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 Cooper Union Archives & Special Collections is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and does not require students, faculty, staff, alumni or friends of the library to make appointments in order to view archival material during these hours. Outside researchers are advised to write firstname.lastname@example.org with the date and time of your intended visit, so that access can be arranged with building security.
The Cooper Union Archives & Special Collections are housed in the mezzanine of the Cooper Union Library, located in the Foundation Building at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and 7th Street in downtown Manhattan.
The Archives have their own adjacent reading room for researchers to spend time with archival material. Unfortunately, this room is not currently ADA accessible, but we are more than happy to serve archival materials to researchers in the library on the ground floor as needed. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have questions or concerns about accessibility and the Archives.
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