The Cooper Archives consist of books, manuscripts, papers, scrapbooks and photographs relating to the history of the Cooper Union and to its founder, Peter Cooper.

There are also items that pertain to the college's first executive officer, Abram S. Hewitt, and to the Cooper and Hewitt families.

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Peter Cooper Medallion by Giangaetano Cecere
  Collection Guides 
  Peter Cooper  
  Historical Documents
  The Foundation Building     
  Archives Mission Statement
Image Collections  
  •   Peter Cooper Portrait Gallery
Peter Cooper    Peter Cooper    Peter Cooper  
  •   The Foundation Building: Historic Views Clockworks    Foundation Building Print    Plaque  
  •   The Foundation Building: Plans, Elevations & Sections Foundation Building: East Elevation    Foundation Building: 3rd Floor Perspective    Foundation Building: 7th Floor Plan  
  •   The Cooper Union 100th Anniversary Photographs Elizabeth Carbon and Herbert Hoover    Buckminster Fuller    Iriving Olds and Peter Cooper  
  last updated May 5, 2020