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A History of Black Alumni at Cooper Union

 Collection — Container: Box 1
Identifier: MG.014
Abstract

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
Abstract

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
Abstract

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 media collection

 Collection
Identifier: MG.011
Abstract

The Alfred Wertheimer media 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

Annual Reports of The Cooper Union

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG.003
Abstract

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: 1926-1938, 1962-1970

Benjamin Menschel Fellowship exhibitions

 Collection — Container: Box 1
Identifier: MG.015
Abstract

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

Building and Grounds graffiti photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MG.016
Abstract

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

Commencement Records of The Cooper Union

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG.002
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.

Dates: 1860-current

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

 Collection
Identifier: RG.013
Abstract

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

Erskine Hewitt collection of Cooper-Hewitt papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MG.002
Abstract

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

Intra-Disciplinary Seminar (IDS) public lecture series

 Collection
Identifier: RG.012
Abstract

Since the fall of 2017, the IDS public lecture series has hosted 12 speakers each semester. Speakers are typically arts practictioners whose work embodies an interdisciplinary approach. In 2020, the IDS series pivoted from live lectures to lectures over Zoom due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dates: 2017 - 2021

Julius Wollmann collection

 Item — Container: Box 1
Identifier: MG.021
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: RG.018
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: MG.012
Abstract

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
Abstract

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
Abstract

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
Abstract

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
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: MG.017
Abstract

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 origina 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

Published writings of Peter Cooper

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MG.010
Abstract

The Published writings of Peter Cooper is a collection comprised of printed letters, pamphlets, speeches, and addresses.

Dates: 1844 - 1879

Records of the Cooper Union Engineering Honor Societies: Mu Alpha Omicron and the Iota Chapter of Tau Beta Pi

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG.006
Abstract

The Records of the Cooper Union Engineering Honor Societies document the history of Mu Alpha Omicron and the Iota Chapter of Tau Beta Pi at the Cooper Union from 1926 to 1981. This collection includes photographs, books, plaques, stamps, a metal cast logo, and catalog cards in a metal box.

Dates: 1926 - 1981

Records of The Cooper Union Green Camp

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG.005
Abstract

The Records of The Cooper Union Green Camp document the history of Green Camp as a satellite campus of The Cooper Union from 1941 to 1973, and includes administrative files, publications, invitations, correspondence, scrapbooks, photos and film.

Dates: 1941 - 1973

Records of The Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG.004
Abstract

The Records of The Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration is comprised of museum minutes, press releases, correspondence, evaluations, and exhibit information. While the collections spans the years 1892-1970, the bulk of the material included concerns 1962-1968.

Dates: Includes records from ca.1892-1970, chiefly 1962-1968.

Records of The Cooper Union School of Art

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG.014
Abstract

The Records of the Cooper Union School of Art date from the founding of The Cooper Union in 1859 through current day, and include annual reports, meeting minutes, faculty lists and CVs, publications, statistics, and accreditation materials. This collection also includes records pertaining to The Cooper Union's teaching of architecture, which was part of the Art program until the School of Architecture was formed in 1975.

Dates: 1859 - 2009

Records of the Cooper Union School of Telegraphy

 Collection — Container: Box 1
Identifier: RG.016
Abstract

This collection contains the records of the Free School for Telegraphy for Women operated by The Cooper Union in partnership with Western Union Telegraph Company from approximately 1869-1907.

Dates: 1869 - 1907

Records of The Student Union of The Cooper Union

 Collection
Identifier: MG.008
Abstract

The Records of The Student Union of The Cooper Union is comprised of minutes, correspondence, questionnaires, and newspaper articles regarding the Student Union, its history, and involvement with the institution.

Dates: Includes records from ca. 1956-1979, chiefly 1968-1979.

Student publications

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MG.013
Abstract

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 - 2022

The Cooper Family papers

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MG.001
Abstract

The Cooper Family papers is a collection of letters, land deeds, financial claims, and other documentation of the lives of Peter Cooper's family members. With dates spanning 1767 through 1883, this collection contains material authored by or relating to Peter Cooper's parents, siblings, children, nieces, and nephews.

Dates: 1767 - 1883

The Cooper Union Archives Collection of Course Catalogs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG.009
Abstract

This collection consists of course catalogs produced by The Cooper Union from 1904-2016. The publications are a mix of bound and unbound materials. They typically include an overview of the school, degree requirements, lists of faculty and administrators, and course descriptions.

Dates: This collection contains physical copies of course catalogs produced between 1904 and 2016. Course catalogs produced between 2008 and 2021 can be found at cooper.edu/students/registrar/course-catalog

The Cooper Union Archives Collection of Registers and Directories

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG.010
Abstract

This collection consists of registers and directories for staff, students, and alumni produced by The Cooper Union from 1890-2018. The materials are a mix of hardbound and softcover volumes produced by and distributed to the Cooper community.

Dates: 1890 - 2018