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The Cooper Union photograph collection

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG.015

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of over 1,000 subject folders of photographic prints and negatives spanning the years 1932-2019 and covering a wide variety of subject matter. Subjects include alumni picnics and dinners; Founder's Day events and commencements; students at work in classrooms and studios; exhibitions and athletics. This collection was acquired via The Cooper Union Communications Office.

Dates

  • 1932 - 2019

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

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 is a private college in New York City. Cooper Union was established in 1859 as a free educational institution for men and women of all religions, races and classes. From the very beginning, the Cooper Union's Great Hall has been a site for free public events from political rallies to musical concerts. The Cooper Union degrees in art, engineering and architecture and is located in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan.

Extent

18 Linear Feet (18 cartons)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of photograph prints and negatives spanning the years 1932-2019 and covering a wide variety of subject matter: from Founder's Day events to commencements, student exhibitions to Great Hall performances. This collection was acquired via The Cooper Union Communications Office.

Arrangement

This collection has been arranged in the order that it was received.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was acquired from The Cooper Union Communications Office.

Author
Keegan Bonds-Harmon, Ryn Doherty, Anouk Martin-Gachot, Mary Mann, and Elizabeth Sardes
Date
June 2022
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