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Guide to the John Everett records, 1918-1979

Collection Overview

Repository

New School Institutional Collections

Collection Identifier

NS.01.01.02

Creator

Everett, John Rutherford, 1918-1992

Creator

Froehlich, Lillie Y.

Creator

Giuca, Philip V.

Creator

Simons, Hans, 1893-1972

Title

John R. Everett records, 1918-1979, bulk 1941-1979, (Bulk, 1941-1979)

Extent

15.2 linear ft: 15 boxes, 3 folders

Language of Materials

English and German.

Summary

John Everett (1918-1992) served as president of The New School from 1964-1982. The John Everett records document the activities of the president's office at The New School during Everett's tenure, and include some records from prior presidents. Also included is material from Everett's external professional activities, including his board service at other educational institutions, and manuscripts for speeches and articles he authored. Some files are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

Preferred citation

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], John Everett records, NS.01.01.02, box __, folder __, New School Archives, The New School, New York, New York.

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Biographical Note

John (Jack) Rutherford Everett was born in 1918, in Portland, Oregon. His father, a Presbyterian minister, later became the president of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. In 1942, Everett received a degree from Park College, Missouri, in 1943, an MA in economics from Columbia University, in 1944 a Bachelor of Divinity from the Union Theological Seminary in New York, and in 1945 a PhD in philosophy from Columbia University.[1]

Beginning in 1943, Everett taught philosophy at various colleges and universities, and became the chair of the Philosophy Department at Columbia University in 1948. In 1950, he was elected president of Hollins College (now Hollins University) in Virginia. At age 31, he became the youngest college president in American history.[2]

As president of one of the nation's first colleges for women, Everett transformed the curriculum, doubled the faculty, extended the campus, and significantly increased the endowment. Enrollment also doubled during his tenure. As a college president, Everett was a member and chair of several committees on higher education, such as the advisory committee of the Council for Financial Aid to Education (later the Council for Aid to Education).[3]

In 1960, Everett resigned from Hollins and started to work with Encyclopedia Britannica as a consultant. Around the same time, he also accepted the position of chancellor of the Municipal College System of the City of New York (City University of New York after 1961). He resigned from this post in 1962 to take on the role of vice president at Encyclopedia Britannica.

Everett became president of the New School for Social Research (now, The New School) in October 1964, upon the heels of a period of institutional administrative turnover and reorganization. He would occupy the position for the next 19 years. At the time he became president, the demand in the United States for higher education sharply increased, and publicly-supported funding increased along with demand. But the national scene changed in the following years such that plummeting enrollment -- due to fluctuating demographics -- and declining government support threw many colleges into crisis. Still, as post-secondary institutions tightened their budgets and closed their doors, The New School under Everett expanded. Over the course of his presidency, The New School merged with Parsons School of Design; started an undergraduate program (later, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts); and developed the Center for New York City Affairs into a full-scale Graduate School of Management and Urban Professions. Everett's tenure was also marked by several tumultuous episodes. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the campus was rocked by student protests, and in the late 1970s the Graduate Faculty narrowly avoided having several of its doctoral programs lose accreditation.

Responding to student protest at The New School in 1968, Everett found sympathy with young people's mistrust of those in power and emphasized that university administrators must work to promote an atmosphere of trust on campus. He adopted a position that aligned with student demands at the time, arguing that student dissatisfaction stemmed from problems with curricula development. According to Everett, faculty weren't trained to establish educational policy so the school's central administration should guide the process with input from students and faculty. He also expressed the belief that students would feel that college was more relevant if courses directly connected social science scholarship to pressing social issues.

Everett also held firm views about the issue of desegregation of schools. In a 1958 memo when he was president of Hollins College, he called the desegregation movement "propaganda." His position remained the same a decade later. In a 1968 article in The Atlantic, authored when he was president of The New School, he opposed the decentralization of New York City public schools, asserting that forced desegregation constituted "unfair competition" for African-American students who had been disadvantaged in their education and would now be held to the same standards as white students who had benefited from better schools and more resources.

Everett contributed articles to scholarly journals and wrote two books, Religion in Economics: A Study of John Bates Clark, Richard T. Ely [and] Simon N. Patten (1946) and  Religion in Human Experience: An Introduction (1950).

John Everett died of cancer in 1992, in New York City.

[1] Harris, Beth S. and the Dictionary of Virginia Biography. "John R. Everett (1918–1992)." Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 7 Sep. 2016. Web. 21 Sept. 2018. https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Everett_John_R_1918-1992#start_entry [2] ibid. [3] ibid.

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Scope and Content of Collection

The John Everett records document the professional activities of John Everett in the 1960s and 1970s as president of The New School and his contributions to other educational, scholarly, and civic organizations during this time. The bulk of the collection consists of The New School president's office files, primarily from the time of Everett's presidency, though some records from prior presidents are included--Robert MacIver (1963-1964), Henry David (1961-1963), and Hans Simons (1950-1961). Although Everett served as president through 1982, the later years of his tenure are not represented in this record group--the latest records date from 1979.

The records of the president's office are divided into three series. The first series consists of records from John Everett's activities and responsibilities outside of The New School during the period he was president. This includes documentation of his service on the board of trustees of educational institutions including his alma maters Park College and Union Theological Seminary, and the New Lincoln School, a private K-12 school that his daughter attended. Other files document Everett's consultancies at various organizations. Of note are the manuscripts for articles and speeches by Everett, which provide insight into his personal views on higher education, the societal upheaval of the late 1960s, and on school integration, which he opposed.

Series two and three consist of records pertaining to the office of the president at The New School. Of particular note in Series II are the files pertaining to the Center for New York City Affairs (CNYCA) and New School College. Both of these schools underwent expansion during Everett's tenure, and these records provide insight into the establishment and early years of CNYCA and the College. The subject files (Series III) primarily consist of correspondence, both internal to The New School and with external organizations and individuals.

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Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject in 3 series

  1. Professional activities, 1951-1978
  2. Schools and centers, 1941-1979
  3. Subject files, 1918-1979

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Administrative Information

Finding aid by Anna Robinson-Sweet and Ray Self.

Publication Information

New School Institutional Collections

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

Preferred citation

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], John Everett records, NS.01.01.02, box __, folder __, New School Archives, The New School, New York, New York.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use. Files containing student records are restricted for 120 years after person's known or estimated birth (or group of persons, like a class). Files with faculty or other personnel salary, performance reviews, hiring information are restricted for 50 years from creation date of item (or last creation date in file). 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 New School Archives and Special Collections. Please contact: archivist@newschool.edu.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These files were identified as John Everett's records and separated from a large accession of records transferred from The New School President's Office in 2015.

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Related Materials

The New School Archives also holds the papers of John Everett (NA.0017.01) which includes documentation of his work outside of The New School. Additionally, The New School Archives holds the records of other members of the New School administration during Everett's tenure, including Chancellor Harry Gideonse (NS.01.02.02), the New School Adult Division Office of the Dean (NS.02.01.01) and Vice President Albert Landa (NS.03.02.07). New School periodicals from this period can be found in the New School periodicals collection (NS.05.06.01). Oral histories with students who participated in activism at The New School during the 1960s and 70s are included in the Activism at The New School oral history program (NS.07.01.04). Records from administrations preceding and succeeding Everett's tenure will be found in a variety of record groups in The New School Archives.

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Genre(s)

  • Administrative records.
  • Correspondence.
  • Manuscripts.
  • Memorandums.
  • Minutes.

Subject(s)

  • College administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century.
  • Segregation
  • Student movements
  • Universities and colleges -- Accreditation.
  • Universities and colleges -- Administration.
  • Universities and colleges -- Curricula.
  • Universities and colleges -- Departments.
  • Universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements

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Other Finding Aids note

For selected item-level description and images from the John Everett records, see The New School Archives Digital Collections at http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/NS010102

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Collection Inventory

I. Professional activities 1951-1978 

Materials related to Everett's activities outside of his role as president of The New School. This includes board service, consultancies, conferences, and manuscripts for speeches and articles. The files pertaining to Everett's service on various boards of trustees contain meeting minutes, correspondence, budget information, and reports. Not all of this information is specific to Everett and in the case of the National Training Institute and New Lincoln School, the files provide a broad record of the administration of these institutions during the period of Everett's involvement.

Box Folder
Board service, 1951-1978 
National Training Laboratories Institute (NTL), 1971-1978 
1 1-4
New Lincoln School, 1951-1978 
1 5-10
Park College, 1966-1978 
1 11
Union Theological Seminary 1968-1978 

Includes material addressing Everett's stances on institutional diversity and affirmative action.

1 12
Century Association, 1968-1974 
1 13
Citizens Union Mayoralty Election Platform Committee, 1969 
1 14
City University of New York (CUNY), 1973-1978 
2 1
College Entrance Books, 1964-1970 
2 2
Committee in the Public Interest, 1975-1976 
2 3
Conferences, 1964-1977 
Change or Revolution? An Analysis of Interacting Social Forces, 1964-1971 
2 4
Cleveland Conference, 1964-1977 
2 5
Education and the Good Society, 1974-1975 
2 6
Consultancy to United States Department of State on administrative matters, 1963-1965 
2 7
Ernst and Ernst, 1967-1973 
2 8
Speeches and articles, 1964-1976 
2 9-11
Fourteenth Street-Union Square Area Project, 1976-1977 
2 12-13
Hollins College, 1966-1978 
2 14
Mayor's Committee in the Public Interest, 1975 
2 15
Mayor's Task Force On City Personnel, 1966-1970 
2 16
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) panel, 1977-1978 
2 17
National Book Committee, 1969-1974 
2 18
Saturday Review, 1964-1973 
2 19
Shaw University, 1965 
2 20

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II. Schools and centers 1941-1979 

Box Folder

Center for NYC Affairs (CNYCA) 1965-1979 

Box Folder
General, 1967-1975 
2 21
Adult education program, 1972-1978 
2 22
City Almanac, 1968-1977 

Administrative correspondence, memos, and clippings relating to the publication of City Almanac. Does not contain issues of the publication; these are found in The New School periodicals collection (NS.05.06.01).

2 23
Comptroller transition study, 1973 

CNYCA received a grant to assist Harrison Goldin in his transition to the position of New York City Comptroller.

2 24
Donations and grants, 1965-1975 
1 2
Fiorello H. LaGuardia Awards, 1973-1978 

Contains photographs.

3 2-3
First American Tourism Award Dinner, 1977-1978 
3 4
Fiscal Observer, 1976-1979 

Correspondence, budget information, and proposal for the Fiscal Observer publication. Does not include copies of the newsletter, these are found in the New School Periodicals collection (NS.05.06.01).

3 5
Human Resources and Manpower Development program, 1972-1977 
3 6-7
Inaugural dinner, 1965 
3 8
Masters of Professional Studies degrees, 1975-1976 

Includes information on the programs in Health Administration, Gerontological Administration, and Tourism.

3 9
Program proposals, 1967-1975 
3 10
Program reports, 1965-1974 
3 11
"Report of Team to Review Graduate Programs of Center for New York City Affairs," 1977 
3 12
Research proposals, 1968-1975 
3 13
Tourism and Travel Administration program, 1973-1979 
3 14
Urban Affairs and Policy Analysis program, 1969-1978 
3 15

Graduate Faculty 1941-1979 

Some files in this subseries are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

Box Folder
General, 1969-1978 

Contains letters and a student petition protesting the dismissal of philosophy professor Murray Greene.

3 16
25th and 30th Anniversaries, 1958-1964 
3 17
40th anniversary, 1973-1976 
3 18-20
40th anniversary conference: Is Peace Possible? Can We Plan for Peace?, 1973-1974 
4 1-2
Adolph Lowe Symposium, 1968-1973 
4 3
Alvin Johnson Chair, 1959-1969 

Contains a nearly illegible letter from Alvin Johnson to John Everett dated Mar 15, 1966.

4 4
Anthropology Society, 1975-1976 
4 5
Committee on Tenure and tenure policy, 1969-1973 
4 6
Finance, 1970-1974 
4 7
Horace M. Kallen Lectureship, 1946-1966 
4 8
Husserl archives, 1961-1970 

A copy of the Edmund Husserl Archives in Leuven, Belgium is held and administered by The New School for Social Research (formerly the Graduate Faculty.) Pertains to the 1966 donation of this archive and its administration.

4 9
Masters of Arts in Liberal Arts, 1964-1979 
14 1
4 10
Regulations, 1947-1976 
4 11
Social Research, 1956-1977 

Correspondence and documents related to articles, budget, founding, public reception, and staffing matters, such as the resignation of Herbert Marcuse.

4 12
Sociology department, 1969-1978 
4 13
Staff and faculty, 1941-1977 
General, 1972-1977 

Includes correspondence between Paul Ricoeur and Hans Jonas regarding a job offer at The New School, which Ricoeur presumably did not accept.

4 14
Ascoli, Max, 1970-1978 
4 15
Dove, Kenley R., 1973-1977 
14 2
Goe, George, 1970-1973 
14 3
Hirschmann, Ira, 1973-1978 

Material related to the publication of Ira Hirschmann's book, Questions and Answers about Arabs and Jews. Everett circulated copies of the professor's book to a range of prominent politicians, and the folder primarily consists of thank you notes from these politicians. Also includes a copy of Hirschmann's book with a personal dedication to Everett.

4 16
Howe, Irving, 1976-1977 
14 4
Jonas, Hans, 1970-1974 
4 17
Kallen, Horace, 1951-1975 
4 18
Salary letters, 1972-1974 
14 5
Weinberg, Shiela, 1964-1967 
4 19
Zambuto, Mauro, 1941-1960 
14 6
Students, 1969-1978 
Abrams, Howard, 1969-1976 
14 7
Brodsky, Meryl, 1974-1976 
14 8
Red Elk, Dennis, 1977-1978 
14 9
Theodor Heuss Chair, 1964-1975 

See the Volkswagen Foundation file for additional information pertaining to the Heuss Chair.

4 20-21
Welfare and Finance Committee, 1974-1977 
4 22

New School Art Center 1961-1975 

Box Folder
General, 1962-1975 
4 23
Art Center Conference of The New School, 1969 
4 24
Committee, 1961-1968 
4 25

New School College 1957-1970 

Box Folder
General, 1965-1970 
4 26
Crawford report, 1957 

This report, authored by a consultant who is unnamed in the report, evaluated the school's proposed undergraduate expansion. "Crawford report" was the name of the original file. Contains two different iterations of the report.

4 27
Day College proposal, 1957-1958 

Contains a copy of the 1958 New School mission statement, as well as responses to Hans Simons' proposal for the establishment of a four-year "day college."

4 28
Senior College, 1957-1966 
5 1

Parsons School of Design 1967-1980 

Box Folder
General, 1970-1977 

Includes a letter Everett distributed describing his dismay that some Parsons faculty members hosted a meeting on campus in support of Gerald Ford's presidential bid. Everett saw the gesture as undermining the school's political neutrality. That year's annual fashion show honored Betty Ford.

5 2-3
Board of Trustees, 1970-1974 
5 4
Commencement, 1973-1977 
5 5
Education committee, 1976 
5 6
Environmental Design community projects, 1967-1974 

Primarily news clippings about Parsons School of Design's community projects, as well as a small set of correspondence on administrative matters in the Environmental Design department

5 7
Facilities, 1971-1980 
5 8
Faculty, 1968-1978 
5 9
Fashion Critics Awards Show, 1972-1977 

Includes financial statements, correspondence, seating lists, and programs for the annual fashion show. Documentation of the event, sometimes referred to as the "Annual Fashion Collection" or "Annual Fashion Show," is found in the Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department records (PC.02.02.01) and the Parsons School of Design Office of the President records (PC.01.01.02).

5 10-11
Financial statements, 1970-1974 
5 12
Kresge Foundation, 1976 

Correspondence regarding a grant application seeking funds for the Parsons Building Program; the grant was denied.

5 13
Norell, Norman, 1972-1977 
5 14-15
Van Day Truex lectureship, 1975-1977 
5 16

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III. Subject files 1918-1979  (Bulk, 1945-1979)

Some files in this series are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

Box Folder
General alphabetical files, 1948-1979 
5 17-25
6 1-16
7 1-4
Academy for Educational Development, 1972-1979 
7 5
Actor's Equity union dispute, 1954-1955 
7 6
Adlai Stevenson Lectureship on International Affairs, 1966-1973 

Includes correspondence with Senator Eugene McCarthy, who was the Adlai Stevenson lecturer for two years, and economist Eliot Janeway, who played a significant role in fund raising for the lectureship.

7 7
Administration meetings minutes, 1960-1972 
7 8
American Association of University Professors (AAUP), 1962-1979 
14 10
7 9-10
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 1968 

Correspondence with the ACLU regarding readmission for students who are jailed for draft resistance. The New School adopted the policy that these students would be treated the same as students who were drafted and served in the Armed Forces.

7 11
American Council for Émigrés in the Professions (ACEP), 1971-1977 

Material related to a proposal made by ACEP to assist refugee physicians in the United States. Also includes correspondence related to Soviet dissident Victor Nekrasov.

7 12
American Council on Education, 1977-1980 
7 13
Anti-Defamation League (ADL), 1973-1974 
7 14
Birenbaum, William, 1961-1976 

Birenbaum served as dean of The New School from 1961-1964. Includes correspondence on a range of administrative matters, including Birenbaum's appointment and resignation, with presidents Henry David and Robert MacIver. Also includes a small amount of correspondence with Everett from after Birenbaum's departure from The New School.

7 15
Board of Trustees, 1947, 1963-1977 
Educational Policy Committee, 1963-1977 

Includes two reports by William Birenbaum, dean of The New School. The first report, published in June 1963, addresses changes in financial administration between 1962 and 1963. The second report, published in September 1963, provides a history of the administrative and academic organization of the school, as well as the current transitional plans.

7 16
Meeting minutes, 1947, 1963-1965 

Not comprehensive, includes a few meetings from each of the years covered.

7 17
Memos regarding expansion, 1965 
7 18
Brandt, Willy, 1971-1974 
7 19
Brotherhood-in-Action (BIA), 1967-1973 

Brotherhood-in-Action (BIA) was a non-profit organization that provided educational opportunities to underserved communities. Everett served on the board of BIA, as did Albert A. List, a trustee and benefactor of The New School. When the BIA was experiencing financial difficulties, The New School considered taking over BIA and its building on 40th Street, subsuming BIA's operations under the Center for New York City Affairs. This proposal was presumably not accepted, though there is no indication of the outcome in these files.

7 20
Buildings and facilities, 1953-1975 
Butterfield House, 1965-1974 

Based on the contents, John Everett lived in this building at 37 West 12th Street. Other units were rented at various times for visiting faculty use. Includes financial documents and correspondence.

7 21
Frederick G. Frost Associates, 1969-1972 

This architecture firm worked on the renovation of the Graduate Faculty building at 65 Fifth Avenue. Materials concern consultation regarding the Women's House of Detention site, and seemingly a new building for a prospective law school. Also contains an invoice for work on 66 West 12th Street and catalogues featuring Frost Associates' designs for the Graduate Faculty building.

7 22
Greenwich Village Historic District, 1953-1973 

The majority of the material pertains to community opposition to the school's plans to tear down eight brownstones on 12th Street (near 66 West 12th Street), which were inside the historic district. Some documents concern the Women's House of Detention site.

7 23
Lane Building, 1965-1970 

This building at 66 Fifth Avenue became the Albert A. List Building, which housed the Graduate Faculty's offices and classrooms. Contains photographic material from Gil Amiaga for Frost Associates architects.

7 24
New York State Dormitory Authority, 1971-1975 

Contains some material connected to the Women's House of Detention site.

7 25
Space available in the Village, 1969-1971 

Contains photographs by Gil Amiaga taken for Edward Tafel architects.

7 26
Women’s House of Detention site, 1969-1973 
7 27
Cannel, Edward, 1969-1973 

Edward Cannel was a journalist who conducted research on human nature. Materials pertain to a grant Cannel received from the Rockefeller Foundation for this research, which Everett helped Cannel secure.

7 28
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), 1977-1978 

Largely correspondence between the CIA and Everett regarding MKUltra, a CIA-sponsored research project seeking to design drugs for human behavior modification in the 1950s and 1960s. After aspects of this project were unearthed by the U.S. Senate's Church Committee in the 1970s, the agency came under increasing pressure to publicly release the full details of the project, including universities' involvement. Correspondence regards this release. Folder contains a report of two projects conducted at the New School in 1962 that received funding through MKUltra; the first attempted to discern relationships between body type and personality characteristics, and the second concerned graphology and psychopathologies. It appears that the researchers for at least one of these projects was unaware of CIA sponsorship.

7 29
Chernoble, Sam, 1976 

Sam Chernoble, involved in the printing industry, was a member of The New School Associates with his wife, Ethel. Material pertains to Chernoble's funeral, at which Everett delivered remarks.

7 30
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, 1945-1973 

Cleary, Glottlieb, Steen & Hamilton served as legal counsel for The New School. Includes material pertaining to negotiations with the French government regarding a visiting professor program, correspondence regarding the charter, and counsel for a defamation suit in response to allegations of communist ties.

7 31
Columbia University, 1958-1976 

Materials related to Columbia University policies and news concerning the university's financial position. Also includes a set of invitations and programs for seminars and social events, as well as materials relating to the Center for New York City Affairs' 1976 LaGuardia Awards Dinner.

8 1
Comments and criticism, 1954-1976 

Contains letters from students, faculty, and the general public, commenting on New School personnel, coursework, and policies. Subjects include allegedly anti-Semetic comments made by faculty member Julius Lester, and tuition hikes.

8 2
Comments and criticism: alleged ties to communism, 1948-1962 
8 3
Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU), 1970-1978 

CICU is a statewide association representing independent colleges and universities in New York. Consists of memos related to enrollment figures, financial aid, financing, the New York Dormitory Authority, and legislation pertaining to higher education.

General, 1970-1978 
8 4-9
Committee on Public Affairs, 1973-1974 
8 10
Questionnaires, 1975-1978 
8 11-13
Reports, 1971-1977 
8 14-15
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), 1974-1978 
8 16
Common Fund, 1971-1972 

The Common Fund was a non-profit organization that assisted independent colleges and universities with their endowments.

8 17
Computer systems, 1967-1970 

Correspondence with vendors and staff about the installation and use of a computer system for generating registration cards and statistics. Also includes a manual for how to use the equipment.

8 18
Council of Fellows, 1969 

The Council of Fellows was a prospective seminar series at The New School; it is unclear if the seminar series ever took place.

8 19
Cresap, McCormick and Paget Inc., 1973-1974 

Cresap, McCormick, and Paget Inc. was a consulting firm that wrote a series of reports on The New School administration and financial well-being. Richard M. Paget was a trustee of Parsons School of Design. Materials primarily consist of enrollment reports and invoices to the firm for services.

8 20
The Crisis of the Presidency symposium, 1973 
9 1
Curtius, Klaus, 1968-1976 
9 2
Dalcroze School of Music, 1949-1970 

The music school reached out to The New School, floating a collaboration between the two institutions in 1970, which Everett declined.

9 3
Deans and directors, 1954-1974 
14 11
9 4
École Libre financial settlement, 1950-1953 
9 5
Eden House: "The Open Classroom," 1971-1972 

Faculty member Ward Cannel and journalist Charles Silberman collaborated on this educational film project. A complete copy of the screenplay for the film is included. It is unclear whether the film was completed.

9 6
Edlich, Stephen, 1968-1973 
9 7
Einstein, Albert, 1950 

Correspondence between Hans Simons, Joseph Schaffner, and Albert Einstein. Simons and Schaffner wished to establish an Albert Einstein Scholarship at The New School. Einstein, however, adamantly refused the honor: "What the New School of today represents (pro-German and reactionary) is so different from my own convictions that the idea to be connected in any way with this institute is unbearable to me."

9 8
Enrollment statistics, 1968-1978 
9 9-10
n_15 14
n_18 1
Faculty, 1918-1924, 1954-1978 
Adler, Cyrus, 1976-1977 

General president of the faculty. Material includes course descriptions for classes on ecology, climate, and technology.

9 11
Beard, Charles, 1918-1924 

Contains photocopied articles by Charles Beard about the founding of The New School. Photocopies were compiled by Peter Rutkoff.

9 12
Douglas, Paul, 1966-1976 

Douglas was a former Senator who taught a course in 1967.

9 13
Huth, Arno, 1954-1961 
14 12
Imerti, Arthur, 1964-1978 
14 13
Levine, Stephen, 1970 

Material relates to Professor Levine's dismissal due to his leftist political stance.

9 14
Lewis, Allan, 1967-1977 
9 15
Mead, Margaret, 1977 
9 16
Piscator, Erwin and Maria Ley, 1967-1974 

Contains a catalog from a 1974 exhibit on Erwin Piscator at Southern Illinois University and a program from the 1967 Tribute to Erwin Piscator at the New School. Also included is correspondence between Maria Piscator and Everett regarding the donation of his scrapbooks, which were given to Yale University.

9 17
Rodin, Merrill, 1970-1971 
14 14
Soyinka, Wole, 1968 

Wole Soyinka is a Nigerian playwright and poet. The New School wrote to the Nigerian government requesting his release from prison, where he was incarcerated after writing an article regarding the civil war between Nigeria and Biafra.

9 18
Sykes, Gerald 

Gerald Sykes was an author, critic, and sociologist, who had taught intermittently at The New School during the 1960s and 70s. Sykes solicited Everett's opinion on his manuscripts, most of which appear to have gone unanswered. Sykes' papers are held by Columbia University, where he also taught.

General, 1970-1976 
9 19
Archetypes of Everyday Life and Comparative Copulation, 1973 

Two courses in anthropology offered by Gerald Sykes.

14
"The Cosy Chaos," 1974 
9 21
"The Readmitted Exile," 1970s 
9 22
Self Evolution and Survival, 1975 
9 23
"Strategy of Survival: An Arsenal of Modern Insights," 1973 
9 24
"Touch Wood," 1972 
9 25
"The Transformation of the Mind: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Psychology," 1973 
9 26
"Tumbleweed," 1974 
9 27
Tillich, Hannah and Paul, 1951-1978 

Personal correspondence between Hannah Tillich and President Everett pertaining to Hannah's financial troubles following her husband Paul's death, the publication of Hannah Tillich's memoir, and a eulogy given by Everett at Paul Tillich's memorial service

9 28
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 1974-1975 
9 29
Financial Aid Associates, 1973-1974 
9 30
Foreign students, 1952-1972 

Contains photographic material.

14 15
9 31
Fund raising, 1949-1978 
General, 1950-1971 
9 32
Appeals, 1960-1978 
9 33
Carter, Edward, fund raising consultant, 1949-1950 
9 34
Edwards, India, development consultant, 1955-1956 
9 35
Howard Oram, Inc., 1954-1969 

A public relations and fund raising firm contracted by The New School. Includes a fundraising prospect study commissioned by the board of trustees.

9 36
Lane, Herman, 1976 

A benefactor of The New School and owner of Lane Ltd., a pipe tobacco manufacturer.

9 37
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, 1976 

Materials relate to an unsuccessful application The New School submitted to the Rockefeller Brothers Fund for the school's Endowment Fund Drive.

9 38
Westmann, Margarete, director of development, 1957-1961 
9 39
Hazen Foundation, 1971-1972 

Materials related to exchange programs. Documents include reports on the benefits of exchange programs from the Board of Foreign Scholarships (BSF) and the Hazen Foundation.

9 40
Heimbach, Sylvia, 1960-1977 

Sylvia Heimbach was a poet and a schoolteacher who took classes at The New School. Includes correspondence and handwritten poems by Heimbach.

9 41
Henderson Rules to Maintain Public Order, 1969-1970 

The Henderson Rules (not to be confused with the Henderson Act of 1943) were a set of rules and regulations ratified by the New York State Senate for the maintenance of public order on campuses. The New School administration circulated a survey polling student opinion regarding the new legislation. Adoption of the Henderson Rules was largely met with disdain on the part of the Graduate Faculty, but otherwise received favorable opinions. The New School's Board of Trustees adopted the rules.

10 1-2
Hoffmann, Julius, 1975-1978 
10 3
Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1935-1967 

New School correspondence with federal agencies over the attendance of "non-quota" immigrant students and faculty in the Graduate Faculty. Most of the faculty concerned were in the Exchange Visitors Program.

10 4
Institutional Summary for The New School for Social Research and Parsons School of Design, 1978-1979 

The report includes a brief history of the university, enrollment figures, facilities, and finances. The report covers The New School and Parsons School of Design. Also included is correspondence regarding the report.

10 5
Israel, 1953-1975 

Largely stemming from Hans Simons' tenure as president of The New School, includes correspondence with the Israeli government and Israeli universities addressing Israeli diplomat Eliahu Elath's lecture at The New School in 1961, Abba Eban's lecture in 1957; a proposed exchange program with Israel; professional recommendations; and Israel's seat at the United Nations.

10 6
Janeway, Eliot, 1972 

Eliot Janeway was an American economist, journalist, and author prominent in President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson's administrations. The Janeway Foundation donated to The New School. Includes a dissertation, "British Economic Policy, 1929-1931," authored by William H. Janeway, Eliot's son.

10 7
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1965-1970 
10 8
Katzander, Howard, 1973-1976 

Kantzander was a journalist and editor who married President Everett's daughter in 1973. A copy of the marriage certificate and vows are enclosed. The majority of the material relates to a professional reference for a Chinese scholar, "David" Daw Chuen, who was hoping to collaborate with The New School on a book.

10 9
Landers, Ann, 1967-1976 

Correspondence between Everett and Esther Lederer, who wrote publicly as the advice columnist Ann Landers. Lederer appears to have had a close relationship with Everett's wife, Elsie Everett.

10 11
Law school, 1972-1978 

Materials pertaining to the establishment of a law school at The New School. Documents include correspondence, reports, and proposals.

10 12
Library, 1960-1978 
General, 1962-1978 
10 13
Budgets, 1968-1977 
10 14
Consortium, 1972-1976 

Consists of proposals, legal proceedings, and personal correspondence related to the establishment of a library consortium between New York University, The New School, and Cooper Union.

10 15
Reports and proposals, 1964-1978 
10 16
Scheer, Malcolm, 1972-1977 

Scheer was the head librarian at The New School. Much of this material pertains to conflict between Scheer and unionized librarians, as well as his complaints regarding library administration.

10 17
nr_5 15
Staffing, 1960-1977 
10 18
nr_5 15
Student complaints, probably 1974-1975 
10 19
Loeb Rhoades & Co. brokerage firm, 1976-1977 

Loeb Rhoades & Co. was a brokerage firm that managed The New School's investments. Contains updates on the school's portfolio and a list of the school's investments.

10 20
Markel, Lester, 1951-1977 

Markel was a former editor of the New York Times' Sunday paper; The New School awarded Markel an honorary degree in 1952 and hosted a luncheon honoring him in 1977.

10 21
Matthews, Z.K., 1959-1960 
10 22
Mayer, Clara, 1961-1975 
10 23
McCarthy, Eugene, 1969-1978 

Material related to McCarthy's appointment to the Adlai Stevenson Memorial Lectureship. Further material on McCarthy's lectureship can be found in the Adlai Stevenson Memorial Lectureship folder.

10 24
McGrath report, 1958 
10 25
Mercantile Library, 1969-1970 

Correspondence regarding The New School's proposed merger with the Mercantile Library, a non-profit membership library dedicated to modern fiction. The partnership was ultimately awarded to Pace University.

10 26
Methadone clinic opposition, 1975 

Correspondence from President Everett and others lobbying the Department of Health against opening a methadone clinic at 80 Fifth Avenue.

10 27
Morgan Guaranty Trust, 1976 
10 28
National Academy of Professional Psychologists (NAPP), 1972-1978 

NAPP partnered with The New School to offer continuing education classes in psychology. Contains programs for 1972-1975 course offerings.

10 29
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, 1976-1977 
10 30
National Defense Student Loan program, 1960-1971 
10 31
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEA), 1972-1975 
10 32
National Policy Studies program, 1975-1976 

A continuing education lecture series at The New School dedicated to national policy. Contains brochures, schedules, and correspondence.

10 33
National Science Foundation (NSF), 1965-1975 

Contains a grant proposal for the development of a continuing education science program for "adult non-scientists." Additional material pertains to a proposed series of science films which The New School submitted to the NSF for funding. The film project was directed by Abe Gelbart, a mathematician and the founding dean of the Belfer Graduate School of Science at Yeshiva University.

10 34
New School Associates, 1954-1975 
10 35
New School Associates Executive Council minutes, 1972-1975 
10 36
New School Caribbean Semester, 1976-1977 
10 37
New School concerts, 1959-1974 

Contains event programs and posters.

10 38
New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency (METRO), 1971-1977 

Everett was a member of METRO's board of trustees, but appears to have attend few of the meetings. The majority of the contents are METRO newsletters.

10 39
New York State Board of Regents, 1971-1976 
Advisory Council, 1971-1973 

The Regents Advisory Council was reorganized as the Regents Regional Coordinating Council in October 1972.

11 1
Fleming Commission, "Meeting the Needs of Doctoral Education in New York," 1973 
11 2
Regional Coordinating Council, 1972-1976 

Known as the Regents Advisory Council prior to October 1972.

11 3-7
New York State Education Department (NYSED), 1934-1978 
General, 1934-1978 
11 8
Correspondence, 1949-1977 
11 9-11
Degree program registrations, 1946-1971 
11 12
Master's of Arts Review, 1974-1975 
11 13
Noe, Luis Felipe, 1966-1968 
11 14
Peace Corps, 1965-1969 
11 15
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., 1975-1978 

The New School hired this consulting firm to conduct a review of the school's registration system and procedures.

11 16
Pornography course, 1973-1974 

This controversial class was taught by Michael Luckman. Contents include Luckman's proposal to show the film Deep Throat in class and a petition in support of Luckman that contains multiple pages of signatures from his supporters, mostly students.

11 17
Rafael Cintron Scholarship Fund, 1976 
11 18
Ravitch, Richard, 1975-1976 

Everett invited Ravitch, a New York politician and real estate developer, to join The New School's Board of Trustees in 1975, a role he declined.

11 19
"Report of the Temporary Commission on the Future of Postsecondary Education in New York State" (Wessell Report), 1977 
11 20
Research proposals, 1961-1971 
General, 1962-1971 
12 1
Lennard, Henry L., 1961-1964 

Lennard was a psychologist who received a grant from the U.S. Office of Education and Department of Health proposed to conduct research on adult education at The New School.

12 2
Lister, Louis, 1961-1966 

Lister was an economist and sociologist who received grants to study energy policy at The New School.

12 3
Rockefeller Foundation, 1946-1975 

Correspondence regarding grant applications that The New School submitted to the Rockefeller Foundation, including a copy of a research proposal by Jane Jacobs. Also contains material related to oil stock held by The New School.

12 4
Roosevelt, Curtis, Vice President of Public Relations and Development, 1958-1960 
12 5
Rose Associates, 1967-1978 
12 6
Rudge, Fred, 1968-1977 
12 7
Rutkoff, Peter and William Scott, 1978 

Correspondence with Peter Rutkoff and William Scott, at the time both professors at Kenyon College, related to their historical study of the New School for Social Research, which resulted in the 1986 book New School: A History of the New School for Social Research.

12 8
Samuel Lieber Memorial Lecture, 1968-1978 
12 9
Schaffner, Joseph Halle, 1951-1972 
12 10
Schneider, Herbert, 1972-1976 
12 11
Schweitzer, Albert, 1966-1969 
12 12
Science lectures, 1966-1968 
12 13
S.D. Leidesdorf & Co. accountants, 1968-1976 
12 14
Solzhenitzyn, Aleksandr, 1974 

The New School, through German Chancellor Willy Brandt, offered Solzhenitzyn a position at the Graduate Faculty. Solzhenitzyn's response is not included, but it is assumed he declined the offer.

12 15
Special events, 1951-1970 
General, 1955-1970 
12 16
American Race Crisis lecture series, 1964 

Correspondence from President Robert M. MacIver to the lecturers, guest lists for dinners following lectures, and announcements for the series.

12 17
Arming for Peace dinner, 1951 
12 18
Carl Sandburg and Edward Steichen lectures and reception, 1959 
12 19
Communist China and International Law conference and dinner, 1969 
12 20
Faculty memorials, 1974-1978 

Includes programs for New School memorial services honoring Hannah Arendt, Ben Nelson, Leo Strauss, Howard White, Horace Kallen, and Victor Baras.

12 21
Founders Award dinner, 1962 
12 22
Gerhard Colm Memorial Lecture, 1970 
12 23
Graduate Faculty center opening, 1969 
12 24
Half-century convocation and dinner, 1968 
12 25
John Everett tenth anniversary dinner, 1974 

Contains photographs by Paul Seligman and Stanley Seligson.

12 26
John Everett tenth anniversary party at Sardies, 1974 
12 27
Klaus Curtius honorary degree luncheon, 1970 
12 28
Laying of cornerstone at 66th West 12th Street, 1956 
12 29
n_15 15
Martin Buber luncheon, 1957 
12 30
Max Brauer luncheon, 1961 
12 31
New School Fund campaign dinner, 1951 
12 32
Raymond Fogelman Library dedication, 1969 
12 33
Theodor Heuss Chair reception, 1965 
12 34
Theodor Heuss honorary degree dinner, 1958 
12 35
Willy Brandt honorary degree dinner, 1965 
12 36
Woodrow Wilson Centenary Celebration, 1956 
12 37
World Art Market Conference, 1976 
12 38
Yevgeny Yevtushenko honorary dinner, 1972 
12 39
Staff, 1947-1974 
Complaints, 1958-1974 
12 40
14 16
Employee handbook, 1971 
12 41
Holidays and celebrations, 1948-1974 
12 42
Housekeepers for president's house, 1973-1978 

Documents related to the hiring and compensation of Susanna Clyburn, Hung and Ngau Ku Kam Chan, and Angelo and Maria Silvestri as housekeepers for the Everett residence.

12 43
Mazzitelli, Joseph, 1973 

Mazzitelli was a maintenance employee at The New School who rescued two women from a burning building on 11th Street. A luncheon was held at The New School in his honor and he received a commendation from President Nixon.

12 44
Pension plan, 1975-1978 
12 45
Personnel matters, 1950-1978 

Includes announcement and set of demands regarding Black Solidarity Day (November 3, 1969), distributed by the Black Committee for Black Solidarity at The New School.

12 46
nr_5 15
Salaries and benefits, 1952-1973 
12 47
nr_5 10
Students, 1959-1978 
General, 1959-1974 
12 48-49
Comments and complaints, 1949-1978 

Complaints sent from students to presidents of The New School and other members of the administration. Topics include coursework, registration, instructors, fees, and smoking policies. Of particular note is a letter protesting the university's decision to put a curtain over a section of the José Clemente Orozco mural, and an anonymous letter claiming discrimination against a gay couple.

12 50
nr_5 11
Petitions, 1962-1972 

Student petitions on the school's policies towards older faculty, the need for an institutional anti-war stance, the lack of diversity in Graduate Faculty, and the mandated maintenance of public order on college campuses.

13 1
Questionnaires, 1959-1974 

Questionnaires circulated by the university on student demographics and opinion.

13 2
Strike in protest of the Vietnam War, 1970 

Includes correspondence regarding Everett's response to student protestors, court records of arrested strikers, lists of students believed to be involved in organizing activities, as well as promotional and messaging material from the student strikers.

13 3-4
n_17 1
Student-faculty committee, 1969 
13 5
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), 1966-1969 
13 6
Tafel, Edgar, 1970-1976 

A New York-based architect who did work for The New School and taught lecture courses on architecture. Includes receipts for work on The New School's "Fleischman campus." The majority of documents pertain to a lecture series Tafel proposed to give at the New Lincoln School.

13 7
Thompson, Kenneth, 1960-1975 
13 8
Treasurer Philip V. Giuca, 1971-1975 
Benefits and insurance, 1972-1975 
13 9
Budget reports and spending, 1973-1974 
13 10
Building and facilities management, 1972-1975 
13 11
Grants and donations, 1972-1974 
13 12
Investments, 1972-1973 
13 13
New York Dormitory Authority, 1972-1975 
13 14
Personnel, 1971-1975 
13 15
nr_5 15
Tuition, 1972-1973 
13 16
Unions, 1972-1974 
13 17
nr_5 12
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and Bundy Aid, 1975-1977 
13 18
Tuition Remission, 1976 
13 19
Tuition Systems, Inc., 1974-1976 
13 20
Turner, W. Homer, 1968-1969 

Turner, the Vice President and Executive Director of U.S. Steel., taught some courses on philanthropic administration at The New School.

13 21-22
Unions, 1969-1978 
Community and Social Agency Employees Union Local 1707, 1969-1971 
13 23
Grievances, 1969-1978 
13 24
nr_5 13
Teamsters, 1971-1977 
Local 1518 general, 1972-1977 
13 25-26
Local 1518 strike, 1975 
13 27
Local 1518 walk–out, 1976 
13 28
nr_5 15
Local 840, 1971-1973 
13 29
United Federation of College Teachers, 1963-1965 
13 30
United Fund, 1977 
13 31
United States government offices, 1955-1973 

Correspondence pertaining to affirmative action and the Commission on Campus Unrest. Also includes a long report on diversity at the university.

13 32
Vietnam Moratorium, 1969 

Includes a press release outlining New School faculty support for the moratorium, faculty correspondence with Everett requesting both support for and dismissal of the moratorium, the student union's request to hold a public forum, and news clippings.

13 33
Volkswagen Foundation, 1970-1976 
13 34
Washington, D.C. campus, 1971-1973 

Documents related to the potential establishment of a New School campus in Washington, D.C.

13 35
The Washington Square Association, 1971-1976 
13 36
Weekend University, 1974-1976 
13 37
Westchester program, 1976-1978 
13 38
White House Conference on International Cooperation, 1965-1966 
13 39
Win Nathanson and Associates public relations, 1950-1952 
13 40
Writing conferences, 1966-1973 
13 41
Zelman, Noam, 1975 
nr_5 14
Zimmerman, William, 1962-1977 
13 42

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