Mission and Policies

Archivist processing materials in the archives office.

Mission Statement 

The New School Archives and Special Collections collects, preserves, and transmits knowledge, culture, and history for present and future generations.


Collecting Policy

It is the mission of the New School Archives and Special Collections to promote knowledge and understanding of The New School by collecting, preserving, contextualizing, and making publicly accessible a rich array of records that document the histories of The New School and its communities of students, faculty, alumni, and staff.


Code of Ethics 

The New School Archives and Special Collections strives to maintain the trust of its donors and users by establishing and acting upon sound ethical judgements that derive guidance from an array of professional organizations for archives, libraries, and museums.


Use and Citation

The purpose of citation is to further scholarly conversation. By providing a way for others to locate and access sources employed in creating academic, artistic, and design works, you help to keep the conversation active across space and time. 

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