Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

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Peter Cooper (1791-1883) was a manufacturer, inventor, philanthropist, and founder of Cooper Union. Cooper's son-in-law Abram S. Hewitt (1822-1903) was a manufacturer, philanthropist, U.S. Representative from New York, and mayor of New York.

From the description of Cooper-Hewitt collection, [ca. 1783-1953] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155472943

Art museum, N.Y., N.Y.

Founded 1897. Name changed to Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Housed in the Carnegie Mansion, home of Andrew Carnegie.

From the description of Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration drawings, [ca. 1820]-1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122515120

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf [Collection of material relating to Cooper Union Museum]. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Institutional file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Bateman, George F. The Cooper Union, 1936. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Iselin, John Jay. John Jay Iselin papers, 1983-1995. Columbia University in the City of New York, Bakhmeteff Archive
creatorOf Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration. Institutional file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art : PAD/D pamphlet file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn De Francisci, Anthony, 1887-1964. Anthony de Francisci papers, 1904-1965. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Cajori, Charles, 1921-. Charles Cajori papers, 1942-2011. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Papers, 1818-1944 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Friedman, Dan, 1945-1995. Dan Friedman Collection, 1967-1995. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration. Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration drawings, [ca. 1820]-1943. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Robert Klein papers, 1909-1957 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Hague, Marian. Lace from the collection of Richard C. Greenleaf [graphic] / Library, Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, New York. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Carter family. Papers of the Carter-White family, 1818-1944 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Page, William Nelson, 1854-1932. Papers of William Nelson Page [manuscript], 1852-1924. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Correspondence with Margaret Naumburg, 1952-1953. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Klein, Robert, 1892-1958. Robert Klein papers, 1909-1957. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Bach, Richard F. Richard F. Bach records, 1913-1953 (bulk 1939-1953). Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf People's Institute (New York, N.Y.). People's Institute records, 1883-1933, bulk (1897-1927). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn White, John F. (John Francis), 1917-2005. Papers. University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
referencedIn Peterson, Houston, 1897-. Reminiscences of Houston Peterson :koral history, 1967. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943. Letter to Abram S. Hewitt, 1901 May 14. Natural History Museum Los Angeles County Foundation, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
referencedIn Rogers, Charles E. Charles E. Rogers diary, 1864-1865. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Ashton, Dore. Oral history interview with Dore Ashton, 2010 Nov. 21. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Records, 1857-1986. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Minkowitz, Norma M., 1937-. Reminiscences of Norma Minkowitz : oral history, 1987. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn People's Institute records, 1883-1933, 1897-1927 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Backlin-Landman, Hedy. Hedy Backlin-Landman papers, 1961-1977. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1982. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn E. E. Cummings additional papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1958. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Strassmann, Paul A. An inverview with Paul A. Strassman, 1987 May 15. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Scott Millross Buchanan papers, 1911-1972. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Jaffe, Shirley, 1923-. Oral history interview with Shirley Jaffe 2010 Aug. 27-28. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Dale Harris papers, 1939-1995 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn John F. White Papers, 1955-1982 and undated, 1955-1965 Mass Media and Culture
referencedIn Finley, David E. (David Edward). Papers of David E. Finley, 1921-1977. Library of Congress
referencedIn Charles Cajori papers, 1942-2011 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Barnet, Will, 1911-. Oral history interview with Will Barnet, 1968 Jan. 15. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Harak, Rudolph de. Oral history interview with Rudolph de Harak, 2000 Apr. 27. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn John Jay Iselin papers, 1983-1995 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Austern, Norman. Response to 1988 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1988-1989. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Salter, George, 1897-1967. George Salter papers, 1919-1967. Newberry Library
referencedIn Harris, Dale, 1928-1996. Dale Harris papers 1939-1995 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Letters, 1939-1963, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Papers, 1920-1995. Houghton Library.
referencedIn George Balanchine archive, 1924-1989 (inclusive), 1961-1983 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Hathaway, Calvin Sutliff, 1907?-1974. Calvin Sutliff Hathaway papers, 1941-1954. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1968. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Charles E. Rogers diary, 1864-1865 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Niels Bohr Library. History of physics institutional history collection A-K, [ca. 1883]-1989, (bulk 1960-1989). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Cooper-Hewitt collection, [ca. 1783-1953] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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associatedWith Ashton, Dore person
associatedWith Austern, Norman. person
associatedWith Bach, Richard F. person
associatedWith Backlin-Landman, Hedy. person
correspondedWith Balanchine, George. person
associatedWith Barnet, Will, 1911- person
associatedWith Bateman, George F. person
associatedWith Beer, Alice Baldwin. person
correspondedWith Buchanan, Scott Millross, 1895-1968 person
associatedWith Burdell, Edwin Sharp, 1898- person
associatedWith Cajori, Charles person
associatedWith Cajori, Charles, 1921- person
associatedWith Carter family. family
associatedWith CARTER-WHITE FAMILY family
associatedWith Cooper family. family
associatedWith Cooper, Peter, 1791-1883. person
associatedWith Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Cooper Union Debating Class. corporateBody
correspondedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
associatedWith De Francisci, Anthony, 1887-1964. person
associatedWith Fairchild, Johnson E. person
associatedWith Finley, David E. (David Edward) person
associatedWith Friedman, Dan, 1945-1995. person
associatedWith Friedman, Miriam. person
associatedWith Harak, Rudolph de person
associatedWith Harris, Dale, 1928-1996 person
associatedWith Hathaway, Calvin Sutliff, 1907?-1974. person
associatedWith Hewitt, Abram S., 1822-1903. person
associatedWith Hewitt family. family
associatedWith Iselin, John Jay. person
associatedWith Jaffe, Shirley, 1923- person
associatedWith Klein, Robert, 1892-1958. person
associatedWith Levin, Harry, 1912-1994 person
associatedWith Marin, John, 1870-1953. person
associatedWith Minkowitz, Norma M., 1937- person
associatedWith Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943. person
associatedWith New York Electrical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Niels Bohr Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Page, William Nelson, 1854-1932. person
associatedWith People's Institute (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Peterson, Houston, 1897- person
associatedWith Rogers, Charles E person
associatedWith Rogers, Charles E. person
associatedWith Salter, George, 1897-1967. person
associatedWith Strassmann, Paul A. person
associatedWith Trenton Iron Company (Trenton, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith White, John F. (John Francis), 1917-2005. person
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New York (State)--New York
New York (N.Y.)
New Jersey--Industries
New York (State)--New York
United States
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Iron industry and trade
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Labor and laboring classes
Steel industry and trade
Debates and debating
Women--Suffrage
Transatlantic cables
Glue
Inventions
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Railroads
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