Class of 1936

Class Pages

Irving Black CE'36, formerly Cooper's oldest known living alumnus, was still showing his Cooper spirit at age 107 in the below photos! Click here to read more about Irving and his secret to longevity.

Irving Black CE'36
Irving's headshot from the 1936 Cable.
Irving Black
Irving today wearing his Cooper Reunion swag.

1936 Cable

1936 Cable

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Class of 1936 Photo Gallery
Irving Black CE'36 and his wife Dorothy.

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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.