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Papers of Norma E. Rancken

Box 1

Folder 1:  Cooper Union Diploma

B.E., Mechanical Engineering, June 7, 1946

Folder 2:  Memorabilia

Dance card for Annual Cooper Union Dance, April 20, 1946

Invitation card for The 21st Cooper Union School of Engineering Student Branch of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Annual Dinner, December 16, 1944.

Newspaper clipping: “Fresh Blood is Injected into Faculty As Five New Teachers Are Added,” Curtis Log, March 21, 1952.  Includes photograph of Norma Rancken.

Invitation for The Cooper Union Annual Luncheon at the Harbor Room of the Fort Lauderdale Yacht Club, The Cooper Union Alumni Association, November 16th, 1997.

Folder 3:  Class of 1946 Golden Legion Reunion

Class of 1946 Biography Sheet:  Norma (Rancken) Cossey,  M.E., Day.

Collated Papers:  The Cooper Union Class of 1946, Golden Legion Anniversary Luncheon,  May 23, 1996.

 Folder 4:  Awards

Membership in The Society of 1859 from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art, Awarded to Norma Rancken Cossey, November 9, 2001.

Membership in The Society of 1859 from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art, Awarded to C. Murray Cossey, November 9, 2001.

Folder 5:  Photographs and Postcard

Includes photograph of Norma and Charles Cossey viewing painting, photograph of Peter Cooper monument with Founder’s Day wreath, and jumbo postcard of Cooper Union Foundation Building.

Folder 6:  Class Admissions and Schedule Cards; Grade Cards

Admission and Schedule cards for academic years, 1942-43 through 1945-46  (13 items).

Grade cards:  1942-43 through 1944-45  (3 items)

Folder 7:  Mechanical Drawings & Laboratory Assignments

Mechanical Drawing:  “Developed Surfaces and Intersections, C. M. Cossey, Scale-Full Size Drawing 11-A,” Cooper Union Night School, Chemical Engineering, First Year Drawing/Diagram May 9, 1938.

Laboratory Report: “Study of a Ford Automobile Engine” by Norma Rancken, October 30, 1944, The Cooper Union, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Laboratory,  Instructor: Professor Roemmele.

Laboratory Report: "Test of a Ford Automobile Engine" by Norma Rancken, November 6, 1944, The Cooper Union, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Laboratory,  Instructor: Professor Roemmele.

 Folder 8:  Correspondence

 1.  June 26, 1942,  Walter S. Watson (Director of Admissions, Cooper Union) to “Dear Sir”

“I am glad to inform you that you have met the scholastic requirements for admission to the day courses of the School of Engineering of The Cooper Union.”

2.  September 5, 1942, Harold G. Thompson (Director, University of the State of NY) to Norma E. Rancken

Notice of award of a University scholarship.

3.  June 5, 1943,   letter and postmarked envelope,  George F. Batemen to Norma Rancken

“if the Army sends us its ASTP trainees in September, we will be unable to continue your sophomore training in our Day Course after August 27, 1943, until the completion of the Army's program.”

4.  December 22, 1944,    letter and postmarked envelope,  M.S. Wolf, Registrar to Norma E. Rancken

“granted your request to complete in the Evening School your requirements for graduation from the day course in Mechanical Engineering.”

5.  November 9, 2001,    letter,   George Campbell Jr. (President, Cooper Union) to C. Murray & Norma Rancken Cossey

Letter with certificate of membership for The Society of 1859 and thanks for establishing The PAGE fund in 1996.

6.  July 23, 2007     letter with “I love Cooper Union” pin attached,  Barbara H. Reed to Ronni Denes (V.P., External Affairs, Cooper Union)

Letter sent along with dontation of Norma Rancken Cooper Union memorabilia.

7.  2010    letter,  Ronni Denes (V.P., External Affairs, Cooper Union) to Carol Salomon (Archives Librarian, Cooper Union Library)

Notes sent with donation of items to Cooper Union Archives.

Folder 9:  Cooper Union Alumni Association Correspondence

Correspondence between Cooper Union and Norma Rancken,

Cooper Union Alumni Association invitations,

Alumni Association ballot forms,

Golden Legion Luncheon attendees list,

Cooper Union Alumni Association, Palm Beach Chapter, list of names,  1996-1997.

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