A History of Black Alumni at Cooper Union
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.
- Creation: One document from 1983, one document from 2021
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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 email@example.com.
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.
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Language of Materials
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.
This collection has been arranged by date.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe and Avia Hurley.
- Walker, Annie E.A., 1855-1929 (Person)
- Glover, Archibald (Person)
- Brown, Daisy (Person)
- Black Student Union (Organization)
- Ndife, Brandon (Person)
- Beasley, Kevin, 1985- (Person)
- Hewitt, Leslie, 1977- (Person)
- Villalongo, William, 1975- (Person)
- Knox, Rod (Person)
- Preston, George Nelson (Person)
- Stewart, Frank (Person)
- Tucker, Roger C. (Person)
- Epstein, Mitch, 1952- (Person)
- Mori, Toshiko, 1951- (Person)
- Jenshel, Len (Person)
- DeCarava, Roy (Person)
- Hayden, Palmer C., 1890-1973 (Person)
- ONYX (Organization)
- Barnes, Donnamarie (Person)
- Sadek, George, 1928-2007 (Person)
- Ashton, Dore (Person)
- Gore, Marilyn (Person)
- Greenberg, Marilyn Hoffner (Person)
- Mary Mann
- October 2021
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