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Event and exhibition ephemera

Identifier: MG.025

Scope and Contents

The Event and Exhibition Ephemera collection holds ephemera dating back to The 22nd annual Male Art Department Showcase in 1881. The collection consists of material from Senior Theses, Student Exhibitions, Alumni Exhibitions, and Presidential Inaugurations, as well as annual Cooper Union events such as Founder’s Day, Reunion Weekend, and the End of Year Show.


  • 1881-2019


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

Biographical / Historical

The Cooper Union has exhibited student showcases since the very beginning of its establishment in 1859. These events and exhibitions are integral to the formation of relationships within the community. This collection functions as a means to trace cultural happenings at The Cooper Union through many decades.


1.251 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The Exhibition and Event Ephemera Collection consists of event invitations, showcards, flyers and posters from events held at The Cooper Union from 1881 through 2019. The collection includes materials from The School of Art, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, and The Albert Nerken School of Engineering. Materials are added regularly.


This collection has been arranged by date

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was compiled by staff at the Cooper Union Archives and donated by students and faculty.

  • Art Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Exhibitions Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Theses Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Anjanisari Ramadhani
March 2023
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the The Cooper Union Archives & Special Collections Repository

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