Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Archival

Took two of my first year students to the New School Archives after class today, to help them find materials for their final research projects. Learned some interesting things there.
1) There is a file in my name (since I've given the Archives all sorts of things I get my hands on, like a YOU NEVER LEAVE PARSONS teeshirt, still in its wrapper, or this mug)! 2) There is some benefit to our school's having renamed and rebranded itself so often (unlike the eponymous intellectual tabloid evoked by this New School publication of 1969): it's easier to guess when undated documents were produced! Not sure how
the new (Neue) regime will fare. Judging from the ugly new "Be a force of the new" advertising campaign, it seems already to be exploding.

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