"My hope is that the love and desire for scientific knowledge will cause unborn thousands to throng the hall of Cooper Union to learn the beauties and to obtain the benefits provided in nature for the use and elevation of mankind. These will be known and enjoyed where men keep, subdue and hold dominion over the world and all that is in it. I trust the young will here catch the inspiration of truth in all its native power and beauty and find in it a source of inexpressible pleasure to spread its transformed influence throughout the world."
-Peter Cooper, 1882
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art,
established by Peter Cooper in 1859, is a private institution
of higher learning where all students receive full-tuition
Peter Cooper's legacy supports degree-granting programs
in Art, Architecture, and Engineering.
The historic Great Hall is home to public forums, cultural events,
and other community activities.
There are a number of short biographies floating around. Check
to learn about the remarkable history of Peter Cooper
and the Cooper Union, which he founded as a gift to the citizens of
New York City.
Biography - This web site of the popular TV show has a short
biography of Peter Cooper. Send them email and vote for Peter Cooper!
John Lienhard's "Engines of our Ingenuity" has a nice feature on
Peter Cooper (episode #835).
The Steam Engine Library at Univ. of Rochester contains
an online copy of
The History of the First Steam Locomotives in America,
with several chapters devoted to you know who...