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Researching Activism at The New School

This guide provides suggestions for approaching historical research concerning activism at The New School throughout its history.

Magazines, Newsletters, Newspapers and Journals

Locally published periodicals are a great resource for researching activism here on campus as well as activism that New School students, faculty and staff may have participated in off-campus. All of the periodicals listed below are available in the New School Archives by appointment. Titles in red have been scanned and are available online through our Digital Collections site. Unfortunately, we are missing many issues of student publications, so we do not have complete runs of all the titles below. Additionally, what we have in the New School Archives is not comprehensive across the university's history.

If you published, wrote and illustrated or collected periodicals that you do not see on this list and you would like to donate them to the New School Archives, please contact us. Our students are eager to use these publications in their research!

Titles are in chronological order:

  • New Speak (New School Chapter of Students for a Democratic Society), Volume 1, Numbers 1-2, 1967
  • Granpa [newspaper], 1967-1968
  • Crux: Journal of the Graduate Sociology Students, 1968-1969
  • ParsonsPaper, 1976-1990  -- This long-running Parsons School of Design student newspaper has been digitized and is fully available online. Click on the title to access it through our Digital Collections site.
  • Re/Press, 1982
  • Seminar College Newsletter (pre-Eugene Lang College), 1983
  • Insight Out (Eugene Lang College student newspaper), vol. 1 no.1-2, 1985-1986
  • Students of the New School Graduate Faculty Newsletter, 1988-1996 -- This newsletter was re-named rant + rave in 1996, and later became Canon journal. This is the longest running publication by students for students at the university and is published by graduate and doctoral students of the New School for Social Research.
  • Bang!: The Eugene Lang College Paper, 1990-1991
  • Disorientation or Welcome (The New School Coalition for Accessible Education), 1995
  • rant + rave, 1996-1997 -- This journal was re-named Canon in 1998.
  • The Observed (cross-divisional), Volume 1, No. 1, 1997 Aug/Sep
  • Students for Informed Social Action (Eugene Lang College Volunteer Resource Center), undated [maybe 1990s?]
  • Canon (New School for Social Research students), 1998-2013 -- Articles from 2002-2013 available online through the Canon website: http://canononline.org/archives/
  • Inprint (Eugene Lang College student newspaper), 2003-2007 -- This newspaper became the New School Free Press.
  • The New School Free Press, 2007-2015