New School Archives
The New School Archives consist of the personal and professional papers of former and present members of the New School community.
Please note that some of the collections described here are unprocessed, and some may be partially restricted due to confidentiality. Please consult with an archivist for more detail.
The Seth Benardete Papers consist of the original contents of the classics scholar and philosopher's files from his office at New York University, where he taught for 35 years. The files document Benardete's teaching at The New School, NYU, and CUNY and scholarship, course materials; lecture notes and transcripts; typescripts; correspondence; publications; and more--totalling around 15,000 manuscript pages. Many of these files are now available electronically. Open the PDF document above to access the digitized files online.
Stanley Diamond papers
circa 1956-1991, 28.6 linear feet
Anthropologist and poet Stanley Diamond (1922-1991) was instrumental in establishing the Anthropology Department of the New School for Social Research, and chaired the department for fourteen years. In addition to founding the journal Dialectical Anthropology, Diamond was named University Poet. The largest series consists of materials--mainly gray literature, articles, and typescripts--that Diamond collected about the Biafra seccessionist movement, as well as about Nigeria and Africa, more generally. Diamond's papers also document his fieldwork in Israel with kibbutzniks and Arabs, as well as his work on the Seneca Nation's Allegany Reservation (New York). Additionally, Diamond's papers contain university records representing his administrative role at the New School for Social Research, conference and lectures series materials, and files from an unpublished book project about anthropologist poets. Some files may be restricted due to confidentiality. Please consult with an archivist for further detail.
Consists of handwritten and typed letters from Dr. Alvin Johnson, President Emeritus of the New School for Social Research, to philanthropist Dannie N. Heineman and carbon copies of some of Heineman's replies.
Frieda Wunderlich notebooks and miscellaneous files
undated, 2.2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Frieda Wunderlich (1884-1965) was a member of the University in Exile (later the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research). A professor, political representative, and editor of an anti-Nazi magazine in her native Germany, Wunderlich came to the New School in 1933, where, while teaching and advising into the 1950s, she continued her research on social problems, labor markets and resource allocation. The collection consists of files and topically-themed notebooks, presumably labeled by Wunderlich, with identifications such as Welf[are] State War, Coll[ective] Barg[aining]/Labor Law/NLRB [National Labor Relations Board], and Labor in Politics.