Includes papers from ca. 1956-1979, chiefly 1968-1979.
Call Number: C 7 S933 Shelf P
Provenance: Files transferred to the Cooper Union Library circa 1980.
The Cooper Union Student Union was a student group formed in 1977 “as a response to several key issues facing the Cooper community: the removal of books from the [Cooper Union] Library, and the New York University/Cooper Library merger, a severely demoralized and diminishing Humanities Department, the general lack of direct information exchange from [the] administration, and what seemed like a general attitude of apathy among the student body, as well as a history of ineffectual student governments.” (from “History & Introduction of The Student Union” by Paul Alter, Chairperson of The Student Union). The group formed first as an ad hoc committee, then coalesced around the institution’s self-study in preparation for accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Student Union appears to have dissolved following the Fall 1979 semester.
The records are divided into three series:
Extent of Collection: 2 boxes; 1.5 linear feet.
Finding Aid prepared by Mitsuko Brooks, June, 2010.