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Guide to the Hannah Arendt correspondence with students, 1966-1975

Collection Overview

Repository

New School Collections

Collection Identifier

NS.02.12.01

Creator

Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975

Title

Hannah Arendt correspondence with students, 1966-1975

Extent

0.75 linear ft: 1 box

Summary

Hannah Arendt was University Professor in Philosophy from 1967-1975 in the New School's Graduate Faculty (later, New School for Social Research). These records stem from her work as professor and advisor to students, and her involvement with the Tenure Committee. Student files consist of transcripts, writing samples, resumes, referral requests, grant applications and correspondence, among other documents involved in graduate student admissions. Some files are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Hannah Arendt faculty records, NS.02.12.01, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

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Biographical/Historical note

Hannah Arendt was University Professor in Philosophy from 1967-1975 in the New School's Graduate Faculty (later, the New School for Social Research). When she took up her post at The New School, Arendt was already established as a well-known philosopher and European intellectual. Born in Hannover, Germany on October 14, 1906, she received her PhD in 1928 from Heidelberg University. She emigrated to Paris in 1933 and the United States in 1941. In the U.S., she served as lecturer and visiting professor at various institutions, including Princeton University; University of California, Berkeley; and Columbia University. Her notable works include, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963) and  On Violence (1970). She died in New York City on December 4, 1975.

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Scope and Contents note

These papers consist predominantly of office files reflecting Arendt's her role as professor and advisor to New School graduate students between 1967 and 1975. The files contain letters of recommendation and requests; transcripts; resumes; student and alumni work; fellowship and grant applications; and requests to audit courses and seminars. A small number of files include course material, such as the final exam for Arendt's 1975 course "Life of the Mind" (found in the file entitled, Kohn, Jerry). Some outgoing correspondence is written by Arendt's student assistants Robert Bland and Jerome Kohn on the professor's behalf.

The collection includes two folders of substantial correspondence between Arendt and Elizabeth Young-Bruehl between 1969 and 1975. Young-Bruehl completed her doctoral dissertation under Arendt and went on to become a psychotherapist. She later wrote a biography on Arendt, published in 1982.

The General correspondence file contains correspondence between Arendt, or her assistant Robert Bland, and students at other universities seeking academic advice; invitations to speak at other institutions; and thank-you letters.

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Organization and Arrangement

Organized into two series.

  1. Correspondence and Tenure Committee.
  2. Student files. Arranged in alphabetical order.

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Administrative Information

Jennifer Ulrich, December 2014.

Publication Information

New School Collections - 2016-05-06

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

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Hannah Arendt faculty records, NS.02.12.01, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

Access Note

Some student files containing sensitive information are restricted for 120 years after person's known or estimated birth. 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

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Related Materials

The Hannah Arendt papers, 1898-1977, are available online to the public through the Library of Congress portal: http://findingaids.loc.gov/db/search/xq/searchMfer02.xq?_id=loc.mss.eadmss.ms001004&_faSection=overview&_faSubsection=bioghist&_dmdid=d7282e21.

An additional selection of Arendt’s papers are accessible digitally only by visiting one of three sites worldwide. The New School is one of those sites. (The other two are the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. and the Hannah Arendt Center at the University of Oldenburg, Germany.) You do not need to make a special appointment to view the fuller version of Arendt’s papers. You are welcome to use the designated computer terminal in the List Center Library at the New School during hours that the library is open. Use the following link to determine opening hours: http://library.newschool.edu/hours.php

The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College holds 4,000 volumes, ephemera and pamphlets from Arendt's personal library, many of which include Arendt's marginalia. http://hac.bard.edu/about/library/

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

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

Genre(s)

  • Administrative records.

Occupation(s)

  • Professors.

Subject(s)

  • Universities and colleges -- Administration.
  • Universities and colleges -- Admission.

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence and Tenure Committee 1966-1972 

Box Folder
General correspondence, 1966-1972 
1 1
General correspondence: Urban, Joseph, 1968-1970 

This Joseph Urban is not the same person as the architect of the flagship New School building. An item in this file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

1 2
nr_2 7
Tenure Committee statements and reports, 1971-1972 
1 3

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Student files 1967-1975 

Box Folder
Students A to Z, 1967-1974 

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

1 4
nr_2 7
Anderson, Sharon, 1972 
1 5
Applegate, Rick, 1972 
1 6
Austin, Terry, 1972 
1 7
Berman, Robert, 1973 

In German; 1973.

1 8
Bernard, Richard, 1973-1974 
1 9
Bland, Robert, 1968-1972 

Incoming and outgoing correspondence between Arendt and Bland regarding "Violence" book. Course receipt for Arendt's Political Experience in the 20th Century Spring 1968. Some items in this file are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.”

1 10
nr_2 7
Bolivar-Rodriguez, Eduardo, 1975 
1 11
Brown, Harold, 1970-1973 
1 12
Bruehl, Elizabeth Young, 1969-1975 

Some items in this file are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

1 13-14
nr_2 7
Bruehl, Robert, undated 
1 15
Bunda, Stephen, 1974 

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

1 16
nr_2 7
Bushkovitch, Maureen, 1975 
1 17
Campbell, James (Detroit Industrial Mission), 1970-1975 

Includes manuscript, "Hannah Arendt: Prophet for our Time," by Campbell, 1970; and a printed Detroit Industrial Mission program, a Michigan non-for-profit with a mission to study behavior science, theology, economics, ethics, and history.

1 18
Cassidy, Anne, 1975 
1 19
Charlop, Simone (Mrs. Bernard Charlop), 1968 
1 20
Cragon, Jr., Miller M.,1967-1968 
1 21
Craig, Fred, 1971 
1 22
Davia, Tully, 1972 
1 23
Davis, Mack, 1969 
1 24
Donaghy, John, 1973-1975 

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

1 25
nr_2 7
Eisenberg, Alfred, 1969 

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

nr_2 7
Esquith, Steven, 1972 
1 26
Evans, J. Claude, Jr., 1971 

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

nr_2 7
Finnegan, Timothy, 1973 
1 27
Fitzgerald, Michael, 1975 
1 28
Fleiss, David, 1967 

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

nr_2 7
Friedman, Michael, probably 1973 
1 29
Greenspan, Robert, 1968 

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

1 30
nr_2 7
Herzog, Arthur and Lael Scott (Mrs. Herzog), 1967 
1 31
Horowitz, Michael, 1968 
1 32
Huff, Toby E., 1968 
1 33
Jones, Thomas, 1967-1973 
1 34
Jungfer, Richard, 1967 
1 35
Kauffman, Jeffrey, 1971 

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

nr_2 7
Kohn, Jerome, 1970-1975 

Some items in this file are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

1 36
nr_2 7
Kovalec, Norman, 1971 

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

nr_2 8
Kraft, Michael, 1968-1975 

Several items in this file are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

1 37
nr_2 7
Lilienthal, Robinson, 1973-1974 
1 38
Litvack, Barry, 1968-1973 

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

1 39
nr_2 7
MacGrogan, Maureen, 1971 
1 40
Marejko, Jan, 1974-1975 
1 41
May, Lawrence, 1974-1975 
1 42
Michael, Tamara, 1971-1972 
1 43
Millman, Robert, undated 
1 44
Minnich, Elizabeth, 1968-1975 
1 45
Mueller, Claus, 1967 
1 46
Murray, Walter, 1974 
1 47
Nagy, Karoly, 1967 
1 48
Najberg, Brenda, 1972 
1 49
Newman, John, 1975 
1 50
Novellino, Louis, 1973-1975 

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

1 51
nr_2 7
Null, Gilbert: seminar paper, 1970-1971 
1 52
Palmer, David, 1974-1975 
1 53
Rainville, Richard, 1970-1975 

Several items in this file are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

1 54
nr_2 7
Rogers, Melvin, undated 
1 55
Rohio, Samuel, 1969-1970 
1 56
Rosenberg, Steven, 1972 

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

nr_2 9
Rosenfield, Lawrence, 1971-1972 

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

1 57
nr_2 7
Schroyer, Trent, 1968 
1 58
Schuchman, Paul, 1974-1975 
1 59
Scoville, Charles, 1973 
1 60
Sherman, Ernest, probably 1974 
1 61
Sjursen, Harold, 1970-1974 
1 62
Stark, Judith, 1971 

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

nr_2 10
Swarthout, Lorne, 1972 
1 63
Teschendorf, Mel C., 1968 
1 64
Umphrey, Stewart, 1970-1975 

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

nr_2 11
Walsh, James, 1968-1971 
1 65
Weckesser, Timothy, 1967-1975 
1 66
Willinger, Steven, 1974 

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

nr_2 7
Winston, Barry, 1968 

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

nr_2 7
Woodward, Beverly, 1956-1971 

Includes correspondence between Arendt and Woodward beginning in 1956 until 1971, when Arendt severed their relationship. This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

nr_2 12
Yarbrough, Jean, 1971-1974 
1 67
Zaslavsky, Robert, 1973 

Some items in this file are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

1 68
nr_2 7

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Collection Guide Last Updated: 11/15/2016

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