The New School Archives Digital Collections

New School Associates records 1943 – 1988

Collection, NS030201


The New School Associates were the first fund raising body associated with the university. Comprised of faculty, former students (including Marlon Brando), school administration and supporters of the school's aims, "the Associates" sponsored numerous educational and social events and an annual membership drive. These records represent the administration of the Associates from the mid-1940s to approximately 1960, although some later art exhibition records will be found here as well. Files belonging to the Executive Secretary of the New School Associates, Edith Jonas Levy, constitute much of the record group.

Related Archival Materials Note

A clippings scrapbook exclusively dedicated to documenting the activities of the New School Associates will be found in the New School Scrapbooks collections (NS.03.01.01). Folders documenting the New School Associates will be found in the Office of Public Information records (NS.03.04.01), in General Administration series, Speeches series (texts of speeches given by guests of the Associates), and Weekly Bulletins series, which frequently include notices of Associates-sponsored events, as well as announcements regarding new members.

Related collections

New School publicity scrapbook collection
New School Publicity Office records

Collection Guide

Guide to the New School Associates records

Related people/organizations

Brynjolf Jakob Hovde
Alvin Saunders Johnson
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997)

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