Doug Ashford collection
Scope and Contents
The Doug Ashford collection is comprised of the personal archives of Doug Ashford related to The Cooper Union, a professor at The Cooper Union School of Art from 1989-current. It includes material related to Interdisciplinary Seminar lectures, including administrative documents and video tapes of the lectures themselves; video tapes of 3-Dimensional Design class parades and "pineapples"; video tapes of End of Year Shows; student work - primarily publications - collected by Ashford over the years, occasionally including a dedication; documentation of student work; invitations to shows at The Cooper Union and elsewhere; correspondence including thank you notes; and handouts for classes.
- Creation: 1972 - 2022
- Ashford, Doug (Person)
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 email@example.com.
Biographical / Historical
Doug Ashford has been a Professor at the Cooper Union School of Art from 1989-current, teaching a range of courses. He began the Intra-Disciplinary Seminar at Cooper in 1997, bringing notable art figures for interviews and lectures. He was a visiting critic at Yale’s MFA in Painting program from 2011 to 2019. He was a member of the artists’ collaborative Group Material, active from 1983 and 1996.
3.34 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The Doug Ashford collection is comprised of the personal archives of Doug Ashford related to The Cooper Union, a professor at The Cooper Union School of Art from 1989-current. It contains student work and documentation of student work, material related to the Intradisciplinary Seminar program, and some personal documents and correspondence.
This collection has been arranged in the order that it was received.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 2023 by Doug Ashford.
- Nathan Feniak
- November 2023
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