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            US NNFIT SC.473 · collection · 1973

            This collection contains a 187 page transcript of an oral history with Andrew Goodman.

            The American Jewish Committee
            US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.4.9.2 · sub-sub-sub-series · 1977 and 1994, bulk 1994
            Part of Academic Affairs records

            This series consists of oral history interviews that discuss the history of Bergdorf Goodman, as well as the store's status and future plans as they stood at the time. Interviews were conducted first in December 1977 by Robert Riley, and subsequently in July 1994 by Valerie Steele and Estelle Ellis with Stephen Elkin, Chairman, Berdorf Goodman, Dawn Mello, President, Bergdorf Goodman, Nena Goodman, widow of Andrew Goodman, Edwin Goodman, son of Andrew Goodman.

            Ellis, Estelle
            US NNFIT SC.411 · collection · 1921-1967

            This collection is comprised of three series. The first series has 217 folders containing 190 scrapbooks that document the publicity, promotions, and advertising undertaken by the textile converting firm Everfast Fabrics, Inc. from 1921-1967. The second series has two folders containing loose swatch cards from the 1930s-1959 and the third series has one folder containing label samples from the 1930s-1967, all from Everfast Fabrics, Inc.

            Everfast Fabrics, Inc.
            US NNFIT SC.411.1 · series · 1921-1967
            Part of Everfast Fabrics collection, 1921-1967

            This series has 217 folders containing 190 scrapbooks that document the publicity, promotions, and advertising undertaken by the textile converting firm Everfast Fabrics, Inc., from 1921-1967. There are newspaper and magazine clippings, promotional materials, photographs, fabric swatches, business correspondence, and other miscellaneous paper ephemera.

            Jane Barton store catalogs
            US NNFIT SC.481 · collection · 1973 - 1988

            This collection is comprised of one Banana Republic catalog (Summer 1988), two Bonwit Teller catalogs (1973-undated 1970s), and eleven Lord & Taylor catalogs (1974-undated 1970s).

            Barton, Jane
            US NNFIT SC.214.1.1.1 · folder · 1966
            Part of Eleanor Lambert collection, 1942-2003

            This folder contains 38 articles written for a syndicated column in January, February and March of 1966. Articles cover following topics: Amanda Mortimer Burden, Serendipity Shopping Center, Tips on how to dress properly, Anita Loos, Shopping for each season, Mexico Social Scene, Rosalind Russell Brisson, How to properly wear a short skirt, Hats as accessories, Who is currently part of fashion, Hairdressing practices, Irene Galitzine, Italian Lingerie trends, Italian Spring Fashion update, Mme Sukarno, Trends for cut outs in fashion and for bare skin, Drama amongst Spanish fashion houses, Foreign fashion designers in America, Debate over skirt lengths, Paris Spring Fashion update, Designer scarves, New York fashion group rivalries, Adele Simpson and Simpson family business, Fashion basics, Fashion by Mila Contini review, Fashions of Bombay and Thailand, Travel keepsakes, Report on Kuwait, Nonsense of youth design trends, Chinese department stores, Archeological inspired jewelry, Wig and hairpiece trends, and Paper dresses by Paper Scott company.

            US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.4.9.4.15 · item · 1994 December 20
            Part of Academic Affairs records

            Jeannette Jarnow, former Chair of the Fashion Buying and Merchandising Department (FBM), discusses the small and intimate nature of FIT when she joined in 1956. She discusses the founding of the school by Morris Haft, Virginia Pope, and a handful of fashion industry insiders. She then describes the birth of the FBM department thanks to an endowment by Bergdorf Goodman as well as close relationships with Lord & Taylor, Abraham and Strauss, and Bloomingdale's. Jarnow touches on influential people from each department store and then goes into the student demographic make-up of the 1950s. Jarnow describes the changes at FIT over her 38 year career such as the former dress code. She then describes fundraising events and field trips to wholesalers and retailers. Jarnow also remembers famous speakers coming to the school such as Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy. She recalls that Virginia Pope used to take students to the opera and other public events to experience fashion and culture. Jarnow briefly touches on her time as Chair and describes the publication of her book, “Inside the Fashion Business.” Jarnow also emphasizes FIT’s international reach and the vast array of career options alumni have experienced. Finally, she mentions the Oral History of FIT taken by Mildred Finger which was housed in the library.

            Jarnow, Jeannette A.
            US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.4.9.12.2 · item · 1984 November 1
            Part of Academic Affairs records

            This interview is with Jeannette Jarnow, the first chairperson of the Buying and Merchandising Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.). Jarnow describes her professional ascent at the department store, Abraham & Straus, up to 1944; when she took a brief break due to her first pregnancy. Jarnow describes the path that led her to seek out a teaching post at the Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.). Instead of offering Jarnow a professorial post, Rosalind Snyder invited her to found the Buying and Merchandising Department in 1956. Jarnow describes the challenges of starting a department including the extent of publicity efforts for the department as well as for the Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.) itself, still struggling to make its name known in the Industry. As there were little to no instructional materials available, Jarnow assembled several books such as, “The Mathematics of Retail Merchandising,” and “Inside the Fashion Business,” that would come to be used by other educational institutions as well as by professional training programs. Jarnow briefly theorizes why the Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.) was not as impacted by student unrest in the 1960s before launching into a depiction of the industry seminars her department held as a service to the Industry. She continues on to discuss the evolution of merchandising with the rise of chain stores, and the ways in which the Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.) stays on top of industry trends. Finally Jarnow lists a host of successful alumni such as Sidney Biddle Barrow, the “Mayflower Madam,” who became famous for founding the most expensive call-girl operation in New York City.

            US NNFIT SC.488 · collection · 1912 - 2017

            This collection contains catalogs and almanacs produced by the Parisian department store Le Bon Marché.

            Au Bon Marché (Paris, France)
            US NNFIT SC.125 · collection · 1826-2010

            This collection contains scrapbooks and company records related to the Lord and Taylor department stores, primarily focused on the original stores in New York City. The scrapbook series consists of unbound pages of newspaper and magazine clippings of Lord and Taylor stores in New York City and the greater New York Area. Company records include advertising, photographs and illustrations of Lord and Taylor buildings, company catalogs, press releases and clippings, as well as internal company histories authored by Lord and Taylor. A small subseries relates to biographical information and photographs of former Lord and Taylor president Dorothy Shaver.

            Lord & Taylor
            US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.4.9.1.89 · item · 1982 June 02
            Part of Academic Affairs records

            This interview opens with Mollie Parnis talking about her latest project, a prize for three young journalists that she began in memory of her son. She then segues into the origins of her company and her early biography. She commenced her career by designing blouses after being frustrated at the quality of the designs while working in a design showroom on Madison Avenue. The Parnis-Livingston company began in a studio Seventh Avenue about five-years after Mollie Parnis and Leon Livingston married in 1930, with Mollie designing and Leon managing the business needs. After her husband died in 1960 she closed the business for three-months. Diana Vreeland convinced Mollie to stay open by putting two of her sketches in Harper’s Bazaar. The name of the business remained Parnis-Livingston until 1970 when it changed to Mollie Parnis. She now has three divisions: Mollie Parnis, Inc.; Mollie Parnis Studio; and Mollie Parnis at Home. Upon success, she began doing philanthropic work, including a grant foundation called “Mollie Parnis Dress up Your Neighborhood”; scholarships at FIT and Parsons; and the aforementioned journalistic prizes. Topics touched on include: the impersonalization of the current fashion industry; her friendship with various First Ladies, including Mamie Eisenhower, Lady Bird Johnson, and Nancy Reagan; how the changes in the industry have necessitated changes in her business-model, including the prevalence of licensing from designers in the 1980s.

            Parnis, Mollie
            US.NNFIT.SC.493 · collection · 1947 - 1950

            This collection contains training materials for Bloomingdales used by Nicole Emmerich Teweles as well as drafts and final copies of the Tobé Report, where Teweles was a Junior Editor.

            Teweles, Nicole Emmerich
            US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.7.1.112 · folder · 1963-1992
            Part of Academic Affairs records

            Photocopied, pasted, and laminated articles concerning the retail store Alexander's, including articles from Chain Store Age and Discount Merchandiser. Folder also includes pamphlets, booklets, and memos from Alexander's.

            US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.7.1.113 · folder · 1973-1987
            Part of Academic Affairs records

            Photocopied, pasted, and laminated articles concerning the retailer Allied Stores, including articles from Business Week and Chain Store Age. Folder also includes a promotional booklet and an annual report from Allied Stores.

            US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.7.1.116 · folder · 1968-1990
            Part of Academic Affairs records

            Photocopied, pasted, and laminated articles concerning the retailer B. Altman, including articles from Crain's New York Business and NRMA Ad/Pro. Folder also includes a booklet covering the first 100 years of B. Altman's history.

            US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.7.1.119 · folder · 1973-1993
            Part of Academic Affairs records

            Photocopied, pasted, and laminated articles concerning the retailer Barney's, including articles from Chelsea Clinton News. Folder also includes a promotional brochure and a catalog.

            US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.7.1.131 · folder · 1967-1992
            Part of Academic Affairs records

            Photocopied, pasted, and laminated articles concerning the retailer Carter Hawley Hale, including articles from Business Week and California Apparel News. Folder also contains a Carter Hawley Hale Fact Book from 1983.

            US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.7.1.135 · folder · 1964-1992
            Part of Academic Affairs records

            Photocopied, pasted, and laminated articles concerning the retailer Dayton Hudson, including articles from Business Week and Chain Store Age. Folder also contains the complete Retail Ad Week award issue dedicated to Dayton's, from 1978.

            US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.7.1.139 · folder · 1967-1992
            Part of Academic Affairs records

            Photocopied, pasted, and laminated articles concerning the retailer Federated Department Stores, including articles from Chain Store Age. Folder also contains three annual reports and a report from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

            US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.7.1.144 · folder · 1959-1986
            Part of Academic Affairs records

            Photocopied, pasted, and laminated articles concerning
            the retailer Gimbels, including articles from Chain Store
            Age and HFD. Folder also contains three Gimbels
            promotional booklets.

            US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.7.1.155 · folder · 1981-1988
            Part of Academic Affairs records

            Photocopied, pasted, and laminated articles concerning the retailer J.C. Penney, including articles from Chain Store Age. Folder also contains an annual report from June 30, 1988.

            US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.7.1.156 · folder · 1988-1992
            Part of Academic Affairs records

            Photocopied, pasted, and laminated articles concerning the retailer J.C. Penney. Folder also contains a promotional company profile booklet and two company updates from Prudential Securities.

            US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.7.1.161 · folder · 1990-1993
            Part of Academic Affairs records

            Photocopied, pasted, and laminated articles concerning the retailer K-Mart, especially articles from Discount Merchandiser. Folder also contains financial reports from Prudential Securities and Dean Witter.

            US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.7.1.171 · folder · 1981-1995
            Part of Academic Affairs records

            Photocopied, pasted, and laminated articles concerning the retailer Macy's, including articles from Crain's New York Business. Folder also contains promotional materials and an annual report.

            US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.7.1.172 · folder · 1977-1987
            Part of Academic Affairs records

            Collected, photocopied, pasted, and laminated articles concerning the retailer Marshall Field, including articles from the Wall Street Journal. Folder also contains typed information including important dates in the store's history, architectural features, and a partial list of reference material.

            US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.7.1.173 · folder · 1973-1992
            Part of Academic Affairs records

            Photocopied, pasted, and laminated articles concerning the retailer May Co., including articles from Chain Store Age and HFD. Folder also contains an O'Neil's promotional booklet and financial reports from Dean Witter and Prudential Securities.

            US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.7.1.177 · folder · 1977-1989
            Part of Academic Affairs records

            Photocopied, pasted, and laminated articles concerning the retailer Mervyn's, including articles from California Apparel News and HFD. Folder also contains a Mervyn's press kit.