collection SC.320 - Carmel Snow for Harper's Bazaar press photos, 1954-1955

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Carmel Snow for Harper's Bazaar press photos, 1954-1955


  • 1954-1955 (Creation)

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1.75 linear feet

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Name of creator

(1867 (date of establishment))

Administrative history

Harper's Bazaar is an American fashion magazine founded in 1867 by Harper and Brothers. The magazine began as a weekly publication for women in middle and upper classes, eventually moving to monthly publication. In 1913, Harper's Bazaar was purchased by William Randolph Hearst. Currently, Harper's Bazaar is owned by the Hearst Corporation.

Name of creator

(1887 August 21-1961 May 7)

Biographical history

Carmel Snow was the editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar from 1934 to 1958. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Snow began her career as a fashion editor at Vogue. Snow's work at Harper's Bazaar lead to the introduction of many famous photographers and designers.

After retiring in 1957 at the age of 70, she became the chairperson of the editorial board. With Mary Louise Aswell, she wrote her autobiography, entitled "The World of Carmel Snow." It was published in 1962 by McGraw-Hill Book Co..

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This collection is comprised of 18 folders containing black and white photographs depicting women wearing fashions from various designers (1954-1955).

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Conditions governing access

Access is open to researchers by appointment at the Fashion Institute of Technology Library, Department of Special Collections and College Archives. If you have any questions, or wish to schedule an appointment contact us at or call (212) 217-4385.

Conditions governing reproduction

The Department of Special Collections and FIT Archives does not own copyright for all material held in its physical custody. It is the researcher's obligation to abide by and satisfy copyright law ( when copying or using materials (including digital materials) found in or made available from the department. When possible, the department will inform a researcher about the copyright status of material, the researcher's obligations with regard to such material, and, wherever possible, the owner or owners of the copyrights. Any and all reproduction of originals is at the archivist's discretion.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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Photographic prints

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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


  • Latin


Archivist's note

Arrangement, description, and archival processing by Brianna Paoli, FIT, NY, NY, USA 2018 September 20. Additional archival work by Samantha Levin, FIT, NY, NY, USA 2018 September.

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