Library and Archives News:

Libraries & Archives Digital Collections

The Digital Collections of the Libraries & Archives provide online access to an ever-growing pool of digitized and born-digital publications, text-based documents, images, transcripts, and audiovisual recordings and programs drawn from the Archives & Special Collections, as well as from Visual Resource Collections consisting of more than 50,000 art and design-related images derived from faculty slide collections and commercial databases.

Digital Archives Collections

  • New School Course Catalogs, 1912-2007 - Course catalogs from the New School back to its founding in 1919 (includes Adult Division, Graduate Faculty, Dramatic and Arts Workshops, Parsons, Mannes, and Lang). Parsons and Mannes catalogs include those from when they were independent institutions before joining the New School. (More catalogs are available in the Archives.)
  • New School Publicity Scrapbooks, 1918-1937 - Fifteen scrapbooks of news articles and promotional material about The New School from 1919 through the early 1940s, documenting New School curricula, lectures, buildings, murals, faculty, students, and alumni. (More scrapbooks are available in the Archives.)
  • Hannah Arendt Papers - Renowned philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) was a member of the Graduate Faculty at The New School from 1967 to 1975. Arendt's papers are now housed at the Library of Congress, and the entire collection has been digitized (approximately 25,000 items and 75,000 images).  The New School Libraries & Archives is one of three sites worldwide that provides access to the entire digitized collection. (The others are the Library of Congress and the Hannah Arendt Center at the University of Oldenburg, Germany.) Researchers must be on site at The New School Libraries & Archives to access the fully digitized collection. Write to request access to the collection. Additionally, major portions of the Arendt collection are publicly available online through the Library of Congress.

Explore the gallery below to see just a small sampling of our Digital Archives. For more information about what's available, write archivist@newschool.edu, or click to contact the Archives.

  • View by Date
  • View by Subject
  • View by Collection
  • View by Exhibition

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player


Visual Resource Collections

The collections below represent over 50,000 images of art & design-related materials available from commercial vendors. Access to these collections are restricted and require your netID and password to access. Use of these high resolution images is restricted for educational use only. Publication (e.g. on a publicly available website) or re-use of these images in any public space requires permission of the copyright holder. For questions about academic publication or broader reuse, please email the Visual Resources curator at saffordm@newschool.edu.

  • The New School Slide Collections - Over 50,000 images of art and design-related images from the collection currently being digitized and cataloged.
  • The AMICA Library - The AMICA Library contains over 114,000 works of art from the collections of contributing museums worldwide. Cultures and time periods range from contemporary art, Native American and Inuit art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, along with Japanese and Chinese works. Types of works include paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and photographs, as well as textiles, costumes, jewelry, decorative art, and books and manuscripts.
  • The Scholar's Resource Collection By Saskia - The Scholars Resource Collection is comprised of quality images of art, architecture, and cultural heritage from around the world. Scholars Resource is an umbrella organization which distributes and licenses the images for multiple vendors. Currently our vendors include Saskia, Archivision, Davis Art Images, the Bridgeman Art Library, and Hartill Art Associates.