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The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is located inside Andrew Carnegie?s old mansion along Fifth Avenue. Aiming to document the history and development of design, it is the only museum in the country that is devoted to showcasing historic and contemporary designs.

The Museum was founded by Amy, Eleanor, and Sarah Hewitt in 1897. As the granddaughters of industrialist Peter Cooper, the founders established Cooper-Hewitt as a part of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Its archive, containing both Latino and Hispanic contents, was created because of the great need for information on American design and its diverse coverage. Its library contains over 70,000 volumes of books, periodicals, and catalogues from the 15th up to the 21st centuries.

Visitors who would like to view its archives must make an appointment at least one day in advance.
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