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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 | 1934-48


1926


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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 



1927

At this time (as of July 2015) one issue, May, among the 1927 New Masses scans is scaned mostly from xerogaphic copies of issues, not from original paper. May's scans are augmented by beautiful color scans of the color-ink-bearing cover and center 2 page art, kindly provided to us by Stanford's Hoover Library.

 

January 1927, Volume 2, No. 3 [61mb PDF]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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.
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The New Masses
Published by The New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold
    Managing Editor: Walter Carmon

 


 

1930

 

At this time (as of July 2015) one issue... October... among the 1930 New Masses scans is a scan from microfilm. All others are scans from original paper made by the Riazanov Library project. We have flagged the issue scanned from microfilm.

 

January 1930, Volume 5, No. 8 [31mb PDF]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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] .
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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: Whittiker Chambers, Robert Evans, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick, Moissaye J. Oligin

 


 

July 1932, Volume 8, No. 1 [35mb PDF]
The 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.
The 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]
The 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]
The New Masses
Published by The New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St., New York City

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

 


 

 

December 1932, Volume 8, No. 5 [28mb PDF]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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]
The 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 issue published for October, November or December of 1933

 


 

 

1934 – 1948

The Riazanov Library New Masses involves creating and sharing scans of New Masses in the period from the first issue in May of 1926, thru to the end of 1933. 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.

We had previously decided to not address scanning New Masses beyond 1933, but recently (January 2017) re-evaluated that decision and, in part given the important labor events in the USA in those years, decided to attempt a digital archive of high quality from original paper of New Masses of 1934 and 1935. That project is in its early stages now, with the accumulation of original paper issues from those years to scan. We currently have about 80% of all 1934 and 1935 issues. If you hold some, and would be willing to let us disassemble them in order to scan them, please contact us. When we start scanning, we probably still won't have a 100% complete run, but will do the best we can obtaining digital images from elsewhere and from the (sadly, poor quality) microfilm record available.

We have no plans to systematically scan issues starting with 1936, and going to the end of publication of New Masses (1948).

Full runs of New Masses were recorded microfilm by Princeton University, and are available at a number of major libraries (including the NY Public Library and Tamiment Library). Sadly, Princeton's librarians tell me they have lost their master negative, and in any case are no longer providing, at any price, microfilm copies to researchers.

Perhaps some day someone will wish to make digital runs of the publication in the post 1935 period. From original copies if they can, from microfilm if they can't. Note that a few libraries do hold complete runs of this publication as original paper... certainly in the period beyond 1929... but none that I know of have any interest in making their copies available to those who wish to scan them, or to do a project scanning them themselves.

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