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Guide to the The New School Bulletin collection, 1927-1971

Collection Overview

Repository

New School Collections

Collection Identifier

NS.03.01.02

Creator

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

Title

New School Bulletin collection, 1927-1971

Extent

1.6 linear ft: 1.5 boxes

Language of Materials note

All publications are in English.

Summary

The New School's Publicity Office began issuing the New School Bulletin in 1927. The Bulletins -- sometimes referred to as the "Weekly Bulletin" -- contain announcements about lectures, exhibitions, performances and other campus events, information and updates for selected courses, brief editorial features, and other current news about the school. They were issued inconsistently beginning in 1927, weekly from 1943 to 1961, and thereafter with decreasing frequency before ceasing publication in 1971.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], New School Bulletin collection, NS.03.01.02, box __, folder __, New School Archives, The New School, New York, New York.

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Historical Note

The New School Bulletin was published by the public relations unit of the New School for Social Research. At various times, it was known as the Office of Public Information and Development, Public Relations, and Publicity. Agnes de Lima directed publicity operations for much of the time covered by the  Bulletins and, according to a report on the Publicity Office, probably written by de Lima in 1946, the  Bulletin's production represented one of the four main areas of the unit's work.

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Scope and Content of Collection

The New School Bulletin for much of its run consisted of brochures of a textual nature advertising academic courses, conferences and symposia, lectures, exhibitions, film screenings, performances, news items, and brief editorial essays signed by New School Presidents Alvin S. Johnson, Bryn J. Hovde, and Hans Simons, with occasional contributions by faculty and trustees. They were issued on a weekly basis and, apart from switching between two-fold and three-fold, largely retained the same format from their introduction in the late 1920s until 1961, when color and illustrative content were introduced as design elements. Other changes at this time consisted of an increase in the number of pages, lengthier articles, and issues frequently highlighting a particular center or program. No longer consisting of one leaf, the  Bulletin grew into multi-page, staple-bound newsletters, which were issued less frequently than the formerly weekly  Bulletin. In autumn of 1969, the  Bulletin again received a make-over, this time resembling a literary magazine or  the New York Times Magazine. It was renamed,  New School Bulletin: A Newsletter of Ideas. It appears to have ceased publication after 1971.

This record group consists only of Bulletins that are not considered course catalogs, or those which do not attempt to comprehensively cover course descriptions of a specific division of The New School.

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Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

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Administrative Information

Processed by Agnes Szanyi and Heather Anderson.

Publication Information

New School Collections

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

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], New School Bulletin collection, NS.03.01.02, box __, folder __, New School Archives, The New School, New York, New York.

Access Restrictions

Originals unavailable. For Bulletins available in digital form, researchers must consult the digitized versions, which are publicly accessible online. Researchers wishing to consult the originals should write to archivist@newschool.edu, stating the reason for the request.

Use Restrictions

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

The staff of the New School Archives and Special Collections assembled this collection from multiple sources, including disbound scrapbooks, internal transfers from university offices, and collections of unknown provenance.

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Related Materials

A separate record group entitled New School course catalogs and bulletins (NS.05.01.01) consists of more comprehensive course listings, faculty biographies, and administrative information. Additionally, press releases and other records documenting the advertising of programs, courses, and exhibitions at The New School will be found in the New School Publicity Office records (NS.03.01.05).

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Genre(s)

  • Newsletters.

Subject(s)

  • College publications -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Publicity.

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Other Finding Aids note

For selected item-level description and images from the the New School Bulletin collection, see The New School Archives Digital Collections at http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/NS030102.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1927-1936 
1 1
1937-1938 
1 2
1939-1940 
1 3
1941 
1 4
1942-1943 
1 5
1944 
1 6-7
2 15
1945 
1 8-9
1946 
1 10-11
1947 
1 12-13
1948 
1 14-15
1949 
1 16
1950 
1 17
2 15
1951 
1 18
1952 
1 19
2 16
1953 
1 20
1954 
1 21
1955 
1 22
2 15
1956 
1 23
1957 
1 24
1958 
1 25
1959 
1 26
1960 
2 1
1961 
2 2
1962 
2 3
1963 
2 4-5
1964 
2 6-7
1965 
2 8-9
1966 
2 10
1967-1968 
2 11
1969 
2 12
n_5 14
1970 
2 13
1971 
2 14

Collection Guide Last Updated: 02/28/2017

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