
Junior Appointments minutes, 1991-1993 
3 7
New School Distance Learning, 2000-2001 
3 8
University Committee on Research, 1997-2000 
3 9-10
University Committee on Science and Technology, 1986, 1992-1998 
3 11

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IV. Departments and programs 1959-2009 

This series is arranged by department and documents business between the Dean’s office and departmental chairs, along with material regarding specific programs of study and departments, such as faculty affairs, visiting scholars and professorships, degree requirements and proposed programs and courses. The bulk of materials here relate to the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program.

General files consist of routine business, the bulk correspondence between dean and chairs. Departmental faculty represented includes Robert Heilbroner, Arthur Vidich, Charles Tilly and Michael Schober. Records comprise correspondence, faculty minutes, reports, New York State Education Department reviews, doctoral program evaluations, syllabi, study guides, conference materials, appointment records, enrollment statistics, budgets, strategic plans, visiting fellows and professor contracts, student organization flyers and other materials, sabbatical and leave requests and other routine departmental business.

Material stemming from accreditation reviews, both internally and externally, are arranged within the corresponding department. Changes to departments are reflected in these files. For example, files regarding the anthropology program of study pre-dating the Anthropology Department (1970) are found with the Sociology Department records.

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Anthropology 

Box Folder
Box Folder
General, 1959, 1969-1999 
16 3
3 12-25
Medical Anthropology grant proposal to National Endowment for the Humanities, 1978-1979 
3 26
Medical Anthropology program correspondence, 1979-1980 
3 27

Economics 

Box Folder
Box Folder
General, 1958-1961, 1971-1998 

The file 1998-1999 is restricted, because it contains personnel information. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

17 3
3 28-30
4 1-12
Conference on Unemployment, 1993-1994 
4 13
Distinguished Economists Lecture Series 
General, 1991-1992 
4 14
Eisner, 1992 
4 15
Kindleberger, 1991-1992 
4 16
Sacks, 1991-1992 
4 17
Sen, 1991-1992 
4 18
Williamson, 1991-1992 
4 19
Economics consortium, 1961-1966 
4 20
Economic Policy Training Institute, 1997 
4 21-22
Economics Society, 1968 
4 23
Economics students petition, 1994 
4 24
Friedlander, Judith: Memoranda, 1993-1995 
4 25
Grade problems, 1981-1990 
4 26

Heilbroner, Robert 

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General, 1968-1978 

Includes student group and activism flyers (Black Panthers, Students for a Democratic Society, etc.), possibly collected by Heilbroner for unknown reasons.

4 27
Conference, 1998 
4 28-30
Draft report to the State Education Department, 1978 
4 31
Lance Taylor's restructuring plan for department, 1998 
4 32
"Review and Proposed Rebuilding of the Economics Department," 1990 Nov 
4 33

State Education Department (SED) 

Box Folder
Correspondence in preparation for SED review, 1977-1979 
4 34
Rating Committee correspondence, 1978-1980 
5 1
Response to final report from Rating Committee, 1979 
5 2
Review, 1998 
5 3
Review Doctoral Evaluation Project, 1982-1984 
5 4-5
Box Folder

Environment Studies program, circa 2006-2007 

5 6
Box Folder

Gender Studies MA program, 2004-2005 

5 7-8

Historical Studies 

Box Folder
General, circa 1997, 2003 
5 9

High school teachers 

Box Folder
Board of Education, 2000 
5 10
Graduate Faculty students who teach, circa 1996-1999 
5 11
MA program in Historical Studies, 2000 
5 12-13
Margaret Jacob/Fund for the Improvement for Postsecondary Education Community Service, 1996 
5 14
Proposal for a department of Historical Studies, 1998 
5 15
Proposal for registration of master's program in Historical Studies and Social Science, 1986 
5 16

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) 

Box Folder
Box Folder

General, 1966-2009 

5 17-23
Alumni, 1968-1970 
5 24
Appendices and documents, 1968-1969 
5 25
Art, 1969 
5 26
Correspondence, 1966-1971 
5 27-30
Course registrations, 1969-1970 
5 31
Five-year Plan, circa 1994 
5 32

Ford Foundation 

Box Folder
Application, 1964 Dec 21 
5 33
Correspondence, 1966-1973 
5 34
Reports, 1967-1974 
16 4
5 35-36
Humanities, 1998-1999 
5 37
Liberal Arts Initiative Planning Committee, 1998-2000 
6 1
Metaphysics, undated 
6 2
Non-fiction writing project, 1995-1997 
6 3
Poems: Herbert Stevens, 1967 
6 4
Staff, 1967-1971 
6 5

Study guides and syllabi 

Box Folder
General, 1960s-1970s 
6 6-7
Curriculum, 1983-1984 
6 8
Dimensions of the Common Life, 1969, 1971 
6 9
Economics and Political Science syllabus, first semester, undated 
6 10
Freedom and Order syllabus, 1968 
6 11
New Frontiers study guide III, undated 
6 12
Philosophy and Arts (units I-VI), 1967-1969, undated 
6 13-20
Philosophy and Arts, dean's set, 1967 
6 21
Psychology syllabus, circa 1972 
6 22
Revised syllabus, 1969 
6 23
Three-year seminar in History of Ideas, preliminary outline, Nelson, 1969 
6 24

Philosophy 

Box Folder
Box Folder
General, 1959-2000 

Includes correspondence between former deans Staudinger, Henry David, Howard White, Joseph Greenbaum, and Allen Austill with the Philosophy Department regarding sabbaticals and professor appointments, honoraria, lectures, and status of PhD program and review. Two items in file 1972-1973 are restricted, because they contain information on personnel. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

17 1
17 4
7 1-10
Conference on Citizenship, 1974 
16 5
7 11
Curricula vitae, 2003 
7 12
Description, 1995 
7 13
External reviews, 1987-1989 
7 14
Five-Year Plan, 1994 
7 15
Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal correspondence, 1976-1982 
7 16
Philosophy Club correspondence, 1968-1982 
7 17
Review, 2003 
7 18-19

State Education Department (SED) 

Box Folder
Review, draft Rating Committee report, 1971-1977 
7 20
Self-study report, 1987 Oct 
7 21
"Site visit report: Reactivation of PhD Program in Philosophy " , 1988 May 4-5 
7 22
Workshop on Transformations in Advanced Industrial Society, 1983 
7 23

Political Science 

Box Folder
Box Folder
General, 1967-1997, 2009 
7 24-29
8 1-6
Doctoral consortia project, 1982 
8 7
Five-Year plan, circa 1994 
8 8
Political Economy Committee, 1990-1993 
8 9
Political Economy program, 1975-1978 
8 10
Political Science club, 1971-1983 
8 11

State Education Department (SED) 

Box Folder
Doctoral review, 1976-1978 

background material for Graduate Faculty report and background correspondence and draft of Rating Commitee

8 12-13
External review, 1985-1986, 1991 
8 14
Report, 1985 
8 15-17
World Policy Institute, 1998-1999 
8 18

Proposals 

Box Folder
Proposal for Program Registration Degree: MA in Political Economy and Dual Degree: BA in Humanitites/MA in Political Economy, 1993 Feb 
11 9-10
Proposal for Program Registration Degree: MSSc/MA in Social and Political Thought and Dual Degree: BA in Humanitites and Social Sciences/MSSc in Social and Political Thought, 1991 
11 11-13
Urban curriculum (proposal), 2008 
12 20

Psychology 

Box Folder
Box Folder
General,1955-2006 

An item from file 2005-2006 is restricted, because it contains information on fellowship candidates. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

17 1
8 19-26
9 1-13
Advancement of Psychology in Romania project, 1999 
9 14
American Psychological Association (APA) reviews and visits, 1992-2000 
9 15-18
Beth Israel agreement, 1993-1996 
9 19
Clinical Psychology 
General, 1973-1975 
9 20-22
Clinical Associates, 1986, 1991 
9 23
Clinical respecialization, 1990-1991 
9 24
Clinical Psychology PhD Program Self-study, 2005 Sept 1 
10 1
16 6
9 25-27
Degree requirements, 1975-1977 
10 2-3
Doctoral Program APA (American Psychological Association) self-study, 1998 
10 4
Faculty Associate (for externship supervision) appointments, 1986 
10 5
Licensure, 1990-1991 
10 6
Program, 1977-1987, 1993-1996 
10 7-9
PsyD Degree, Senator Bob Kerrey, 2000 
10 10
Conferences, 1991-1992 
10 11
Correspondence: Newman, Greggory, 2001 

This file is restricted, because it contains personnel information. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

17 5
Faculty evaluations (Spring-Fall 2002), 2003 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

17 6
Faculty interests publications, 1995-1996 
10 12
Faculty search audit, 1999 
10 13
Five-Year plan, 1995 
10 14
Hires, 1989-1993, 2001-2003 

Contains correspondence, CV's from the following: Arthur L. Blumenthal, Emanuele Castano, Joan Miller, Michael Schober, Howard Steele, K. Chase Stovall-McClough, McWelling Todman

10 15-21
Hiring notes, 2005-2006, 2004 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

17 7
Kinsbourne reappointment, 1998-2004 
10 22
Lab space, 1999, 2005-2006 
10 23
Meeting minutes, 2002-2006 
10 24-28
Memoranda, 1995-1998 
10 29-30
Nell, Victor correspondence about visiting scholar position, 2000 
10 31
Project on enrollment, 1997 
10 32
Psychoanalytic Studies Five-Year Plan, 1994 
10 33
Psychology Club, circa 1972, 1983 
10 34
State Education Department (SED) 

These files are arranged in chronological order.

Evaluation, 1990, 1994 
10 35
Evaulation registration, 1973, 1983-1989 
10 36-38
New York State Department of Education, 1992-1994 
10 39
Reports, 1989-1995 
10 40
Review, 1994-1995 
11 1
Self-study report, 1985-1986 
11 2
Self-study questionnaire for statewide review, 1985-1987 
11 3-6
Site visit (1986 Dec 16-17), 1986-1987 
11 7
Student enrollment, faculty, alumni employment data of GF for comparison, 1997 Oct 
11 8

Sociology 

Includes Anthropology 1967-1970.

Box Folder
General, 1958-2000 
11 14-24
12 1-4
Academic mission, 1980 
12 5
American Sociological Association (ASA) conference, 1996 
12 6
Blum, Elsa, 1994 
12 7
Five-Year plan, undated 
12 8
Merada, Radim, 1995 
12 9
Sociology Club, 1966-1977 
12 10

State Education Department (SED) reviews 

Box Folder
Doctoral evaluation project, 1984 
12 11-12
External review, 1979-1986 
12 13-14
Reactivation of the PhD Program in Sociology, 1985 
12 15
Report, probaby 1985 
12 16-18
Visiting research scholar, 1986-1997 
12 19

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V. Director of Academic Affairs 1970-2009 

These files originated from the office of Ellen Freeberg, Assistant Dean of Curriculum and Academic Affairs, but the bulk predates her tenure. These files are arranged in alphabetical order. The following subseries are arranged in the order in which they came into the archives: Chairs “E & B” (Executive and Budget); Departments and Programs; Economics, Global Finance, SCEPA; Executive Faculty; Politics, Psychology, Sociology; and Strategic Planning. Materials include enrollment reports, Ford Foundation proposals, five-year plans (2003-2006), institutional policies and procedural manual (2007), restructuring proposals, and accreditation reviews.

Box Folder
General, 1994-2008 
12 21-22
Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility, 2011 
12 23
Board of Trustees Development committee, endowment and naming issues, 2000-2004 
12 24
Bridge Fund, 1986-1993 
12 25
Carnegie Corporation, 2008 
12 26
Charter, probaby 1992 
12 27

Departments and Programs 

Box Folder
Admission and enrollment, 2003-2006 
12 28
Conference Technology and Culture, 1996 
12 29
Fellowship awards and historical data, 2002-2004 
12 30
Gender Studies restart, 1998-2005 
12 31-32
Graduate Faculty enrollment data, 2004 
12 33
Graduate Program in International Affairs (GPIA), 2006 
12 34
India China Institute, 2007 
12 35
Janey Program, 1996-1997 
12 36-37
Journalism, 2003 
12 38
MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL), 2006 
12 39
Registration summary reports, 1995-2005 
12 40
Starr Foundation, 2004 
12 41
United States Department of Education: Title VI, 1996-2000 
12 42
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft collaborations, 2008-2009 

An item in this file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

13 1
17 1
Development research, circa 2003 
13 2
Divisional and inter-divisional planning reports, 2004 
13 3
Documentary certificate proposal, undated 
13 4
Economics, 2004-2007 
13 5-6
Economics, Global Finance, SCEPA, 1999-2009 
13 7-9
Enrollment reports, 1992-2006 
13 10-13

Executive and Budget Committee Chairs 

Box Folder
General, 2010-2011 
13 14
Curriculum review reports of MA programs, 1996 
13 15
John VanderLippe notes on NSLA, 2008 
13 16
Executive Faculty meeting minutes, 2003-2011 
13 17-22
Faculty comparison, 2005 
13 23
Faculty survival guide, undated 
13 24
Five-year plan for academic excellence, 2003, 2006 
13 25-26

Ford Foundation 

Box Folder
Center for Economic Policy Analysis (CEPA) proposal, 2002 
13 27
External Liberalization, Economic Growth and Social Policy, Lance Taylor, 2002 
13 28
World Financial Authority, Lance Taylor, 1998 
13 29
Full-time faculty handbook, 1996 
13 30
Funeral notices, 2006, 2008 
13 31
Hans Jonas Chair, 1996 
13 32
Including students in Graduate Faculty decision-making, 1970 
13 33
Institutional policies and procedures manual, 2007 
13 34
Investment Fund, 1998 
13 35
Jeffrey C. Goldfarb Liberal Arts Progress Report, 2000 
13 36
Martin Hollis Memorial Conference, 2004 
13 37
Memorandum from President Kerrey, 2004 
13 38
Memorandum to University Budget Committee, 2005 
13 39
Middle States report, 2003 Feb 4 
13 40
Mid-year fundraising reports, 1997 
13 41
Minding Nature conference, 2003 Nov 7 
13 42
New School occupation investigation, 2009 
13 43
NSSR Deans meetings, 2008-2009 
14 1-2
NSSR resources and procedures, 2011-2012 
14 3
Parsons, 2000-2001 
14 4
Past Graduate Faculty workload reports, 1998-2004 
14 5-6
Personnel project, 1999 
14 7
Philosophy search committee, 1985-1987 
14 8

Politics, Psychology, Sociology 

Box Folder
American Psychological Association (APA) reaccreditation, 1996-1999 
14 9-10
American Psychological Association (APA) review, 2006 
14 11
American Psychological Association (APA) site visits, 1992-1996 
14 12-13
Annual report to American Psychological Association (APA), 2000 
14 14
Political Science, 1996-2007 
14 15
Psychology MA concentration: Alcohol and Substance Abuse, 1998-1999 
14 16
Psychology, 1993-2007 
14 17-18
Research MA, 1994-2004 
14 19
Sociology, 1995-1999, 2006-2007 
14 20-21
Politics of Difference, 2008 Nov 7-8 
14 22
Pricing, financial aid, and enrollment review, 1997 
14 23
Princeton Retirement Survey general information, 1986-1997 
14 24
Procedures, 1998-2010 
14 25
Proposal for an institute in economics and political economy, 1993 
14 26
Proposal for Vidich Scholarship Fund, 1995-1997 
14 27
Registration summary and headcount report, 2003 
14 28
Report on naming opportunities at Levinson Center, 1994 
14 29
Schwartz Lecture: Amartya Sen, 2004 Apr 
14 30

Strategic Planning 

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2003 Graduate Faculty hiring plan, 2002-2003 
14 31
ACC Models Subcommittee recommendations, circa 2005 
14 32
Annual reports: Graduate Faculty Dean to President, 2003 
14 33
Graduate Faculty Restructuring Meeting, 1998 Feb 24 
14 34
Marketing meeting, Graduate Faculty, 1997 Aug 6 
14 35
NSSR Strategic Planning, 2006-2007 
14 36
Re-organization, 2006 
14 37
Restructuring proposal, Graduate Faculty, 1997 
14 38
"The Case of Changing the Name of the GF," undated 
14 39
Student awards, 2004 
15 1
Student disability services, faculty and staff handbook, undated 
15 2
Student profile, new student population, fall semester, 1993 
15 3
Tel Aviv, Al-Quds, Graduate Faculty Institute correspondence, 2004 
15 4
Victory Celebration for fundraising, 1993 
15 5
Visiting Committee memoranda, 1982 
15 6

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VI. Events 1979-2015 

This series documents programs and events sponsored by the Graduate Faculty Dean’s office or with the participation of New School for Social Research faculty. Examples include the Social Research journal conferences (1996-2004), and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) Workshop, an Electronic Discussion Group (Fall 1997) and general event fliers and programs (2006-2015).

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General, 1979, circa 2006-2015 
15 7
Brandt Inaugural Lecture and Dinner (2005 Apr 6), 2001-2004 
15 8
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) Workshop Electronic Discussion Group (fall 1997 semester), 1997-1998 
15 9
Distinguished Alumni Lecture: Louis Fisher, 2003 
15 10
Economics Alumni event, 2003 Oct 20 
15 11
Fear: Its Political Uses and Abuses conference, 2004 Feb 2-4 
15 12
Hannah Arendt Center luncheon (1998 Jan 23), 1997-1998 
15 13
Hannah and Martin theatrical production, 2004 Oct 9-10 
15 14
Social Research Journal conference: General, 1996-2004 
15 15
Social Research Journal conference: Food: Nature and Culture Conference 1998, 1997-1999 
15 16-18
Spring Scholarship Lunch, 2004-2005 
15 19
Thanks to Scandinavia lecture, 2003 
15 20

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VII. State Education Department (SED) reviews, 1978-1981, 1998 circa 1978-1998 

This series contains documents resulting from New York State Education Department (SED) accreditation activities. The bulk of SED materials target specific departments and will be found within the Departments and Programs series.

15 21-22

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VIII. Trustees and Board of Governors meetings 1994-2009 

This series contains New School for Social Research Board of Governors (2001-2010) and New School Board of Trustees (1994-2009) meeting minutes, reports, and other accompanying documents. Arrangement is chronological by governing body.

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Board of Governors, 2001-2009 
15 23-32
Board of Governors and Trustees, 2009 Oct 21 
15 33
Board of Trustees, 1994, 2005-2010 
15 34-40

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IX. Visiting scholars 1987-1991 

This series contains correspondence and applications for fellowships and visiting scholars’ positions. Some files are restricted due to personnel confidentiality. Contact archivist@newschool.edu for details.

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Benvenuto, Sergio, 1990 
15 41
Blum, Elsa M., 1990-1991 
15 42
Bravo, Luciano Ferrari, 1990 
15 43
Da Costa Marques, Ivan, 1990-1991 
15 44
Da Veiga, Laura, 1991 
15 45
Economics, 1987-1988 
15 46
Fujiwara, Masago, 1987 
15 47
Giugni, Marco, 1991-1992 
15 48
Kuroki, Ryuzo, 1990 
15 49
Livezeanu, Irina, 1991 
15 50
Philosophy, 1986-1987 
15 51
Thebaut, Carlos, 1988-1991 
15 52

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Collection Guide Last Updated: 10/25/2016

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