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Astor Place Renovation, 1978-1986

Box 1

Folder 1: Finding Aid

Folder 2: Committee for Astor Place: Proposal & Mission

Drafts and proposals written during the beginning phase of the Committee for Astor Place. Includes a Scope of Services Required and an Application for Incorporation.

Folder 3: Committee for Astor Place: General Correspondence, 1978-1986

The majority of letters date between the years 1979-1981. Contents include: letter from The Vincent Astor Foundation stipulating the deal of their $100,000 grant, proposal from Prentice & Chan, Ohlhausen architecture firm, memos regarding ASTORAVAGANZA! and Milton Glaser's commemorative poster.

Folder 4: Committee for Astor Place: Brochure and PR

Drafts and final copy of brochure highlighting the Committee's mission. Memos relating to press releases.

Folder 5: 1986 Astor Subway Renovation Completion Ceremony

Four 8"x10" black-and-white photographs of Brooke Astor, Milton Glaser, Bill Lacy, President of Cooper Union, and Ivan Bennett, Acting President of New York University, at the opening ceremony of the Astor Place Subway Station. Interiors of the new mosaic and exteriors of the new kiosk.

Folder 6: Cooper Union

Includes a funds transfer form from Cooper Union dated October 22, 1979 transferring funds to support the renovation project. 

Folder 7: Tour Pamphlets

Folder 8: Press Clippings

Poster: Be a Beaver, Join in the Astor Place Renaissance

Poster designed by Milton Glaser, member of the Committee for Astor Place. It commemorated a week of events, ASTORAVAGANZA!, that celebrated the Astor Place area. 

Poster is hanging in workroom of Library.


These papers are held in the Cooper Union Archives and Special Collections, 7 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003. 

Archives materials are available to interested researchers by appointment only. 

Please contact Katie Blumenkrantz, Archives Librarian:  
          tel: 212-353-4184

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