Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Lang lang ago

The second phase of our New School history project focuses on Eugene Lang College, which celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2010-11. Part of what needs to be better understood is Lang before Lang... when and how did it start? Lang may be as old as I am! We usually hear that something called the Seminar College was founded in 1973. Something else happened in 1978, I think it was a move to becoming a four-year program. But it turns out there was something much like Lang before any of this, witness this spread from the New School Bulletin in October 1966! That day-in-the-life could be from today (though Lang students today are less likely to go to the Bach organ matinees at Grace Church); the furnishings in the room at upper right are used to this day!

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