sub-sub-sub-series 3 - The Bloomingdale's interviews, 1986 November 5-1987 January 16

Norman Axelrod interview, 1987 January 16 Gordon Cooke interview, 1986 November 5 Barbara D'Arcy interview, 1986 November 5 Dennis Garro interview, 1987 January 16 Alan Reyburn interview, 1987 January 16 Lester Gribets interview, 1986 November 19 Terry Schaefer interview, 1986 November 21 Margaret Hofbeck interview, 1987 January 16 Julian Tomchin interview, 1986 November 24 Carl Levine interview, 1986 December 12 Barbara Bass interview, 1987 January 16 Russell Stravitz interview, 1987 January 16 Lee Traub interview, 1987 January 16 Marvin S. Traub interview, 1987 January 16

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The Bloomingdale's interviews, 1986 November 5-1987 January 16


  • 1986 November 5-1987 January 16 (Creation)

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14 interviews originally recorded on magnetic cassette; digitized audio files; PDF/A transcripts and documents

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This series consists of 14 oral history interviews, which discuss the history of Bloomingdale's, President Marvin Traub, as well as the store's current status and future plans. Interviews were conducted between November, 1986 and January 1987 by Estelle Ellis.

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Notes on recording quality come from archival appraisal done between 2014-2015, and were collected from two separate spreadsheets. Archival notes indicate that this series has deteriorated to a severe degree.


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  • English

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  • Latin

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The Library of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Department of Special Collections and College Archives, 27th St. at 7th Ave., NY, NY , USA, 10001

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  • English



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