series 2 - Historical photographs

Students and their instructor pose in front of artwork in a museum

Identity area

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Historical photographs


  • 1944-1989, bulk 1950s-1970s (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

4 linear feet (62 folders)

Context area

Name of creator


Administrative history

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The departmental source of these photographs is undocumented.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

A collection of photographs documenting the Fashion Institute of Technology from its founding to the late 1980s.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling



System of arrangement

Chronological by year and month when information is available. Otherwise organized by program. The collection is broken down into two subseries: Fashion Institute of Technology historical photographs and Construction documentation.

Conditions of access and use area

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.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

  • Latin

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Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

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

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Arrangement, description, and/or archival processing by J.E. Molly Seegers, 2016
Additional description, and/or archival processing by Allyn Young and Samantha Levin, 2019


  • English



Archivist's note

Arrangement, description, and/or archival processing by J.E. Molly Seegers, FIT, NY, NY, USA.

Archivist's note

Many photographs in this collection are duplicates of images in the SEC photograph collection (US.NNFIT.SC.FITA.5.2.4.etc.).

Accession area