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Guide to the Hannah Arendt New School faculty files, 1963-1975

Collection Overview

Repository

New School Collections

Collection Identifier

NS.02.12.01

Creator

Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975

Title

Hannah Arendt New School faculty files, 1963-1975

Extent

1.5 linear ft: 2 boxes, 5 folders

Language of Materials

English and German

Summary

Hannah Arendt was University Professor in Philosophy from 1967-1975 in The New School's Graduate Faculty (later, New School for Social Research). These records stem from her work as professor and advisor to students, and her involvement with the Tenure Committee. Student files consist of transcripts, writing samples, resumes, referral requests, grant applications and correspondence, among other documents related to graduate student admissions. Files in locations "nr_2" and "Box 2" are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Hannah Arendt New School faculty files, NS.02.12.01, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

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Biographical note

Hannah Arendt was University Professor in Philosophy from 1967-1975 in The New School's Graduate Faculty (later, the New School for Social Research). When she took up her post at The New School, Arendt was a well-known philosopher and intellectual. Born in Hannover, Germany on October 14, 1906, she received her PhD in 1928 from Heidelberg University. She immigrated to Paris in 1933 and to the United States in 1941. In the U.S., she served as lecturer and visiting professor at various institutions, including Princeton University; University of California, Berkeley; and Columbia University. Her notable works include, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963) and  On Violence (1970). She died in New York City on December 4, 1975.

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Scope and Contents note

These records consist of office files reflecting Arendt's role as professor and advisor to New School graduate students between 1967 and 1975, as well as her interactions with fellow professors. It is largely administrative in nature and contains no documentation on her writings, nor does it contain correspondence of a personal nature except for occasional letters between Arendt and students.

The Departmental matters series contains correspondence mainly with Arendt's Graduate Faculty colleagues, records related to the Philosophy Department and The New School published journal, Social Research. The Student files series contains letters of recommendation and requests; transcripts; resumes; student and alumni work; fellowship and grant applications; and requests to audit courses and seminars. A small number of files include course material, such as the final exam for Arendt's 1975 course  Life of the Mind (found in the file entitled, Kohn, Jerry). Some outgoing correspondence is written by Arendt's student assistants Robert Bland and Jerome Kohn on Arendt's behalf. The Tenure review series contains mainly restricted files related to the tenure review pocess and the work of the Tenure Committee.

The collection includes two folders of substantial correspondence between Arendt and Elizabeth Young-Bruehl between 1969 and 1975. Young-Bruehl completed her doctoral dissertation under Arendt and went on to become a psychotherapist. She later wrote a biography on Arendt, published in 1982.

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Organization and Arrangement

  1. Departmental matters
  2. Student files
  3. Tenure review

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Administrative Information

Front matter authored by Jennifer Ulrich, December 2014.

Publication Information

New School Collections - May 6, 2016

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

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Hannah Arendt New School faculty files, NS.02.12.01, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

Revision Description

 Collection retitled and inventory revised to reflect integration of new files. January 30, 2018

Access Note

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 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

Transferred from Raymond Fogelman Library, the former social sciences library associated with the university's New School for Social Research, to The New School Archives and Special Collections upon the Archives' establishment, 2012. Addition of 0.8 linear feet to the Departmental matters and Tenure review series identified and integrated into collection, 2017.

Processing Information note

A finding aid for this collection was originally published in 2016 with the title, "Hannah Arendt correspondence with students."

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Related Materials

The Hannah Arendt papers, 1898-1977, are available online to the public through the Library of Congress portal: http://findingaids.loc.gov/db/search/xq/searchMfer02.xq?_id=loc.mss.eadmss.ms001004&_faSection=overview&_faSubsection=bioghist&_dmdid=d7282e21.

An additional selection of Arendt’s papers are accessible digitally only by visiting one of three sites worldwide. The New School is one of those sites. (The other two are the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. and the Hannah Arendt Center at the University of Oldenburg, Germany.) You do not need to make a special appointment to view the fuller version of Arendt’s papers. You are welcome to use the designated computer terminal in the List Center Library at The New School during hours that the library is open. Use the following link to determine opening hours: http://library.newschool.edu/hours.php

The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College holds 4,000 volumes, ephemera and pamphlets from Arendt's personal library, many of which include Arendt's marginalia. http://hac.bard.edu/about/library/

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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.

Genre(s)

  • Administrative records.

Occupation(s)

  • Professors.

Subject(s)

  • Universities and colleges -- Administration.
  • Universities and colleges -- Admission.

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Other Finding Aids note

For selected item-level description and images from the Hannah Arendt New School faculty files, see The New School Archives Digital Collections at http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/NS021201.

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Collection Inventory

Departmental matters 1963-1975 

Files in this series located in box 2 are restricted because they contain information about student grades and academic performance, or they are related to the conduct of fellow professors. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

Box Folder
General, 1966-1975 
1 1-2
2 1
Aron Gurwitsch Memorial Symposium, 1974 
1 3
Committee on Travel and Research, 1968-1974 
1 4
Conference on the Meaning of Citizenship (Apr 5-6, 1974), 1974 

Includes Arendt's notes in her role as discussant as well as correspondence from conference chairman Robert Heilbroner. This conference was part of the Graduate Faculty's fortieth anniversary celebrations.

1 5
Course grades, 1972 
2 2
CV, 1975 
1 6
Dean Greenbaum and divisional memos, 1967-1975 
1 7
Dissertations, 1973-1975 
1 8
Giucca, Philip (New School Treasurer), 1971-1974 
1 9
Graduate Faculty Union proposal 1972, 1971 
1 10
Is Peace Possible? conference (Jun 20, 1974), 1974 
1 11
Jonas, Hans, 1974 
1 12
2 1
Kallen, Horace: Correspondence and memorial, 1970-1975 
1 13
Methods in Philosophy and Siences conferences (Oct 21, 1973, Dec 8, 1974), 1973-1974 
1 14
Morgenthau, Hans J., 1973-1975 
1 15
Nelson, Benjamin, 1969-1974 
1 16
Qualifying exams, 1970-1974 
1 17
2 1
Reading lists, 1969-1971 
1 18
Recruiting, 1971-1972 
1 19
2 1
Social Research, 1970-1975 
1 20
Student rosters, 1968-1972 
1 21
2 3
Vollrath, Ernst, 1971-1975 

The folder contains a recommendation for Ernst Vollrath handwritten by Martin Heidegger in 1971.

1 22
Wolin, Sheldon S., 1963-1972 
1 23

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Student files 1967-1975 

Files in this series indicated as being located in box nr_2 are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

Box Folder
Students A to Z, 1967-1974 

An item in this file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

1 24
nr_2 7
Anderson, Sharon, 1972 
1 25
Applegate, Rick, 1972 
1 26
Austin, Terry, 1972 
1 27
Berman, Robert, 1973 

In German; 1973.

1 28
Bernard, Richard, 1973-1974 
1 29
Bland, Robert, 1968-1972 

Incoming and outgoing correspondence between Arendt and Bland regarding "Violence" book. Course receipt for Arendt's Political Experience in the 20th Century (Spring 1968). Some items in this file are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

1 30
nr_2 7
Bolivar-Rodriguez, Eduardo, 1975 
1 31
Brown, Harold, 1970-1973 
1 32
Bruehl, Elizabeth Young, 1969-1975 

Some items in this file are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

1 33-34
nr_2 7
Bruehl, Robert, undated 
1 35
Bunda, Stephen, 1974 

An item in this file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

1 36
nr_2 7
Bushkovitch, Maureen, 1975 
1 37
Campbell, James (Detroit Industrial Mission), 1970-1975 

Includes manuscript, "Hannah Arendt: Prophet for our Time," by Campbell, 1970; and a printed Detroit Industrial Mission program, a Michigan non-profit with a mission to study behavior science, theology, economics, ethics, and history.

1 38
Cassidy, Anne, 1975 
1 39
Charlop, Simone (Mrs. Bernard Charlop), 1968 
1 40
Cragon, Jr., Miller M.,1967-1968 
1 41
Craig, Fred, 1971 
1 42
Davia, Tully, 1972 
1 43
Davis, Mack, 1969 
1 44
Donaghy, John, 1973-1975 

An item in this file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

1 45
nr_2 7
Eisenberg, Alfred, 1969 

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

nr_2 7
Esquith, Steven, 1972 
1 46
Evans, J. Claude, Jr., 1971 

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

nr_2 7
Finnegan, Timothy, 1973 
1 47
Fitzgerald, Michael, 1975 
1 48
Fleiss, David, 1967 

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

nr_2 7
Friedman, Michael, probably 1973 
1 49
Greenspan, Robert, 1968 

An item in this file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

1 50
nr_2 7
Herzog, Arthur and Lael Scott (Mrs. Herzog), 1967 
1 51
Horowitz, Michael, 1968 
1 52
Huff, Toby E., 1968 
1 53
Jones, Thomas, 1967-1973 
1 54
Jungfer, Richard, 1967 
1 55
Kauffman, Jeffrey, 1971 

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

nr_2 7
Kohn, Jerome, 1970-1975 

Some items in this file are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

1 56
nr_2 7
Kovalec, Norman, 1971 

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

nr_2 8
Kraft, Michael, 1968-1975 

Several items in this file are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

1 57
nr_2 7
Lilienthal, Robinson, 1973-1974 
1 58
Litvack, Barry, 1968-1973 

An item in this file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

1 59
nr_2 7
MacGrogan, Maureen, 1971 
1 60
Marejko, Jan, 1974-1975 
1 61
May, Lawrence, 1974-1975 
1 62
Michael, Tamara, 1971-1972 
1 63
Millman, Robert, undated 
1 64
Minnich, Elizabeth, 1968-1975 
1 65
Mueller, Claus, 1967 
1 66
Murray, Walter, 1974 
1 67
Nagy, Karoly, 1967 
1 68
Najberg, Brenda, 1972 
1 69
Newman, John, 1975 
1 70
Novellino, Louis, 1973-1975 

An item in this file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

1 71
nr_2 7
Null, Gilbert: seminar paper, 1970-1971 
1 72
Palmer, David, 1974-1975 
1 73
Rainville, Richard, 1970-1975 

Several items in this file are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

1 74
nr_2 7
Rogers, Melvin, undated 
1 75
Rohio, Samuel, 1969-1970 
1 76
Rosenberg, Steven, 1972 

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

nr_2 9
Rosenfield, Lawrence, 1971-1972 

An item in this file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

1 77
nr_2 7
Schroyer, Trent, 1968 
1 78
Schuchman, Paul, 1974-1975 
1 79
Scoville, Charles, 1973 
1 80
Sherman, Ernest, probably 1974 
1 81
Sjursen, Harold, 1970-1974 
1 82
Stark, Judith, 1971 

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

nr_2 10
Swarthout, Lorne, 1972 
1 83
Teschendorf, Mel C., 1968 
1 84
Umphrey, Stewart, 1970-1975 

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

nr_2 11
Urban, Joseph, 1968-1970 

This Joseph Urban is not the same person as the architect of the flagship New School building. An item in this file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

1 85
nr_2 7
Walsh, James, 1968-1971 
1 86
Weckesser, Timothy, 1967-1975 
1 87
Willinger, Steven, 1974 

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

nr_2 7
Winston, Barry, 1968 

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

nr_2 7
Woodward, Beverly, 1956-1971 

Includes correspondence between Arendt and Woodward beginning in 1956 until 1971, when Arendt severed their relationship. This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

nr_2 12
Yarbrough, Jean, 1971-1974 
1 88
Zaslavsky, Robert, 1973 

Some items in this file are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

1 89
nr_2 7

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Tenure review 1965-1975 

Files in this series are restricted until 2025 unless otherwise indicated. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

Box Folder
Bernstein, Richard, 1971-1972 
2 4
Dove, Kenley, 1973-1975 
2 5
Goe, George, 1965-1971 
2 6
Greene, Murray, 1970-1972 
2 7-8
Harner, Michael, 1970-1971 
2 9
Miller, Solomon, 1965, 1972 
2 10
Mohanty, Jitendra Nath, 1973-1974 

This file is not restricted.

1 90
Nichols, James, 1975 
2 11
Tenure Committee statements and reports, 1971-1972 

This file is not restricted.

1 91
Zaner, Richard M., 1971-1972 
2 12

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Collection Guide Last Updated: 07/02/2018

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