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.

Keys and Locks in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, Bert Spilker

Publication design: Jeana Aquadro

keys, locks, locksmiths, craftsmanship, permanent collection

Printed Textiles 1760-1860 in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design

Publication design: Mentkya/Schlott

textiles, textile design, textile printing, fabric, 18th century, 19th century, permanent collection, ch:exhibition=35349321

Folding Fans in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, Lucy A. Commoner

Publication design: H Plus

fans, accessories, fashion, permanent collection, ch:exhibition=35350111

Theater Designs in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, Arthur R. Blumenthal

Publication design: H+

theater, theatrical design, drawings, Architecture, architectural drawings, costumes, permanent collection

Timeless Sources: Rare Books in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, Katharine Martinez

books, rare books, illustrated books, design books, permanent collection, National Design Library

Embroidered Samplers in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design

Publication design: Abigail Sturges

embroidery, samplers, patterns, fabric, thread, needlework, handicrafts, permanent collection, ch:exhibition=35349951

Stitch Guide: A Study of the Stitches on the Embroidered Samplers in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, Gillian Moss

Publication design: Abigail Sturges

embroidery, samplers, fabric, thread, needlework, permanent collection, ch:exhibition=35349951

Columns in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, William Lloyd MacDonald

columns, Architecture, drawings, prints, decorative arts, permanent collection, ch:exhibition=35350415

Fashion Plates in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, Joan Lancaster Harting

Publication design: Mentkya/Schlott

fashion, prints, permanent collection

Lace in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, Milton Sonday

Publication design: Miriam Haas

lace, lace making, textiles, permanent collection, ch:exhibition=35350419

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