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The Cooper Union Archives & Special Collections

Please note: As of October 12, 2021, the physical Archives are temporarily closed due to construction. This may affect our response times to research requests, as many materials have been put in storage for safekeeping. 

 

The mission of The Cooper Union Archives & Special Collections is to support teaching, research, administration, and service through the management of information resources created by, for, or about The Cooper Union and the Cooper Union community. 

Our collections include a wide variety of manuscripts, objects, publications, audio and film reels, and photographs that document the development of The Cooper Union, as well as the continued contributions and achievements of our founders, faculty and alumni.

Some of these materials can be viewed online via The Internet Archive or the Voices From the Great Hall website. The bulk of our material remains undigitized, but is accessible to view in person. See our Visit the Archives page for more information on viewing material. Further information about the Archives is available via the following links:

Peter Cooper's standard wall sizing glue
Feminist Meeting, 1914
Free Cooper Union poster
Financial Report 1978
Lincoln Address 1860
Greenback Party poster
Concert for wounded soldiers 1862
Cooper Black Book 1995
Nightgown design 1990s

Address: 7 East 7th St, New York, NY 10003 | Email: archives@cooper.edu | Phone: (212) 353-4184 | Websitelibrary.cooper.edu/archives

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7 E 7th St.
New York, NY
10003