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Cordero collection of wartime Newsletters and student satire

Identifier: MG.022

Scope and Contents

Ruth Reiman Cordero (A'46), alongside Betty Morton (A' 46), coedited the wartime Newsletter which facilitated connection between Cooper Union students that were drafted into World War II. This collection also includes Ruth's copies of Jabberwocky, a student publication, from the wartime period. The Newsletters contain first-hand accounts from drafted students detailing their experiences at war.


  • Creation: 1944 - 1946


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

Biographical / Historical

Ruth Reiman Cordero receieved her degree in Art from Cooper Union in 1946. Ruth, alongside Betty Morton (A '46), co-edited the wartime Newsletter (AKA Pioneer Newsletter). The Newsletter was originally intended for distribution among ex-Pioneer staff members as a means of staying connected after much of the staff had been drafted into World War II. Over time, its scope grew to include any drafted students, not just Pioneer staff. The Newsletters include correspondence from drafted students and updates on activities at Cooper Union.


0.417 Linear Feet (1 full box)

Language of Materials



Ruth Reiman Cordero graduated from the School of Art in 1946. During her time at Cooper, she facilitated the production of wartime Newsletters. This collection contains Ruth's agglomeration of wartime Newsletters and several issues of a student publication named Jabberwocky.


This collection is arranged by subject matter first, then by date.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the Cooper Archives in 2014 by Karen Cordero on behalf of her mother, Ruth Reiman Cordero.

Ezra Sardes
October 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the The Cooper Union Archives & Special Collections Repository

Cooper Union Library
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