The New School Archives Digital Collections

Alvin Saunders Johnson collection 1908 – 1973; 1938 – 1959

Collection, NS010101

About

This collection primarily reflects the activities of Alvin Saunders Johnson during his years as director and president emeritus of the New School for Social Research (1946-1971). The files consist of biographical materials, correspondence, subject files, and writings. Because much of Johnson's work as emeritus revolved around fund raising, the correspondence and subject files largely document this activity. Other projects documented here include Johnson's proposal to establish a labor college at the New School (which never came to pass), and launching a Faculty of Retired Professors. The Writings series includes drafts, typescripts, and reprints from University and non-University publications, documenting Johnson's abiding engagement with social issues, in addition to chapter drafts for his autobiography, Pioneer's Progress (published 1952).


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Collection Guide

Guide to the Alvin Saunders Johnson collection

Related people/organizations

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997)

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