The New School Archives and Special Collections is part of the university’s Libraries, Collections & Academic Services unit. We serve the entire New School community, regardless of academic status or affiliation.

Originally established in the mid-1990s as the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Archives Center to exclusively serve Parsons School of Design, the Archives expanded in 2012 to include The New School. In 2015, the transfer of historical records and manuscripts from Mannes School of Music completed the representation of all university divisions in The New School Archives and Special Collections.