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Additional Archival Resources for Cooper Students

Resources at Cooper

In addition to the Archives and Special Collections, The Cooper Union is home to two other incredible resources for archival material:

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture Student Work Collection: Over 4,800 student projects spanning more than eight decades of The Cooper Union’s architectural pedagogy, plus archival architecture material including an extensive blueprint collection.

The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography: An archive of Herb Lubalin's work, including drawings, editorial and advertising design, typeface design, posters, and logos, as well as material from other eminent designers.

Recent historical documentation is also available via the The Cooper Union YouTube Channel, through which you can watch Great Hall programs, school events such as commencement ceremonies, student project videos, and more. Additionally, the CooperMade project offers glimpses of how Cooper students have contributed to culture and history, from GPS to Betty Boop.


Outside Resources

Through The Cooper Union's library consortium agreement, current Cooper Union students also have access to the following archives:

Additionally, by virtue of being in New York City, Cooper students have access to a long list of publicly accessible archives, including:

Material From Other Archives

CU Architecture Archive image

World's Fair Hotdog Stand, 1939, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture Student Work Collection

Fact Magazine, 1964, The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography

Interference Archive publication

Walkout: A Brief History of Student Organizing, 2020, Interference Archive

NYC Municipal Archive Image

Tattoo artist on the Bowery, 1938, NYC Municipal Archives

New School archive image

Isaac Mizrahi design, 1980, New School Archives

Lesbian Herstory Archive image

Found postcard, n.d., Lesbian Herstory Archives

Schomburg Center image

Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee, c. 1946, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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