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New School photograph collectionBuildings and campus (NS040101.SII) ➔ Artists' Rendering of Exterior of 66 West 12th Street Building of The New School

Photographic Material

Related people/organizations

Peter A. Juley & Son (photographer)
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997) (commissioner)



Work Type

photographic prints


The first building of The New School on 66 West 12th Street was designed by Joseph Urban. It was open to the public on January 1, 1931.


[The text is a fragment. New Sch]OOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH, NOW BEING ERECTED AT 66-72 West Twe[lfth Street of] New York. AMERICA'S FIRST BUILDING FOR HIGHER ADULT[S EDUCA]TION, expected to be forerunner of similar buildings in other [...] population centers. [...] Director of New School, -- Dr. Alvin Johnson. [Archi]tect of new building, -- Joseph Urban. [Build]ing will be completed for the fall term, and classes will be open [for a]dults, without entrance requirements of credits, degrees, or [exami]nations. In eleven years at old building, more than 10,000 men and [women] of all branches of industry and professions, and coming from many [states?] of the United States, have attended New School lectures. ;Peter A. Juley & Son Photographers of Fine Arts Since 1896 219 East 39th Street, New York City


box 4, folder 6



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