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Guide to the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research collection, 1933-2011

Collection Overview


New School Institutional Collections

Collection Identifier



New School (New York, N.Y.). New School Archives and Special Collections.


New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997). Graduate Faculty.


New School University. Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science.


Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research collection, 1933-2011


12.5 linear ft: 10 boxes

Language of Materials note

Primarily in English.


The graduate school at the New School was established in 1933 as the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science. In its early years, the school was often referred to as the University in Exile. The division's name was changed in 2005 to the New School for Social Research (NSSR). This collection comprises a compilation of materials related to the school gathered from a variety of sources by librarians in the Raymond Fogelman Library over a number of years. Materials include documentation of administrative functions, curriculum development, student and faculty research, fund raising and financial aid. Some materials are restricted. Contact archivist@newschool.edu for details.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research collection, NS.02.02.01, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

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Historical note

The graduate school at the New School was established by Alvin Johnson, director of the New School, in 1933, as the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science (often referred to in its early years as the University in Exile). Through his work in Europe editing the Encyclopaedia of Social Sciences, Johnson became acutely aware of the hostile political climate in Germany. After the Nazis seized power in 1933, Johnson sought a way to provide refuge to Jewish and anti-Nazi scholars, and over the spring of 1933 he launched an intensive fund raising campaign. Ultimately, with most of the funds coming from industrialist Hiram J. Halle and from the Rockefeller Foundation, Johnson succeeded in offering teaching posts at the New School to ten European scholars whose lives and livelihoods were threatened. The initial faculty members, appointed in October 1933, were Karl Brandt, Gerhard Colm, Arthur Feiler, Eduard Heimann, Herman Kantorowiez, Emil Lederer, Hans Speier, Erich von Hornbostel, Max Wertheimer, and Frieda Wunderlich. Later appointments were made in 1938, including Austrian professors Erich Hula, Felix Kaufman, and Ernst Karl Winter, and Italian scholar Nino Levi. Emil Lederer was appointed the first dean of the Graduate Faculty. He was reelected each year until 1937, at which point faculty members were assigned deanship, secretary and other administrative offices on a rotating annual basis. This practice ended with the appointment of Hans Staudinger as dean in 1953.

In June 1934, the University of the State of New York granted a provisional charter to the New School for Social Research, allowing the institution to award MSS (Master of Social Science) and DSS (Doctor of Social Science) degrees. Before completing registration (accreditation) with the State of New York, a Committee of Requirements for Degrees was established in 1934. The Graduate Faculty Constitution and By-laws were ratified in 1935. The Graduate Faculty's absolute charter was granted on January 17, 1941.

Several affiliated centers sprung from the original Graduate Faculty. These included the Institute of World Affairs, established in 1943, which evolved out of the Study Group on Germany, the Peace Research Project, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Totalitarian Communication Project. Although independent from the Graduate Faculty, most of the participants came from the school. In 1953, the Institute of World Affairs was scaled back and renamed the Research Division of the New School for Social Research. Another wartime institution hosted by the New School was the École Libre des Hautes Études, founded by French and Belgian scholars in 1941 to provide refuge to French academics in exile. The École Libre cooperated with the Graduate Faculty in granting visiting professorships, conducting joint seminars, and sharing symposia and courses, but remained an independent unit—a “French university, teaching in French and granting French degrees” (by resolution May 24, 1943).

Soon after it was established, the Graduate Faculty began publishing the academic quarterly Social Research (1934- ). A Board of Publications was elected November 27, 1935. Financial problems plagued the school in 1963, prompting the Board of Trustees to propose shuttering the journal, but aggressive fund raising kept it afloat.

Notable awards and lectures coming directly out of the Graduate Faculty include the Hiram J. Halle Prize in Political and Social Science and Philosophy (1937); the Moskowitz Lectureship on Industrial Economics (1937); the Theodor Heuss Chair, established with funding from the Volkswagen Foundation; the Alvin Johnson Prize Scholarship in the Social Sciences (1945); the Hannah Arendt Professor of Philosophy (1988); and the Hans Speier Distinguished Visiting Professorship (1993).

As a graduate social science division of the New School, courses of study and formal departments included the disciplines of economics, sociology, political science and jurisprudence, philosophy and psychology. These departments have remained the core fields of study in the Graduate Faculty, now the New School for Social Research, with minor merges and splits, such as Philosophy and Psychology, and Sociology and Anthropology, which separated into distinct departments.

In the 1950s and 1960s, due to continued expansion of its departments and programs and the demands of accreditation reviews, the administrative offices of the Graduate Faculty developed into a more structured organization. In 1957, the Board of Trustees formed a sub-committee of the Educational Policy Committee to address concerns about the continued viability of the Graduate Faculty, prompting Dean Hans Staudinger and several faculty members the following year to submit statements supporting the role of the Graduate Faculty at the New School. By November 16, 1960, the Executive Faculty Council approved the decision to discontinue offering MSS degrees, but continued offering DSS, MA and PhD degrees.

Financial crises and accreditation problems threatened the Graduate Faculty from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s, and again in the late 1970s. While a “Save-the-School Fund” helped stabilize the institution in 1963, in 1977 a few programs failed accreditation review, resulting in the discontinuance of PhD degrees in the Sociology and Philosophy departments. A consortium agreement with the Graduate Center of the City University of New York enabled students to apply CUNY course credits toward a PhD degree at The New School. (Both Sociology and Philosophy PhD degrees were reinstated in the mid- to late-1980s). While departments and programs were scaled back during these periods of crisis, other programs were established and some departments expanded. New programs included the MA degree in Liberal Studies (1965), the Committee on Historical Studies (1984), the Psychoanalytic Studies program (1992), and a PhD degree in Clinical Psychology (1994).

In 1969 the Graduate Faculty moved from its longtime Sixty-six West Twelfth Street location into its own building, formerly a Lane's department store, at Sixty-five Fifth Avenue. In 2005, the Graduate Faculty name changed to the New School for Social Research (NSSR), adopting the name that had initially encompassed both the Adult Division and the Graduate Faculty.


Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research minutes (NS.02.17.02), New School Archives and Special Collections.

Rutkoff, Peter M. and William B. Scott. New School: A History of the New School for Social Research, New York : MacMillan Inc., 1986.



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Scope and Contents note

This collection documents the administrative, teaching and research activities of the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science, consisting of early by-laws, charters, and constitution; meeting minutes; and reports, particularly of the Degree Requirements Committee headed by original University in Exile member Frieda Wunderlich. Also included are scholarship records, in particular scholarships for foreign students and émigrés. Records include files from Dean Hans Staudinger, among other deans. Of note are Staudinger and other Graduate Faculty members' statements on the role of the Graduate Faculty within the New School (1958). Other administrative records include correspondence, fund raising campaigns and development material, financial reports, statistics and other reports. Students and faculty are further documented by handbooks, orientation guides, flyers, biographies, visiting professorship applications, academic papers, lists of theses, dissertations, and degree recipients. Of note are materials from the establishing of the Theodor Heuss Professorship (1964) and University-in-Exile anniversaries. The departments of Economics, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology are represented in the form of departmental minutes, exam materials, syllabi, course descriptions, conference materials, student rosters and accreditation materials. Histories and anniversary documents relate to the school and individual departments.

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Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject into 11 series.


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Administrative Information

Processed by Jennifer Ulrich and Agnes Szanyi.

Publication Information

New School Institutional Collections - August 8, 2016

66 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY, 10011

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research collection, NS.02.02.01, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

Access Note

Collection is open for research use. Files containing student records are restricted for 120 years after person's known or estimated birth. 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 Note

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

This collection consists of a number of separate accessions. The bulk of the materials were transferred from the Raymond Fogelman Library of the New School for Social Research, collected over many years by librarians. Most of the materials have unknown provenance.

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Related Materials

The records described herein (NS.02.02.01) have less certain provenance than the group of records transferred directly from the New School for Social Research Office of the Dean (NS.02.02.03). The bulk of the records in the latter collection (NS.02.02.03) document the New School for Social Research from 1990-2005. The two collections occasionally overlap in time periods and subject matter covered.

Materials originating from and related to the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science will be found in many other collections held by the New School Archives. Of particular interest may be the Alvin S. Johnson papers (NS.01.01.01); Graduate Faculty minutes collection (NS.02.02.02); Institute of World Affairs records (NS.02.16.01); several collections of working papers produced by NSSR institutes and centers (NS.02.23.01 through NS.02.23.05); New School scrapbook collection (NS.03.01.01); New School Bulletin collection (NS.03.01.02); New School Publicity Office records (NS.03.01.05); NSSR financial ledgers and accounting records (NS.03.07.01); and New School course catalogs (NS.05.01.01);

Additionally, the New School Archives holds periodicals published by the Graduate Faculty as an administrative unit and by students and departments within the division. The papers of a number of the original members of the University in Exile are held by the German and Jewish Intellectual Emigre Collection in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives at the University at Albany, State University of New York: http://library.albany.edu/archive/ger.

For more information on related materials, write the New School Archives at archivist@newschool.edu.


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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

  • New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997). Graduate Faculty.
  • New School University. Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science.


  • Administrative records.
  • Annual reports.
  • Minutes.


  • College administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century.
  • Educational fund raising.
  • Graduate students.
  • Universities and colleges -- Administration.
  • Universities and colleges -- Admission.
  • Universities and colleges -- Departments.

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Other Finding Aids note

For selected item-level description and images from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research collection, see The New School Archives Digital Collections at http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/NS020201.

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Administration and governance  1934-2012 

This series contains records documenting the establishment of the graduate school, including the Absolute Charter (1941) granted by the State University of New York, and earlier by-laws and constitution; including the “Faculty rules” compiled by Arnold Brecht (1943). Contains other administrative records and publications, such as form templates, commencement statistics, committee minutes, mission statements, student handbooks and orientation guides; thesis, dissertation and degree recipients lists, and other materials. Includes the files of Mary H. Lynn, Graduate Faculty secretary (1943-1958). See also the Reports series.

Box Folder
General, 1942-1972, undated 
1 1-2
Absolute charter, 1934-1947 

Consists of a draft of the 1940 application, a published booklet about the New School for Social Research featuring the charter on the cover and a description of the Graduate Faculty, invitations to a dinner celebrating the granting of the charter, and the text of a speech by faculty member and exiled scholar, Max Ascoli, titled, "Being an American," given at the dinner.

1 3-6
Applications for admission to the Graduate Faculty, 1950-1959 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

9 1-2
Information binder A-T, 1929-1958 
1 7-10
Foreign and immigrant student registration, 1953-1954 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

9 3
Registration information and procedures, 1997-2007 
1 11
Registration lists for Graduate Faculty classes (Spring 1948), 1948 
1 12
Alumni Association, 1952-1959 

See also file in New School Publicity Office records publicizing events held by the Alumni Association.

1 13
Commencement lists by year (Volume 1), 1954-1962 
1 14
Commencement statistics and lists of degree recipients, 1957-1960 
1 15
Degree Requirements Committee 
General, 1936-1959 
1 16-21
Admissions: Foreign procedures, 1949-1956 
1 22-23
Foreign students, 1951-1953 
1 24
Rules and Regulations: Grading and miscellaneous, 1946-1957 
1 25
Enabling Committee, 1983-1986 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

9 4
Graduate Faculty Budget Committee, 1946-1947 
1 26
Report of the Dean to the Committee on Board-Faculty Relations and the Committee on Educational Policy, 1963 Oct 
1 27
Special Committee on Public Administration, 1958-1959 
1 28
Special Graduate Faculty Committee on Executive Personnel, 1958 
1 29
Constitution, by-laws, rules and regulations, 1934-1987 

Arranged in chronological order.

1 30-34
2 1-6
Dean's meeting regarding core faculty, 1958 
2 7
Employee benefits, 1946-1947 
2 8
Activities of members of the Graduate Faculty, early 1940s 
2 9
Address lists, 1980-1983 
2 10
Appointments, 1942-1952 
2 11
Association for Academic Travel Abroad, 1959 
2 12
Biographies, 1962 

See the New School Publicity Office records (NS.03.01.05) for more information on faculty members.

2 13
Brecht, Arnold, 1945-1977 
2 14
Brecht, Arnold: Correspondence on appointment of T. Ascarelli, 1948 
2 15
Brecht, Arnold: Faculty rules compiled by, 1943 Jan 15 
8 1
Executive Faculty meeting minutes, 1981-1984 
2 15a
Executive Faculty salary histories, circa 1971-1992 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

9 5
Inquiry on sabbatical leaves, 1959 Jan 
2 16
Jonas, Hans and Felix Kaufman vertical file, 1942-1959 
2 17
List of student advisors, 1993-1994 
2 18
Zaner, Richard: Husserl Archives, 1971-1972 
2 19
Floor plan of third floor, 65 Fifth Avenue, 2003 

A partial floor plan.

2 20
Course proposal form for new instructors, 1992 
2 21
Newsletter and blank forms sent with course lists, 1942-1951 
2 22
Templates book, 1965-1967 
2 23-25
Gideonse affair, circa 1960s-1970s 

A three-page memo calling on students to join the Organizing Committee for a Student Union, guaranteeing student involvement in the governance of the school. This came in the wake of resolutions passed by the Graduate Faculty after student protesters disrupted a lecture given by Harry Gideonse.

2 26
Graduation photographs of alumni, 2004 

Consists of contact sheets of photographs taken by Jerry Speier. In some cases, individuals are identified in pencil. See also the New School photograph collection (NS.04.01.01).

2 27
Graduate students by department (spring 1960-summer 1962), possibly 1962 
2 28
Guest list for dinner in honor of Yevgeny Yevtushenko, 1972 
2 29
Index of Graduate Faculty file drawers, 1940-1945 
2 30
International students, 1994-1997 
2 31
Lynn, Mary H., documents on procedures and activities, 1943-1958 
2 32
Mission statement, undated 
2 33
Orientation guides, 1991-1998 
8 2
Publicity: Plaudits and testimonials, 1936-1956 
2 34
Publicity: Publicity, newspapers, etc., 1981 
2 35
Student biographies, 1951 
8 3
Student directory, 1989-1990, 1994 
2 36
Student handbooks, 1993, 2002 
2 37
Student organizations, flyers, 1968 
2 38
Theses, dissertations and degree recipients lists 

Arranged in chronologial order.

Contributions to Scholarship: Doctoral Dissertations, 1937-1967, 1967 
2 39
Contributions to Scholarship: Doctoral Dissertations, 1936-1973, 1973 
2 40
Curriculum vitaes and thesis abstracts of graduating students, 1957-1958 
2 41
Dissertation booklet project, 1995 
2 42
Doctoral dissertations addenda, 1973-1981 

Probably a continuation of the Contributions to Scholarship booklet series.

2 43
Lists of theses and dissertations, 1946, 1963-1972, 1985 
2 44
8 7
Master of Arts abstracts and biographical notes, 1962 
2 45
Master of Arts abstracts and curriculum vitae, 1959 
2 46
Thesis abstracts, circa 1954-1963 
2 47-48
"Toward a GF Governance," 1987 
2 49
Trustees informal minutes of special meetings, 1958-1959 
2 50
"A World in Motion," circa 1940s 
2 51

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Series II. Centers and institutes 1993-2000s 

The New School Archives holds working papers produced by the International Center for Migration, Ethnicity and Citizenship and the Janey Program for Latin American Studies.

Box Folder
International Center for Migration, Ethnicity and Citizenship (ICMEC) organizational plan, 1996 Mar 
2 52
ICMEC: Regional Multicultural Health Conference, 1996 
3 1
Janey Program for Latin American Studies, 1996-2006 
3 2
Janey Program for Latin American Studies: El Colegio de México collaboration, 1993 

Includes photographs.

3 3
List of research centers, circa 2001 
3 4
Writing Center, 2005 
3 5

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Series III. Correspondence 1941-1982 

Box Folder
Arnheim, Rudolf, 1955 
3 6
Dean's Office, 1981-1982 
3 7
Einstein, Albert letter to Jacob Billikopf, 1941 
3 8
Lynn, Mary: Correspondence and other documents, 1931-1958 
3 9
Mayer, Carl, 1941 
3 10
Neisser, Hans, 1954 
3 11
Simons, Hans letter to Alfred Schutz, 1958 Feb 5 
3 12
Social Research: James Heinemann, 1962-1964 
3 13
Staudinger, Hans, 1956-1959, 1972 
3 14
U.S. State Department requests for foreign affairs dissertation abstracts, 1952-1953 
3 15

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Series IV. Departments and programs 1939-2009 

Box Folder
General: Program information by department, 1993-2001 
3 16
General: Proposal to establish a department for the study of legal institutions, 1945 
3 17
Anthropology Department flyers, 1992-2006 
3 18
Committee on Historical Studies, 1994-2006 
3 19
Courses and seminars 
Caribbean semester flyers, 1974-1976 
3 20
Conference on the Meaning of citizenship speeches, 1974 Apr 5-6 
3 21-22
Course changes (fall 1946) 
3 23
General Seminar 
General, 1940-1945 
3 24
Invitations (fall 1960-1961 semesters), 1960 
3 25
New School seminars (1958-1959 semesters), 1958 
3 26
Schedule and press (fall 1957-1959 semesters), 1957-1959 
3 27
Seminar Committee (fall 1959), 1959 
3 28
Questionnaire for course evaluation (fall-spring 1967-1968 semesters), possibly 1967 
3 29
Summer session in Europe (1949-1950): A-Z, 1949-1960 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

9 6-8
Syllabi of John J. Sullivan and E. V. Walter (1969-1970 semesters), probably 1969 
3 30
The New School Book of Readings, after 1967 
3 31-32
Departmental meeting minutes, 1948-1961 
3 32a
Economics Department 
General, 2000-2007 
3 33
M.A. and Ph.D. exams, 1972-1977 
3 34-35
Orientation handbook for Graduate School of Economics, 1985 
3 36
Political Economy at the New School, 1980 Jan 
3 37
Procedures guide, 2002-2003 
3 38
Study Group in Economics reading lists (fall-spring 1971-1972), probably 1971 
3 39
History Matters: 6th Annual Sociology and Historical Studies Joint Student Conference 
Panel 1: From old new left to new social movements: mobilization trajectories, papers, 2003 
3 40
Panel 2: Class, identity and movements: local struggles and strategies, papers, 2003 
3 41
Panel 3: New repertoires, new struggles: anti-capitalism and global justice, papers, 2003 
3 42
Panel 4: Ethnographies of activism: cultural as movement, papers, 2003 
3 43
Panel 5: Site of memory and contestation: New York City's Union Square and American social movements in the twentieth century, papers, 2003 
3 44
Panel 6: Labor voices: workers and movement culture, papers, 2003 
3 45
Panel 7: Politics and identity: gendered perspectives, papers, 2003 
3 46
Panel 8: Theory and practice: academic perspectives and movement organization, papers, 2003 
3 47
Panel 9: Is civil society 'Civil' ?: democratic, nationalist and revolutionary movements, papers, 2003 
4 1
Philosophy Department 
"Philosophy Born of Struggle," 1998, 2003-2006 
4 2
"The Scope and Function of a Department of Philosophy within the Graduate Faculty," Alfred Schutz [memorandum], 1953 May 22 
4 3
Qualifying exams, 1979-1990 
4 4
Student handbook, 2011-2012 
4 5
Political Science Department seminars, lectures, workshops, 2002 
4 6
Political Science exam materials, 1995-2000 
4 7
Psychology Department 
General, 1948-1958 
4 8
Meeting minutes, 1959 
4 9
Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, Bulletin of Information..., 1974-1975 
4 10
State Education Department Doctoral Evaluation Project, 1985 Mar 8 
4 11
Student biographical notes, 1961 
4 12
Public Administration Program Special Committee, 1958-1959 
4 13
Sociology Department: State Education Department Doctoral Evaluation Project, 1984 Sep 28 
4 14
Sociology Department: State Education Department Doctoral Evaluation Project, 1984 Oct 9 
4 15

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Series V. Development 1982-2006 

Box Folder
Annual Fund appeal letters, 2002-2006 
4 16
Endowment campaign, 1982-1983 
4 17
"Uncommon scholarship, profound influence," possibly 1991-1993 
4 18

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Series VI. Faculty and student research 1933-1998 

Box Folder
Hula, Eric. "The United States and the United Nations," 1963 
4 19
Levi, Nino, 1938-1941 

Includes materials on Levi's seminar on delinquency.

4 20
8 8
List of faculty publications, 1990-1998 
4 21
Nurnberg, Max. Report on research concerning housing financing, 1941 
4 22
Pollis, Adamantia, 1974, undated 
4 23
Rockefeller Foundation research project, memorandum from Max Ascoli, 1940 Apr 24 
4 24
Alumni and student papers 
General: Reprints, 1943-1968 
4 25-30
"American Economic History: 1850-1877," prepared by study group at New School for Social Research, undated 
4 31
D'Argenio, Raymond. "Antitrust Legislation and the American Petroleum Industry: with Particular Reference to the Standard Oil Company," 1959 Apr 16 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

10 21
Luckman, Benita. "Variations on the Return from Exile and Emigration," circa 1985 
4 32
Max Lerner Award 
"Community in Peirce: Science as a Means to an End," James Allen Liszka, 1975 
5 2
"God, Living Organisms and Value," Strachan Donnelley, 1977 
5 3
"Rousseau's Freedom," David Mansen Herr, 1978 
5 4
"The work of art," Jerome Kohn, 1974 
5 5
Pro-seminar on Political Mobilization and Conflict (Historical Studies) papers, 1994 
4 33
5 1

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Series VII. Fellowships and visiting professorships 1958-2011 

Box Folder
General, 1958 
5 6
Regents College Teaching Fellowships (University of the State of New York), 1958-1959 
5 7
Theodor Heuss Chair in the Social Sciences 1960-2013 

The Federal Republic of Germany established the Theodor Heuss Professorship--named for the first German president--in 1962, to recognize the role the New School in helping to bring endangered German scholars to the United States before and during World War II. Each year a leading German sociologist, historian, economist, political scientists, philosopher, social anthropologist, or psychologist assumes the role of Heuss Professor at the New School. In the first decade of the Professorship, the Volkswagen Foundation helped to fund the program. The first Heuss Professor was Helmuth Plessner from the University of Göttingen. Other early Heuss professors include Otto von der Gablentz, Jürgen Habermas, Renate Mayntz, Iring Fetscher, and Martin Irle. The New School celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Heuss Professorship in 2013.

General, 1965 Feb 16 
5 8
10th anniversary press kit, 1976 
5 9
50th anniversary: Social Research in a Transforming World: Transatlantic Conversations conference, 2013 
5 10
Correspondence, 1960, 1964-1965 
5 11-12
Correspondence, 1985-1986 
5 13
Frei, Norbert. "The German Foreign Office and the Nazi Past." Leo Baeck Institute, Occasional Paper #6, 2011 
5 14
Photographs, early 1970s 

Black and white prints of professors Iring Fetscher, Carl F. Graumann, Urs Jaeggi, Friedrich H. Tenbruck, and Ernst Vollrath.

5 15
Report: "The First Decade of the Theodor Heuss Chair," 1976 
5 16

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Series VIII. History 1958-2008 

Box Folder
General, 1990 
5 17

"Crisis files," compiled after 1996 

Administrative documents regarding the history of the Graduate Faculty or "crisis," specifically degree requirements and accreditation problems in 1978-1980s, collected by Graduate Faculty faculty member Robert Heilbroner. It is unclear whether Heilbroner created the system of organization and supplemental notes for administrative purposes, or whether this material was reorganized after it was deposited in the New School's Fogelman Library.

Box Folder
I. Outlines of folder contents, photocopies of newspaper articles, 1979 
5 18
II. Background: Outline of contents; a faculty; powers, 1947-1982; B financial reports, 1978-1979; C the way it was 1933-1985 
5 19
IIIa. Responses to New York State review: Outline of contents of folders IIIa and b; errors in report, 1978; Dean Austill's report, 1979 
5 20
IIIb. Responses to New York State review: Departmental and student responses, 1979; Graduate Faculty resolutions, 1979; IDC report, 1979 
5 21
IVa. Responses to crisis: 1978-1979; internal memos, 1977-1979; letters 1978-1979; newspaper articles 1978-1979; student responses, 1978-1979 
5 22
IVb. Responses to crisis: Internal memos, 1979-1981; letters, 1979-1980; reports, 1979-1980; student responses, 1979 
8 4
IVc. Responses to crisis: 1981-1983; self-study report, 1981 Feb; memos of letters, 1981-1982; review ending moratorium, 1985 
5 23
Va. Plans for reconstruction of Graduate Faculty: Outline of contents; interdisciplinary proposals, 1978-1980 
5 24
Vb. Plans for reconstruction of Graduate Faculty: Proposals by Department of Psychology, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy, 1979-1980 
5 25
Vc. Plans for reconstruction of Graduate Faculty: Collective efforts, 1979; Study Committee report, 1980 
5 26
VIa. Sociology Department responses to New York state evaluation: Outline of contents; background: Regents recommendations for doctoral education; procedure for doctoral review, 1979 
5 27
VIb. Sociology Department responses to New York state evaluation: Indepth report on Sociology Department, 1977, from Sanford Lyman 
5 28
VIc. Sociology Department responses to New York state evaluation: Preface to draft report of Sociology Rating Committee; draft report of Sociology Rating Committee, 1978 
5 29
VId. Sociology Department responses to New York state evaluation: Factual errors in report of Sociology Rating Committee, 1978; review of book on history of sociological analysis, 1980; article: "Sociology and society" , 1981; article:  "Secular evangelism at Universty of Wisconsin" , 1982 
5 30
Crisis of 1979: Dean Allen Austill's report and students' reaction 
5 31
Crisis at the Graduate Faculty, 1978-1997 
5 32
Philosophy Department evaluation, 1977; reports, responses, correspondence 
5 33-34
Report on graduate education in the social sciences, University of Chicago, circa 1980 
5 35
Responses to New York state review, 1978-1979; Dean Austill's report 
5 36
Student newsletter 1977 
5 37
Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal history, Pierre Adler, 1990 
5 38
Mary Henle talk to Psychology Department, 1979 

File contents consist of photocopied lecture text in draft form.

5 39
The University in Exile [photocopied typescript] by Charles S. Lachman, 1973 
8 9-10

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Series IX. Publications 1946-2007 

Box Folder
Displaced persons, 1946-1948 

Publications issued by the State Department and the American Council of Voluntary Agencies for Foreign Service, in addition to a typed summary of lectures by Joeseph A. Berger, "The Truth about Dispaced Persons."

5 40
Eating Power, 2004 
5 41
List of publications, 2003 
5 42
Mein Kampf [My Battle] manuscript, 1938 

Consists of Volume 1, Part 1, Copies 1-2; Volume 1, Part 2, Copy 1. A prefatory note to Volume I, Part I indicates the manuscript is a translation from the German executed because the unidentified translator believes the current English translation inadequate. According to Rutkoff and Scott, Hans Staudinger, Alvin Johnson and Werner Pese made this translation in 1938 (p. 116).

n_13 2-4
Selection of articles by faculty, 2007-2010 

Consists of bound articles covering the years 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, and 2009-2010.

5 43
n_8 13-15
Social Research 50th Anniversary, 1934-1984, 1984 
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Series X. Reports 1935-1997 

Box Folder
Accreditation Committee report, 1948-1949 
5 44
Administration, 1942 Dec 7 
5 45
"A Distinctive Future for the Graduate Faculty: A Report Prepared for Submission to the Board of Trustees," 1980 May 
5 46
Division of Labor Economics and Labor Sociology, 1953, undated 
5 48
Educational Policy Committee, 1958-1959 
5 49-50
Financial, 1944, undated 
5 51
Fund for the Advancement of Education report: "The Graduate School Today and Tomorrow," 1955-1956 
5 52
Governance Task Force Report, 1997 Mar 19 
5 53
Office of the Dean 
Dean and other reports, 1935-1951 
5 54
Dean's reports, 1950-1952 
5 47
Policy statements, 1957 
5 55
Preliminary report on graduate registration, spring 1959 
5 56
"Random observations," USSR trip, probably 1959 

Fragment of larger, unidentified report.

6 1
"Reaching the next level: A Multi-year Strategy for Disctinctive Growth," 1995 
6 2
Readings on higher education, 1958 
8 5
"Refugee Scholars and the New School," 1954 
6 3
Reports to the Trustees of the Graduate Faculty, 1935-1939 
6 4
Reports and minutes, 1959-1960 
6 5
Special reports, 1958-1962 
6 6
"The State and Business Enterprise in Germany," 1936 
8 6
Statements regarding the Graduate Faculty 
Brecht, Arnold. "The present and future position of the Graduate Faculty," 1958 
6 7
Heinman, Eduard. Comments on report, "The Graduate School Today and Tomorrow," 1958 
6 8
Lowe, Adolph. "The Place of the Graduate Faculty within the New School," 1958 
6 9
Mayer, Carl, probably 1958 Jul 21 
6 10
Meyer, Julie, probably 1958 
6 11
Neisser, Hans, probably 1958 
6 12
Notes, probably 1958 
6 13
Ornati, Oscar. "The Next Ten Years of the Graduate Faculty and Its Relation to the Development of The New School," 1958 
6 14
Padover, Saul. "The Future of the Graduate Faculty," probably 1958 
6 15
Rock, Irvin. "The Place of the Graduate Faculty within Concept of The New School," probably 1958 
6 16
Schütz, Alfred. "The Graduate Faculty's Own Function within the New School and within the Graduate Teaching During the Next Decade," probably 1958 
6 17
Staudinger, Hans, report with accompanying statements and preparatory materials, 1958 
6 18-20
White, Howard. "School of Politics and Liberal Arts," probably 1958 
6 21
Statistical, 1957-1959 
6 22-23
Statistical, per semester, 1953-1959 
6 24
Student body of the Graduate Faculty report, 1959 Jan 
6 25

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Series XI. Scholarships and financial aid 1935-1997 

Numerous files in this series are restricted. Information will be found at folder-level.

Box Folder
Alvin Johnson scholarships, 1961-1963 
6 26
American Council on Education, 1958-1960 
6 27
Fund for Adult Education, 1959 
6 28
Institute of International Education, 1959 
6 29
Regarding fund-raising, 1957-1959 
6 30
Scholarship, 1962-1963 
6 31
Scholarship Committee, 1958-1960 
6 32-33
Scholarship correspondence with Charles Chapler, 1957-1959 
6 34
Scholarship replies, 1962 May 
6 35
World University Service, 1959 
6 36
Description of scholarships and other loan funds, 1958 
6 37
Ferdinand W. Breth Foundation, 1958 
6 38
Financial aid loans 
Funds for Education, Inc., 1960 
6 39
New York Higher Education Assistance Corporation, 1958-1961 
6 40
Report, 1960 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

10 1
Hazen Foundation, 1960 
6 41
Israeli students 
Benjamin Franklin Scholarship, 1956 
6 42
Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, 1959 
6 43
Correspondence, 1954-1957 
6 44
Hulse Scholarships, 1957-1958 
6 45-48
Feldman, Israel, 1957 
6 49
Israeli official correspondence, 1956-1957 
6 50
Material for report on Israeli students and publicity for Israeli scholarships, 1954-1956 
6 51
Tager correspondence, 1954-1957 
6 52
Wurzweiler Foundation, 1958-1960 
6 53
Lists of applicants, 1961-1962 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

10 2
National Defense Education Act, 1958 
6 54-56
New Scholarship Fund for Foreign Students 
Aaronsohn Memorial Foundation, Inc., 1955 
6 57
Bardacke, Gregory J., 1956 
6 58
Berger, Arthur, 1955-1956 
6 59
Bresler, Moses H. (Mr. and Mrs.), 1956] 
6 60
Cohen, Mrs., 1955-1956 
6 61
Gordon, Mrs., 1956 
6 62
Halpern, Rose, 1955 
6 63
Herskowitz, Mrs. Harry--Scholarships, 1955-1956 
6 64
Iggers, George G. , 1955 
6 65
Kamen, Mrs. (Ruth L. Armour), 1956 
6 66
Lowenstein, letters to Ludwig, 1955-1956 
6 67
Martin, letters to Lester, regarding Israeli scholarships, 1956 
6 68
Merkin, Hermann (Albert Meyer), 1955 
6 69
Schapiro, Daisy, 1955-1956 
6 70
Scheuer family, 1955 
6 71
Schindler, Gustave, 1955-1956 
6 72
Scholarship disbursements, 1957, 1959 
6 77
Simon, Aaron J., 1956 
6 73
Solomon, Abraham (Mrs.), 1956 
6 74
Sonneborn, Rudolf, 1955-1956 
6 75
Weiner, Martin, 1955-1956 
6 76
New World Club-- Aufbau 

These files are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

General, 1958-1960 
10 3-5
Applications and minutes, 1957-1958 
10 6-7
Correspondence and minutes, 1959-1961 
10 8
Invitations and applicants' vita (fall 1958) 
10 9
Invitations to meetings, 1955-1958 
10 10
Minutes, 1956-1959 
10 11-15
Scholarship students curricula, 1956-1957 
10 16
Student applications, 1958 
10 17-18
General, 1959-1963 
6 78-81
Business Scholarship Plan, 1958 
6 82
"Contributed scholarships and non-C."; preliminary distribution, 1956-1959 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

10 19
"Reports" binder, 1965 
7 1
Scholarship Committee 
General, 1958-1959 
7 2
Agenda, 1961 
7 3
Invitations and annual New School Scholarship Committee luncheon minutes, 1957 Jun 6 
7 4
Scholarship Drive Committee members, 1959 
7 5
Tuition aid applications, 1962-1965 
7 6
Scholarship distribution, fall 1959--Awarded students, 1956-1960 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

10 20
Scholarship analysis and percentages (memo from Hans Staudinger), 1957 Nov 
7 7
Status of funds, 1957-1959 
7 8
Transfer of funds for scholarships, 1957-1959 
7 9
Tuition scholarship information for New School catalog, 1958-1959 
7 10
United help, 1957-1960 
7 11

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Series XII. Hans Staudinger files 1926-1968 

Hans Staudinger (1889-1980) served as faculty and Emeritus (1934-1980) and dean (1942-1943, 1950-1951, 1953-1959) of the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science and director of the Institute of World Affairs (1951-1953). In English and German, these records, mostly between 1954 and 1964, represent Staudiinger's activities as an administrator and professor of economics and include correspondence; course material in the form of syllabi, outlines and bibliographies; reports as dean; photographs, lists, and correspondence documenting events, such as luncheons and the Theodore Heuss convocation, and reports regarding the New School’s financial crisis of 1963. Some files are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

Box Folder
General correspondence, 1947-1964 
7 12
Academic and financial crisis of the New School, 1962-1966 

These folders contain memoranda and correspondence connected to the crisis that emerged during Henry David's presidency. Correspondence is partly about the "Save the New School" fund raising campaign, and the proposed installation of an Endowment Fund.

7 13-14
Alfred Schutz Memorial Fund and Husserl Archives, 1961-1965 
7 15
Aram, Siegfried, committee to publish works by, 1960-1962 

Correspondence about setting up a committee to publish Siegfried Aram's poems and writings, as a birthday gift for him. Aram was a German lawyer, cultural politician, art collector and dealer.

7 16
Bernstein, Peter L., 1961 
7 17
Course material, 1955-1962 
7 18
Economics Department memoranda, 1960-1963 
7 19
Greeting cards, postcards and photographs, 1926-1943 
7 20
Joseph, Franz M.: As Others See Us, book project 

Includes a preliminary literature review and analysis, and hypotheses by Elizabeth Todd and Staudinger.

Henry Lennard report, abstracts, and comments, 1957 
7 21
Book reviews, 1959-1960 
7 22
Lowe, Adolph, letter and manuscript, 1966 

Letter from Lowe to Staudinger that was evidently part of a longer intellectual correspondence and sharing of ideas and manuscripts. For more letters to and from Adolph Lowe in the New School Archives, see the Institute of World Affairs records (NS.02.16.01) and the Robert Heilbroner papers (NS.02.14.01).

7 23
Luncheon invitation lists, 1958 
7 24
Notes and research material, 1955-1960 

Folder contains handwritten notes, an economic report on Poland and review of a book on "Negro Employment in the South."

7 25
Problems in higher education in the United States, material on, 1954-1957 
7 26
Proposed four-year daytime college: Board meeting minutes, proposals, budgets, 1957-1958 
7 27-28
Psychology Department, 1962 
7 29
Public relations regarding Jose Clementé Orozco murals at the New School and the Red Scare, 1953-1954 

Correspondence between Staudinger, Judge Streit, Clarence Mitchell, and responding to inquiries into the New School's relationship to Communism during the 1950s Red Scare, including documentation about placing a curtain over the Lenin and Stalin portraits depicted in Orozco's mural.

7 30
Reifferscheidt, Adolph, goodbye dinner, 1958 Sep 18 
7 31
Reorganization of the Graduate Faculty office, memoranda, 1956-1958 
7 32
Schaffner, Joseph Halle and Carl Sandburg, correspondence regarding Graduate Faculty 25th anniversary, 1958-1959 
7 33
Social Research, 1963 
7 34
Student files 
Kahn, Samuel, 1952-1956 

Files relate to psychiatrist Samuel Kahn and include examples of his course material and study questionnaires, although his relationship to Staudinger and the New School has not been determined. One of the three folders is restricted, as it contains transcripts from a "Rationalization Experiment" and identifies test subjects. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

7 35-36
Student questionnaires for "Modern Trends in Economic Policy," 1964 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

7 37
Thexton, Arthur L.: Correspondence from, 1954 Nov 3 

Includes paper written for Dr. Salomon.

7 38
Stulman, Julius: Memorandum to Hans Simons and reports, 1956 
7 39
Theodor Heuss Professorship 

See note above for description of the Theodor Heuss Chair in the Social Sciences.

Candidates, correspondence, 1965-1966 
7 40
Invitation list for Theodor Heuss Convocation, 1958 
7 41
Staudinger, Else and Theodore Heuss, correspondence, 1955-1964 
7 42
Volkswagen Stifftung, proposed invitation of Jürgen Habermas, 1966-1968 

Mainly in German.

7 43

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