The Document Archive of John Dewey High School

The Experimental High School in Brooklyn New York est. 1969

The student publications were diverse and numerous. There was Vanguard, Gadfly,  Streams of Conscience, and a Science Fiction Club publication. Later on there was the feminist publication, Firefly, The Dewey Classic, On the D and Dewey To It. The students of John Dewey High School were and are active and vocal. The new online publication of John Dewey High School is called The Dewey Current.

First issue of VANGUARD

Vangard vol. 1, #2 (April 1970)

Early Student Publications

Vanguard Volume IV # 1 October 27, 1972

Vanguard S.O. Election Issue November 28, 1972

Vanguard May 3, 1972 pg 1-5

Vanguard May 3, 1972 6-12

Vanguard Vol. III, #3 June 1972

Vanguard February 1974 Volume 5 Number 2

Vanguard March 1974 Volume 5 number 3

Crossroads November 1970

Crossroads Feb. 1971 Vol. 1 No. 2

Volume II, No. 1

Volume II, No. 2

Volume III, No. 1

Gadfly - Social Science Journal of John Dewey High School

Gadfly January 1976

Gadfly...unsure of the date.

Gadfly vol. 10 No. 1, November 1978

Gadfly no date, but some time in the early 1970's

Gadfly vol. 11 no. 1

Gadfly Vol. 11, no. 2

Gadfly Vol. 12, no. 1

Gadfly Vol. 17, No. 1

Gadfly Vol. 12, no. 2

Gadfly Vol. 17, No. 2

Gadfly Vol 17, No. 1, 1986

Gadfly Vol 18, No. 1, 1987

Gadfly Vol. 16, no.2

Gadfly Vol. 22, No. 1

Gadfly Vol. 23, No. 1

Gadfly Volume 20, No. 2 The 80's Retrospective

Gadfly Vol. 24, No. 1

Gadfly Vol. 24, No 2

Gadfly Vol 25, No. 2

Gadfly Vol. 27, No. 1

Gadfly Volume 23, No.3  June 1993

Fireworks, the feminist quarterly newspaper of John Dewey High School  May 1979

September 1979

November 1979

January 1980

Early Edition of Streams of Conscience..early '70's

Rabbi Bonnie Koppell Here's my recollection- We published an edition of the magazine that included a story by Donald Margulies, in which he used the f**k word maybe 2x in a non-sexual context. Principal Sol Levine confiscated the entire run on the grounds that it was "obscene." John Dewey HS was very much in the public eye, and the ACLU called to ask me- "Do you know your rights?" They agreed to take the case. My favorite moment was when Judge Jack B. Weinstein said, "My role here is not to question the good sense of the NYC Board of Education, which, with all its enormous problems, chooses to devote itself to the suppression of this fine example of student literature." Clearly a good judge of literary merit- as has been noted, @Donald Margulies went on to a successful literary career including a Pulitzer Prize. After the court case, we came back to school in the fall and quietly distributed Streams of Conscience

Brett Woods Gary Silverman This also created huge discord at our school newspaper, THE JOHN DEWEY HIGH SCHOOL VANGUARD. The editor wanted the headline to read LEVINE TO STUDENT PRESS: GET THE F*CK OUT. Our faculty advisor, Mrs. Gorayeb (sp?) wouldn't allow it.

Link to court case regarding the distribution of Streams of Conscience  Click Here.

Streams of Conscience

Streams of Conscience Fall 1975

Streams of Conscience Fall 1977

Streams of Conscience Winter 1977

Streams of Conscience  Kristen Wald (Faculty Advisor)

Drowning In Blood, undated Gadfly

Student Organization Newsletter, 2/2/76

Streams of Conscience Courtesy of Louis F. Cruz

Dewey December 2005

On The D 2006 Vol #3

Dewey To It  September 2007

The Dewey Classic Vol.1 no.1 Sept.-Oct. 2008

The Dewey Classic Vol. 1 no. 2 Nov.-Dec. 2008

The Dewey Classic Vol. 1 no. 3 Jan.- Feb. 2009

Dewey To It April 2008

Xpress February 2007

The Dewey Classic Vol. 1 no. 3 Jan.- Feb. 2009

The Dewey Classic Vol. 1 no. 2 Nov.-Dec. 2008

The Dewey Classic Vol. 1 no. 3 Jan.- Feb. 2009

Havoc On Mars

Starblaze June 25, 1970, Science Fiction Class Riso Publication  The middle page may be impossible to read. It is very faded.

1973 Science Fiction Club  Publication - Star Trek Convention

Science Fiction Club Publication - Vol IV, No. 2, Oct. 23, 1973

Science Fiction Club Publication - Vol II, 1&2, April 2, 1973

J.R.R. Tolkien Folksong Booklet

Untitled , Science Fiction Class March 5, 1978

Havoc on Mars, Science Fiction Class Publication

Extra! Extra! Read All About Us! Cycle 2, 2004 Grammar & Usage Publication

Alumni News: What were people doing?

Friends of Dewey   -  Early Alumni Newletter - 6/9/76

Alumni Deweygram 

Marine Bio Publication

Friends of Dewey May 16, 1978

The Dewey Current