Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story
June 01, 2009
Janet Gardner (A’65), producer, writer and director of The Gardner Documentary Group is co-producing Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story, a documentary about one of the 19th century’s greatest leaders during the Industrial Revolution.
Best remembered for his contributions to education, the documentary is divided into three main parts of Cooper’s life: Getting a Start, Making a Fortune and DoingGood. Distinguished Cooper Union faculty, graduates, administrators and President George Campbell Jr. participated in the film’s creation. The National Endowment for the Humanities recognized the film as aWe The People Project for promoting knowledge and understanding of American history and culture.
It is scheduled for national public broadcas and will preview in The Great Hall of The Cooper Union on September 25.