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Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy collection

 Collection
Identifier: NS-02-10-01

Summary

The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy (as of 2019, the Milano School of Policy, Management and Environment) is a graduate division at The New School housed within the Schools of Public Engagement. This collection consists of administrative, promotional, and curricular materials from Milano and its predecessor schools, as well as publications and transcripts from events organized by Milano. The collection covers over fifty years in the history of the school, from its roots in the Center for New York City Affairs, which was founded in 1965, to the 2010s. The material in this collection includes paper records, electronic files, and audiovisual recordings.

Dates

  • 1965 - 2016

Creator

Language of Materials

English and Spanish

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use. Please contact archivist@newschool.edu for appointment.

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material or use recordings from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from The New School Archives and Special Collections. Please contact: archivist@newschool.edu.

Historical Note

The Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy was established in 1978 as the Graduate School of Management and Urban Professions (GSMUP). As of 2019, the school is known as the Milano School of Policy, Management and Environment. The Center for New York City Affairs (CNYCA), also known as the J.M. Kaplan Center for New York City Affairs, was founded in 1964 and became part of GSMUP in 1978.

Several of the original programs at GSMUP were originally administered by CNYCA: Urban Affairs and Policy Analysis, Human Resources and Manpower Development, Gerontological Services Administration, Health Services Administration, and Tourism and Travel Administration. CNYCA transferred its degree teaching function to GSMUP when the school was established but retained responsibility for a continuing education program in urban affairs and the publication of City Almanac (a bi-monthly publication) and The Fiscal Observer (a bi-weekly publication).

In addition to the five programs transferred from CNYCA, GSMUP added programs in Fundraising Management (Summer 1978) and Management Auditing (Spring 1979). The programs offered by GSMUP did not remain static over the years. Some were combined, some were added and some were dropped, reflecting the changing research priorities of the School. By the time GSMUP was re-branded as the Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy in 1989, only four programs were offered: Urban Affairs and Policy Analysis, Human Resources Management, Health Services Administration, and Non-profit Management.

In 1996, university trustee Robert J. Milano's name was added to the School. In 2011, the school was renamed "The Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy," following the merger of the Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Professions with the graduate program in International Affairs, which up to then had been a separate entity. As of 2015, international affairs again split off from Milano to become the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs. At this time Milano was renamed the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment. Both International Affairs and Milano are situated within the division known, as of 2019, as the Schools of Public Engagement.

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Sources:

"Center for New York City Affairs Spring 1965 Courses Inaugural Program." New School Bulletin. Volume 22, Number 9. 14 December 1964. Accessed online 8 August 2016: http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/objects/NS030102_bull2209

"About Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy." Website. Accessed 8 August 2016: http://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement/milano-school-about/

Extent

7.9 Cubic Feet (6 boxes, 5 folders; 33 analog recordings)

15.7 Gigabytes (5,278 files)

33 Analog Recordings (16 1/4 inch audio cassettes; 7 VHS tapes)

Scope and Content of Collection

The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy collection consists of administrative, promotional, and curricular materials, as well as publications by Milano faculty and researchers, and materials from Milano-sponsored events. The collection covers over fifty years in the history of the school, from its roots in the Center for New York City Affairs, which was founded in 1964, to the 2010s. The material in this collection is in a variety of formats: paper records, electronic files, and audiovisual recordings.

The collection is organized into four series: General, Center for New York City Affairs, Community Development Research Center, and Graduate Program in International Affairs.

The first series, General, contains administrative files, promotional material, handbooks, program assessments and development plans, and files related to faculty and staff. Reports, events, and conferences hosted by Milano, but not by a specific program within the school, are in this series. Also included are files from the Community Development Finance Lab, a Milano course that pairs students with community organizations, and the Milano Mangement Information Exchange (Milano MiX), a resource developed by Milano for community development corporations. The series includes electronic files from the offices of the Dean and Associate Dean for Student Affairs. Additionally, audiovisual material, including some event recordings and promotional videos, are found in this series.

The second series is material from the Center for New York City Affairs (CNYCA), the founding program of Milano. It includes course catalogs, promotional material, and publications. Materials from events hosted by the CNYCA include programs, photographs, and planning documents from the annual Fiorello H. La Guardia Awards Dinner, which honored individuals who made significant contributions to New York City. A recording of the dinner at which former President Bill Clinton received the award is also included. This series does not include issues of CNYCA's publication The Fiscal Observer or City Almanac, which are found in the New School periodicals collection (NS.05.06.01).

The third series covers the work of Milano's Community Development Research Center (CDRC), an interdisciplinary research center focused on low-income urban neighborhoods. The bulk of this series consists of published reports sponsored by the CDRC. Assorted other documents include a program brochure, project summaries, and a grant application.

The fourth series contains documents from the Graduate Program in International Affairs (GPIA), which was established in 2001. As of 2019, this program is now known as the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs, and is organizationally separate from Milano within the Schools of Public Engagement. This series includes promotional material, and administrative and curricular files. The bulk of this series is material from events and conferences sponsored by the GPIA. Also included is material from the Observatory on Latin America, a GPIA program that hosts events and conferences that foster understanding of and dialogue with Latin American countries.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject in 4 series: I. General, 1974-2014 II. Center for New York City Affairs, 1965-2016 III. Community Development Research Center (CDRC), 1989-2004 IV. Graduate Program in International Affairs (GPIA), 2001-2014

Other Finding Aids

For selected item-level description and images from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy collection, see the New School Archives Digital Collections at http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/NS021001

Custodial History

Initial collection created by librarian Carmen Hendershott. New School Archives staff has periodically added to the foundational collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The bulk of the collection consists of two large transfers from Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy directly to the New School Archives in 2016. The New School Archives staff combined these files with an existing collection created by library staff, transferred from Raymond Fogelman Library to the New School Archives upon establishment of the Archives in 2012.

Related Materials

A number of periodicals published by the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, including its constitutent programs, centers, and institutes, will be found in the New School periodicals collection (NS.05.06.01). Of note is a two decade run of the Center for New York City Affairs's City Almanac (1966-1989).

Theses and other research papers authored by students in several graduate programs will be found in the Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Professions student papers (NS.02.10.02) and in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs theses, practica, and International Field Program reports (NS.02.04.01).

Further administrative files related to Milano can be found in the Schools of Public Engagement Executive Dean's Office records (NS.02.01.04).

Processing Information

Floppy disks containing the personal files of a Milano clerical worker have been deaccessioned from this collection.
Title
Guide to the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy collection
Status
Completed
Author
Anna Robinson-Sweet
Date
November 5, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English