You only need one idea

by Ari Spool

José Clemente Orozco. Struggle in the Occident or Carrillo Puerto & Lenin, detail. 1930 – 1931. The New School Mural […]

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Tools of the trades

by Jen Larson

In archival terms, this assemblage of objects is known as “realia”- ie. three-dimensional objects (man-made or naturally occurring) such as […]

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Indoor/Outdoor Space Engineer

by Jen Larson

“I had always seen architecture as landscaping.” – Michael Kalil, “Seed Vision” interview, 1990 Kalil’s archive offers up several interesting […]

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Processing the Kalil collection

by Jen Larson

The Temple bell stops But the sound keeps coming out of the flowers – Basho Admittedly, this post is overdue, […]

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Michael Kalil: An introduction

by Jen Larson

“We dream faster than we can build and we build faster than we accept. We therefore invent the notion of […]

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Historical matchmaking

by Sara Idacavage

Being able to identify the origins and historical significance of archival materials is truly satisfying, and—dare I say it?—quite fun. […]

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The New Look: A Brief Survey of Typefaces & Logos Used at The New School

by Liza Harrell-Edge

ast week we saw the unveiling of a new “visual identity” here at the New School including a new custom created typeface […]

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Italian Refugee Scholars at the New School: A Collective Profile

by Carmen Hendershott

This blog post was written in response to information gathering resulting from the visit of an international researcher. Here in […]

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ParsonsPaper: What Students’ Illustrations Can Tell You

by Jeesu Kim

ParsonsPaper was a monthly student-produced newspaper that ran from 1976 to 1990, and was sponsored by the Parsons Student Council. […]

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Dear Archives: Tips on Contacting an Archivist or Special Collections Librarian

by Jenny Swadosh

I was recently trying to remember when and how I first learned to write a letter.  I asked some colleagues […]

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The great awakening

by Agnes Szanyi

  I started working in The New School Archives as an assistant on the audio collections of the school. Coming […]

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A Quick Dip Into the History of Women’s Swimwear: Part 2

by Sara Idacavage

This is the second part of our series on the history of women’s swimwear. Click here to view Part 1! At the […]

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A Quick Dip Into the History of Women’s Swimwear: Part 1

by Sara Idacavage

After a particularly cold winter here in New York, “swimsuit season” is officially upon us, leading millions of women to […]

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Alvin Johnson, deliver us from dogma

by Jennifer Ulrich

If someone told you that students from the New School are very open-minded, that would not be surprising. Obviously, the […]

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Cameras in the Archives’ Reading Room

by Jenny Swadosh

Each time a class visits the New School Archives and Special Collections, the same general conversation transpires. Students: Can we […]

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Enter Squinting

by Wendy Scheir

As a university archivist I sometimes feel like I see almost the reverse image of what others see. Living Room […]

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Jeremiah B. Lighter: The Central Margin of 20th Century Book Design

by Aaron Winslow

They say that history is made in the margins. Or maybe they don’t say that, exactly, but it’s probably true, […]

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Giuseppe Zambonini: Loft Utopia

by Aaron Winslow

There’s nothing less utopian and avant-garde than the New York City loft. A symbol of gentrification in Manhattan and Brooklyn, […]

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Emil Antonucci: Designing New York

by Aaron Winslow

It’s not often that one thinks about the archives and urban space together. On the one hand, you have the […]

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