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Guide to the College of Performing Arts course catalogs, 1916-2011

Collection Overview

Repository

New School Institutional Collections

Collection Identifier

MM.05.01.01

Creator

Mannes College The New School for Music.

Creator

New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Title

College of Performing Arts course catalogs, 1916-2011

Extent

2.6 linear ft: 3 boxes

Language of Materials note

English

Summary

Consists of course catalogs with information about the policies, faculties and courses of Mannes School of Music. Collection includes a limited number of catalogs focused exclusively on the Extension Division, Preparatory Division, Summer School, and Jazz and Contemporary BFA Program, while most cover a broad range of courses.

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Historical Note

Mannes School of Music was established in 1916 by David and Clara (Damrosch) Mannes, professional musicians and educators. Prior to establishing Mannes, David founded one of the first music schools for black children, the Music School Settlement for Colored People in Harlem.

In 1940, David and Clara's son Leopold, a pianist who was also one of the first inventors of Kodachrome film, become first the director and then president of the school. In 1953 the school was granted a charter from the State of New York and became a degree-granting college. The name of the institution was changed to the Mannes College of Music.

In the 1950s and 60s Mannes became known for its signature curriculum called the "Techniques of Music." During this time, many eminent faculty and students passed through the school's doors. In 1970s the school experienced a financial crisis that brought it to the brink of collapse. Under the leadership of Charles Kaufman, the school survived this crisis. In 1989, Kaufman negotiated the merger of Mannes with The New School, in large part to gain greater tuition revenue through access to The New School's continuing education program. Kaufman served as dean until 1996.

In 2005, the school was renamed Mannes College The New School for Music. In 2015, as part of a university-wide reorganization, Mannes became a division of The New School's College of Performing Arts and the name changed to Mannes School of Music. From 1996-2011 Mannes was led by John Tester. As of 2018, the dean of Mannes is Richard Kessler, who has served in that role since 2011.

Sources:

Grimes, William. "Mannes School Says Thank You." The New York Times, April 17, 1995.

The New School. "History." Mannes. Accessed October 25, 2018. http://www.newschool.edu/mannes/history/

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Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of course catalogs with information about the policies, faculties and courses of Mannes School of Music, as well as the school of Jazz and Contemporary Music.

It is organized into five series:

Series I. General consists of published course catalogs with information about a variety of programs at Mannes, including Preparatory and Extension Divisions, as well as courses for undergraduate credit.

Series II. Preparatory Division consists of catalogs exclusively geared toward the program of the Preparatory Division.

Series III. Extension Division consists of course catalogs geared toward adult students and would be considered an adult education/continuing education program by contemporary definitions. For many years, it was the third of Mannes' divisions, the other two being Mannes Classical and Mannes Preparatory Division.

Series IV. Summer School consists of catalogs issued for courses held between spring and fall semesters. According to the earliest catalog in the collection (1977), the Mannes Summer School served both the Preparatory Division and the Extension Division. At some point in the 1990s, the Summer School came under the direct supervision of the Mannes Extension Division.

Series V. Jazz and Contemporary BFA Program consists of only two catalogs. It is unclear if these were the only printed catalogs ever issued for the program.

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Organization and Arrangement

  1. General, 1916-2006
  2. Extension Division, 1974-1999
  3. Summer School, 1977-2001
  4. Jazz and Contemporary BFA Program, 1996-1997
  5. Preparatory Division, 1953-1984

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Administrative Information

Processed by Cami Halladay.

Publication Information

New School Institutional Collections - January 14, 2014

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

Revision Description

 Revised to reflect additional series added to collection. June 9, 2016

Access Restrictions

Originals unavailable for General series. For catalogs 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.

Remaining three series are open for research use. Please contact archivist@newschool.edu for appointment.

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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 office transfers.

Processing Information note

This collection was formerly titled Mannes College of Music course catalog collection. New School Archives staff retitled it in 2018 to represent the presence of Jazz and Contemporary Music catalogs in the collection.

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

  • New School University. Jazz & Contemporary Music Program.

Genre(s)

  • Catalogs.

Subject(s)

  • Music | x Instruction and study.
  • Universities and colleges -- Curricula.

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Other Finding Aids note

For selected item-level description and images from the College of Performing Arts course catalogs, see The New School Archives Digital Collections at http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/MM050101.

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Mannes general 1916-2011 

Box Folder
1916-1917 
1916-1917  
1 1
1917-1918 
1917-1918  
1 2
1918-1919 
1918-1919  
1 3
1919-1920 
1919-1920  
1 4
1920-1921 
1920-1921  
1 5
1921-1922 
1921-1922  
1 6
1922-1923 
1922-1923  
1 7
1923-1924 
1923-1924  
1 8
1924-1925 
1924-1925  
1 9
1925-1926 
1925-1926  
1 10
1926-1927 
1926-1927  
1927-1928 
1927-1928  
1 11
1928-1929 
1928-1929  
1929-1930 
1929-1930  
1 12
1930-1931 
1930-1931  
1 13
1931-1932 
1931-1932  
1 14
1932-1933 
1932-1933  
1 15
1933-1934 
1933-1934  
1 16
1934-1935 
1934-1935  
1 17
1935-1936 
1935-1936  
1 18
1936-1937 
1936-1937  
1 19
1937-1938 
1937-1938  
1 20
1938-1939 
1938-1939  
1 21
1939-1940 
1939-1940  
1 22
1940-1941 
1940-1941  
1 23
1941-1942 
1941-1942  
1 24
1942-1943 
1942-1943  
1 25
1943-1944 
1943-1944  
1 26
1944-1945 
1944-1945  
1 27
1945-1946 
1945-1946  
1 28
1946-1947 
1946-1947  
1 29
1947-1948 
1947-1948  
1 30
1948-1949 
1948-1949  
1 31
1949-1950 
1949-1950  
1 32
1950-1951 
1950-1951  
1 33
1951-1952 
1951-1952  
1952-1953 
1952-1953  
1 34
1953-1954 
1953-1954  
1 35
1954-1955 
1954-1955  
1955-1956 
1955-1956  
1 36
1956-1957 
1956-1957  
1 37
1957-1958 
1957-1958  
1 38
1958-1959 
1958-1959  
1 39
1959-1960 
1959-1960  
1 40
1960-1961 
1960-1961  
1 41
1961-1962 
1961-1962  
1 42
1962-1963 
1962-1963  
1 43
1963-1964 
1963-1964  
1 44
1964-1965 
1964-1965  
1 45
1965-1966 
1965-1966  
1 46
1966-1967 
1966-1967  
1 47
1967-1968 
1967-1968  
1 48
1968-1969 
1968-1969  
1 49
1969-1971 
1969-1971  
1 50
1971-1972 
1971-1972  
1 51
1972-1974 
1972-1974  
1 52
1974-1975 
1974-1975  
1 53
1975-1976 
1975-1976  
1 54
1976-1977 
1976-1977  
1 55
1977-1978 
1977-1978  
1 56
1978-1979 
1978-1979  
1 57
1979-1980 
1979-1980  
1 58
1980-1981 
1980-1981  
1 59
3 19
1981-1982 
1981-1982  
2 1
1982-1983 
1982-1983  
2 2
1983-1984 
1983-1984  
2 3
1984-1985 
1984-1985  
2 4
1985-1986 
1985-1986  
2 5
1986-1987 
1986-1987  
2 6
1987-1988 
1987-1988  
2 7
1988-1989 
1988-1989  
2 8
1989-1990 
1989-1990  
2 9
1990-1991 
1990-1991  
m_3 5
1991-1992 
1991-1992  
2 10
3 20
1992-1994 
1992-1994  
2 11
3 21
1994-1995 
1994-1995  
2 12
1996-1997 
1996-1997  
3 22
1998-2000 
1998-2000  
3 23
2000-2002 
2000-2002  
3 24
2002-2003 
2002-2003  
2003-2004 
2003-2004  
2 13
3 25
2004-2006 
3 26
2006-2007 
2006-2007  
2 14
3 27
2007-2008 
3 28
2008-2009 
3 29
2009-2010 
3 30
2010-2011 
3 31
2011-2012 
3 32

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Series II. Mannes Preparatory Division 1953-1998 

Box Folder
1953-1954 
1953-1954  
2 15
3 [1953-1958]
1954-1955 
1954-1955  
2 16
3 [1953-1958]
1956-1957 
1956-1957  
2 17
3 [1953-1958]
1957-1958 
1957-1958  
2 18
3 [1953-1958]
1958-1959 
1958-1959  
2 19
3 [1958-1963]
1959-1960 
1959-1960  
2 20
3 [1958-1963]
1960-1961 
1960-1961  
2 21
3 [1958-1963]
1961-1962 
1961-1962  
2 22
3 [1958-1963]
1962-1963 
1962-1963  
2 23
3 [1958-1963]
1963-1964 
1963-1964  
3 33
1964-1965 
1964-1965  
3 34
1965-1966 
1965-1966  
2 24
3 35
1966-1967 
1966-1967  
2 25
3 36
1967-1968 
3 37
1968-1969 
1968-1969  
2 26
3 38
1969-1971 
2 27
3 39
1971-1973 
1971-1973  
2 28
3 40
1973-1975 
1973-1975  
2 29
1977-1979 
3 41
1979-1981 
1979-1981  
2 30
3 42
1980-1982 
3 43
1981-1982 
2 31
1982-1983 
1982-1983  
2 32
3 44
1983-1984 
1983-1984  
2 33
3 45
1984-1985 
2 34
1985-1986 
3 46
1986-1988 
3 47
circa 1989 
3 48
1990s 
3 49
1996-1997 
3 50
Summer mini-courses, 1997 
3 51
1998-1999 
3 52

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Series III. Mannes Extension Division 1974-2000 

Box Folder
1974-1975 
2 35
1975-1976 
2 36
1976 Spring 
2 37
m_3 4
1976-1977 
2 38
1977-1978 
2 39
3 53
1978-1979 
2 40
1979-1980 
2 41
3 54
1980-1981 
2 42
1981-1982 
2 43
1982-1983 
2 44
1983-1984 
2 45
1984-1985 
2 46
3 55
1985-1986 
2 47
3 56
1986-1987 
2 48
3 57
1987-1988 
3 58
1988-1989 
2 49
3 59
1989-1990 
2 50
3 60
1990-1991 
2 51
1991-1992 
2 52
3 61
1992-1993, spring schedule of classes 
2 53
3 62
1993-1994 
3 63
1994-1995 
2 54
3 64
1995-1996 
2 55
1996-1997 
2 56
1997-1998 
2 57
1998-1999 
2 58
1999-2000 
2 59
2000-2001, fall schedule of classes 
3 65

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Series IV. Mannes Summer School 1976-2001 

Box Folder
1976 
3 66
1977 
2 60
1978 
2 61
1979 
2 62
1980 
2 63
1981 
2 64
1982 
2 65
1983 
2 66
1984 
2 67
1985 
2 68
1986 
2 69
1987 
2 70
1988 
2 71
1989 
3 67
1990 
2 72
1991 
2 73
1993 
2 74
3 68
1994 
2 75
3 69
1995 
3 70
1996 
2 76
1998 
3 71
1999 
2 77
2000 
2 78
2001 
2 79

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Series V. Jazz and Contemporary Music BFA Program 1986-2008 

Box Folder
1986-1987 
1986-1987  
3 1
1986-1987 
1986-1987  

This is more like a promotional material, not a proper course catalog.

3 2
1987-1988 
1987-1988  
3 3
1988-1989 
1988-1989  
3 4
1989-1990 
1989-1990  
3 5
1990-1991 
3 6
1991-1992 
1991-1992  
3 7
1992-1993 
1992-1993  
3 8
1993-1994 
1993-1994  
3 9
1994-1995 
1994-1995  
3 10
1996 Oct 
1996 Oct  
3 11
1996-1997 
1996-1997  
2 80
1997 Summer 
3 12
1997 Oct 
1997 Oct  
3 12
1997-1998 
1997-1998  
2 81
1998 Oct 
1998 Oct  
3 13
1999 Oct 
1999 Oct  
3 14
2000-2002 
2000-2002  
3 15
2005-2006 
2005-2006  
3 16
2006-2007 
2006-2007  
3 17
2008-2009 
2008-2009  
3 18

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Collection Guide Last Updated: 05/05/2020

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