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Eugene Lang College collection

Identifier: NS-02-24-01


Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts is the undergraduate liberal arts college of The New School university system. Librarians in the former Raymond Fogelman Library established this collection of printed materials and ephemera created by the Eugene Lang College administration, faculty, or students, and The New School Archives staff occasionally adds to the collection. The bulk of the collection consists of student periodicals in the form of newspapers and journals.


  • 1982-2022



4.7 Cubic Feet (5 boxes, 1 folder)

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Scope and Contents

Materials date from the final years of the Seminar College era (early 1980s) to the present, with the 1980s and 1990s predominating. By the mid-2000s, many New School print publications shifted to digital publishing platforms.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use. Please contact for appointment.

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the New School Archives and Special Collections. Please contact:

Historical note

Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts is the division of The New School university dedicated to solely educating traditional college-age undergraduates in their late teens and early twenties. All other university divisions offer graduate degrees. Although The New School began granting undergraduate degrees in 1944 to serve veterans, the origins of the contemporary Eugene Lang College date to the 1970s.

The program that was to become Lang College originated in 1972 as "Freshman Year at The New School" (no records in the collection date from this era). In this program, high school students enrolled in first-year undergraduate classes to explore different topics and disciplines, and were then expected to transfer as sophomores to another institution for degree completion.

The New School established a four-year, bachelor of arts granting Seminar College in 1975 or 1976. In 1978, the Freshman Year Program and the Seminar College were combined. First year students could then either continue their New School education in the Seminar College or transfer to another institution of higher education.

A substantial donation from philanthropist Eugene Lang precipitated the renaming of the Seminar College to Eugene Lang College in 1985. From 2005 until 2015, the college was renamed as, "Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts." In 2015, the college name changed to "Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts" following a university-wide rebranding.


Larrimore, Mark. "The New School's Long Road to a Four-Year College." In Realizing the New School: Lessons from the Past, edited by Julia Foulkes and Mark Larrimore, 80-89. New York: Public Seminar Books, 2020.

The New School for Social Research, 1981. "Self-Study Report: New School for Social Research and Parsons School of Design."


Arranged alphabetically in 2 series: 1. General; 2. Student periodicals

Custodial History

Raymond Fogelman Library staff compiled the bulk of the materials in this collection. Fogelman Library was the library serving Eugene Lang College, prior to its closure in 2009 and the reorganization of The New School's libraries around 2011, resulting in the elimination of Fogelman Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from The New School's Raymond Fogelman Library to New School Archives and Special Collections upon archives' creation in 2012. Items created post-2012 compiled by New School Archives staff from various sources, including direct request from student publishers.


Further accruals are expected. The New School Archives staff endeavors to maintain as complete of a run of periodicals as possible. We welcome contributions of missing issues or Eugene Lang College periodical titles entirely absent from the present collection.

Related Materials

Eugene Lang College periodicals published and distributed in a purely digital format will be found in the New School web archive collection (NS.10.01.01).

Researchers seeking information related to Eugene Lang College should consult the following collections or series:

New School course catalogs and bulletins collection (NS.05.01.01) Eugene Lang College series and the New School course descriptions collection (NS.05.02.01)

New School marketing and promotional materials (NS.05.08.01) Eugene Lang College series.

Ann Snitow faculty records (NS.02.08.01) and Mark Larrimore faculty records (NS.02.09.01).

New School photograph collection (NS.04.01.01).

Guide to the Eugene Lang College collection
Jack Wells and New School Archives Staff
August 21, 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • November 22, 2023: Victoria Fernandez added the Fall 2023 issue of The New School Free Press to the collection. The scope and content note at the component level was updated to reflect the addition.