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A History of Black Alumni at Cooper Union

 Collection — Container: Box 1
Identifier: MG.014

This collection contains two documents: "A History of the Black Alumni at Cooper Union," written by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe in 1983; and a transcript of a recorded conversation on Black student experiences held in 2021 between Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe A'75, Avia Hurley A'22 and archives librarian Mary Mann.

Dates: One document from 1983, one document from 2021

Accreditation records of The Cooper Union

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG.017

This collection contains accreditation materials for The Cooper Union dating back to 1958. Accrediting organizations included in this collection are the Middle States Association, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, and the National Association for Schools of Art and Design.

Dates: 1958 - 2018

Albert Henry Heusser collection of Cooper-Hewitt papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MG.003

The Albert Henry Heusser collection of Cooper-Hewitt papers are comprised primarily of documents related to the business and political dealings of both Abram S. Hewitt and Peter Cooper.

Dates: 1830 - 1940

Alfred Wertheimer audiovisual collection

Identifier: MG.011

The Alfred Wertheimer audiovisual collection presents a large and well-rounded portrait of the artist's career in film. After graduation from Cooper Union in 1951, Wertheimer made his name as one of the first photographers of Elvis. He later went on to become a prolific cinematographer, and this collections contains much of his notable work, in particular his coverage of the 1960 presidential campaigns of Kennedy and Nixon and his 1969 footage of the Woodstock Festival.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1960 - 1971

Alfred Wertheimer photo and drawing collection

Identifier: MG.024

The Alfred Wertheimer photo and drawing collection contains 100 photographs taken by Wertheimer after his graduation from Cooper Union in 1951, including a selection of some of the first photographs of a young Elvis. The collection also contains 103 drawings, paintings, and etchings produced by Wertheimer during his time at The Cooper Union, some of them studies for photographs.

Dates: 1955 - 1964

Annual Reports of The Cooper Union

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG.003

This collection contains annual reports authored variously by The Cooper Union's Board of Trustees, the Director of The Cooper Union, and the President of The Cooper Union.

Dates: 1860-2010; missing: 1863, 1865, 1867, 1869, 1870, 1880, 1926-1938, 1962-1970

Benjamin Menschel Fellowship exhibitions

 Collection — Container: Box 1
Identifier: MG.015

The Benjamin Menschel Fellowship has traditionally funded independent student projects that culminate in an annual show with a gala opening. This collection contains programs from these shows dating back to 1999.

Dates: 1999 - 2021

Black Student Union collection

Identifier: MG.026

This collection contains material produced by members of the Black Student Union between 2014 and 2023. These materials were donated by BSU Presidents: Alfred Dudley A'18, Avia Hurley A'22 and Mathieu Wilson.

Dates: 2014 - 2023

Building and Grounds graffiti photographs

Identifier: MG.016

Photo documentation of graffiti artwork, created by members of Buildings and Grounds circa early 2000s-2015, located in Foundation Building basement.

Dates: 2021-11-17 - 2021-11-17

Carin Drechsler-Marx collection of Bowery photographs

Identifier: MG.032

The Carin Drechsler-Marx collection of Bowery photographs includes images of homelessness and shelter life as well as a variety of stores, theaters, music clubs, and artists' homes, providing a broad picture of Bowery life between 1972 and 1983.

Dates: 1972 - 1983

Commencement Records of The Cooper Union

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG.002

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.

Dates: 1860-current

Cooper Union Archives collection of alumni publications

Identifier: MG.029

This collection contains publications geared toward alumni. Alumni News was published by the Cooper Union Alumni Association from 1936 through 1970. At Cooper has been published by The Cooper Union from 1964 through today, with the exception of 2012-2015, when there were no such publications produced.

Dates: 1936-2022; excepting 2011-2015, when At Cooper was not published

Cooper Union Archives Collection of Policies, Rules, By-Laws and Guidelines

Identifier: RG.013

This collection contains an assortment of policies and guidelines from the various schools of which Cooper Union is comprised, as well as more general policies and bylaws affecting the entire college. This collection was acquired piecemeal over many years, and compiled by library staff.

Dates: 1872 - 2016

Cooper Union Archives collection of student publications

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MG.013

This collection contains publications produced by students of The Cooper Union from 1904 up through the present day. Subjects covered in these publications include art education, mathematics, politics, the experiences of foreign nationals studying in the U.S., student organizations, poetry, and humor. The long-running student newspaper, The Pioneer, is cataloged seperately.

Dates: 1904 - 2023

Cooper Union collection of antique physics lab instruments

Identifier: MG.028

This collection contains antique physics lab instruments that are assumed to have been used by the Cooper Union Physics Department. The instruments are thought to have been manufactured between 1887 and 1960.

Dates: 1887 - 1960

Cooper Union postcards and stereoscopes

Identifier: MG.031

The Cooper Union postcards and stereoscopes collection contains 204 items featuring Cooper Union scenes. The postcards and stereoscopes in this collection primarily feature the Foundation Building and the Bowery from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s, but there are also some images of Green Camp and the Cooper Union Museum, as well as a few special-edition Lincoln Sesquicentennial Series postcards featuring Abraham Lincoln in the Great Hall.

Dates: Unknown

Cordero collection of wartime Newsletters and student satire

Identifier: MG.022

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.

Dates: 1944 - 1946

Dore Ashton papers, 1969-2014

Identifier: MG.027

The Dore Ashton papers primarily consists of correspondence to or from Dore Ashton, primarily in relation to her activities at The Cooper Union. The collection also contains show cards and exhibition pamphlets, numbered scrapbook pages with notes, and essay drafts.

Dates: 1969 - 2014

Erskine Hewitt collection of Cooper-Hewitt papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MG.002

The Erskine Hewitt collection of Cooper-Hewitt papers is comprised of the personal and business papers of Peter Cooper, Abram S. Hewitt, and their families and colleagues. It came to Cooper Union as part of the bequest of Erskine Hewitt, and has been rearranged by staff at the Cooper Union Archives.

Dates: 1783 - 1933

Event and exhibition ephemera

Identifier: MG.025

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.

Dates: 1860 - 2023

Intra-Disciplinary Seminar (IDS) public lecture series

Identifier: RG.012

The IDS Public Lecture Series consists of lectures by artists, theorists, activists, designers, writers, curators and other practitioners involved in the arts from positions that embody an interdisciplinary approach or that imply new uses for disciplinary traditions. This collection contains documentation of IDS lectures hosted by Leslie Hewitt and Omar Berrada from Fall 2017-Fall 2022.

Dates: 2017 - 2022

Julius Wollmann collection

 Item — Container: Box 1
Identifier: MG.021

The Julius Wollmann collection contains three drawing signed by Cooper alum Julius Wollmann as well as his diploma, all dated 1883. Wollmann was among the first deaf students to attend The Cooper Union.

Dates: 1883

Ledgers and Orders of The Cooper Union

Identifier: RG.018

The collection of ledgers and orders contains the accounts of The Cooper Union from 1858 to 1956. Items covered in these volumes range from sundries and payroll to commercial leases and rental fees for the Great Hall.

Dates: 1858 - 1956

New Academic Building construction photographs

Identifier: MG.012

The photographs in this collection document construction of the New Academic Building (NAB) at 41 Cooper Square, and events related to said construction. A series of photographs within this collection document the move of an eagle statue that had been part of the original Penn Station to a garden adjacent to the Alumni Roof Terrace on the roof of the NAB.

Dates: 2008-07 - 2010-08

New York Electrical Society collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MG.004

The New York Electrical Society collection is comprised of notes, pamphlets, typed lectures, meetings minutes and scrapbooks documenting the history of this group of science enthusiasts and educators.

Dates: 1881 - 1948

Papers of Edwin F. Gregg

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MG.009

This collection contains materials related to Gregg's work with the Cooper Union Alumni Association and ephemera related to the Cooper Union including documents that discuss fundraising, continuing education, reunions, and events.

Dates: 1950 - 2002

Papers of George F. Bateman

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MG.005

The Papers of George F. Bateman is a collection of personal correspondence, business correspondence, miscellaneous memorabilia, and alumni association materials from George F. Bateman. George was the Dean of the Cooper Union School of Engineering from 1933 till his death in 1948. He was responsible for the inception and development of the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Dates: 1896 - 1948

Papers of Norma E. Rancken

 Collection — Container: Box 1
Identifier: MG.007

The Papers of Norma E. Rancken is a collection of Cooper Union-related memorabilia, correspondence, certificates, photographs, and classwork.

Dates: 1938 - 2010

Paul Zucker collection

Identifier: MG.017

Paul Zucker taught city planning and the history of art and architecture at The Cooper Union from 1938-1963. The Paul Zucker collection is comprised of original documents produced by Paul Zucker along with documentation of research into Paul Zucker's life undertaken by an architecture history master's candidate at University College London, Janna Lipsky, as well as by former Cooper Union librarian Carol Salomon.

Dates: 1946 - 2008

Proofs of Report and Program 1874

Identifier: RG.021

Proof of Reports and Programs in 1873 and 1874 includes Financial Statements, Student Rosters, Library Donations

Dates: 1873 - 1874

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