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The Cooper Union Archives & Special Collections

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, color slides, film and video, and photographs that document the development of The Cooper Union, as well as the continued contributions and achievements of our founders, faculty, staff, and alumni. This includes institutional records such as leases and annual reports; documentation of student experience in the form of exhibition ephemera, yearbooks, and publications; and the personal papers of key figures in Cooper Union history, including Peter Cooper and Abram S. Hewitt.

The tabs at the top of this webpage can help you search the archive, look at digitized materials, figure out how to donate or transfer materials to the Archives, plan a visit to the archive, learn more about what archives are, or read stories from the Archives via our Cooperology blog.

Have questions about the Archives & Special Collections? You can contact the Archives Librarian, Mary Mann, at or 

Address: 7 East 7th St, New York, NY 10003 | Email: | Phone: (212) 353-4184 |

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