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Guide to the New School Publicity Office records, 1918-1993

Collection Overview


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.

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Biographical Note

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.


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Historical Note

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.


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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.


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Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically in 15 series:


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Administrative Information

Publication Information

New School Collections - January 10, 2017

66 Fifth Avenue
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.

Revision Description

 Added "A Proposal for An independent School"... April 11, 2018

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use. 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.

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.

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Related Materials

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.


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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

  • École libre des hautes études (New York, N.Y.).
  • New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997). Dramatic Workshop.
  • New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997). Graduate Faculty.
  • New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997). New School Associates.


  • Administrative records.
  • Advertisements.
  • Bulletins.
  • Clippings files.
  • Correspondence.
  • Ephemera.
  • Exhibition catalogs.
  • Exhibition records.
  • Pamphlets.
  • Press kits.
  • Publications.
  • Reports.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Speeches.


  • Publicists.

Personal Name(s)

  • De Lima, Agnes
  • Johnson, Alvin Saunders, 1874-1971
  • Simons, Hans, 1893-1972


  • Adult education.
  • Art publicity.
  • Art -- Exhibitions.
  • Commencement ceremonies -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century.
  • Corporate image -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Educational fund raising.
  • Fund raising.
  • Press
  • Publicity.
  • Theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century.
  • Universities and colleges -- Administration.
  • Universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Workshops (Adult education).

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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.

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Collection Inventory

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.

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1944-1966 

Box Folder
De Lima, Agnes: General, 1944-1961, undated 
1 1
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.

1 2-5
38 1
Landa, Albert, 1961-1966 
1 6
Lipsky, Roma, 1959 
1 7
Roosevelt, Curtis, 1959-1960 
1 8

66 West 12th Street construction, development and expansion, 1931-1961 

Box Folder
Box Folder
Building acquisition, development and press coverage, 1931-1932 
1 9-10
38 2
Building expansion 1949-circa 1961 
General, 1952-circa 1961 
1 11-12
38 3
Cornerstone laying ceremony, 1956 
1 13
Fund raising campaign, 1949-1958, undated 
1 14
38 4
465 West 23rd Street [pen and ink brochure illustrations], 1925, before 1930 
38 5
Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges, 1947, 1959 
2 1
Adult education, 1944-1959 
2 2
American Committee for Emigré Scholars, Writers and Artists, Inc., 1953 
2 3
American Vanguard, 1948 

Regarding the publication of New School student fiction and poetry, co-published with Cornell University Press.

2 4
Anti-discrimination: General, 1941-1953, 1959, undated 
2 5
Anti-discrimination: Charles Abrams--State Commission Against Discrimination, 1958, 1959 
2 6
Beard, Charles A., 1936, undated 
2 7
Billikopf, Jacob, 1944-1950 
2 8
Board of Trustees: General, 1944-1957 
2 9
Board of Trustees: Clippings, 1959 
2 10
Books for India, 1954 
2 11
Business Advisory Group Executive Committee, 1955 Jun 
2 12
Business Scholarship Plan, 1953-1958 
2 13
Commission on Non-Tax Supported Institutions, 1959 
2 14
Cornell University Press, 1943, 1947 
2 15
Educational broadcasting, 1952-1957 
2 16
38 6
Event invitations, 1948-1959, undated 
2 17
Faculty, 1934-1983 
Achievements, 1949-1953, 1957 
3 1
Address list, 1957-1961 
3 2

Files include materials ranging from curricula vitae, short biographical statements, and responses submitted on a information form issued to faculty in 1960.

A-D, 1947-1967 

Abrahamsen, David

Andrade, Victor

Asch, Solomon E.

Auerbach, Irving

Calapai, Letterio

Chaneles, Jamine

Cinquemani, Dorothy Kate

Colm, Gerhard

Constas, Helen

David, Henry

Davidson, Morris


3 3
E-G 1947-1961, undated 

Edel, May

Fischer, John

Gittler, Joseph

Glicksberg, Charles I.

Goldzieher, Max A.

Greene, Lancaster M.

Gumbel, Emil J.


3 4
H-K 1940-1960, undated 

Halasz, Nicholas

Hayes, Harold T.P.

Heimann, Eduard

Henle, Jane E.

Hirsch, Julius

Humphrey, Doris

Kaufman, Sidney

Kamsler, Bernice

Kaster, Joseph

Koehne, Rainer E.

Kohn, Hans

Kostich, Dragos D.


3 5
L-R, 1948-1978, undated 

Lajtha, Abel

Landynski, Jacob W.

Laski, Harold J.

Layton, Harrison L.

Lichtblau, John H.

Lowe, Adolf

Mintz, Jerome R.

Mirsky, Reba Paeff

Modigliani, Franco

Mueller, Ralph R.

Muilenburg, James

Oppenheim, Felix E.


3 6
Sa-Sh, 1947-1969 

Salomon, Albert

Schatz, Sayre P.

Scherer, Philip

Schutz, Alfred

Schwartz, Carole F.

Seigel, Max H.

Shell, Helen H.


3 7
Simmel, Marianne L., 1956-1960 
3 8
Si-W, 1947, 1957-1983 

Smith, William

Singer, H.W.

Speir, Hans

Spelman, Marva

Staudinger, Hans

Tillich, Paul

Troy, William

Wald, Haskell P.

Weiner, Melvin

Wertheimer, Max

White, Howard Burton

Wyler, Julius


3 9
Cowell, Henry, 1954-1962 
3 10
Faculty publications: Lists, promotions, correspondence, 1934, circa 1944-1961 
3 11
Faculty publications: Offprints and typescripts, 1941-1962 
4 1
Famous faculty and guest speaker lists, 1950-1951, 1954 
4 2
Ferand, Ernest T., 1939-1942 
4 3
Tagliacozzo, Giorgio: Unity of Knowedge, General Systems Research, General Education: A Guide to the "Tree of Knowledge," 1959 Dec 
4 4
Foreign students, 1947-1959 
4 5
Hovde, Bryn, 1943-1950 
4 6
Inquiries and requests for materials, 1957-1964 
4 7
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.

4 8
Minutes, 1948-1959 
Administrative Staff, 1952 
4 9
Deans and Department Heads, 1950-1953 
4 10
Faculty, 1958-1959 
4 11
Library Committee, 1959 
4 12
Officers, 1948-1949 
4 13
New School Associates, 1931-1973 
Administrative, 1950-1962 
4 14
Event invitations and announcements, 1946-1966 
4 15
Newsletters and membership materials, 1931-1973 
4 16
Press releases and clippings, 1947-1958 
5 1
Theater benefits, 1960-1966 
5 2
New School Student Organization, 1959-1961 
5 3
New York Adult Education Council, 1953-1959, undated 
5 4
New York Times: Stories special to, 1945-1952 
5 5
Novelists who have lectured at the New School list, 1962 
5 6
Old files from the 1940s list, undated 
5 7
Older students/lifelong learning, 1956 
5 8
Opinion study [blank form], 1957 
5 9
Photographs, invoices for, 1961-1965 
5 10
PR Newswire releases, undated 
5 11
Press clipping bureaus, 1958-1960 
5 12
Printing invoices, 1962-1964 
5 13-14
Proposed film on the New School, 1959 
5 15
Publicity Club of the New School, 1946-1948 undated 
5 16
Publicity, professional resources, 1946, 1969 
5 17
Red Scare: General, 1948-1955, undated 
6 1
Red Scare: Press clippings, circa 1947-1957 
6 2
Registration statistics, 1953, 1958-1959 
6 3
Retired Professors project, 1949-1958 
6 4
R.S.V.P. (Revolving Students' Voluntary Payment) student loan program, 1957 May 
6 5
Scholarships, 1952-1957 
6 6
Sidney Hillman Foundation Scholarships, 1948-1953 
6 7
Simons, Hans, 1947-1974 

See also Reports series.

Biographical information and tributes to, 1947-1974 
6 8
Election as New School president, 1950 
6 9
Agnes De Lima, 1953-1960 
6 10
Sara Fox, 1959-1960 
6 11
Robert Friedberg, 1958-1959 
6 12
Photographs, 1950-1951, undated 

Includes headshots of Simons as well as office and meeting photographs.

6 13
Press releases, inquiries and clippings, 1942-1958 

Includes invitations, announcements, lists of news agencies contacted, etc.

6 14
Speaking engagements, 1949-1953 
7 1
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 
7 2
Writings and lecture notes, 1946-1956 

Statements and articles about the influence of the United States on international public relations.

7 3
Social Research: Promotional issue material and list of articles, 1959, 1961 
7 4
Student activities, correspondence, clippings, profiles, 1947-1959 
7 5
Student counselor resume, after 1952 
7 6
Students: List of graduates up to 1956-1957, 1957 
7 7
Summer programs, 1950-1951, 1957 
7 8

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Series II. Advertising 1947-1966 

Box Folder
General, 1953-1961 
7 9-11
8 1-2
Promotional placement, reference and trade publications, 1947-1958 
8 3
Proofs, 1959-1960, undated 
8 4
Radio: General, 1953-1959 
8 5
Radio: Publicity resources, 1959-1961, undated 
8 6
Radio: Spot announcements on WQXR, 1954-1966, undated 
8 7-9
Radio and television: Promotional possibilities, 1955, undated 
8 10

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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.

Box Folder
General, 1957, undated 
9 1
Announcements and catalogs for non-New School exhibitions, 1952-1958, undated 
9 2
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.

9 3
19th and 20th Century French Paintings from the Collection of Mrs. H. Harris Jonas, 1949 

Sponsored by the New School Associates.

9 4
30 Years of Art at the New School, 1960 
9 5
Acuña, Luis Alberto: 19 Paintings and Lithographs 
9 6
Amen, Irving: An Exhibition of Woodcuts, 1948 
9 7
American Abstract Artists, 1950, 1955 
9 8
Art Department Retrospective, circa 1958 
9 9
Atget, Eugène: 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.

9 10
Brall, Ruth: Sculptured Portraits of Distinguished American Negroes, 1949 
9 11
Carreño, Mario: Retrospective Exhibition, 1950 
9 12
Cerra, Mirta, 1950 
9 13
Children of Israel, 1950 

Presented by Children to Palestine, Inc.

9 14
Citron, Minna: Graphic Work (1945-1950), 1950 
9 15
Czettel, Ladislas: The First American Exhibition of Fashion and Costume Designs, 1939 
9 16
Depero, Fortunato, 1948 
9 17
Deuker, Frederik W.: Exhibition of Abstracts, 1949 
9 18
Djanira, Gomes Pereira: Paintings of Brazil and New York, 1946 
9 19
Efremoff, Joseph S.: Oil Paintings, 1952 
9 20
Eichenberg, Fritz: Lithographs and Monotypes, 1949 
9 21
European Surrealists in Exile, 1941 
9 22
An Exhibit and Sale of Contemporary American Art, 1957 

Sponsored by the New School Associates.

9 23
Faculty exhibition, 1951 

Artists include Robert Blackburn, Antonio Frasconi, Hans Jelinek and Louis Schanker.

9 24
Faculty exhibition, 1963-1965, undated 
9 25
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, Inc., 1952 
10 1
Feeley, Paul Terence, 1948 
10 2
Form and Feeling: Photographs by Albert Burrows, 1963 
10 3
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.

10 4
Frasconi, Antonio: Oils, Drawings, Woodcuts, 1947 
10 5
Genn, Nancy, 1951 
10 6
Goldman, A. L.: Photographs of Israel, 1954 
10 7
Goodman, Job: Gouache paintings, 1952 
10 8
Greene, J. Barry, 1948 
10 9
Group show, 1952 

Artists include Milton Avery, Otto Botto, Theodore Fried, Louis Harris, Myron Lechay, Joseph Solman and Turku Trajan.

10 10
Harris, Kay: Photographs, 1954 
10 11
Hunt, Vance: Constructions in Metal and Plastic, 1952 
10 12
Jelinek, Hans: Ten Years of Drawings and Prints (1940-1950), 1951 
10 13
Kaufman, Enit, 1953 
10 14
Kaufmann, Arthur: Paintings, 1952 
10 15
Klinghoffer, Clara, 1951 
10 16
Lang, David: Etchings, 1959 
10 17
League of Present Day Artists, 1954 
10 18
Leirens, Charles: Photographs of Morocco, 1949 
10 19
Lipman-Wulf, Peter: Sculpture and etchings, 1949 
10 20
Marcus, Zola: Paintings, 1952 
10 21
Niemeyer, Johannes, 1952 
10 22
Painters of the Village, 1955 
10 23
Pascual, Manolo, 1952 
10 24
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.

10 25
Pregel, Alexandra, 1943 
10 26
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.

10 27
Provincetown-New York Artists, 1953 
10 28
Quintanilla, Luis: Studies and frescoes, 1940 
10 29
Racz, Andre: Gouaches and drawings, 1942 
10 30
Sarason, Henry: Photography, 1953, 1960 
10 31
Sculpture by Juan Cruz and Enamels by Irma Diaz, 1951 
10 32
Sculpture and Paintings of Colombia, 1950 
10 33
Seligmann, Kurt: Drawings and etchings, 1940 
10 34
Shun-Hsin, Chang: Finger paintings, 1940 
10 35
Silva, Guillermo, 1957 
11 1
Slobodkina, Esphyr, 1951, 1958 
11 2
Smith, Moishe, 1959 
11 3
Sopó [Duque], [Miguel], 1949 
11 4
Spiral Group exhibitions, 1948-1956 
11 5
Spivak, Max: Mosaics, 1954 
11 6
Student exhibition, 1951-1966 
11 7
Student exhibition, 1960 
11 8
Taller Torres-Garcia, 1961 
11 9
United American Sculptors: First Annual Exhibition, 1939 
11 10
Van Loen, Alfred, 1953 
11 11
Yoshida, Toshi: Woodcut Prints, 1953 
11 12

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Series IV. Centers, institutes and schools 1943-1964 

Box Folder
Art Workshops 
Faculty news, correspondence, meetings, 1949-1958 
11 13
List of faculty, between 1958 and 1962 
11 14
Scholarships: John Myers, 1952-1955 
11 15
Bachelor of Arts degree (Senior College), 1944-1959 
11 16-17
Business Administration Center, 1952-1962 
11 18-19
12 1
Center for African Studies, 1956-1959 
12 2
Center for English as a Second Language, 1962 
12 3
Center for the Near and Middle East, 1945-1951 

Abraham S. Yahuda was the founding director; later, Moshe Perlmann was chairman of the Center.

12 4
Center for Urban and Regional Studies, 1952 
12 5
Human Relations Workshop, 1951-1964 
12 6-9
Institute for Americans Going Abroad, 1962-1963 
12 10
Institute on Community Planning for Normal and Critical Times lecture series, Carol Aronovici, instructor, undated 
12 11
Institute of Educational Publicity and Public Relations, 1951-1954 
12 12-13
13 1
Institute for Retired Professionals, 1962-1963, undated 
13 2
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 
13 3-4
37 (legal size) 1
Education for an Industrial Age, Alfred Kahler and Ernest Hamburger, promotion for, 1948 
13 5
Inauguration, 1943 Nov 
37 (legal size) 2
"Role of the United States in World Industralization," Henry A. Wallace, Secretary of Commerce, 1945 May 24 
13 6
"U.S. Wage and Price Control Policy" panel discussion, 1952 Mar 5 
13 7
Labor Education Center, 1958-1959 
13 8
Research Center for Human Relations, 1946, 1948 
13 9
Russian, Slavic, and Asian Studies certificate programs, 1962 
13 10
Science, Technology, and Civilization [program of study], 1962, 1964 
13 11
United Nations Program, 1962-1964 
13 12

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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).

Box Folder

Files for 1941-1946 relate to Graduate Faculty only.

14 1-7
15 1-5
37 3

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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.

Box Folder
General announcements, circa 1935-1959 
15 6
Adult Education conference, 1959 
15 7-12
American Race Crisis lecture series, 1964 
Biographies, 1964 
15 13
Correspondence, 1964 
15 14
Press and promotional materials and course descriptions, 1964 

Includes poster.

16 1
Book project 
Correspondence, 1963-1966 
16 2
Abrams, Charles, 1964 
16 3
Black, Algernon D., 1964 
16 4
Davis, Ossie, 1964 
16 5
Dodson, Dan W., 1964 
16 6
Farmer, James, 1964 
16 7
Galamison, Milton A., 1964 
16 8
Killens, John O., 1964 
16 9
King, Martin Luther, 1964 
16 10
Lomax, Louis, 1964 
17 1
Monserrat, Joseph, 1964 
17 2
Rustin, Bayard, 1964 
17 3
Tumin, Melvin, 1964 
17 4
Weaver, Robert C., 1964 
17 5
Wilkins, Roy, 1964 
17 6
Young, Whitney, 1964 
17 7
Arts courses and workshops, 1945-1951 
17 8
Business and labor courses, 1948-1954 
17 9
Conference on Job Opportunities, 1965 
17 10
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).

17 11
Conference on Personnel Security Problems in the U.S. Industry, 1957 
17 12
Dance courses, 1960 
17 13
Economic Development Abroad: The Democratic Weapon conference, 1950 
17 14
Economic Geography lecture series, 1947 
18 1
Emancipation Centennial Lectures, 1962-1964 
18 2
Faculty Seminar, 1954, 1961 
18 3
Film courses and series, 1954-1958, undated 
18 4
Gardening, 1943, undated 
18 5
Graphic arts courses, 1951-1958 
18 6
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).

18 7
Group Conversation and Community Development course, Rachel Davis DuBois, 1958 
18 8
Health and science courses, 1949-1957 
18 9
Hecht Lectures on General Biology, Albert Szent Gyorgyi, 1948-1949 
18 10
Henry Moscowitz Lectures on Reconversion, 1945 
18 11
History, economics, foreign affairs, political science courses, 1944-1966 
18 12
How to Do Educational and Institutional Publicity course, Benjamin Fine, 1944-1945, 1949 
18 13
Italian Culture Today conference, 1947 
18 14
Life insurance courses, Solomon Huber, 1951 
18 15
Louis Pink Memorial Lectures, 1958 
18 16
Moscow Art Theatre Lectures, 1965 
18 17
Music workshops, 1948-1956 
18 18
Outlook for Investments lecture series, Helen Slade, 1957-1958 
19 1
Philosophy, culture, and religion courses, 1948-1953, undated 
19 2
Photography courses, 1948-1955 
19 3
Psychology, psychoanalysis and mental health courses, 1949-1958 
19 4
Public relations courses, 1945-1965, undated 
19 5
Script-Writing Clinic, Flora Rheta Schreiber, 1957-1960 
19 6-7
Show business courses, 1953 
19 8
Sidney Hillman Memorial Lectures, 1948-1956 
19 9
Study of Mankind lecture series, 1961 
19 10-11
Urban affairs and social welfare courses, 1949, undated 
19 12
World Reports lecture series, 1953-1957 
19 13
Writing, literature and speech courses, 1947-1962 
19 14

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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.


Box Folder
Correspondence, 1941-1949 
20 1
Dramatic Workshop News, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1947 Oct 
20 2
Dramatic Workshop and Technical Institute: March of Film series announcement, 1949 
20 3
Film, Television & Radio Department course pamphlet, 1948-1949 
20 4

Alfred J. Balcombe is likely the photographer of the Dramatic Workshop productions found in this series.

General, probably 1940s 
20 5
Galileo, Bertolt Brecht, 1946, undated 
20 6
The Flies, Jean-Paul Sartre, 1947 
20 7
Imaginary Invalid, Molière, circa 1947 
20 8
Nights of Wrath, Armand Salacrou, circa 1951 
20 9
Shadow of a Gunman, Sean O'Casey, 1951 
20 10
Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare, 1948 
20 11
Press releases and materials, 1940-1947 
20 12
Programs for productions 
General, 1947 
20 13
March of the Dance, 1947-1948, undated 
20 14
March of Drama, 1946-1949 
20 15-16
Studio Theatre productions, 1940-1943 
20 17
Publicity for courses, lectures, and workshops, 1943-1949 
20 18
Publicity about individuals: Erwin Piscator, 1950, undated 
20 19
Publicity about individuals: Harry Belafonte and Marlon Brando, 1955, undated 
20 20
Publicity for productions, 1942-1951 
21 1
38 7
Reports, 1945-1947 
21 2
Scrapbook page, circa 1950 (Photographer: A.J. Balcombe) 
38 8
Scrapbooks, 1940s 

Consists of four scapbooks of press clippings related to the Dramatic Workshop.


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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.

Box Folder
General correspondence, 1941-1951, probably 1950s 
21 3
2nd anniversary, 1944 
21 4
20th anniversary, 1958-1959 
21 5
50th anniversary planning and publication, 1988, 1993 
21 6
38 9
Agreements between the New School and École Libre, 1941-1947 
21 7
"Constitution Adopted by the National Constituent Assembly (of France)," 1946 
21 8
Faculty, 1942-1946 
21 9
Founding and inauguration, 1940-1942 
21 10
Publicity and course announcements, 1941-1946 
21 11
Renaissance, extract of article by Alvin Johnson, "Prodromes d'un Monde Nouveau," Volume 1, 1943 Jan 
21 12
La Republique Francaise, Volume III, No. 5, 1946 
21 13
Special events, 1941-1947 
21 14
Statements and notes, 1942-1958 
21 15
War Crimes and World Peace conference, 1946 
21 16

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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.

Box Folder
Alumni Association, 1951-1956 

Includes 1958 issues of the Alumni Association Newsletter.

22 1
Catalogs, correspondence regarding and changes to, 1940-1956 
22 2
Charter, 1941 
22 3
Charter amendment, 1947 
22 4
Charter publication, 1941 
22 5
Clippings and press materials, 1940-1952 
22 6
Convocation and dinner, 1964 
22 7
Course and conference promotion, 1940-1962 
22 8
Degrees conferred and thesis topics (1936-1960), 1947-1960 
22 9-10
Domestic food shortage, letter to editor and report, 1947 
22 11
Domination of the Mediterranean and Its Effects on War and Peace roundtable discussion, 1941 
22 12
Economic Development Abroad, three conferences, 1950 
22 13
23 1
Faculty conference, 1941 
23 2
Faculty publications, writings and activities, list, offprints and clippings, 1933-1957 
23 3
Friends of the Graduate Faculty, 1944 
23 4
Fritz Lehmann Memorial meeting, 1940 
23 5
General Seminar schedules, 1947-1956 
23 20
General Seminar: "Functional Finance--Friend or Foe of Private Enterprise," 1943 

A debate between Vidal Guardiola, Albert Hahn, and Abba P. Lerner, among others.

23 21
Gerhard Colm Memorial Lecture, 1970 
23 6
Heimann, Eduard, 1943-1960, 1986 
23 7
Information for students regarding degree requirements, circa 1956 
23 8
"Integrated Program in Philosophy and Psychology" report, 1959 
23 9
Kallen, Horace 
Correspondence, 1936-1957 
23 10
Press releases and biographical material, 1936-1964 
23 11
Writings and public events, 1944-1954 
23 12-13
Lederer, Emil: "Remarks at Inauguration of University in Exile," 1933 
23 14
Levi, Nino: 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).

23 15
Locke, Alain Leroy, 1946-1954 
23 16
Meetings and minutes, 1956-1958 
23 17
"Memorandum Concerning a Proposed Institute for Constitutional Government," Ferdinand A. Hermens, probably 1946 
23 18
New appointments, press releases, 1948-1958 
23 19
Pekelis, Alexander H., 1943-1945 
24 1
Plaque commemorating the Universitiy in Exile, 1969 
24 2
Refugee scholars at the New School [lists], 1944-1949 
24 3
Registration statistics, 1940-1964 
24 4
Reports of deans and departments, 1939-1956 
24 5
Research Division of the New School, 1957 
24 6
Salomon, Albert: "History of Social Thought" [typescript], 1947 
38 10
Statements by former students, probably 1950s 
24 7
"Statement on the Graduate Faculty's Role at the New School," 1958 
24 8
Staudinger, Hans, 1950-1959, undated 
24 9
Strauss, Leo: "A Bibliography and Memorial, 1899-1973," in interpretation [offprint], 1975 
24 10
Student statistics, 1948 
24 11
38 11
The Struggle for Economic Security symposium, 1939 

Includes transcripts.

24 12
Theodor Heuss Chair in the Social Sciences, 1958-1965 
24 13-14
University in Exile faculty information forms, 1943-1950 
25 1
War-related activities: Faculty questionnaire, probably 1942 
25 2
War-related activities: Press releases and statements, 1935-1943 
25 3
What Creates Panic? conference, 1942 
25 4
Workshop of Sociological Research, 1959-1960 
25 5

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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.

Box Folder
Actors Workshop at The New School, 1966 
25 6
Artists' Choice Concerts: General, 1965 
25 7
Artists' Choice Concerts: Music for Violin & Keyboard series, 1964-1965 

Includes publicity photograph of viola and piano duo, Bernard and Naomi Zaslav.

25 8
Concerts, 1931-1964 
25 9
Dances of the World's Peoples, 1961 
25 10
Dramatic Reading Series, 1954 
25 11
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.

25 12
Filmcraft Forum &  12th Street Cinema Group, 1946-1947 
25 13
Free Southern Theater Company tour, 1965 

Includes publicity photographs of Diana Sands and Alan Alda.

25 14
37 (legal size) 14
Lukas Foss and his Improvisation Chamber Ensemble, after 1957 
25 15
New Music Society concert series, 1947 
25 16
New School Concerts, 1957-1959 
25 17
New School Poetry Readings, 1962 
25 18
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.

25 19
Seven Sunday Evenings of Poetry, probably 1950s 
25 20
Spring Poetry Festival, 1948 
25 21
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.

26 1-2
Theater, 1960-1965 
26 3

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Series XI. Press clippings and offprints 1927-1973 

See also the New School publicity scrapbook collection (NS.03.01.01).

Box Folder
26 4-5
39 1-25
26 6
39 26

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Series XII. Promotional publications, writings and fund raising materials 1918-1964 

Box Folder
General, circa 1933-1951, undated 
26 7
"1,755 and 1: The New School for Social Research" [typescript], probably 1943 
26 8
Appeals to oppose the proposed merger of the New School with New York University, 1963 
26 9
Education in a New Dimension: The New School and the Challenge of a New Age [booklet and related materials] Robert L. Heilbroner, 1958-1960 
26 10
Endowment Fund Campaign, 1963 
26 11
Endowment Fund Campaign: Toward a Second Half-Century of Growth and Achievement, Robert L. Heilbroner, booklet, 1963 or 1964 
26 12
The New School: 1919-1939 [booklet], 1939 
26 13
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.

26 14
Printed materials, 1925-1955 
26 15
"A Proposal for An Independent School of Social Science for Men and Women," circa 1918 
26 16
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.

27 1-3
37 8
To the Living Spirit [booklet], 1943 
27 4

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Series XIII. Reports 1918-1960  (Bulk, 1941-1960)

Box Folder
Annual Report of the President for the Year 1950-1951, 1951 Nov 15 
27 5
Annual Report of the President for the Year 1953, 1953 Dec 
27 6
"Comments on Dr. McGrath's Report," Hans Simons, 1958 Sep 18 
27 7
Course promotion, 1952-1960 
27 8-9
Hovde, Bryn, 1948-1949 
28 1
38 12
"Independent School of Social Science: Estimated Annual Cash Requirements to April 30, 1928" [photocopy], 1918 Jun 4 
28 2
"Memorandum on the New School and Graduate Faculty," probably 1942 
28 3
"New School College," Hans Simons, 1957-1958 
28 4
"The New School's Development Program," Hans Simons, 1954-1955 
28 5
"The New School for Social Research," 1944 
28 6
"The New School for Social Research: Work of the First Term; Researches under way; Suggestions Concerning Future Development," probably 1920 
37 (legal size) 4
"Plan for the Reorganization of the Adult Educational Work of The New School," probably 1941 or 1942 
28 7
"A Preliminary Survey on Public Perceptions of The New School," Tom Fizdale, Inc., 1943 
28 8
Proposed International Academy Project, 1947 
28 9
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."

28 10
"Report of the President to the Board of Trustees," 1958 Sep 26 
28 11
Self-Study, 1960 
28 12
Service Committee, 1955 
28 13
"Statement of Income and Expenses," circa 1948, 1961 
28 14
"A Survey of The New School for Social Research," G.S. Bilheimer, 1942 
28 15

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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).


Box Folder
Correspondence, 1955-1959 
29 1
Calendars, 1947-1971 
29 2-6
Special lectures, 1962-1963 
29 7
4th anniversary: Graduate Faculty, 1937 
29 8
20th anniversary: New School for Social Research, 1939 
29 9
25th anniversary: New School for Social Research, 1944 
29 10-11
25th anniversary: Graduate Faculty, 1958-1959 
29 12
30th anniversary: Graduate Faculty, 1964 
30 1
40th anniversary: New School for Social Research, 1959 
30 2
40th anniversary: Graduate Faculty, 1973 
30 3
Alumni dinner, 1960 
30 4
Arming for Peace dinner, 1951 Nov 13 
30 5
Bonnet, Henri, luncheon honoring, 1945 
30 6
Brandt, Willy, convocation and luncheon honoring, 1965 
30 7
Brauer, Max, luncheon, 1961 
30 8
Caroline Tilden Bacon Room dedication, probably late 1930s 
30 9
Causey, James H., cocktail party honoring, 1942, 1944 
30 10
Center for New York City Affairs, founding, 1964-1965 
30 11-12
Contemporary Photographer symposium, 1962-1963 
30 13
"Controversies Over Psychoanalytic Technique" dinner meeting, 1948 Dec 7 
30 14
Council of Fellows, 1965 
30 15
Creative Writing program: 30th Anniversary dinner and cancelled event, 1962-1963 
30 16
Creative Writing program: New Voices '64 publication celebration, 1964 
31 1
David, Henry, Inauguration, 1961 

Includes press kit, transcripts of speech, biographies of participants and planning materials.

31 2-9
37 5
Dewey, John, 90th birthday celebration, 1949 
32 1
Einstein, Albert and Charles A. Beard dinner, before 1948 
37 6
Elath, Eliahu, lecture, 1961 
32 2
First Founders Award dinner, 1962 
32 3
37 7
Gombrich, Ernst H. reception, 1961 
32 4
Graduate Faculty convocation and dinner, 1964 
32 5
"Help Acquire New Support" luncheon, 1960 
32 6
Hochhuth, Rolf: "The Facts Behind the Deputy" panel discussion, 1964 
32 7
Heuss, Theodor, honorary degree convocation, 1958 
32 8
Horace Kallen Lectures, 1947-1961 
"The Central Conflict in Present-Day Education: Its Psychological References," Katherine McBride, 1947 

Includes publicity photograph of Katherine McBride.

32 9
"Faith, Ideas, and the Job," Max Otto, 1948 
32 10
"Spinoza and Religion," Harry Austryn Wolfson, 1949 
32 11
"The Fight for Freedom in Chinese History," Dr. Hu-Shih, 1950 
32 12
"Towards a Leisure Society," Jerome Frank, 1951 
33 1
"The Realm of Human Conflict," William H. Davis, 1952 
33 2
"Republican Humanism," Howard Mumford Jones, 1953 
33 3
"Do the Arts Progress?", Thomas Munro, 1954 
33 4
"Judaism and the Pursuit of Happiness," Milton R. Konvitz, 1955 
33 5
Woodrow Wilson Centenary Celebration: "Woodrow Wilson's Conception of The League of Nations," Quincy Wright, 1956 
33 6
"Freedom, Determinism and Sentimentality," Sidney Hook, 1957 
33 10
"Man the Measure: Various Approaches to Truth in Human Life," Robert Ulich, 1960 
33 8
"World History and Jewish History: Differences and Parallels," Salo W. Baron, 1961 
33 9
Hovde, Bryn inauguration, 1945 
33 10
Human Relations Center dinner, 1963 
33 11
International Geophysical Year Celebration, 1956-1959 
33 12
Kaplan, Jacob M. dedication of bust, 1962 
33 13
Labor-Management Luncheon Series, 1954-1965 
33 14-15
34 1
Lee, Jennie lecture (cancelled), 1966 
34 2
Lipschitz, Joachim: "Is Anti-Semitism On the Rise Again in Central Europe?" lecture, 1958 
34 3
Louis S. Weiss Memorial Award inauguration, 1951 May 17 
34 4
Markel, Lester, honorary degree luncheon, 1952 
34 5
Metropolitan College Public Relations Council dinner, 1962 
34 6
Mitropoulos, Dimitri: "Music and Modern Society and Music and Life" lecture, 1958 
34 7
Morot-Sir, Eduard: "New Developments in Existentialist Philosophy: Sartre's 'Critique of Dialectic Reason'" lecture, 1960 
34 8
Norwegian Evening in honor of Dr. Francis Bull, 1950 
34 9
Ripka, Hubert: "T. G. Masaryk: Great Defender of Democracy" lecture, 1950 
34 10
Robinson, James H.: "Africa: A Challenge to Democracy and a Prize for Communism" lecture, 1957 
34 11
Schneider, Alexander honorary degree, Carnegie Hall ceremony, 1965 
34 12
Sidney Hillman Memorial Room dedication, 1960 
34 13
Special Libraries Association meeting, 1960 
34 14
Teach-in on Supreme Court obscenity ruling, 1966 
34 15
Thurnauer, Martin, reception honoring, 1964 
34 16
University in Exile inauguration, invitation responses, 1933 
34 17
"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.

34 18
William Green Memorial Room dedication, 1959 Oct 30 
34 19

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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).


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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 
35 2
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 
35 3
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 
35 4
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 
35 5
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 
35 6
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" 
35 7
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 
35 10
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 
35 8
Backman, Jules 
Cotton, Eugene. "Either Increased Wages or Severe Depression" 
Friedman, Elisha 
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 
35 9
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 
37 10
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 
37 11
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 
37 9
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" 
35 11
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 
35 12
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 
35 13
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 
35 16
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 
35 14
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 
35 15
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.

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36 2
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 
36 3
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 
36 4
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 
36 5
Our Unpopularity Abroad: Do We Deserve It?, a New School Associates Dinner Forum, 1954 Jan 28 
Celler, Emanuel 
Forman, Harrison 
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 
36 6
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 
Katz, Milton 
36 7
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 
35 8
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 
36 9
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.

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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 
36 11
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 

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