Historical Publications

More than seventy-five titles highlighting the Museum’s collections, published between 1897 and 1987, are available online. Of these, more than 25 titles highlighting the Museum’s collections, published between 1978 and 1987, have been digitized and are freely available.

Prior to becoming a Smithsonian museum, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum was The Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration. Over 50 titles from this period, spanning from The Cooper Union Museum’s inception in 1896 up through 1968, are available. These publications include past museum exhibitions, the annual Chronicles (1935-45, 1948-58), recent acquisitions, and more.

Stitches in Time: An Exhibition of Embroideries and Needlework Techniques

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, Elizabeth Haynes

embroidery, needlework, handicrafts, samplers, textiles, fabric

Chronicle of the Museum for the Arts of Decoration of the Cooper Union: Index: vol. 1, 1935-1945

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

Complete set of the Cooper Union Museum bulletin for the period:
Vol. 1 No. 1 Winter 1934-1935 through Vol. 1 No. 11 December 1945

includes index

articles, permanent collection, Periodicals

A Brief Introduction to the Museum's Facilities

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

museum history, museum tour, library, museum resources, museum collections

With Hammer and Tongs: Malleable Metals in Diverse Designs

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

metal, metalwork, craftsmanship

Italian Drawings for Jewelry 1700-1875

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, Rudolf Berliner

jewelry, drawings, Italy, Italian, permanent collection, 18th century, 19th century

Shells and Decoration

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

shells, decorative arts, decoration, ornament

Catalogue of Etchings and Lithographs Presented by Samuel P. Avery to the Cooper Union Museum for the Arts and Decoration

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, Fitz Roy Carrington

Samuel P. Avery, prints, etchings, lithographs, permanent collection

Catalogue of a Collection of Engravings and Etchings, formed by the late George Campbell Cooper, and Presented by him to the Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, Fitz Roy Carrington

George Campbell Cooper, etchings, prints, permanent collection

Catalogue of Engravings and Etchings Presented by George A. Hearn to the Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, Fitz Roy Carrington

George A. Hearn, etchings, prints, permanent collection

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