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The New School School of Jazz and Contemporary Music Dean's Office records

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Identifier: MA-06-01-01

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The School of Jazz and Contemporary Music was established at The New School in 1986 and, as of 2020, is a department within the College of Performing Arts. These records, largely compiled by former dean Martin Mueller, cover the School of Jazz from its inception to Mueller's retirement in 2016. Includes audiovisual recordings, budget and fundraising records, clippings, correspondence, photographs, publicity materials, and reports and studies.

The International Association of Schools of Jazz of which Mueller was a founding member is also well documented in the records.


  • 1984-2016



12 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

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Collection is open for research use. Due to the possibility of restricted documents in the files, Archives staff will need to review materials before serving to patrons until the collection is processed. Please contact for appointment.

Processing Information

Many of the folder titles, probably created by longtime Jazz director [confirm title?] Martin Mueller, have been retained, although some material has been combined to reduce duplication. The original organization of files has been simplified, Many of the files in Series 1 were compiled by Mueller retrospectively, at various times, when he was preparing documentation about the development of the program for school administrators.

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