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Introduction to the New Masses digital archive on Marxists Internet Archive
By Marty Goodman / Riazanov Library

Current state of this archive:

This archive includes scans of all 85 issues of New Masses from its first 8 years (1926-1933).

The scans here I made from my personal collection, from the personal collection of Tim Davenport, from the personal collection of Ted Watts, and from the holdings of Holt Labor Library of San Francisco.

Note: Stanford’s Hoover Library gave us very kind assistance in supplying color scans of color covers of two issues (July 1926 and May 1927) and with a color 2 page center graphic art work in May 1927 where we did not have access to the original paper. May 1927 is an exceptionally rare issue: neither Tamiment Library nor Hatcher Labadie library had a copy of it! Two weeks later, a copy of May 1927 became available from Lorne Bair rare books, enabling me to make scans of it entirely from the original paper.

I began this archive project in late 2014. With my acquisition and scanning of a copy of the October 1931 issue of New Masses in February of 2017, digital images of all 85 issues of the monthly New Masses published 1926 through 1933 are now available here, below. I personally scanned every page of every issue from original paper, using art-preserving scanning strategies and relatively high resolution (600 and 1200 dpi).

Marty Goodman
San Pablo, California, USA
February 2017


Read the full Introduction here

 



Index to New Masses
Ted Watts wrote for the Greenwood Reprints of New Masses a set of indexes for the following years:
1926-1933 | 1934-1935 | 1936



Jump to 1927 | 1928 | 1929 | 1930 | 1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934 | 1939


1926


May 1926, Volume 1, No. 1 [70mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 West 8th St., New York City

 


 

June 1926, Volume 1, No. 2 [70mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 West 8th St., New York City

 


 

July 1926, Volume 1, No. 3 [49mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 West 8th St., New York City

 


 

August 1926, Volume 1, No. 4 [75mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 West 8th St., New York City

 


 

September 1926, Volume 1, No. 5 [93mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 West 8th St., New York City

 


 

October 1926, Volume 1, No. 6 [80mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 West 8th St., New York City

 


 

November 1926, Volume 2, No. 1 [50mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 West 8th St., New York City

 


 

December 1926, Volume 2, No. 2 [30mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 West 8th St., New York City

 



1927

 

January 1927, Volume 2, No. 3 [61mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 West 8th St., New York City

    Editors:
    Egmont Arens, Hugo Gellert and Michael Gold

 


 

February 1927, Volume 2, No. 4 [32mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 West 8th St., New York City

    Editors:
    Egmont Arens, Hugo Gellert, William Gropper and Michael Gold

 


 

March 1927, Volume 2, No. 5 [23mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 West 8th St., New York City

    Editors:
    Egmont Arens, Hugo Gellert, William Gropper and Michael Gold

 


 

April 1927, Volume 2, No. 6 [63mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editors:
    Egmont Arens, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, William Gropper and Michael Gold

 


 


May 1927, Volume 3, No. 1
[38mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editors:
    Egmont Arens, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, William Gropper and Michael Gold

 


 

June 1927, Volume 3, No. 2 [49mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editors:
    Egmont Arens, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, William Gropper and Michael Gold

 


 

July 1927, Volume 3, No. 3 [33.5mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editors:
    Egmont Arens, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, William Gropper and Michael Gold

 


 

August 1927, Volume 3, No. 4 [60mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editors:
    Egmont Arens, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, William Gropper and Michael Gold

 


 

September 1927, Volume 3, No. 5 [40mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editors:
    Egmont Arens, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, William Gropper and Michael Gold

 


 

October 1927, Volume 3, No. 6 [42mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editors:
    Egmont Arens, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, William Gropper and Michael Gold

 


 

November 1927, Volume 3, No. 7 [44.7mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editors:
    Egmont Arens, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, William Gropper and Michael Gold

 


 

December 1927, Volume 3, No. 8 [40mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editors:
    Egmont Arens, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, William Gropper and Michael Gold

 

 

 

1928

 

January 1928, Volume 3, No. 9 [69mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editors:
    Egmont Arens, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, William Gropper and Michael Gold

 


 

February 1928, Volume 3, No. 10 [61mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editors:
    Egmont Arens, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, William Gropper and Michael Gold

 


 

March 1928, Volume 3, No. 11 [33mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editors:
    Egmont Arens, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, William Gropper and Michael Gold

 


 

April 1928, Volume 3, No. 12 [36mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editors:
    Egmont Arens, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, William Gropper and Michael Gold

 


 

There was no issue published for May of 1928

 


 


June 1928, Volume 4 No. 1
[26.8mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Associate Editor: Bernard Smith
    Business Manager: Natilie Gomez

 


 


July 1928, Volume 4 No. 2
[34mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Associate Editor: Bernard Smith
    Business Manager: Natilie Gomez

 


 


August 1928, Volume 4 No. 3
[12mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Associate Editor: Bernard Smith
    Business Manager: Natilie Gomez

 


 

September 1928, Volume 4 No. 4 [25mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Associate Editor: Bernard Smith
    Business Manager: Natilie Gomez

 


 


October 1928, Volume 4 No. 5
[19.6mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Associate Editor: Bernard Smith
    Business Manager: Natilie Gomez

 


 

November 1928, Volume 4 No. 6 [22.3mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Associate Editor: Bernard Smith
    Business Manager: Natilie Gomez

 


 

December 1928, Volume 4 No. 7 [26.8mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Associate Editor: Bernard Smith
    Business Manager: Natilie Gomez

 


 

1929

 

January 1929, Volume 4 No. 8 [29.4mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Associate Editor: Bernard Smith
    Business Manager: Natilie Gomez

 


 

February 1929, Volume 4 No. 9 [23.5mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Business Manager: Natilie Gomez

 


 

March 1929, Volume 4 No. 10 [25mb PDF]
New Masses

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon
    Business Manager: Natilie Gomez
    Advertising Manager: Jack Wasserman

 


 

April 1929, Volume 4 No. 11 [28mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon
    Business Manager: Natilie Gomez
    Advertising Manager: Jack Wasserman

 


 

May 1929, Volume 4 No. 12 [24mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon
    Business Manager: Natilie Gomez

 


 

June 1929, Volume 5 No. 1 [33mb PDF] Pages 9 and 10 have been restored from microfilm images.
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon
    Business Manager: Natilie Gomez

 


 

July 1929, Volume 5 No. 2 [24mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon
    Business Manager: Natilie Gomez

 


 


August 1929, Volume 5 No. 3
[23mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon

 


 


September 1929, Volume 5 No. 4
[33mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon

 


 

October 1929, Volume 5 No. 5 [20mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon

 


 

November 1929, Volume 5, No. 6 [15.8mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St, New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon

 


 

December 1929, Volume 5 No. 7 [20.3mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon

 


 

1930

 

 

January 1930, Volume 5, No. 8 [31mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St, New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon

 


 

February 1930, Volume 5, No. 9 [32mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St, New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon

 


 

March 1930, Volume 5, No. 10 [9.3mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St, New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon

 


 

April 1930, Volume 5, No. 11 [28mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St, New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon

 


 

May 1930, Volume 5, No. 12 [21.3mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon

 


 

June 1930, Volume 6, No. 1 [18.6mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

 


 

July 1930, Volume 6, No. 2 [27mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

 


 

August 1930, Volume 6, No. 3 [21.3mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St, New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

 


 

September 1930, Volume 6, No. 4 [29mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

 


 

October 1930, Volume 6, No. 5 [29mb PDF] .
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

 


 

November 1930, Volume 6, No. 6 [30.2mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

 


 

December 1930, Volume 6, No. 7 [24mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

 


 

1931


 


 

January 1931, Volume 6, No. 8 [32mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walt Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

    Executive Board: Walt Carmon, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Horace Gregory, William Gropper, I. Klein, Louis Lozowick

 


 

February 1931, Volume 6, No. 9 [40mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walt Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

    Executive Board: Walt Carmon, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Horace Gregory, William Gropper, I. Klein, Louis Lozowick

 


 

March 1931, Volume 6, No. 10 [30mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walt Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

    Executive Board: Walt Carmon, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Horace Gregory, William Gropper, I. Klein, Louis Lozowick

 


 

April, 1931, Volume 6, No. 11 [34mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walt Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

    Executive Board: Walt Carmon, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Horace Gregory, William Gropper, I. Klein, Louis Lozowick

 


 

May, 1931, Volume 6, No. 12 [30mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walt Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

    Executive Board:Walt Carmon, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Horace Gregory, William Gropper, I. Klein, Louis Lozowick

 


 

June, 1931, Volume 7, No. 1 [31.4mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walt Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

    Executive Board: Walt Carmon, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Horace Gregory, William Gropper, I. Klein, Louis Lozowick

 


 

July, 1931, Volume 7, No. 2 [29mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walt Carmon
    Business Manager: I. Klein
    Executive Board: Walt Carmon, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Horace Gregory, William Gropper, I. Klein, Louis Lozowick

 


 

August, 1931, Volume 7, No. 3 [30.4mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St., New York City

Managing Editor Walt Carmon
Business Manager: Frances Strauss

Editorial Board: Robert Evans, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick

 


 

September, 1931, Volume 7, No. 4 [30.7mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 63 East 15th St., New York City

    Managing Editor Walt Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

    Editorial Board: Robert Evans, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick

 


 

October, 1931, Volume 7, No. 5 [43mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 63 East 15th St., New York City

    Managing Editor: Walt Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

    Editorial Board: Robert Evans, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick

 


 

November, 1931, Volume 7, No. 6 [22.7mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 63 East 15th St., New York City

    Managing Editor: Walt Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

    Editorial Board:Robert Evans, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick

 


 

December, 1931, Volume 7, No. 7 [42mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 63 East 15th St., New York City

    Managing Editor: Walt Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

    Editorial Board: Robert Evans, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick

 


 

 

1932


 


 


January, 1932, Volume 7, No. 8
[30mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 63 East 15th St., New York City

    Managing Editor: Walt Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

    Editorial Board:
    Robert Evans, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick

 


 

February, 1932, Volume 7, No. 9 [26.6mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 63 East 15th St., New York City

    Managing Editor: Walt Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

    Editorial Board: Robert Evans, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick, Moissaye J. Oligin

 


 

There was no March 1932 issue published

 


 

April, 1932, Volume 7, No. 10 [28.9mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 63 East 15th St., New York City

    Editorial Board: Robert Evans, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick, Moissaye J. Oligin

 


 

May, 1932, Volume 7, No. 11 [21.3mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 63 East 15th St., New York City

    Managing Editor: Walt Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

    Editorial Board: Robert Evans, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick, Moissaye J. Oligin

 


 

June, 1932, Volume 7, No. 12 [54mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 63 East 15th St., New York City

    Managing Editor: Walt Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

    Editorial Board: Robert Evans, Whittiker Chambers, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick, Moissaye J. Oligin

 


 

July 1932, Volume 8, No. 1 [35mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 63 East 15th St., New York City

    Managing Editor: Walt Carmon
    Business Manager: Frances Strauss

    Editorial Board: Robert Evans, Whittiker Chambers, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick, Moissaye J. Oligin

 


 

August 1932, Volume 8, No. 2 [39mb PDF] p13 and 14 scanned from microfilm.
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 63 East 15th St., New York City

    Editorial Board: Robert Evans, Whittiker Chambers, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick, Moissaye J. Oligin

 


 

September 1932, Volume 8, No. 3 [14mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 63 East 15th St., New York City

    Editorial Board: Robert Evans, Whittiker Chambers, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick, Moissaye J. Oligin

 


 

There was no October 1932 issue published

 


 

November, 1932, Volume 8, No. 4 [37mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St., New York City

    Editorial Board: Robert Evans, Whittiker Chambers, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick, Moissaye J. Oligin

 


 

December 1932, Volume 8, No. 5 [28mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 799 Broadway, New York City

    Editorial Board: Robert Evans, Whittiker Chambers, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick, Moissaye J. Oligin

 


 

 

1933


 

January 1933, Volume 8, No. 6 [16mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 63 West l5 St., New York City

    Editorial Board:Robert Evans, Whittiker Chambers, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick, Moissaye J. Oligin

 


 

February 1933, Volume 8, No. 7 [26mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 799 Broadway, New York City

    Editorial Board:Robert Evans, Whittiker Chambers, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick, Moissaye J. Oligin

 


 

There was no March 1933 issue published

 


 

April 1933, Volume 8, No. 8 [13.5mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

    Editorial Board: Joseph Freeman Whittiker Chambers, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick, Moissaye J. Oligin

 


 

May 1933, Volume 8, No. 9 [17.5mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 799 Broadway, New York City

    Editorial Board: Joseph Freeman Whittiker Chambers, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick, Moissaye J. Oligin

 


 

June 1933, Volume 8, No. 10 [28.4mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

    Editorial Board: Joseph Freeman Whittiker Chambers, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick, Moissaye J. Oligin

 


 

July 1933, Volume 8, No. 11 [17.8mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

    Editorial Board: Joseph Freeman Whittiker Chambers, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick, Moissaye J. Oligin

 


 

August 1933, Volume 8, No. 12 [18.3mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 799 Broadway, New York City

    Editorial Board: Robert Evans, Whittiker Chambers, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick, Moissaye J. Oligin

 


 

September 1933, Volume 9, No. 1 [35mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 799 Broadway, New York City

    Editorial Board: Robert Evans, Whittiker Chambers, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick, Moissaye J. Oligin

 


 

There were no issues published for October, November or December of 1933

 


 

Special note on the issues from 1934 through 1948

Above is the complete high quality, art-preserving digital archive of the first 8 years of New Masses. Those are years in which it was published monthly. Also those are the years that have the most and, most agree, best graphic art. This archive, years in the making due to the difficulty of acquiring unrestricted scanning access to every page of every issue, I completed making in February 2017.

In 1934, New Masses changed publication from monthly to weekly. By 1934, the political character of the publication had changed significantly, and its presentation of graphic art was by then greatly reduced.

As of March of 2017, and thanks to the very kind help of John and Alex of Bolerium Books, Eugene of Southpaw books, and Lorne and Amir of Lorne Bair Books, I have managed to obtain a complete, stunningly good condition run of New Masses 1934, 35, and 36 as bound volumes (which I am unbinding), and additionally 80% of the 1934 and 1935 issues also as individual issues. Our groups (Riazanov Library Project and Marxists Internet Archive and Holt Labor Library) have green-lighted a decision to produce a similar high quality archive to that which we made for 1926 - 1933, for the years 1934 and 1935. This is now in progress. Some issues are already posted. Over the next year or two I expect to provide a complete run, every issue, every page, of 1934 and 1935 New Masses here.

Whether I scan 1936 is at this time uncertain. I also do have access to 1937, 38, and the first half of 1939 New Masses, complete, but (again) its problematic as to whether I will be able to scan them.

We do present here, however, one 1939 issue, November 7, scanned and posted because of the entertaining explanation of the just then announced Stalin Hitler peace pact written by Anna Louise Strong in that issue.

Martin H. Goodman MD
Director, Riazanov Library digital archive projects.
March 2017


 

1934


 

January 2, 1934, Volume 10, No. 1 [35mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

    Editorial Board: Nathan Adler, Jacob Burck, Stanley Burnshaw, Joseph Freeman, William Gardener, Grantville Hicks, Joshua Kunitz, Herman Michelson, Joseph North, Ashley Pettis.

 


 

January 9, 1934, Volume 10, No. 2 [35mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

    Editorial Board: Nathan Adler, Jacob Burck, Stanley Burnshaw, Joseph Freeman, William Gardener, Grantville Hicks, Joshua Kunitz, Herman Michelson, Joseph North, Ashley Pettis.

 


 

January 16, 1934, Volume 10, No. 3 [28mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

    Editorial Board: Nathan Adler, Jacob Burck, Stanley Burnshaw, Joseph Freeman, William Gardener, Grantville Hicks, Joshua Kunitz, Herman Michelson, Joseph North, Ashley Pettis.

 


 

January 23, 1934, Volume 10, No. 4 [23mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

    Editorial Board: Nathan Adler, Jacob Burck, Stanley Burnshaw, Joseph Freeman, William Gardener, Grantville Hicks, Joshua Kunitz, Herman Michelson, Joseph North, Ashley Pettis.

 

 


 

January 30, 1934, Volume 10, No. 5 [17mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

    Editorial Board: Nathan Adler, Jacob Burck, Stanley Burnshaw, Joseph Freeman, William Gardener, Grantville Hicks, Joshua Kunitz, Herman Michelson, Joseph North, Ashley Pettis.

 


 

February 6, 1934, Volume 10, No. 6 — This issue is not yet available

 

 

 


 

February 13, 1934, Volume 10, No. 7 — This issue is not yet available

 

 

 


 

February 20, 1934, Volume 10, No. 8 [36mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

    Editorial Board: Nathan Adler, Jacob Burck, Stanley Burnshaw, Joseph Freeman, William Gardener, Grantville Hicks, Joshua Kunitz, Herman Michelson, Joseph North, Ashley Pettis.

 


 

February 27, 1934, Volume 10, No. 9 [29mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

    Editorial Board: Nathan Adler, Jacob Burck, Stanley Burnshaw, Joseph Freeman, William Gardener, Grantville Hicks, Joshua Kunitz, Herman Michelson, Joseph North, Ashley Pettis.

 


 

March 6, 1934, Volume 10, No. 10 [31mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

    Editorial Board: Nathan Adler, Jacob Burck, Stanley Burnshaw, Joseph Freeman, William Gardener, Grantville Hicks, Joshua Kunitz, Herman Michelson, Joseph North, Ashley Pettis.

 


 

March 13, 1934, Volume 10, No. 11 [36mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

    Editorial Board: Nathan Adler, Jacob Burck, Stanley Burnshaw, Joseph Freeman, William Gardener, Grantville Hicks, Joshua Kunitz, Herman Michelson, Joseph North, Ashley Pettis.

 


 

March 20, 1934, Volume 10, No. 12 [36mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

    Editorial Board: Nathan Adler, Jacob Burck, Stanley Burnshaw, Joseph Freeman, William Gardener, Grantville Hicks, Joshua Kunitz, Herman Michelson, Joseph North, Ashley Pettis.

 


 

March 27, 1934, Volume 10, No. 13 — This issue is not yet available

 

 

 


 

April 3, 1934, Volume 11, No. 1 [30mb PDF]
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Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

    Editorial Board: Nathan Adler, Jacob Burck, Stanley Burnshaw, Joseph Freeman, William Gardener, Grantville Hicks, Joshua Kunitz, Herman Michelson, Joseph North, Ashley Pettis.

 


 

April 10, 1934, Volume 11, No. 2 [20mb PDF]
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    Editorial Board: Nathan Adler, Jacob Burck, Stanley Burnshaw, Joseph Freeman, William Gardener, Grantville Hicks, Joshua Kunitz, Herman Michelson, Joseph North, Ashley Pettis.

 


 

April 17, 1934, Volume 11, No. 3 — This issue is not yet available

 

 

 


 

April 24, 1934, Volume 11, No. 4 [23mb PDF]
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    Editorial Board: Nathan Adler, Jacob Burck, Stanley Burnshaw, Joseph Freeman, William Gardener, Grantville Hicks, Joshua Kunitz, Herman Michelson, Joseph North, Ashley Pettis.

 


 

May 1, 1934, Volume 11, No. 5 — This issue is not yet available

 

 

 


 

 

May 8, 1934, Volume 11, No. 6 — This issue is not yet available

 

 

 


 

 

May 15, 1934, Volume 11, No. 7 — This issue is not yet available

 

 

 


 

May 22, 1934, Volume 11, No. 8 [22mb PDF]
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    Editors: Stanley Burnshaw, Michael Gold, Grantville Hicks, Joshua Kunitz, Herman Michelson, Joseph North, Ashley Pettis, William Randorf.
    Business Manager: William Browder

 


 

May 29, 1934, Volume 11, No. 9 — This issue is not yet available

 

 

 


 

June 5, 1934, Volume 11, No. 10 [15mb PDF]
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    Editors: Stanley Burnshaw, Michael Gold, Grantville Hicks, Joshua Kunitz, Herman Michelson, Joseph North, Ashley Pettis, William Randorf.
    Business Manager: William Browder

 


 

June 12, 1934, Volume 11, No. 11 [27mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

    Editors: Stanley Burnshaw, Michael Gold, Grantville Hicks, Joshua Kunitz, Herman Michelson, Joseph North, Ashley Pettis, William Randorf.
    Business Manager: William Browder

 


 

June 19, 1934, Volume 11, No. 12 [20mb PDF]
New Masses
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    Editors: Stanley Burnshaw, Michael Gold, Grantville Hicks, Joshua Kunitz, Herman Michelson, Joseph North, Ashley Pettis, William Randorf.
    Business Manager: William Browder

 


 

June 26, 1934, Volume 11, No. 13 — This issue is not yet available

 

 

 


 

 

1939


November 7, 1939, Volume 33, No. 7 [21mb PDF]
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