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Donate to the Archives


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 for assessment:  

  • Your name and contact information 
  • A description of the item(s) you’d like to donate, including quantity, size, subjects, known creators, and date of creation 
  • Condition of the item(s) 
  • Snapshots of the item(s)  

Thank you for thinking of the Cooper Union Archives for your donation!

Letters from the Cooper family

Letters from the Cooper family, donated to the Archives though a generous gift provided by Cooper Union alumni and faculty members


Graduation medal, donated by the family of Marilyn Hoffner (A '48) and Al Greenberg (A '48)

Beanie with CU logo

Beanie with CU logo, donated by the family of Leonard Sielke (CivE '42)

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