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A History of Black Alumni at Cooper Union

 Collection
Identifier: MG.014

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two documents: "A History of the Black Alumni at Cooper Union," written by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe in 1983; and a transcript of a recorded conversation held in 2021 between Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe (A'75), Avia Hurley (A'22) and archives librarian Mary Mann, providing background to the 1983 document as well as elaborating on the experiences of Black students at the Cooper Union from the mid-1900s to the present.

Dates

  • One document from 1983, one document from 2021

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

The Cooper Union Archives abides by the Principles and Best Practices for Oral History as agreed upon by the Oral History Association (2009) and expects that use of this material will be done with respect for these professional ethics. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from The Cooper Union Archives and Special Collections. For more information please email archives@cooper.edu.

Biographical / Historical

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was established on Bowery in downtown Manhattan in 1859, offering day and night classes in science, engineering, art and design. Evidence of the first Black student at The Cooper Union appears in the 1879 Annual Report of the Women's Art School.

Extent

0.209 Leaves (1 half box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains two documents: "A History of the Black Alumni at Cooper Union," written by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe in 1983; and a transcript of a recorded conversation on Black student experiences held in 2021 between Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe (A'75), Avia Hurley (A'22) and archives librarian Mary Mann.

Arrangement

This collection has been arranged by date.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe and Avia Hurley.

Author
Mary Mann
Date
October 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The Cooper Union Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Cooper Union Library
7 East 7th Street
New York New York 10003 United States