New School Publicity Office records
- Collection Overview
- Biographical Note
- Historical Note
- Scope and Content of Collection
- Organization and Arrangement
- Administrative Information
- Related Materials
- Keywords for Searching Related Subjects
- Other Finding Aids note
- Collection Inventory
- Series I. General subjects and administrative records
- Series II. Advertising
- Series III. Art exhibitions
- Series IV. Centers, institutes and schools
- Series V. Commencement
- Series VI. Course and conference promotion by subject or title
- Series VII. Dramatic Workshop and Studio Theatre
- Series VIII. École Libre des Hautes Études
- Series IX. Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science
- Series X. Performances and screenings
- Series XI. Press clippings and offprints
- Series XII. Promotional publications, writings and fund raising materials
- Series XIII. Reports
- Series XIV. Special events
- Series XV. Speeches
Guide to the New School Publicity Office records, 1918-1993
New School Collections
- Collection Identifier
New School (New York, N.Y.).
New School Publicity Office records, 1918-1993, (Bulk, 1945-1965)
21 linear ft: 42 boxes
- Language of Materials
Primarily in English, with a small amount of material in French and German.
This collection largely documents the activities of the New School Publicity Office during the 1940s and 1950s, and reflects the range of functions and activities of the department under the leadership of Agnes De Lima, who directed the department for two decades. The collection includes notes and draft materials for the production of press releases, articles in the weekly New School Bulletin, advertisements and course promotion, and related administrative materials. Also includes materials related to the organization of art exhibitions and special events, and transcripts of radio announcements and speeches. The Dramatic Workshop, École Libre des Hautes Études and Graduate Faculty series in this collection are especially rich in describing the work of these important New School programs.
Preferred Citation note
[Identification of item], [date (if known)], The New School Publicity Office records, NS.03.01.05, box __, folder __, The New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.
Before her two-decade tenure as director of the New School Publicity Office, Agnes De Lima (1887-1974) was a successful author, journalist, teacher and activist in the field of progressive education. Born in New Jersey to a conservative banking family that had emigrated from Curaçao, De Lima grew up in Larchmont, New York and New York City. She graduated from Vassar College in 1908, majoring in English, and committed herself to activism in socialist, feminist, labor, education, and other reform movements.
After Vassar, De Lima moved to New York City and worked as a writer for the Russell Sage Foundation and the Bureau of Municipal Research. She earned a master's degree from the New York School of Social Work in 1912, and in 1917 became deeply involved in Randolph Bourne's movement for education reform. After Bourne died in 1918, De Lima took up his post as leading writer on education at the journal, The New Republic. De Lima also contributed to The Nation, among other publications. Her articles were collected into a 1924 book, Our Enemy the Child. Hailed by many as a pioneering work on progressive education, the book promoted child-centered learning and education as a means to reform society. De Lima continued writing on education for national journals and newspapers in the 1930s, while also collaborating on projects for progressive schools, including the Lincoln School and the Bank Street School. John Dewey, a leading figure in the field of progressive education and one of the founders of the New School for Social Research, wrote an enthusiastic introduction to De Lima's book, The Little Red School House, published in 1942.
Around the time she was at The New Republic, De Lima entered into a romantic relationship with Alvin Johnson, who would go on to become the first president of the the New School for Social Research. While Johnson remained married to his wife, Edith, in the early 1920s he and De Lima conceived a daughter, Sigrid. Although his paternity was kept quiet, Johnson supported Sigrid and she remained close to the Johnson family. After earning an M.S. in Journalism at Columbia University, Sigrid joined a creative writing workshop at the New School, and went on to publish several novels.
Married briefly in the 1920s, Agnes De Lima lived in Mexico in 1928 and Palo Alto, California in the 1930s. By the time she arrived at the New School in 1940 to lead the Publicity Office, De Lima's affair with Johnson was probably long since past. She devoted her expertise as writer and educator toward promoting the New School, particularly committed to broadcasting the institution's mission to educate adults and non-traditional students.
De Lima retired from the New School in 1960. She continued to live in Greenwich Village until her death in 1974.
In her 1945 annual report on the activities of the New School's Publicity Office, director Agnes De Lima outlined the functions of the department as 1. Press publicity; 2. Production of the weekly New School Bulletin; and 3. Course promotion through letters and folders. By 1946, she had added the arrangement and promotion of art exhibitions and concerts to the list. Over the years of her leadership, the department also played an important role in public relations, fund raising, special events planning, and myriad other activities.
While the Publicity Office attempted to introduce standards and policies and to establish consistency across the institution, for years course and program promotion was often simultaneously carried out by instructors, whose livelihoods were directly dependent upon enrollment. The school also sometimes employed publicity firms, such as Fizdale, Inc., to write and place features related to the New School in targeted publications.
In her 1951-1952 report, De Lima indicates that, in addition to her regular duties, that year she "took over from Mrs. [Mary] Urban the balance of the newspaper and radio advertising." Urban, the widow of the architect Joseph Urban, who designed the New School's flagship building, had been a fund raising officer for the school, and De Lima describes taking on tasks that included "prepartion of special reports and statements in answer to many requests for information about the New School by writers, special groups and organizations . . . and also this year the rather extensive draft for the fund raising pamphlet."
The Publicity Office under De Lima became a repository for documenting New School history, and De Lima grew into the role of de facto New School historian. She continually advocated for an expanded staff so that she could write feature articles and "advance the book about the School, material for which is too slowly accumulating" (1947). Files in these records reflect this ongoing accumulation, with lists of students, faculty and departmental accomplishments, biographies of prominent New School figures, and accounts of programs and institutes, as well as general essays on the school's founding and evolution.
De Lima's annual reports often quote statistics about the department's scrapbooks of press clippings. "The New School is oftener in the paper with its course announcements than any other educational institution in the city," she writes. These scrapbooks, found in the New School publicity scrapbook collection (NS.03.01.01), as well as the Dramatic Workshop scrapbooks in the present collection, track the dissemination of publicity produced by the department and monitor the school's reputation and public face. Indeed, press on the New School was not uniformly positive. De Lima's "Red Scare" files document the New School as it came under suspicion after World War II when a virulent strain of anti-Communism re-emerged in the United States. The files trace attacks on free speech in schools, generally, and report on accusations against the New School as a Communist-front organization, guilty of harboring politically-suspect foreign scholars. Documents also show some of the ways in which the New School fashioned responses to those attacks.
The New School Associates, the President's Office, and the Public Relations Office in part performed functions that overlapped with those of the Publicity Office. Each of these departments, for example, at various times were responsible for organizing and managing special events, producing promotional and fund raising materials, handling press relations, writing press releases and articles, placing advertisements and tracking publicity, sponsoring and promoting lecture series and courses, and conducting donor outreach. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, leading up to and just after De Lima's resignation, during a time of general administrative upheaval and self-analysis across the New School, attempts were made to clarify and professionalize these overlapping activities. New personnel were hired, certain responsibilites were combined into a single office, others separated out. For a time the names of offices and division of responsibilities shifted monthly. The chronology below marks some of the significant shifts.
|1940||Agnes De Lima is hired and put in charge of Publicity; she is responsible for issuing press releases and handling press requests.|
|1942-1943||While De Lima remains head of Publicity, correspondence refers to her colleague, Mary Urban, as director of Promotion (1942) and Director of Public Relations (1943).|
|1945||Correspondence refers to Agnes De Lima as Director of Publicity.|
|1949||Fred Myers is appointed Development Officer.|
|circa 1953||Mary Urban leaves. Her responsibilities transfer to De Lima.|
|1957||The Publicity Office is renamed the Information Office.|
|1958||Robert Friedberg becomes Director of Information; his office is responsible for issuing press releases.
Agnes De Lima continues as editor of the New School Bulletin.
Margarete Westmann is appointed Development Officer.
|1959||Roma Lipsky becomes Director of Information.
Curtis Roosevelt, as Vice-President for Public Affairs, oversees course promotion, newspaper advertisements, radio spots and special events.
Agnes De Lima retires. Editing of the Weekly Bulletin is transferred to the Special Events Office, led by Sara K. Fox.
|1960||James E. Truex becomes Acting Director of Information.
Agnes De Lima returns as Acting Director of Publicity and Special Events, "until the new president should be appointed and necessary re-organization brought about."
Roosevelt expresses the desire for more coordination between course promotion (Sarah Fox) and the Development Office (Marguerite Westmann).
Sarah K. Fox becomes Director of Specal Events, retaining responsibility for course promotion.
|1961||Albert Landa is appointed Director of Information.|
|1962||Martin E. Gormley, Jr, is appointed Director of Information.|
|1963||Albert Landa is appointed Director of Public Information and Development.|
|1964||Anne Brewer is appointed Director of Public Information.|
|1965||Albert Landa is appointed Assistant to the President and Director of Public Information.|
|1966||Richard M. Klein is appointed Director of Development.|
|1968||Albert Landa is appointed Vice President for Development and Public Relations.
Howard Klein is appointed Director of Public Information.
Jane J. Buchenholz is appointed Director of Development.
|1972||Edwin Cohen is appointed Director of Development.|
|1975||Howard Levine is appointed Director of Public Relations.|
|1978||Marvin Rich is appointed Director of Development.|
|1980||Albert Landa is appointed Vice President.|
Scope and Content of Collection
Many of the records in this collection were created and compiled in the 1940s and 1950s when the New School's Publicity Office was under the direction of Agnes De Lima, and reflect the range of functions and activities of the department during De Lima's two decades of leadership. De Lima's publicity reports (box 28, folder 10) offer a broad overview of a decade of departmental activities, and shed light, as well, on publicity and public relations practices of the period. Other materials in the collection represent the output of the Information Office (also known as the Office of Public Information), which supplanted Publicity in 1959, not long before De Lima retired. In abundance throughout the collection are notes and draft materials for the production of press releases, articles in the weekly New School Bulletin, advertisements and other promotions. Records include internal and external correspondence; meeting minutes and reports; drafts and finished printed materials promoting courses, art exhibitions and special events; and transcripts of radio announcements and speeches. Other documents find De Lima sparking and contributing ideas for symposia and lecture series, as well as conducting outreach to donors.
The Art exhibitions and Special events series detail De Lima's involvement in arranging and producing publicity for these activities, as well as documenting the events themselves. The Dramatic Workshop, École Libre des Hautes Études and Graduate Faculty series are especially rich in describing the work of those important New School programs. The Speeches series contains whole and partial transcripts of speeches by eminent guest lecturers and New School faculty at lecture series, annual symposia, convocations and commencements. The transcripts, often released to the press prior to an event, were sometimes published into symposia proceedings after the fact.
Organization and Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically in 15 series:
- General subjects and administrative records, 1925-1983
- Advertising, 1947-1966
- Art exhibitions, 1939-1966
- Centers, institutes and schools, 1943-1964
- Commencement, 1941-1964
- Course and conference promotion, 1935-1966
- Dramatic Workshop and Studio Theatre, 1941-1955
- École Libre des Hautes Études, 1940-1993
- Graduate Faculty, 1933-1986
- Performances and screenings, 1931-1966
- Press clippings and offprints, 1927-1972
- Promotional publications, writings and fund raising materials, 1925-1964
- Reports, 1918-1960
- Special events, 1937-1973
- Speeches, 1934-1969
New School Collections - January 10, 2017
New York, NY, 10011
Preferred Citation note
[Identification of item], [date (if known)], The New School Publicity Office records, NS.03.01.05, box __, folder __, The New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.
Added "A Proposal for An independent School"... April 11, 2018
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Custodial History note
Many of the records in this collection were produced and compiled by Agnes De Lima in her capacity as director of the Publicity Office, and may have been combined with the files of her successors after her departure.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the Raymond Fogelman Social Sciences and Humanities Library to the New School Archives and Special Collections in 2012 and 2013.
The New School press release collection (NS.03.01.07) and the New School publicity scrapbook collection (NS.03.01.01) each were produced and compiled by the Publicity Office and its successor Office of Public Information. Many other groups of records in the New School Archives overlap with and relate to the offices, events, people, and subjects represented in the Publicity Office records. These include the New School course catalog collection (NS.05.01.01), the New School Bulletin collection (NS.03.01.02), the New School Photograph collection (NS.04.01.01), the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research collection (NS.02.02.01), the Alvin S. Johnson collection (NS.01.01.01). Other related collections include the records the New School Associates (NS.03.02.01), the New School Development and Public Relations Offices (NS.03.02.02), the New School Art Center (NS.03.05.02), and the Human Relations Center records (NS.02.03.01). Commencement programs will be found in the Commencement, Convocations and Inauguration print material collection (NS.05.05.01). The Architectural plans and drawings for the New School at 66 West Twelfth Street (NS.09.01.01) include plans for the original building as well as for the two major additions made in the 1950s.
A photograph of Agnes De Lima from the 1930s will be found in the Peninsula School Archives Centre.
Keywords for Searching Related Subjects
Other Finding Aids note
For selected item-level description and images from the records of the New School Publicity Office, see The New School Archives Digital Collections at http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/NS030105.
Series I. General subjects and administrative records 1925-1983 (Bulk, 1944-1959)
Link to selected images from this series.
The records in this series include correspondence with press contacts and New School administrators, includng New School presidents Bryn Hovde and Hans Simons. Also includes correspondence with faculty members regarding their professional activities and course plans. Among other efforts, the series documents fund raising and promotional campaigns surrounding the phased project to expand the New School's building at 66 West Twelfth Street. Of note are De Lima's "Red Scare" files (this was De Lima's title--she also used "Red," "Reds" and "Red Baiting"), tracking the period in which the New School was accused of being a Communist-front organization, and correspondence and press related to threats faced by schools and other institutions, as well as to foreign-born scholars in the United States.
|De Lima, Agnes: General, 1944-1961, undated
|De Lima, Agnes: Regarding New School murals, 1945-1958
Includes a 1953 student petition and news clippings regarding the curtain that New School administrators had hung in front of the mural panel that depicts Stalin and Lenin.
|Landa, Albert, 1961-1966
|Lipsky, Roma, 1959
|Roosevelt, Curtis, 1959-1960
66 West 12th Street construction, development and expansion, 1931-1961
|Building acquisition, development and press coverage, 1931-1932
|Building expansion 1949-circa 1961
|General, 1952-circa 1961
|Cornerstone laying ceremony, 1956
|Fund raising campaign, 1949-1958, undated
|465 West 23rd Street [pen and ink brochure illustrations], 1925, before 1930
|Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges, 1947, 1959
|Adult education, 1944-1959
|American Committee for Emigré Scholars, Writers and Artists, Inc., 1953
American Vanguard, 1948
Regarding the publication of New School student fiction and poetry, co-published with Cornell University Press.
|Anti-discrimination: General, 1941-1953, 1959, undated
|Anti-discrimination: Charles Abrams--State Commission Against Discrimination, 1958, 1959
|Beard, Charles A., 1936, undated
|Billikopf, Jacob, 1944-1950
|Board of Trustees: General, 1944-1957
|Board of Trustees: Clippings, 1959
|Books for India, 1954
|Business Advisory Group Executive Committee, 1955 Jun
|Business Scholarship Plan, 1953-1958
|Commission on Non-Tax Supported Institutions, 1959
|Cornell University Press, 1943, 1947
|Educational broadcasting, 1952-1957
|Event invitations, 1948-1959, undated
|Achievements, 1949-1953, 1957
|Address list, 1957-1961
Files include materials ranging from curricula vitae, short biographical statements, and responses submitted on a information form issued to faculty in 1960.
Asch, Solomon E.
Cinquemani, Dorothy Kate
|E-G 1947-1961, undated
Glicksberg, Charles I.
Goldzieher, Max A.
Greene, Lancaster M.
Gumbel, Emil J.
|H-K 1940-1960, undated
Hayes, Harold T.P.
Henle, Jane E.
Koehne, Rainer E.
Kostich, Dragos D.
|L-R, 1948-1978, undated
Landynski, Jacob W.
Laski, Harold J.
Layton, Harrison L.
Lichtblau, John H.
Mintz, Jerome R.
Mirsky, Reba Paeff
Mueller, Ralph R.
Oppenheim, Felix E.
Schatz, Sayre P.
Schwartz, Carole F.
Seigel, Max H.
Shell, Helen H.
|Simmel, Marianne L., 1956-1960
|Si-W, 1947, 1957-1983
Wald, Haskell P.
White, Howard Burton
|Cowell, Henry, 1954-1962
|Faculty publications: Lists, promotions, correspondence, 1934, circa 1944-1961
|Faculty publications: Offprints and typescripts, 1941-1962
|Famous faculty and guest speaker lists, 1950-1951, 1954
|Ferand, Ernest T., 1939-1942
|Tagliacozzo, Giorgio: Unity of Knowedge, General Systems Research, General Education: A Guide to the "Tree of Knowledge," 1959 Dec
|Foreign students, 1947-1959
|Hovde, Bryn, 1943-1950
|Inquiries and requests for materials, 1957-1964
|Labor union publications, 1936, 1959
Includes Bulletin, a publication of the Federation of Architects, Engineers, Chemists and Technicians, No. 5, 1936 May, and AFL-CIO Education News and Views, Vol. 4, No. 7-8, 1959 July-August.
|Administrative Staff, 1952
|Deans and Department Heads, 1950-1953
|Library Committee, 1959
|New School Associates, 1931-1973
|Event invitations and announcements, 1946-1966
|Newsletters and membership materials, 1931-1973
|Press releases and clippings, 1947-1958
|Theater benefits, 1960-1966
|New School Student Organization, 1959-1961
|New York Adult Education Council, 1953-1959, undated
New York Times: Stories special to, 1945-1952
|Novelists who have lectured at the New School list, 1962
|Old files from the 1940s list, undated
|Older students/lifelong learning, 1956
|Opinion study [blank form], 1957
|Photographs, invoices for, 1961-1965
PR Newswire releases, undated
|Press clipping bureaus, 1958-1960
|Printing invoices, 1962-1964
|Proposed film on the New School, 1959
|Publicity Club of the New School, 1946-1948 undated
|Publicity, professional resources, 1946, 1969
|Red Scare: General, 1948-1955, undated
|Red Scare: Press clippings, circa 1947-1957
|Registration statistics, 1953, 1958-1959
|Retired Professors project, 1949-1958
|R.S.V.P. (Revolving Students' Voluntary Payment) student loan program, 1957 May
|Sidney Hillman Foundation Scholarships, 1948-1953
|Simons, Hans, 1947-1974
See also Reports series.
|Biographical information and tributes to, 1947-1974
|Election as New School president, 1950
|Agnes De Lima, 1953-1960
|Sara Fox, 1959-1960
|Robert Friedberg, 1958-1959
|Photographs, 1950-1951, undated
Includes headshots of Simons as well as office and meeting photographs.
|Press releases, inquiries and clippings, 1942-1958
Includes invitations, announcements, lists of news agencies contacted, etc.
|Speaking engagements, 1949-1953
|Writings: "Higher Adult Edcation: Its Place and Function,"
Notes and Essays on Education for Adults, Issue 26, published by the Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, 1957-1959
|Writings and lecture notes, 1946-1956
Statements and articles about the influence of the United States on international public relations.
Social Research: Promotional issue material and list of articles, 1959, 1961
|Student activities, correspondence, clippings, profiles, 1947-1959
|Student counselor resume, after 1952
|Students: List of graduates up to 1956-1957, 1957
|Summer programs, 1950-1951, 1957
Series II. Advertising 1947-1966
|Promotional placement, reference and trade publications, 1947-1958
|Proofs, 1959-1960, undated
|Radio: General, 1953-1959
|Radio: Publicity resources, 1959-1961, undated
|Radio: Spot announcements on WQXR, 1954-1966, undated
|Radio and television: Promotional possibilities, 1955, undated
Series III. Art exhibitions 1939-1966
The artist Camilo Egas, director of the New School Art Workshops, was in charge of art exhibitions at the New School during the 1950s, but files here show De Lima playing a key role in the enterprise. In addition to producing and disseminating releases, announcements and other promotional materials, she scheduled openings and made arrangements with artists and representatives, down to handling details of transport and installation. There are indications that she sometimes also served as informal agent, reaching out to prospective buyers. Artists represented in exhibitions sometimes, though not always, were instructors or guest lecturers at the New School. Publicity Office reports indicate that De Lima advocated for the creation of a curator position at the New School, someone "who really knows about the art world, gets around to see the artists, and can do some imaginative planning." This position was established in the early 1960s with the founding of the New School Art Center.
|General, 1957, undated
|Announcements and catalogs for non-New School exhibitions, 1952-1958, undated
8 and 2, 1949
Group exhibition. Participating artists include Ellis Hill, John Grillo, Ralph Dubin, Albert Kotin, Michael Loew, Sue Mitchell, Milton Resnick, Charles Safford and Iakov Volovich.
19th and 20th Century French Paintings from the Collection of Mrs. H. Harris Jonas, 1949
Sponsored by the New School Associates.
30 Years of Art at the New School, 1960
|Acuña, Luis Alberto:
19 Paintings and Lithographs
An Exhibition of Woodcuts, 1948
American Abstract Artists, 1950, 1955
Art Department Retrospective, circa 1958
Photographs of Paris, printed from the original plates by Berenice Abbott, 1951
Sponsored by the New School Associates. Abbott was a longtime photography instructor for the New School Art Workshops.
Sculptured Portraits of Distinguished American Negroes, 1949
Retrospective Exhibition, 1950
|Cerra, Mirta, 1950
Children of Israel, 1950
Presented by Children to Palestine, Inc.
Graphic Work (1945-1950), 1950
The First American Exhibition of Fashion and Costume Designs, 1939
|Depero, Fortunato, 1948
|Deuker, Frederik W.:
Exhibition of Abstracts, 1949
|Djanira, Gomes Pereira:
Paintings of Brazil and New York, 1946
|Efremoff, Joseph S.:
Oil Paintings, 1952
Lithographs and Monotypes, 1949
European Surrealists in Exile, 1941
An Exhibit and Sale of Contemporary American Art, 1957
Sponsored by the New School Associates.
Faculty exhibition, 1951
Artists include Robert Blackburn, Antonio Frasconi, Hans Jelinek and Louis Schanker.
Faculty exhibition, 1963-1965, undated
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, Inc., 1952
|Feeley, Paul Terence, 1948
Form and Feeling: Photographs by Albert Burrows, 1963
Formations: First and Second Annual Exhibitions, 1948, 1949
Group show. Artists include Harold Ambellan, John Begg, Robert Cronbach, Herbert Ferber, John Ferren, Milton Hebald, Irving Lehman, Conrad Marca-Relli, Leo Manso, Hugh Mesibov, Leo Quanchi, Victor Seach, Charles Augustus Smith and Mitzi Solomon Cunliff.
Oils, Drawings, Woodcuts, 1947
|Genn, Nancy, 1951
|Goldman, A. L.:
Photographs of Israel, 1954
Gouache paintings, 1952
|Greene, J. Barry, 1948
Group show, 1952
Artists include Milton Avery, Otto Botto, Theodore Fried, Louis Harris, Myron Lechay, Joseph Solman and Turku Trajan.
Constructions in Metal and Plastic, 1952
Ten Years of Drawings and Prints (1940-1950), 1951
|Kaufman, Enit, 1953
|Klinghoffer, Clara, 1951
League of Present Day Artists, 1954
Photographs of Morocco, 1949
Sculpture and etchings, 1949
|Niemeyer, Johannes, 1952
Painters of the Village, 1955
|Pascual, Manolo, 1952
Portraits and Self-Portraits of 28 Contemporary Artists from the Collection of Alfredo Valente, 1952
Sponsored by the New School Associates. Additional documentation, including photographs, in The New School publicity scrapbook collection (NS.03.01.01), Series II. Promotional materials.
|Pregel, Alexandra, 1943
Print exhibition of New School Instructors and Students at the University of Arkansas, 1949
Artists include Irving Amen, Merrill Ames, Ben Brown, Maurice Brown, Robert Cohen, Robert Ellis, Liselotte Hebting, R.C. Howard, Eli Jacobi, Hans Jelinek, Wolf Kahn, Vevean Oviette, Harlow Rockwell, Louis Schanker, Peter Scolamiero, Edward Slotkoff, Moishe Smith, Theodore Turner, Louis Tytell and Adja Yunkers.
Provincetown-New York Artists, 1953
Studies and frescoes, 1940
Gouaches and drawings, 1942
Photography, 1953, 1960
Sculpture by Juan Cruz and Enamels by Irma Diaz, 1951
Sculpture and Paintings of Colombia, 1950
Drawings and etchings, 1940
Finger paintings, 1940
|Silva, Guillermo, 1957
|Slobodkina, Esphyr, 1951, 1958
|Smith, Moishe, 1959
|Sopó [Duque], [Miguel], 1949
|Spiral Group exhibitions, 1948-1956
Student exhibition, 1951-1966
Student exhibition, 1960
|Taller Torres-Garcia, 1961
United American Sculptors: First Annual Exhibition, 1939
|Van Loen, Alfred, 1953
Woodcut Prints, 1953
Series IV. Centers, institutes and schools 1943-1964
|Faculty news, correspondence, meetings, 1949-1958
|List of faculty, between 1958 and 1962
|Scholarships: John Myers, 1952-1955
|Bachelor of Arts degree (Senior College), 1944-1959
|Business Administration Center, 1952-1962
|Center for African Studies, 1956-1959
|Center for English as a Second Language, 1962
|Center for the Near and Middle East, 1945-1951
Abraham S. Yahuda was the founding director; later, Moshe Perlmann was chairman of the Center.
|Center for Urban and Regional Studies, 1952
|Human Relations Workshop, 1951-1964
|Institute for Americans Going Abroad, 1962-1963
|Institute on Community Planning for Normal and Critical Times lecture series, Carol Aronovici, instructor, undated
|Institute of Educational Publicity and Public Relations, 1951-1954
|Institute for Retired Professionals, 1962-1963, undated
|Institute of World Affairs and Research Division of the New School
See also the Institute of World Affairs records (NS.02.16.01).
|General, 1943-1955, undated
|37 (legal size)||1|
Education for an Industrial Age, Alfred Kahler and Ernest Hamburger, promotion for, 1948
|Inauguration, 1943 Nov
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|"Role of the United States in World Industralization," Henry A. Wallace, Secretary of Commerce, 1945 May 24
|"U.S. Wage and Price Control Policy" panel discussion, 1952 Mar 5
|Labor Education Center, 1958-1959
|Research Center for Human Relations, 1946, 1948
|Russian, Slavic, and Asian Studies certificate programs, 1962
|Science, Technology, and Civilization [program of study], 1962, 1964
|United Nations Program, 1962-1964
Series V. Commencement 1941-1964
Includes press releases, transcripts of speeches, and lists of graduates. Related material will also be found in the Speeches series of this collection. Commencement programs will be found in the Commerncement, Convocations and Inauguration print material collection (NS.05.05.01). Additional press releases will be found in the New School press release collection (NS.03.01.07). Related photographs will be found in the New School photograph collection (NS.04.01.01).
Files for 1941-1946 relate to Graduate Faculty only.
Series VI. Course and conference promotion by subject or title 1935-1966
Link to selected images from this series.
This series includes material, often written by Agnes De Lima, documenting efforts to promote lecture series and courses in the New School Adult Division in the 1940s and 1950s. Also included here is documentation regarding one-time events, conferences, short lecture series and annual or semi-annual events. There are also drafts of material written for inclusion in the weekly New School Bulletin, which, according to a 1946 report, was "increasingly important as an organ of publicity for the School." The bulletin, serving as both schedule and public relations organ was "mailed to over 6,000 former students and friends of the School including [New School] Associate Members, contributors and selected lists of newspaper editors and writers as well as being distributed to many of the classes." The editorials posted in each bulletin, often written by Alvin Johnson and Bryn Hovde, among others, "are widely read and judging by the many 'fan' letters create much good will for the School." The editorials were also sent separately to publictions for placement in advance of appearing in the bulletin.
|General announcements, circa 1935-1959
|Adult Education conference, 1959
American Race Crisis lecture series, 1964
|Press and promotional materials and course descriptions, 1964
|Abrams, Charles, 1964
|Black, Algernon D., 1964
|Davis, Ossie, 1964
|Dodson, Dan W., 1964
|Farmer, James, 1964
|Galamison, Milton A., 1964
|Killens, John O., 1964
|King, Martin Luther, 1964
|Lomax, Louis, 1964
|Monserrat, Joseph, 1964
|Rustin, Bayard, 1964
|Tumin, Melvin, 1964
|Weaver, Robert C., 1964
|Wilkins, Roy, 1964
|Young, Whitney, 1964
|Arts courses and workshops, 1945-1951
|Business and labor courses, 1948-1954
Conference on Job Opportunities, 1965
Conference on Methods in Philosophy and the Sciences, 1945-1955
More comprehensive documentation on this conference will be found in the Reuben Abel papers (NA.0003.01).
Conference on Personnel Security Problems in the U.S. Industry, 1957
|Dance courses, 1960
Economic Development Abroad: The Democratic Weapon conference, 1950
Economic Geography lecture series, 1947
Emancipation Centennial Lectures, 1962-1964
Faculty Seminar, 1954, 1961
|Film courses and series, 1954-1958, undated
|Gardening, 1943, undated
|Graphic arts courses, 1951-1958
Graphology: A Psychological Method for the Study of Personality, course, Klara Goldzieher-Roman, 1949, 1959
See also the Maurice Edwards papers documenting the work of graphologist Klara G. Roman (NA.0010.01).
Group Conversation and Community Development course, Rachel Davis DuBois, 1958
|Health and science courses, 1949-1957
Hecht Lectures on General Biology, Albert Szent Gyorgyi, 1948-1949
Henry Moscowitz Lectures on Reconversion, 1945
|History, economics, foreign affairs, political science courses, 1944-1966
How to Do Educational and Institutional Publicity course, Benjamin Fine, 1944-1945, 1949
Italian Culture Today conference, 1947
|Life insurance courses, Solomon Huber, 1951
Louis Pink Memorial Lectures, 1958
Moscow Art Theatre Lectures, 1965
|Music workshops, 1948-1956
Outlook for Investments lecture series, Helen Slade, 1957-1958
|Philosophy, culture, and religion courses, 1948-1953, undated
|Photography courses, 1948-1955
|Psychology, psychoanalysis and mental health courses, 1949-1958
|Public relations courses, 1945-1965, undated
Script-Writing Clinic, Flora Rheta Schreiber, 1957-1960
|Show business courses, 1953
Sidney Hillman Memorial Lectures, 1948-1956
Study of Mankind lecture series, 1961
|Urban affairs and social welfare courses, 1949, undated
World Reports lecture series, 1953-1957
|Writing, literature and speech courses, 1947-1962
Series VII. Dramatic Workshop and Studio Theatre 1941-1955
Link to selected images from this series.
The Dramatic Workshop was established by German dramatist Erwin Piscator and his wife, Maria Ley, in 1939. It remained at the New School into 1949, and afterward operated independently until 1951, when Piscator's application for U.S. citizenship was denied and he returned to Germany. The Studio Theatre, the Dramatic Workshop's repertory company, mounted some 450 works in its twelve years of existence. Noted students include Bea Arthur, Harry Belaonte, Marlon Brando, Walter Matthau, Rod Steiger, Elaine Stritch, and Tennessee Williams. Noted teachers include Stella Adler, Herbert Berghof, Harold Clurman, Hans Eisler, John Gassner, Mordecai Gorlik, Theresa Helpern, Sidney Kaufman, Lee Strasberg, and Paul Zucker.
A 1946 Publicity Office report indicates that the department "does little of the publicity for the Dramatic Workshop but is supposed to supervise the material sent to the press." The materials in this series were variously produced by the Publicity Office and Dramatic Workshop staff. Some materials, especially many of the photographs, are reproductions of earlier prints and were probably gathered from outside individuals and repositories and added to these records by New School Library staff. Correspondence here includes a 1949 letter from New School president Bryn Hovde formally announcing the severance of ties between the New School and the Dramatic Workshop. Course catalogs for the Dramatic Workshop are available online here: http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/NS050101.03.
Dramatic Workshop News, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1947 Oct
|Dramatic Workshop and Technical Institute:
March of Film series announcement, 1949
|Film, Television & Radio Department course pamphlet, 1948-1949
Alfred J. Balcombe is likely the photographer of the Dramatic Workshop productions found in this series.
|General, probably 1940s
Galileo, Bertolt Brecht, 1946, undated
The Flies, Jean-Paul Sartre, 1947
Imaginary Invalid, Molière, circa 1947
Nights of Wrath, Armand Salacrou, circa 1951
Shadow of a Gunman, Sean O'Casey, 1951
Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare, 1948
|Press releases and materials, 1940-1947
|Programs for productions
March of the Dance, 1947-1948, undated
March of Drama, 1946-1949
|Studio Theatre productions, 1940-1943
|Publicity for courses, lectures, and workshops, 1943-1949
|Publicity about individuals: Erwin Piscator, 1950, undated
|Publicity about individuals: Harry Belafonte and Marlon Brando, 1955, undated
|Publicity for productions, 1942-1951
|Scrapbook page, circa 1950 (Photographer: A.J. Balcombe)
Consists of four scapbooks of press clippings related to the Dramatic Workshop.
Series VIII. École Libre des Hautes Études 1940-1993 (Bulk, 1941-1947)
Link to digitized series.
In 1941, President Alvin Johnson facilitated the establishment of the École Libre des Hautes Études at the New School. The new institute brought together a disparate group of French and Belgian scholars fleeing the war in Europe. Legally a part of the New School, the École Libre retained an autonomous administration and educational structure, with largely independent finances. Between 1942 and 1946, the École Libre offered a wide range of courses, primarily in French, in the social sciences and humanities. While certain École Libre faculty worked adamantly to maintain a non-political and purely scholarly stance for the school, others, passionate supporters of the Free France movement led by Charles de Gaulle, held that the school bore an intrinsic relationship to the movement. This widening rift eventually contributed to the severance, in June 1947, of the institute from the New School. Included here are promotional materials, including transcripts of speeches, press releases, and course announcements, spanning the institute's association with the New School, as well as documentation from later commemorative events. Also includes correspondence and documents describing the evolving administrative relationship between the New School and the École Libre. See Speeches series within this collection for related materials. Between 1943 and 1945 the École Libre produced a journal in French, Renaissance, available online through the Hathi Trust. For background on the institute, see Zolberg, Aristide R., "The École Libre at The New School, 1941-1946," Social Research, 65:4 (1998) p. 921.
Course catalogs for the École Libre are also available digitally: http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Browse/objects/facet/collection_facet/id/228.
|General correspondence, 1941-1951, probably 1950s
|2nd anniversary, 1944
|20th anniversary, 1958-1959
|50th anniversary planning and publication, 1988, 1993
|Agreements between the New School and École Libre, 1941-1947
|"Constitution Adopted by the National Constituent Assembly (of France)," 1946
|Founding and inauguration, 1940-1942
|Publicity and course announcements, 1941-1946
Renaissance, extract of article by Alvin Johnson, "Prodromes d'un Monde Nouveau," Volume 1, 1943 Jan
La Republique Francaise, Volume III, No. 5, 1946
|Special events, 1941-1947
|Statements and notes, 1942-1958
War Crimes and World Peace conference, 1946
Series IX. Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science 1933-1986 (Bulk, 1940-1958)
Link to selected images from this series.
From the moment the University in Exile was founded in 1933, stories about its formation and the lives and careers of its eminent immigrant scholars were frequently incorporated into New School promotional materials. This series offers a glimpse of Graduate Faculty activities through the lens of the Publicity Office, documenting administrative developments, course offerings, public programs, and faculty accomplishments. Of note are the "War-related activities" files compiled before and during World War II, detailing the research and government service of the refugee scholars, who contributed to the war effort their academic expertise and deep perspectives on the social, psychological, political and economic conditions in Europe.
|Alumni Association, 1951-1956
Includes 1958 issues of the Alumni Association Newsletter.
|Catalogs, correspondence regarding and changes to, 1940-1956
|Charter amendment, 1947
|Charter publication, 1941
|Clippings and press materials, 1940-1952
|Convocation and dinner, 1964
|Course and conference promotion, 1940-1962
|Degrees conferred and thesis topics (1936-1960), 1947-1960
|Domestic food shortage, letter to editor and report, 1947
Domination of the Mediterranean and Its Effects on War and Peace roundtable discussion, 1941
Economic Development Abroad, three conferences, 1950
|Faculty conference, 1941
|Faculty publications, writings and activities, list, offprints and clippings, 1933-1957
|Friends of the Graduate Faculty, 1944
|Fritz Lehmann Memorial meeting, 1940
General Seminar schedules, 1947-1956
General Seminar: "Functional Finance--Friend or Foe of Private Enterprise," 1943
A debate between Vidal Guardiola, Albert Hahn, and Abba P. Lerner, among others.
Gerhard Colm Memorial Lecture, 1970
|Heimann, Eduard, 1943-1960, 1986
|Information for students regarding degree requirements, circa 1956
|"Integrated Program in Philosophy and Psychology" report, 1959
|Press releases and biographical material, 1936-1964
|Writings and public events, 1944-1954
|Lederer, Emil: "Remarks at Inauguration of University in Exile," 1933
Cultural Conflict and Delinquency seminar, notes by Renata Calabresi, 1941
Additional documention on this project will be found in the Graduate Faculty Collection (NS.02.02.01).
|Locke, Alain Leroy, 1946-1954
|Meetings and minutes, 1956-1958
|"Memorandum Concerning a Proposed Institute for Constitutional Government," Ferdinand A. Hermens, probably 1946
|New appointments, press releases, 1948-1958
|Pekelis, Alexander H., 1943-1945
|Plaque commemorating the Universitiy in Exile, 1969
|Refugee scholars at the New School [lists], 1944-1949
|Registration statistics, 1940-1964
|Reports of deans and departments, 1939-1956
|Research Division of the New School, 1957
|Salomon, Albert: "History of Social Thought" [typescript], 1947
|Statements by former students, probably 1950s
|"Statement on the Graduate Faculty's Role at the New School," 1958
|Staudinger, Hans, 1950-1959, undated
|Strauss, Leo: "A Bibliography and Memorial, 1899-1973," in
interpretation [offprint], 1975
|Student statistics, 1948
The Struggle for Economic Security symposium, 1939
|Theodor Heuss Chair in the Social Sciences, 1958-1965
|University in Exile faculty information forms, 1943-1950
|War-related activities: Faculty questionnaire, probably 1942
|War-related activities: Press releases and statements, 1935-1943
What Creates Panic? conference, 1942
Workshop of Sociological Research, 1959-1960
Series X. Performances and screenings 1931-1966
Files may include programs, program notes, press releases and coverage, performer biographies, administrative correspondence, and materials related to event planning and budgeting.
|Actors Workshop at The New School, 1966
Artists' Choice Concerts: General, 1965
Artists' Choice Concerts: Music for Violin & Keyboard series, 1964-1965
Includes publicity photograph of viola and piano duo, Bernard and Naomi Zaslav.
Dances of the World's Peoples, 1961
|Dramatic Reading Series, 1954
Film Forum, 1933 Jan-Apr
Includes five programs for this film society, an independent organization that held screenings and meetings in the New School auditorium.
Filmcraft Forum &
12th Street Cinema Group, 1946-1947
|Free Southern Theater Company tour, 1965
Includes publicity photographs of Diana Sands and Alan Alda.
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|Lukas Foss and his Improvisation Chamber Ensemble, after 1957
|New Music Society concert series, 1947
New School Concerts, 1957-1959
New School Poetry Readings, 1962
Poetry of Rabindranath Tagore: An Evening of Readings (Also: Songs and Music Composed by Tagore), 1964
A presentation by Surya Kumari with students from her class in Eastern Drama.
Seven Sunday Evenings of Poetry, probably 1950s
Spring Poetry Festival, 1948
Summer Arts Festival, 1963-1965
Includes publicity photographs of Al Cohn, Richard Griffith, Thelonious Monk, Odetta, Horace Silver and Zoot Sims. Also includes photographs of performances, artists and programmers in the New School Courtyard. Individuals depicted include Michael Benedict, Oscar Brand, Art Farmer, Hall Overton and Anita Sheer. Also includes a production still from the set of the 1962 film, David and Lisa.
Series XI. Press clippings and offprints 1927-1973
See also the New School publicity scrapbook collection (NS.03.01.01).
Series XII. Promotional publications, writings and fund raising materials 1918-1964
|General, circa 1933-1951, undated
|"1,755 and 1: The New School for Social Research" [typescript], probably 1943
|Appeals to oppose the proposed merger of the New School with New York University, 1963
Education in a New Dimension: The New School and the Challenge of a New Age [booklet and related materials] Robert L. Heilbroner, 1958-1960
|Endowment Fund Campaign, 1963
|Endowment Fund Campaign:
Toward a Second Half-Century of Growth and Achievement, Robert L. Heilbroner, booklet, 1963 or 1964
The New School: 1919-1939 [booklet], 1939
|Newton, Caroline, 1933, 1943-1944
Includes correspondence between New School administrators and Newton, who donated funds for a library and in 1943 hosted a celebration of Alvin Johnson at at her home in Daylesford, Pennsylvania. Thomas Mann and Jacques Maritain attended. Includes a photograph of Newton with Johnson, Mann and Maritain.
|Printed materials, 1925-1955
|"A Proposal for An Independent School of Social Science for Men and Women," circa 1918
|Statements and background information, 1943-1963, undated
Includes typescripts of suggested promotional articles, informational materials and short essays on aspects of the New School. Articles include, "Trailblazing in Housing Education," and "Modern Music at the New School." Writers are often unidentified, although it is likely that Agnes De Lima composed many of these pieces. Other writers include Charles A. Beard, Alvin Johnson, Horace Kallen and Clara Mayer, as well as a former student and lecturers.
To the Living Spirit [booklet], 1943
Series XIII. Reports 1918-1960 (Bulk, 1941-1960)
Annual Report of the President for the Year 1950-1951, 1951 Nov 15
Annual Report of the President for the Year 1953, 1953 Dec
|"Comments on Dr. McGrath's Report," Hans Simons, 1958 Sep 18
|Course promotion, 1952-1960
|Hovde, Bryn, 1948-1949
|"Independent School of Social Science: Estimated Annual Cash Requirements to April 30, 1928" [photocopy], 1918 Jun 4
|"Memorandum on the New School and Graduate Faculty," probably 1942
|"New School College," Hans Simons, 1957-1958
|"The New School's Development Program," Hans Simons, 1954-1955
|"The New School for Social Research," 1944
|"The New School for Social Research: Work of the First Term; Researches under way; Suggestions Concerning Future Development," probably 1920
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|"Plan for the Reorganization of the Adult Educational Work of The New School," probably 1941 or 1942
|"A Preliminary Survey on Public Perceptions of The New School," Tom Fizdale, Inc., 1943
|Proposed International Academy Project, 1947
|Publicity Office, 1943-circa 1959
Annual overviews of departmental activities written by Agnes De Lima. Of note are 1953 notes on the rate of "red smears" in the press, addressing the controversy surrounding the José Clemente Orozco's murals at the New School, and concluding that "possibly there will be more of this kind of thing rather than less."
|"Report of the President to the Board of Trustees," 1958 Sep 26
|Service Committee, 1955
|"Statement of Income and Expenses," circa 1948, 1961
|"A Survey of The New School for Social Research," G.S. Bilheimer, 1942
Series XIV. Special events 1937-1973 (Bulk, 1937-1966)
Promotional and organizational material for annual and invitation-only events, institutional anniversaries, benefits, dedications and presidential inaugurations. Materials include invitations, programs, budgets, correspondence with participants and attendees, press releases and coverage, proceedings, biographical materials and transcripts of speeches.
Additional information regarding special events will be found in the New School press release collection (NS.03.01.07). Information about events will also be found in the Speeches and Press clippings series within this collection, as well as the New School publicity scrapbook collection (NS.03.01.01), the New School course catalog collection (NS.05.01.01), the New School Bulletin collection (NS.03.01.02) and the Commencements, convocations and inauguration print materials collection (NS.05.05.01).
|Special lectures, 1962-1963
|4th anniversary: Graduate Faculty, 1937
|20th anniversary: New School for Social Research, 1939
|25th anniversary: New School for Social Research, 1944
|25th anniversary: Graduate Faculty, 1958-1959
|30th anniversary: Graduate Faculty, 1964
|40th anniversary: New School for Social Research, 1959
|40th anniversary: Graduate Faculty, 1973
|Alumni dinner, 1960
Arming for Peace dinner, 1951 Nov 13
|Bonnet, Henri, luncheon honoring, 1945
|Brandt, Willy, convocation and luncheon honoring, 1965
|Brauer, Max, luncheon, 1961
|Caroline Tilden Bacon Room dedication, probably late 1930s
|Causey, James H., cocktail party honoring, 1942, 1944
|Center for New York City Affairs, founding, 1964-1965
Contemporary Photographer symposium, 1962-1963
|"Controversies Over Psychoanalytic Technique" dinner meeting, 1948 Dec 7
|Council of Fellows, 1965
|Creative Writing program: 30th Anniversary dinner and cancelled event, 1962-1963
|Creative Writing program:
New Voices '64 publication celebration, 1964
|David, Henry, Inauguration, 1961
Includes press kit, transcripts of speech, biographies of participants and planning materials.
|Dewey, John, 90th birthday celebration, 1949
|Einstein, Albert and Charles A. Beard dinner, before 1948
|Elath, Eliahu, lecture, 1961
First Founders Award dinner, 1962
|Gombrich, Ernst H. reception, 1961
|Graduate Faculty convocation and dinner, 1964
|"Help Acquire New Support" luncheon, 1960
|Hochhuth, Rolf: "The Facts Behind the Deputy" panel discussion, 1964
|Heuss, Theodor, honorary degree convocation, 1958
Horace Kallen Lectures, 1947-1961
|"The Central Conflict in Present-Day Education: Its Psychological References," Katherine McBride, 1947
Includes publicity photograph of Katherine McBride.
|"Faith, Ideas, and the Job," Max Otto, 1948
|"Spinoza and Religion," Harry Austryn Wolfson, 1949
|"The Fight for Freedom in Chinese History," Dr. Hu-Shih, 1950
|"Towards a Leisure Society," Jerome Frank, 1951
|"The Realm of Human Conflict," William H. Davis, 1952
|"Republican Humanism," Howard Mumford Jones, 1953
|"Do the Arts Progress?", Thomas Munro, 1954
|"Judaism and the Pursuit of Happiness," Milton R. Konvitz, 1955
|Woodrow Wilson Centenary Celebration: "Woodrow Wilson's Conception of The League of Nations," Quincy Wright, 1956
|"Freedom, Determinism and Sentimentality," Sidney Hook, 1957
|"Man the Measure: Various Approaches to Truth in Human Life," Robert Ulich, 1960
|"World History and Jewish History: Differences and Parallels," Salo W. Baron, 1961
|Hovde, Bryn inauguration, 1945
|Human Relations Center dinner, 1963
|International Geophysical Year Celebration, 1956-1959
|Kaplan, Jacob M. dedication of bust, 1962
Labor-Management Luncheon Series, 1954-1965
|Lee, Jennie lecture (cancelled), 1966
|Lipschitz, Joachim: "Is Anti-Semitism On the Rise Again in Central Europe?" lecture, 1958
|Louis S. Weiss Memorial Award inauguration, 1951 May 17
|Markel, Lester, honorary degree luncheon, 1952
|Metropolitan College Public Relations Council dinner, 1962
|Mitropoulos, Dimitri: "Music and Modern Society and Music and Life" lecture, 1958
|Morot-Sir, Eduard: "New Developments in Existentialist Philosophy: Sartre's 'Critique of Dialectic Reason'" lecture, 1960
|Norwegian Evening in honor of Dr. Francis Bull, 1950
|Ripka, Hubert: "T. G. Masaryk: Great Defender of Democracy" lecture, 1950
|Robinson, James H.: "Africa: A Challenge to Democracy and a Prize for Communism" lecture, 1957
|Schneider, Alexander honorary degree, Carnegie Hall ceremony, 1965
|Sidney Hillman Memorial Room dedication, 1960
|Special Libraries Association meeting, 1960
|Teach-in on Supreme Court obscenity ruling, 1966
|Thurnauer, Martin, reception honoring, 1964
|University in Exile inauguration, invitation responses, 1933
|"What Is Good Design and Planning in New York?" panel discussion, 1960
Panelists include Pietro Belluschi, Peter Blake, Thomas H. Creighton, Walter Gropius, Victor Gruen, Richard Roth, Erwin S. Wolfson and Paul Zucker.
|William Green Memorial Room dedication, 1959 Oct 30
Series XV. Speeches 1934-1969
Link to selected images from this series.
The files are arranged chronologically by event year, and alphabetically within each event. Primarily consists of edited transcripts or summaries, in the form of press releases, of remarks made at New School events by faculty and guest lecturers. Events represented include commencement exercises, convocations, courses, conferences, luncheon meetings and lecture series. Many of these functions were sponsored by and for members of the New School Associates, a group who actively promoted and fund raised for the New School. A number of the releases here summarize event proceedings rather than present remarks of individual speakers.
Additional information regarding events, as well as speeches not represented here, will be found in the New School press release collection (NS.03.01.07). Information about events will also be found within the Special events and Press clippings series in this collection, as well as the New School publicity scrapbook collection (NS.03.01.01), the New School course catalog collection (NS.05.01.01), the New School Bulletin collection (NS.03.01.02) and the Commencements, convocations and inauguration print materials collection (NS.05.05.01).
|Beard, Charles A. "Hitlerism and Our Liberties," 1934 Apr 10
|Vincent, George E. "Scholarly Freedom and International Cooperation," University in Exile dinner, 1936 Jan 15
|Armstrong, Hamilton Fish. "On the University in Exile," 1936 Jan 26
|Wise, Stephen. "The Jewish Program of Social Action," 1938 Dec 21
|Johnson, Alvin S. "Liberal Education on the Adult Level," opening of winter term, 1943 Sep 21
|Mann,Thomas. Reception honoring Alvin Johnson, 1943 Nov 27
|Lord Halifax. "Speech to École Libre des Hautes Études," second anniversary ceremonies, 1944 Mar 16
|Thomas, Elbert D. Twenty-fifth anniversary dinner honoring founders of the New School for Social Research, 1944 May 22
|Johnson, Alvin S. Eulogy at funeral of Hiram Halle, 1944 Jun 1
|Welles, Sumner. New School Associates, 1944 Nov 27
|Wang, C.Y. "The Mineral Resources of China," 1945 April 26
|Kuper, Theodore Fred. "Thomas Jefferson Still Lives," student assembly on Jefferson's birthday, 1945 Apr 30
|Wallace, Henry A. Institute of World Affairs, 1945 May 24
|Tarchiani, Alberto. Dinner in his honor, 1945 May 31
|Dewey, Thomas E. American-Scandanavian Foundation dinner honoring Alvin Johnson, 1946 Jan 10
|Luncheon on Belgium Problems, 1945 Feb 17
|Barzin, Marcel. Summary of address on Belgian parliament
|Bigwood, E.J. "Agriculture in Post-war Belgium"
|Chlepner, B.S. "The Urgent Economic Needs of Belgium"
|Dorff, Alfred. "The Belgian Constitution"
|Johnson, Alvin. "Belgium's Role in Peacetime"
|Muhlstein, Anatole. "The Realistic Nature of Belgian Politics"
|Memorial Meeting Honoring Romain Rolland, 1945 Mar 11
|Benoit-Lévy, Jean. Summary of address on Rolland's "People's Theatre"
|Clark, Barrett H. "Remembering Romain Rolland"
|Piscator, Erwin. "Romain Rolland, Dramatist and Man of Action"
|Mirkine-Guetzevitch and Henry Torres. Résumé of addresses
|Rolland, Romain. Letter from Romain Rolland to André Spire, read by Mr. Spire
|Romaine, Jules. Summary, "In Tribute"
Threats to Inter-American Affairs, New School Associates Dinner Forum, 1945 Apr 22
|Batista, Fulgencio. Address by General Fulgencio, ex-president of Cuba
|Dorfman, Adolfo. "Threats to Inter-American Solidarity"
|Grant, David E. "Potential Threats to Inter-American Friendship"
|Grant, Frances R. Summary of remarks by president, Pan American Women's Association
|Johnson, Alvin S. "The Inter Allied Tensions"
|DuBois, W.E.B. "On Leadership among American Negroes," 1947 Apr 25
|McBride, Katherine. "A Central Conflict in Present Day Education," first Horace Kallen Lectureship, 1947 Nov 19
The Economic Outlook for 1947, New School Associates Dinner Forum, 1947 Jan 29
|Barkin, Solomon. Address by director of Textile Workers Union of America
|Baxter, William J. Address by head of Baxter Interational Economic Research Bureau
|Cumberland, William Wilson. Address by governor of the Association of Stock Exchange firms
|May, A. Wilfred. Abstract from address by executive editor of
Commercial and Financial Chronicle
|Wason, Robert R. Address by chairman of the board, National Association of Manufacturers
Further Wage Increases--Will They Advance or Retard National Prosperity?, New School Associates Dinner Forum, 1947 Apr 1
|Cotton, Eugene. "Either Increased Wages or Severe Depression"
|Kheel, Theodore Woodrow
|Lerner, Abba P.
|May, A. Wilfred, Chairman
|Nathan, Robert R. "Sharp Bust Would Follow Continued Profit-Wage Distortions"
|Steinkraus, Herman W. "Reduce Prices; Don't Raise Wages!"
|Terborgh, George. "Another Round of Wage Increases Would be Disastrous"
Palestine: What Next?, New School Associates Dinner Forum, 1947 Nov 24
|Bridgeman, Charles Thorley. Excerpts from address
|Roosevelt, Kermit. Excerpts from address
|Voss, Carl Hermann. Excerpts from address
Subversive Activity: What Is It? What to Do About It?, New School Associates Dinner Forum, 1948 Jan 27
|Arnold, Thurman Wesley. Excerpts from address
|Ernst, Morris L. Abstract of address
|Gideonse, Harry David. Abstract of address
|Haberman, Phillip W. Jr. Excerpts from remarks
|Isaacs, Stanley M. Excerpts from remarks
|Thompson, Dorothy. Excerpts from address
|United Nations: UNESCO Summer Course, 1948 Jul 21-Aug 2
|Cadogan, Alexander. "On Building an Effective International Organization for Peace," 1948 Aug 2
|Hill, W. Martin. "The Economic and Social Council: Social Aspects," 1948 Jul 21
|Iliff, W.A.B. "On the Founding of International Bank and International Monetary Fund," 1948 Jul 26
|Jessup, Phillip C. "On United States Mission to the United Nations," 1948 Aug 2
|McNaughton, A.G.L. "Canadian Policy Towards the United Nations," 1948 Aug 2
|Williams, Gordon. "The Monetary Fund as an International Institution," 1948 July 26
Controversial Issues in Psychoanalysis Associates, New School Associates Dinner Forum, 1948 Dec 10
|Kubie, Lawrence S. "Controversies Over Psychoanalytic Technique"
|Margolin, Sydney G. "Controversies Over the Relation of Psychoanalysis to Political and Economic Problems"
|Waelder, Robert. "Controversies Over Theory"
Can Business and Government Get Together to Maintain Prosperity?, New School Associates Dinner Forum, 1949 Oct 21
|Brown, Courtney C. Assistant head of Coordination and Economics Department, Standard Oil Company (New Jersey)
|Graham, Benjamin. Excerpts from remarks by president of Graham-Newman Corporation
|Javits, Jacob K. Excerpts from address by U.S. Representative
|Nourse, Edwin G. Address by chairman of Council of Economic Advisers to the President
|Tucker, Rufus S. Excerpts from address by economist, General Motors Corporation
|Warburg, James P. "Point Four: How Bold and How New Must the 'Bold New Program' Be to Succeed?" American Foreign Policy, first of two talks, 1950 January 13
|Wels, Richard H. Address by member of Special Committee on Improvement of Divorce Laws, New York Bar Association,
Marriage and Divorce, 1950 Feb 9
New School Associates Dinner Forum
|English, O. Spurgeon. "Some Views by a Psychiatrist on the Problem of Divorce,"
Marriage and Divorce, 1950 Feb 9
New School Associates Dinner Forum
|Patterson, Robert P.
Universal Military Training: Should We Have It Now?, 1950 Apr 19
New School Associates Dinner Forum
|Douglas, Paul H. "An Appraisal of the Internal Security Act of 1950," Sidney Hillman Foundation Lecture, 1950 Dec 8
Public Relations and the American Scene series, 1950 April 5-May 30
|Chase, Howard. Address by director of Public Relations, General Foods Corporation, 1950 April 26
|Newsom, Earl. "Some Considerations in Dealing with Public Opinion," 1950 Apr 12
|Ross, T.J. "Some Comments on Public Relations Today and Tomorrow," 1950 May 30
|Sonnenberg, Benjamin. "Today's World of Mass Communications," 1950 Apr 5
Public Relations and the American Scene series, 1951 Apr 11-May 2
|Boochever, Louis C. "Understanding the Role of the Voluntary Agency in American Life," 1951 May 2
|Newsom, Earl. "What Are We Up To?," 1951 Apr 18
|Roper, Elmo. Address on function of public relations, 1951 April 26
|Ross, T.J. "The Future of Public Relations in America," 1951 Apr 11
|Simons, Hans. "Does America Understand Its International Public Relations Responsibilities?," 1951 Apr 25
|Ceremony Conferring Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws upon President Galo Plaza Lasso of Ecuador, 1951 June 27
|Johnson, Alvin. Remarks by president emeritus of the New School
|Mayer, Clara W. Remarks by acting president of the New School
|Plaza, Galo. Address
Report on Western Europe, presented by the New School and the Overseas Press Club, 1951 Sep 18
|Johnson, Alvin S. "Notes on Italy"
|Matthews, Herbert Lionel. "Notes on Great Britain"
|Padover, Saul K. "Notes on France"
|Simons, Hans. "Notes on Germany"
|Steinkraus, Herman W. "Arming for Peace," 1951 Nov 13
Address delivered at dinner to launch the New School Fund Campaign.
|Douglas, William O. commencement address, 1951 June 2
|Markel, Lester. Address at his honorary degree luncheon, 1952 Jan 29
|Robinson, James H. Excerpts from luncheon address, "The Youth of the World Faces the Future," 1952 Mar 6
|Mayer, Albert. Abstract, "India's Five Year Plan: A Close Up View," Luncheon in His Honor, 1952 Mar 13
|Martin, Kingsley. Excerpts from address by British writer and editor, 1952 May 21
|Simons, Hans. Address at annual commencement exercises, 1952 Jun 2
Public Relations and the American Scene series, 1952 Feb
|Burnett, Verne Edwin. "Approaches to Solving Public Relations Problems," 1951 Feb 20
|Griswold, Denny. "Your Future and Public Relations," 1952 Feb 27
|Sonnenberg, Benjamin. "The Significance of Public Relations in a Democracy," 1952 Feb 6
|Goodrich, Lloyd. "Should the Government Have a Role in Art?," New School Associates Dinner Forum, 1953 Apr 10
|Jasny, Naum. "Soviet Economic Power," Business Advisory Group of the Institute of World Affairs, 1953 Apr 28
|Davis, Elmer. Commencement address, 1953 June 2
|Bernays, Edward L. "Public Relations Graduates Never Graduate," Opening Dinner of Public Relations Association, 1953 Jun 9
|Jones, Howard Mumford. "Republican Humanism," Seventh Annual Horace M. Kallen Lecture, 1953 Dec 9
Our Unpopularity Abroad: Do We Deserve It?, a New School Associates Dinner Forum, 1954 Jan 28
|Bowles, Chester. Excerpts from address by former United States ambassador to India, 1954 Oct 5
|Shuster, George N. Address by president of Hunter College, 1954 Oct 5
|Lilenthal, David E. Excerpts from address by chairman, Mayor's Advisory Council Subcommittee on City Management and Administration,
Modern Management for New York City, New School Associates Dinner Forum, 1954 Nov 21
|Kennan, George F. Commencement address, 1955 Jun 7
|Dublin, Louis I. "Population and World Tensions and Their Bearing on American Foreign Policy," 1955 Oct 11
|Watts, Walter. "The Changing Design for Industry and Living--Through Electronics," 1955 Oct 27
Probably part of the luncheon lecture series, Round Tables for Business Executives, held by the Business Administration Center of the New School under the direction of Julius Hirsch.
|Spears, Jackson E. "The Future of Textiles," 1955 Dec 8
|Martin, William McChesney. "New Horizons in Money and Banking" at luncheon lecture series,
Round Tables for Business Executives,, 1956 Jan 12
|McMurray, Joseph P. "Underdeveloped Areas in New York State," annual meeting of Graduate Faculty Alumni Association, 1956 Feb 3
|Wagner, Robert F. Remarks at luncheon following cornerstone laying of 66 West 12th Street, 1956 Feb 12
|Rolfe, Sidney E. "Installment Credit: Blessing or Menace?," Business Administrative Center, 1956 Mar 8
|Zeckendorf, William. "New Horizons in Construction," at luncheon meeting, 1956 Apr 26
|Sobeloff, Simon Ernest. Commencement address, 1956 Jun 5
|Forum discussion on welfare democracy, opening session, Woodrow Wilson Centenary Celebration, 1956 Dec 8
|Berle, A.A., Jr. Exerpts from address
|Erpf, Armand G. "Renewed Horizon for Savings: Some Comments on Savings and the Stock Market," at
Round Table for Business Executives, 1957 Mar 21
|Warburg, James P. "Putting Teeth into the United Nations,"
Louis Pink Lecture, 1957 Nov 12
|Price, Charles C. Synopsis of remarks by director of John Harrison Laboratory of Chemistry and former chairman of the Federation of American Scientists,
Louis Pink Lecture, 1957 Dec 10
Conference on Personnel Security Problems, 1957 Apr 25
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|Amman, Joseph. Excerpts from address by president of Engineers and Scientists of America
|Bonsal, Dudley B. "How Can We Safeguard Both Security and Freedom?"
|Dillon, Walter. Excerpts from address by president of Washington, D.C. Junior Chamber of Commerce
|MacClain, George. "The Industrial Security Program in Action"
|Rauh, Joseph L. Jr. "Labor Views the Security Program"
|Roberts, Benjamin Charles. "Arbitration and Security Problems"
|Summers, Clyde W. Excerpts from address by Yale Law School professor
|Vladeck, Stephen C. Excerpts from address by counsel for District 15 International Association of Machinists of AFL-CIO
|Clague, Ewan. "Consumer Prices and Employment in 1958," 1958 Feb 20
|Heuss, Theodor. Response upon conferring of honorary degree, 1958 June 20
Versions in English and German.
|Dichter, Ernest. "Motivational Research and the Pursuit of Life Goals," first New School Anniversary Conference, 1959 Feb 27
|Sandburg, Carl. Address at twenty-fifth anniversary dinner of Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science, 1959 April 6
|Pearson, Lester B. Response upon conferring of honorary degree, 1959 Jun 9
|Potofsky, Jacob S. Remarks at dedication of Sidney Hillman Memorial Room, 1960
|Silverman, Herbert. "New Horizons for Small and Medium Size Business," 1961 Jan 19
|Carey, James B. "Are Strikes Outmoded?," Labor-Management Luncheon, 1961 Feb 8
|Graham, Benjamin. "Investment Opportunities and Problems of the 1960s," 1961 Mar 23
The Shape of the Future Inaugural Lectures and American Education Conference, 1961 Oct 23-26 and Nov 11
These two events marked the induction of Henry David as fourth president of the New School.
|DuBridge, Lee A. "The Shape of the Future: The Sciences," 1961 Oct 23
|Liveright, A. A. "Extension Utopia," probably 1961 Nov 11
|McCarthy, Eugene J. "The Shape of the Future: National and World Affairs," 1961 Oct 25
|Ylvisaker, Paul N. "The Shape of the Future: Urban Life," 1961 Oct 26
|Ryan, William L. "As the Overseas Press Sees It," 1964 Feb 18
|Wagner, Robert F. Remarks at inaugural dinner for the Center for New York City Affairs, 1965 May 4
|Moynihan, Daniel P. "On the Question of Quotas," Commencement, 1968 Jun 4
|Franklin, John Hope. "The Future of Negro American History," First Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture, 1969 Apr 3
Collection Guide Last Updated: 04/30/2018