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The Cooper Union Archives & Special Collections

Welcome! You've reached the search page for archival material held in The Cooper Union Archives & Special Collections. Here you can find information on a wide variety of manuscripts, papers, books, audio and film reels, and photographs that document the development of Cooper Union, as well as the continued contributions and achievements of our faculty, founders, and alumni.

How do you use this site? Just type the name of the person you're looking for, or the type of material you're seeking, into the blank field below, and hit the 'search' button.

Alternatively, you can use the navigation bar at the top of this page in the following ways: click 'Collections' to view a list of all our processed collections; click 'Subjects' to peruse a list of all the subjects covered by our collections; or click 'Names' to see a list of all the people and organizations involved in our collections.

Want to visit the Archives to view a particular collection? Send an email to with the name and identifier number of the collection, and we'll set up an appointment for you. The Archives are open to researchers, students, faculty, and staff during regular library hours.

Don't see what you're looking for? Don't despair! We are always adding new collection guides, and we have in our archives many collections that haven't yet been described here. You can learn more about our collections on Our Homepage, or send an email to

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