In 1933, Alvin Johnson developed the idea for the University in Exile as a way to offer refuge from Nazi Germany to both scholars and the ideas they represented by bringing them to New York. Alvin Johnson holding an open book. . The New School Photograph Collection. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 07 Sep 2014.
The Fashion Design program Parsons has always been known for its professors and mentors; the professors have always been industry professionals who bring the students outside of the classroom and into the real world. Photograph of Lord & Taylor window featuring three mannequins in rompers and summer dresses designed by Joset Walker. circa 1952. Joset Walker fashion design scrapbooks. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 07 Sep 2014.
The original design of the dance studio in the basement of 66 12th St was quite colorful and vibrant, as this early drawing by the designer James Urban shows. The colors were to energize the dancers and improve their practice. Image from the Joseph Urban Collection in the Rare Archives and Manuscripts Library of Columbia University.
(left) Curriculum The New School for Social Research 1941 -1942. circa 1941. New School course catalogs; Public Engagement; General. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 07 …