Cooper Family Papers Exhibition
POSTED ON: February 13, 2018
Archives librarian Katie Blumenkrantz curated an exhibition entitled "Letters of Everyday Life: The Cooper Family Papers." highlighting some of the 340 letters bought by the library in 2015 using a generous gift from a group of alumni and professors. The letters took two years to "process," library argot for transcribing, summarizing, and creating a finding aid so that researchers can discover their contents and easily locate information they might need. The result is a trove of letters that can give insight not only about the Coopers, but about daily life in 19th century New York.
The exhibition can be seen in The Cooper Union library and will be up until March 30. A closing reception will be held on March 27 in the library from 6 to 8 pm.