In addition to collecting and maintaining the college's institutional records, the Cooper Union Archives is also home to materials donated by alumni, students, faculty, and other members of the Cooper Union community. We are actively collecting any material that helps to inform and deepen our understanding of The Cooper Union, its people and organizations, and the relationship of the school with New York City. Examples of such material in the archive currently include manuscripts and correspondence; protest signs and accoutrements; badges and awards; clothing; photographs and audiovisual materials; and event signage and tickets.
If you're interested in donating to The Cooper Union Archives, please send the following information to email@example.com for assessment:
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Institutional records of enduring historical value are retired to the Archives. Generally speaking, records have enduring historical value if they contain evidence of the college's organization, function, policies, decisions, procedures, and/or operations. Examples of records with enduring historical value include but are not limited to: exhibition catalogs, event ephemera, accreditation paperwork, course offerings, bylaws, publications, and patent documentation.
If you're an employee of the Cooper Union and have records to transfer to the Archives, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, the following documents can help you assess and keep a record of the items you wish to transfer: