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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:

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. By early 2016 it included digital images of all 85 issues of the monthly New Masses published 1926 through 1933. By mid 2017 it included the 52 more issues of the weekly New Masses of 1934.

At this time I'm in the process of added all 104 more issues of weekly New Masses of 1935 and 1936. As of this writing the January thru March of 1935 New Masses are available here. I hope to have here all issues thru December of 1936 by mid to late 2018.

I personally scanned every page of every issue from original paper, using art-preserving scanning strategies and relatively high resolution (600 and 1200 dpi). Epson GT 20000 and 10000 XL flat bed tabloid (A3) size scanners were used for the vast majority of the scans. Very occasionally a Contex Flex 50i broadsheet (A2) size flat bed scanner was employed for two page wide art. At times 2 page wide art is presented via stitching together higher resolution scans made on the tabloid size scanners.

Martin H. Goodman MD
Brooklyn, NY USA November 2017
Director, Riazanov Library digital archive projects
Board of Directors, Holt Labor Library of San Francisco


Read the full Introduction here



 

Read the The New Masses pamphlet Anti-Semitism Exposed! Plotting America’s Pogroms by John L. Spivak

 



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 | 1935 | 1939


1926
[Tables of contents for all the issues for Volume 1, May through Dec 1926, click here]
[All the pages with editor and publishing information, included for the entire year click here]


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

    Editors: Egmont Arens, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, James Rorty, and Joan Sloan
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, Maurice Becker, Helen Black, John Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie, Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, James Rorty, John Sloan and Rex Stout.

 


 

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

    Editors: Egmont Arens, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, James Rorty, and Joan Sloan
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, Maurice Becker, Helen Black, John Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie, Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, James Rorty, John Sloan and Rex Stout.

 


 

July 1926, Volume 1, No. 3 [57mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 West 8th St., New York City

    Editors: Egmont Arens, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, James Rorty, and Joan Sloan
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, Maurice Becker, Helen Black, John Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie, Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, James Rorty, John Sloan and Rex Stout.

 


 

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

    Editors: Egmont Arens, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, James Rorty, and Joan Sloan
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, Maurice Becker, Helen Black, John Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie, Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, James Rorty, John Sloan and Rex Stout.

 


 

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

    Editors: Egmont Arens, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, James Rorty, and Joan Sloan
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, Maurice Becker, Helen Black, John Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie, Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, James Rorty, John Sloan and Rex Stout.

 


 

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

    Editors: Egmont Arens, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, James Rorty, and Joan Sloan
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, Maurice Becker, Helen Black, John Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie, Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, James Rorty, John Sloan and Rex Stout.

 


 

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

    Editors: Egmont Arens, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, Helen Black, John Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie, Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, James Rorty, John Sloan and Rex Stout.

 


 

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

    Editors: Egmont Arens, Hugo Gellert and Michael Gold
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, Helen Black, John Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie, Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, James Rorty, John Sloan and Rex Stout.

 



1927
[All the pages pages with editors, contributors and tables of contents included for the entire year click here]

 

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
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, Helen Black, John Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Joseph Freeman,Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie,Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, James Rorty, Ruth Stout and Rex Stout.

 


 

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, William Gropper and Michael Gold
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, Helen Black, John Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie,Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, James Rorty, Ruth Stout and Rex Stout.

 


 

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
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, Helen Black, John Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie,Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, James Rorty, Ruth Stout and Rex Stout.

 


 

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
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, Helen Black, John Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie, Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, Ruth Stout and Rex Stout.

 


 

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, Hugo Gellert, William Gropper and Michael Gold
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, Helen Black, John Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie Freda Kirchway, Louis Lozowick, Ruth Stout and Rex Stout.

 


 

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
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, Jacob Baker, Helen Black, John Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Max Eastman, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Micbael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie, Freda Klrchwey, Louis Lozowick, Ruth Stout and Rex Stout.

 


 

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
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, jacob Baker, Helen Black, fohn Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Max Eastman, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie, Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, Ruth Stout and Rex Stout.

 


 

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
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, jacob Baker, Helen Black, fohn Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Max Eastman, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie, Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, Ruth Stout and Rex Stout.

 


 

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
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, jacob Baker, Helen Black, fohn Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Max Eastman, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie, Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, Ruth Stout and Rex Stout.

 


 

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
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, Jacob Baker, Helen Black, John Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Max Eastman, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Mirkael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie, Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, Ruth Stout and Rex Stout.

 


 

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
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, Jacob Baker, Helen Black, John Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Max Eastman, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie, Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, Ruth Stout and Rex Stout.

 


 

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
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, Jacob Baker, Helen Black, John Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Max Eastman, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie, Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, Ruth Stout and Rex Stout.

 

 

 

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
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, Jacob Baker, Helen Black, John Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Max Eastman, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie, Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, Ruth Stout and Rex Stout.

 


 

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
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, Jacob Baker, Helen Black, John Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Max Eastman, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie, Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, Ruth Stout and Rex Stout.

 


 

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
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, Jacob Baker, Helen Black, John Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Max Eastman, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie, Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, Ruth Stout and Rex Stout.

 


 

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
    Executive Board: Egmont Arens, Jacob Baker, Helen Black, John Dos Passos, Robert Dunn, Max Eastman, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, William Gropper, Paxton Hibben, Robert L. Leslie, Freda Kirchwey, Louis Lozowick, Ruth Stout and Rex Stout.

 


 

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     Art Editor: Hugo Gellert
    Business Manager: Natalie 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     Art Editor: Hugo Gellert
    Business Manager: Natalie 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     Art Editor: Hugo Gellert
    Business Manager: Natalie 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: Natalie 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: Natalie 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: Natalie 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: Natalie 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: Natalie 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: Natalie Gomez

 


 

March 1929, Volume 4 No. 10 [25mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 39 Union Sq., New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold   Managing Editor: Walter Carmon     Business Manager: Natalie 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: Natalie 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: Natalie 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: Natalie 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: Natalie 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

 


 

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

 


 

August 1930, Volume 6, No. 3 [21.3mb PDF] [NOTE: August 1930 incorrectly stated to be number 2 in the editorial box in the issue]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses Inc., 112 East 19th St, New York City

    Editor: Michael Gold     Managing Editor: Walter Carmon

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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, Joseph Freeman, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Horace Gregory, William Gropper, I. Klein

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

 

1932


 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

 

1933


 

January 1933, Volume 8, No. 6 [16mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 799 Broadway, New York City

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

Special note on the issues from 1934 through 1948

I began the above the above art-preserving digital archive of the first 8 years of New Masses, (during which it was published monthly) in 2015, and finished it in February 2017. It is in that period... and especially in the earlier part of that period, that this publication had the most and the 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.

I had not originally intended to continue to scan this publication beyond 1933... had not planned on scanning the weekly New Masses that began in 1934 and continued as a weekly through 1947 into January of 1948. Partly because of the significantly decreased artistic content, partly because of the change in the politics behind it, and partly because obtaining proper scanning access to all 52 issues for a given year seemed likely to be impossible given the small shopkeeper mentality of many special collections, and their hostility to facilitating making their precious hoarded material freely available via high quality scans to all. Also significantly in part simply because of the immense amount of work involved in archiving an art-bearing weekly publication.

However, I had to admit that 1934 in particular was a very important year for events in the American labor movement. And that the period of the transformation of third period Stalinism into Popular Front period Stalinism is an interesting and important one for those who wish to know the history of the American revolutionary left. The deciding event occurred when John Durham of Bolerium Books happened to acquire for sale bound volumes of New Masses... every issue in years 1934 through 1938 and half of 1939. And offered to sell them to me at a very reasonable price, because he supported the work I was doing. The quality of the paper in these bound volumes was exceptional. Far superior to that which I'd seen in other issues I had personally acquired and in issues I'd seen in much vaunted special collections libraries.

I proceeded to unbind the two 1934 volumes (took 10 hours to properly unbind the each bound volume so as to extract without harming the issues), and two months of work to scan those 1934 issues. The results are available to all, below.

I'm still not sure whether I will go on to scan 1935 and 1936, given what a huge amount of work it was produce the 1934 scans, below. If some individual or institution wishes to help aid this project, and is properly qualified, I can provide the scanner, the original issues, and training in how to to produce scans of this kind. Contact me via Marxists Internet Archive if interested.

Below find scans of every issue of New Masses 1934. Every page scanned from original issues. Art scanned at 600 or 1200 dpi in gray scale and/or single bit (bi-tonal) black and white.

Note: Below the scans of 1934 New Masses we present a scan of a November 1939 issue of New Masses. This I scanned and MIA posted because of the entertaining explanation of the just then announced Stalin Hitler peace pact written by Anna Louise Strong, published in that issue.

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


 

1934 (Volumes 10 – 13)


Volume 10:   January – March

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 

 


 

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

 


 

February 6, 1934, Volume 10, No. 6 [24mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

February 13, 1934, Volume 10, No. 7 [24mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

Volume 11:   April – June

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

 


 

April 10, 1934, Volume 11, No. 2 [20mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

April 17, 1934, Volume 11, No. 3 [25mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

April 24, 1934, Volume 11, No. 4 [23mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

May 1, 1934, Volume 11, No. 5 [35mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

May 8, 1934, Volume 11, No. 6 [16mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

May 15, 1934, Volume 11, No. 7 [23mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

May 22, 1934, Volume 11, No. 8 [22mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

May 29, 1934, Volume 11, No. 9 [29mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

June 5, 1934, Volume 11, No. 10 [15mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

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

 


 

June 19, 1934, Volume 11, No. 12 [20mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

June 26, 1934, Volume 11, No. 13 [27mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

Volume 12:   July – September

July 3, 1934, Volume 12, No. 1 [34mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

July 10, 1934, Volume 12, No. 2 [26mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

July 17, 1934, Volume 12, No. 3 [23mb PDF]   [NOTE: July 17 1934 incorrectly stated to be number 2 in the editorial box in the issue]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

July 24, 1934, Volume 12, No. 4 [23mb PDF]   [NOTE: July 24 1934 incorrectly stated to be number 3 in the editorial box in the issue]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

July 31, 1934, Volume 12, No. 5 [18mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

August 7, 1934, Volume 12, No. 6 [26mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

August 14, 1934, Volume 12, No. 7 [19mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

August 21, 1934, Volume 12, No. 8 [20mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

August 28, 1934, Volume 12, No. 9 [22mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

September 4, 1934, Volume 12, No. 10 [19 PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

September 11, 1934, Volume 12, No. 11 [22mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

September 18, 1934, Volume 12, No. 12 [24mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

September 25, 1934, Volume 12, No. 13 [27mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

Volume 13:   October – December

October 2, 1934, Volume 13, No. 1 [33mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

October 9, 1934, Volume 13, No. 2
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

October 16, 1934, Volume 13, No. 3 [27mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

October 23, 1934, Volume 13, No. 4 [27mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

October 30, 1934, Volume 13, No. 5 [16.5mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

November 6, 1934, Volume 13, No. 6 [33mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

November 13, 1934, Volume 13, No. 7 [18mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

November 20, 1934, Volume 13, No. 8 [22mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

November 27, 1934, Volume 13, No. 9 [25mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

December 4, 1934, Volume 13, No. 10 [24mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

December 11, 1934, Volume 13, No. 11 [19mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

December 18, 1934, Volume 13, No. 12 [24mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

December 25, 1934, Volume 13, No. 13 [17mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

 

1935
[All the pages with editors included for the entire year click here
All the pages with the tables of contents for the entire year click here]


January 1, 1935, Volume 14, No. 1 [30mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

January 8, 1935, Volume 14, No. 2 [22mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

January 15, 1935, Volume 14, No. 3 [20mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

January 22, 1935, Volume 14, No. 4 [32mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

January 29, 1935, Volume 14, No. 5 [31mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

February 5, 1935, Volume 14, No. 6 [19mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

February 12, 1935, Volume 14, No. 7 [19mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

February 19, 1935, Volume 14, No. 8 [24mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

February 26, 1935, Volume 14, No. 9 [20mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

March 5, 1935, Volume 14, No. 10 note: states it is volume "16" but it is not. [22mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

March 12, 1935, Volume 14, No. 11 note: states it is issue "10" but it is not. [30mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

March 19, 1935, Volume 14, No. 12 note: states it is issue "11" but it is not. [20mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

March 26, 1935, Volume 14, No. 13 note: states it is issue "12" but it is not. [25mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

Apr 2, 1935, Volume 15, No. 1 [52mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

Apr 9, 1935, Volume 15, No. 2 [19mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

Apr 16, 1935, Volume 15, No. 3 [19mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

Apr 23, 1935, Volume 15, No. 4 [22mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

Apr 30, 1935, Volume 15, No. 5 [24mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

May 7, 1935, Volume 15, No. 6 [22mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

May 14, 1935, Volume 15, No. 7 [23mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

May 21, 1935, Volume 15, No. 8 [17mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

May 28, 1935, Volume 15, No. 9 [27mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

June 4, 1935, Volume 15, No. 10 [26mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

June 11, 1935, Volume 15, No. 11 [29mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

June 18, 1935, Volume 15, No. 12 [21mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

June 25, 1935, Volume 15, No. 13 [18mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

July 2, 1935, Volume 16, No. 1 [29mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

July 9, 1935, Volume 16, No. 2 [25mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

July 16, 1935, Volume 16, No. 3 [19mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

July 23, 1935, Volume 16, No. 4 [24mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

July 30, 1935, Volume 16, No. 5 [30mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

August 6, 1935, Volume 16, No. 6 [25mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

August 13, 1935, Volume 16, No. 7 [19.6mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

August 20, 1935, Volume 16, No. 8 [19mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

August 28, 1935, Volume 16, No. 9 [24mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 31 East 27th Street, New York City

 


 

 

1939


November 7, 1939, Volume 33, No. 7 [21mb PDF]
New Masses
Published by the New Masses 461 Fourth Avenue, New York City

    Editors: Michael Gold, Eugene Gordon, Granville Hicks, Orrick Johns, Joshua Kunitz, Russell T. Limbach, Herman Michelson, Joseph North, Ashley Pettis, William Randorf.
    Business Manager: William Browder    Mid-Western Representative: Allan Taub

 

 


 

 


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