Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy collection
Available digital items: https://digital.archives.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/NS021001
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.
- 1965 - 2016
- J.M. Kaplan Center for New York City Affairs (Organization)
- Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy (Organization)
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 Contents
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 also includes issues of CNYCA's publication. The Fiscal Observer or City Almanac.
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.
The fifth series consists solely of a few copies of two newsletters issued by the Office of Student Affairs, GSMUP News Brief and GSMUP Newsletter.
Language of Materials
English and Spanish
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research use. Some files are restricted for a period of 50 years from the latest date of creation within the file in accordance with The New School Archives’ confidentiality policy, including student records, files with faculty and personnel information, and other sensitive university records.
No access copies of the VHS recordings in this collection are currently available. Researchers desiring access to these and willing to pay a digitization fee may do so upon consultation with The New School Archives.
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Biographical / Historical
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.
"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/
Arranged alphabetically by subject in 5 series: 1. General, 1974-2014 2. Center for New York City Affairs, 1965-2016 3. Community Development Research Center (CDRC), 1989-2004 4. Graduate Program in International Affairs (GPIA), 2001-2014 5. Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy
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.
Floppy disks containing the personal files of a Milano clerical worker have been deaccessioned from this collection.
- Administrative records (Type of Material) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Community development, Urban (Subject) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- International relations -- Study and teaching (Subject) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Nonprofit organizations (Subject) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Special events (Subject) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Urban policy (Subject) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy collection
- Anna Robinson-Sweet
- November 5, 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- November 29, 2022: Archivist added the periodicals City Affairs and City Almanac to this record group.
- December 9, 2022: Archivist added several Milano periodicals to this record group.
- December 22, 2022: Archivist added Series V, which includes the periodicals GSMUP News Brief and GSMUP Newsletter.
- April 17, 2023: Archivist added the periodical, The Fiscal Observer, to Series II. Center for New York City Affairs: Publications and reports.