Katie Blumenkrantz

Assistant Librarian (Cooper Archives)

Katie Blumenkrantz works as both an archivist in the Cooper Union Archives and Special Collection as well as a reference librarian in the Cooper Union Library.

She began her academic work in New York City at the Fashion Institute of Technology, receiving an Associates of Applied Science in Jewelry Design/Jewelry Making. She continued her studies at Hunter College, earning a Bachelors of Art in Art History, and finally at Pratt Institute, earning a Masters in Information and Library Science with an Advanced Certificate in Archives.

Katie has designed, installed, and curated numerous exhibitions from the Archival collection, including, "Letters of Everyday Life: The Cooper Family Papers." Additionally, she has been involved in obtaining and processing new collections -- growing the Cooper Union Archives into a principal resource for the Cooper Union community.

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  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.