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Commencement Records of The Cooper Union

 Collection
Identifier: RG.002

Scope and Contents

The Commencement Records of The Cooper Union span the years 1860 through today, and consists of programs, press releases, lists of awards given, commencement addresses, and correspondence with speakers at Cooper Union commencement ceremonies. Highlights include correspondence with, and the speeches of, commencement speakers including author Tom Wolfe (1980), New York City Mayor Ed Koch (1985), Nobel laureate Russell Hulse (1994), and artist Milton Glaser (1997). The collection is added to yearly, and is arranged by date.

Dates

  • 1860-current

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Most materials in this collection are open to researchers without restriction. Photographs featuring students may be unavailable due to FERPA regulations. Contact the archives at archives@cooper.edu to learn more.

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 divided into a "School of Design for Females," focused primarily on engraving, and a "Department of Night Instruction," offering clases in architectural, free-hand, and mechanical drawing, chemistry, mechanical philosophy, mathematics, and music. Today, the school offers bachelor degrees in art, engineering and architecture, and master degrees in architecture. The Cooper Union is located in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan.

Extent

4.711 Linear Feet (2 cartons, 6 full boxes, 1 half box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Commencement Records of the Cooper Union consists of programs, press releases, lists of awards given, commencement addresses, and correspondence with speakers at Cooper Union commencement ceremonies.

Arrangement

These records are added to yearly and arranged according to date by staff at the Cooper Union archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was acquired from The Cooper Union Office of the President and the Office of Public Affairs in accordance with the college records retention policy.

Author
Mitsuko Brooks
Date
February 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • May 2021: Record migrated to ArchivesSpace by Mary Mann.

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