Guide to the New School photographs and publicity

Collection Overview

Repository
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives
Creator
New School (New York, N.Y.).
Creator
New School University.
Title
New School photographs and publicity, 1933-1984, (Bulk, 1944-1977)
Extent
2.3 linear ft: 4 boxes
Summary
The bulk of this collection consists of photographs of New School students, faculty, administrators, buildings, class sessions, student life, and events from 1944-1977.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], New School photographs and publicity, NS.01, box __, folder __, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, New York.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection includes one folder of press releases and publicity from 1972-1973. The rest of the collection consists of black and white photographs of class sessions, students, faculty, buildings, and events, many of which were published in New School publicity materials, publications and catalogs. Many of the photographs are in poor condition and have been heavily marked up for publication. Most date from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1970s. Photographers are frequently credited.

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Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives

66 5th Ave.
lobby level
New York, NY, 10011
212.229.5942
archivist@newschool.edu

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use. Please contact archivist@newschool.edu for appointment.

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the Kellen Design Archives. Please contact: archivist@newschool.edu

Custodial History note

The material in this collection was transferred from Fogelman Library in January 2009, along with materials related to New School arts and public programs.

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

  • New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.). Graduate Faculty.

Genre(s)

  • Photographs.
  • Press kits.

Personal Name(s)

  • Johnson, Alvin Saunders, 1874-1971
  • Moore, Peter
  • Seligson, Stanley
  • Turnley, Laima

Subject(s)

  • Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century.
  • Buildings -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century.
  • College students -- Conduct of life.
  • Commencement ceremonies -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century.
  • Publicity.
  • Student life and customs.
  • Universities and colleges -- Departments.

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Collection Inventory

Title Box Folder
Art class and print workshop, circa 1944  4 1
Art classes, circa 1950s, 1984  1 1
Buildings 
65 Fifth Avenue 
Architect's renderings, circa 1968  1 2
Construction, 1968-1969  1 3
Exteriors, circa 1968  1 4-5
Interiors 
Escalators, 1969  1 6
Fogelman Library, 1968-1971, probably 1977  1 7-8
Foyer and front lounge, 1970-1971  1 9
Offices and hallways, circa 1970s  1 10
Sculpture, circa 1969-1977  1 11
Sommerick Reading Room, 1969-1970  1 12
Swayduck Auditorium, 1969-1970  1 13
Title Box Folder
66 Fifth Avenue [Parsons School of Design]: Exterior, circa 1978  2 1
66 West 12th Street 

In 1930, The New School moved from its Chelsea location into a newly-constructed building at 66 West 12th Street. The structure was designed by Joseph Urban, with murals by José Clemente Orozco and Thomas Hart Benton. In 1955, the school undertook a project to expand 66 West 12th Street. The original Joseph Urban building was renamed the Alvin Johnson Building, and the adjacent building to which it was joined was called the Kaplan Building (for philanthropist Jacob Kaplan). A courtyard joined these two buildings to 65 West 11th St., which was named the List Building (for donors Vera and Albert List). The project, completed in 1957, tripled the size of the original structure.

Auditorium lecture [Max Lerner?], circa 1944  4 2
Class [with Thomas Hart Benton mural in background], circa 1945  4 3
Courtyard, probably 1971  2 2
Title Box Folder
Exterior, 1944, between 1955 and 1959 2 3
4 4-7
Interior renderings, probably 1930  2 4
Library, circa 1944  4 8
Office staff at work, circa 1944  4 9
Students and faculty in gallery space, circa 1944  4 10
Title Box Folder
Class sessions, 1965-1977  2 5-7
Class sessions: 1977 [contact sheets]  2 8
Commencement, 1971  2 7-8
Commencement, 1974  2 9
Exhibits and events 
Berlin in Books: Gunter Grass reading, 1977  2 12
Comics, circa 1975  2 13
Conference on Citizenship, 1974  2 14
New School Art Center, 1970-1974  3 1
Faculty and administrators 
General 
Group shots, 1933 [photocopies only], circa 1946-circa 1960s  3 2

Includes images of Henry David, David Dubinsky, Alvin Johnson, Hans Staudinger (in front of Thomas Hart Benton mural), and Charles Tilley and the Committee for Historical Studies. Also depicted is a group dining in the Orozco Room (attendees possibly include Erwin Piscator and members of the École Libre); events related to the expansion of the 66 West 12th Street building; and a photocopy of a posed photograph of the original members of the University in Exile (reproduced from a 1933 article in the New York Times).

Staff and administrators, circa 1974  3 3
Title Box Folder
Unidentified, circa 1940s-1970s 3 4
4 11-12
Individuals 
A-Z, 1940s, 1960s-1970s  3 5

Includes images of Max Ascoli, Erwin Piscator, Edward K. Nell, Robert Scholte[?], and Robert D. Stenzel.

Deyrup, Felicia, circa 1970s  3 6
Diamond, Stanley, circa 1970s  3 7
Gordon, David M., 1970s  3 8
Greenberg, Henry, circa 1970  3 9
Heilbroner, Robert L., after 1971  3 10
Hymer, Stephen H., circa 1971  3 11
Title Box Folder
Johnson, Alvin, 1930s-circa 1970 3 12
4 13
Lin[?], circa 1970  3 13
Nelson, Richard R., circa 1967  3 14
Reiter (Rapp), Reyna, circa 1973  3 15
Schwartzman, David, circa 1970  3 16
Shaik, Anwar, circa 1970  3 17
Staudinger, Hans, circa 1946  4 14
Vidich, Arthur J., circa 1970  3 18
Vietorisz, Thomas, circa 1960s-1970s  3 19
Title Box Folder
Press releases and publicity, 1972-1973  3 20
Students, 1965-1977  3 21-22

Collection guide Last Updated: 08/03/2011

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