The Archive houses several digital cameras that students are able to checkout and use to produce any course-related work. Uses of the equipment range from basic site and model documentation to the making of films for Design Studio projects.
As a compliment to the holdings of the Architecture Study Collection located on the 7th floor, the Archive also houses many rare edition books, magazines and limited edition portfolios. These are accessable to all students and faculty.
The Archive also contains a small, but growing assortment of films that can be viewed in the office, by appointment. Some of these works have been used by faculty members in conjunction with their respective courses. Others were acquired from a recent film series supported by the Architecture Student Council, as well as the first Cooper Union Alumni Film Festival, both held during the 2010-11 academic year.
All available School of Architecture publications – many of which are coveted documents of academic significance – are offered for purchase through the Archive. Students receive a 10% discount on all books. Funds from these sales support future publication projects.