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The Archives & Special Collections encompass three broad categories of materials:
Archives of Individuals and Organizations
Primary source materials in the fields of design, philosophy, music, and more.
University History Collections
Student work, event photographs, course bulletins, posters, and much more.
Special Collections
Unique or hard-to-find publications, including artist books, books by New School faculty. and more.
History / Blogs / Connections
Basic Search

Enter a term here to see if it appears in BobCat, the Libraries & Archives catalog. But don’t stop there! Learn more about what’s in the Archives and refine your search by clicking on one of the links in the COLLECTIONS box to the left.

Access To The Collections

The Archives & Special Collections are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC by appointment. It is not necessary to be a member of the New School community or to be affiliated with a university to conduct research in the Archives & Special Collections. To schedule a visit, contact the Archives at, or call 212.229.5942.

Archives Research Help

For guides to some of our collections by subject, and for information about conducting archival research, go to the New School Archives & Special Collection Subject Guides.