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New School for Social Research Office of the Dean records

 Record Group
Identifier: NS-02-02-03

Descriptive Status

No publicly accessible container list or inventory is available at this time. Please contact The New School Archives if you are interested in consulting this collection.


These records originate from the New School for Social Research Dean’s Office and its predecessor school, the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science (in its early years, also known as the University in Exile). The records relate to departmental matters, including budgeting, curriculum development, faculty appointments, fellowships and program accreditation. Documentation will also be found for centers and institutes supported by the division.

The files also document events (1990s-2000s); the Speier Professorship (1990s); and controversies over New School president Bob Kerrey's war record (2001-2003). Some files are restricted. Please email for details.


  • circa 1955-2015
  • Majority of material found within 1990 - 2005



54.9 Linear Feet (51 boxes (including 3 DVDs and 3 CDs))

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use. Files containing student education records are restricted for 50-75 years after records' creation date (or group of persons, like a class), or upon an individual's death, whichever is longer. Files with faculty or other personnel salary, performance reviews, hiring information are restricted for 50 years from creation date of item (or last creation date in file). One video recording has been digitized and is available upon request: A second video recording has not been digitized and an access copy is not currently available. Researchers desiring access and willing to pay a digitization fee may do so upon consultation with The New School Archives. Please contact for appointment or further information.

Guide to the New School for Social Research Office of the Dean records
In Process
Jennifer Ulrich, Agnes Szanyi, and New School Archives and Special Collections Staff
August 8, 2016
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