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Guide to the Mark Larrimore faculty records

Collection Overview


New School Collections

Collection Identifier



Larrimore, Mark J., (Mark Joseph), 1966-


Snitow, Ann Barr, 1943-


Mark Larrimore faculty records, 1985-2014


2 linear ft: 13 folders, 1 oversize box

Language of Materials

All materials in English.


Collection consists of Eugene Lang College Religious Studies professor Mark Larrimore's teaching and subject files. Student work in the form of publications and posters advertising campus events are heavily represented.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Mark Larrimore faculty records, NS.02.09.01, box __, folder __, The New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

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Biographical Note

Mark Larrimore (1966-) holds a BA in philosophy, politics and economics from Worcester College, Oxford University and a PhD (1994) in religion from Princeton University. He first appears in the 2002 Eugene Lang College course catalog in which he is listed as Chair of Religious Studies. He is the author of The Book of Job: A Biography (Princeton, 2013) and the editor of  The Problem of Evil: A Reader (Blackwell, 2001). He has served as co-editor with Sara Eigen on  The German Invention of Race (State University of New York, 2006) and with Kathleen T. Talvacchia and Michael F. Pettinger on  Queer Christianities: Lived Religion in Transgressive Forms (New York University, 2015).

In addition to teaching religion at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, serving as Religious Studies Program Director, and supervising independent studies and senior projects, Larrimore co-teaches with Professor Julia Foulkes a University Liberal Arts course entitled, "Who New? A History of The New School." In 2005, Larrimore received the Distinguished Teaching Award from The New School. In addition to religious studies, Larrimore has been a proponent of the liberal arts and has pursued collaborations at The New School with academics in fields outside of his own.


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Scope and Content of Collection

Materials in this collection document Mark Larrimore's role as a Eugene Lang College professor and primarily consist of student work, readings compiled for students, and student publications, as well as ephemera advertising liberal arts courses and events.

Some files pre-date Larrimore's hiring and consist exclusively of photocopied materials. Larrimore compiled some of the files on specific topics, such as the "mobilization" of the mid-1990s surrounding activism centered on the hiring and tenure approval of faculty of color at The New School. Other materials, such as those labeled, "Reading NYC," and A Gender Diary, were collected by Larrimore but do not represent classes he taught.  A Gender Diary is a digitally produced publication by Eugene Lang College faculty member Aleksandra Wagner, with contributions by Ann Snitow and students in Wagner's Fall 2009 class, "Identity and Social Theory." It was produced on the occasion of the symposium, "No Longer in Exile: The Legacy and Future of Gender Studies at The New School," March 26-27, 2010.

Professor Larrimore's own research is not included here, nor is documentation from his role as Religious Studies Program Director.


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Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

New School Collections - December 21, 2016

66 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY, 10011

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Mark Larrimore faculty records, NS.02.09.01, box __, folder __, The New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use. One born-digital file is available upon request. 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

Donated by Mark Larrimore in two accessions, the first in 2014 and the second in 2015.

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Related Materials

The Ann Snitow faculty records (NS.02.08.01) also document teaching at Eugene Lang College. One file in Mark Larrimore's records was given to Larrimore by Snitow. Additionally, Larrimore's collection documents activities in which Snitow participated.

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

  • Eugene Lang College.


  • Administrative records.
  • Books.
  • Photographs.
  • Posters.
  • Student projects.


  • College student orientation.
  • Religions -- Study and teaching.
  • Universities and colleges -- Curricula.
  • Universities and colleges -- Departments.
  • Universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- New York.

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Other Finding Aids note

For selected item-level description and images from the Mark Larrimore faculty records, see The New School Archives Digital Collections at http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/NS020901.


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Collection Inventory

Box Folder
Dedication of Eugene Lang College, 1985 
n_4 1
Diagram of Eugene Lang College curriculum by faculty member Peter Taylor, 1986 or 1987 
n_4 2
Disintegrating General Public: Waking up in the 51st (dream) State (The America Project), 2007 
n_4 3
Eugene Lang College course and event fliers, 2004-2014 

Consists of notices Larrimore had posted on his office door, many to promote Religious Studies classes, and one digital file, lang_at_25.

n_4 4
OSx-1 1
Eugene Lang College Orientation Reader: The Enigma of Arrival: A Reader on Identity and Migration, 2007 
n_4 5
First Year Program files from Ann Snitow, 1990-2000 

Labelled "Basic Doss. 1st Year Program," this folder belonged to Ann Snitow and was given to Mark Larrimore (see Snitow's note to Larrimore). It documents the First Year program at Eugene Lang College, including a "Review of the Lang First Year Program (1999-2000)" by S.H. Krueger, a comparative literature professor and director of the First Year program. Also includes materials dating from 1990 relating to the First Year program's establishment, such as Snitow's handwritten notes and communications with faculty, and reference materials on creating syllabi and curricula.

n_4 6
First Year Program Guide, 2010-2011 and undated 
n_4 7
A Gender Diary Twenty Years Later, 2010 
n_4 8
The Lang Seminar: The Newspaper of Lang College, Volume 2, Issue 1 [partial photocopy], 1987 Sep 
n_4 9
Mobilization around diversity issues, 1996 
n_4 10
"Reading NYC": Alumni taught courses in the First Year Program, 2013 
OSx-1 2
"Reading NYC": Student photographs of New York City, probably 2013 
n_4 11
"Religious Geography of New York" student work, 2005 

Student work from first-year course taught by Larrimore during the Fall 2005 semester. Includes materials featured in an exhibition, an exhibition announcement, and a two-volume zine.

n_4 12
OSx-1 3-6
Sex Work and The New School Student: A Conversation about Sex Work, Feminism and Media Sensationalism, 2011 
n_OSxx-1 7

Collection Guide Last Updated: 02/28/2017

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