The New School Archives Digital Collections

The New School Archives Digital Collections presents images, text, audio and video from The New School Archives & Special Collections, home to primary source materials documenting the history of all divisions of The New School.


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COURSE CATALOG COLLECTIONS
Collections featuring course catalogs from across New School divisions, programs and schools. Includes catalogs from Parsons and Mannes before they joined The New School.

EXHIBITION 2010: INSPIRING WOMEN
Presented here are the catalog and selected portraits from featured in Inspiring Women: Designers from Parsons' Archives, that ran from March 26–27, 2010 in the Dorothy H. Hirshon Suite at The New School, and March 29–May 31, 2010 in the Adam & Sophie Gimbel Design Library at Parsons The New School for Design.

EXHIBITION 2011: RADICAL SHIFTS
Selected materials from the New School Archives relating to Radical Shifts: Reshaping the Interior at Parsons a 2011 exhibition produced by the archives and presented in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design.

EXHIBITION 2014: OFFENSE + DISSENT
Offense + Dissent: Image, Conflict, Belonging, which ran from June 26-September 3, 2014, explored the ways in which offense has been given (and taken) and dissent expressed (and managed) through three incidents in the history of The New School: the 1951 and ’53 curtaining of the Orozco murals during the red scare years; the 1970 anti-war exhibition put up by Parsons students, in lieu of a senior show, in solidarity with the National Student Strike in response to the Kent State shootings and the U.S. bombing of Cambodia; and the 1989 Matsunaga affair.

EXHIBITION 2014: VOICES OF CRISIS
Presented here are selected materials from The New School Archives related to VOICES OF CRISIS: American Race Crisis Lectures at The New School, a 2014 exhibition held at The New School. Curator: Miles Kohrman.

FASHION DESIGN COLLECTIONS
Highlights from the New School Archives and Special Collections relating to fashion design, education, illustration and marketing.

INTERIOR DESIGN COLLECTIONS
Highlights from collections related to interior design, interior designers, and interior design education.

NEW SCHOOL HISTORY COLLECTIONS
Selected collections related to the history of the New School.

NEW SCHOOL PUBLICATIONS

ORAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS

THESIS COLLECTIONS
Collections of digital theses submited by MFA students.