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Fashion Institute of Technology-SUNY, Gladys Marcus Library, College Archives
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Adminstrative records

This series contains adminstrative records ranging from exhibition lists to inter office letters.

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Women's Wear Daily Magazine Clipping Friday, May 14, 1971

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Age of Innocence

2 Brochures and 7 Magazine Clippings including: New York Times, June 15, 1979; Daily News, Nov. 27, 1979; New York Times, Nov. 28, 1979; Earnshaws, Nov. 1979; Chelsea Clinton News, Feb. 7, 1980; America's Textile R/B Editor, January 1980; American Fabrics and Fashions, Winter 1979

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Alan Reyburn interview, 1987 January 16

In this interview, Alan Reyburn talks about restuaranteuring in the context of the retail world. Reyburn ran all food operations at Bloomingdale's during the 1980s, including staff restuarants. After briefly describing his past hospitality job working for a cruise line, Reyburn explains that New York City is a restaurant city and the Bloomingdale's client is someone who considers food and dining to be part of the fashionable lifestyle. Reyburn attributes Bloomingdale's Marvin S. Traub for having the total vision that included food operations as part of the Department Store's success. Most notable among Reyburn's projects while at Bloomingdale's was Le Train Bleu, a rooftop restuarant designed to look like the luxury train used by travelers going between Paris and the Mediterranean. Reyburn shares a number of anecdotes about the inception, operation, and overall concept of Le Train Bleu. As Bloomingdale's was one of the few department stores to have its own restuarant at the time, Reyburn explains the challenges specific to running a restaurant within a retail environment. In regards to service, Reyburn believed that good service in the restaurant was even more important to the Bloomingdale's client than good service on the sales floor. Having traveled with Traub for business, Reyburn describes the Bloomingdale's CEO as being indefatigable, an adventurous eater, and keenly aware of his surroundings. He also describes Traub as having more vision than most retailers, seeing a broader picture and having a shorter temper.

Allan F. Hershfield records, 1992-1997

The records of Allan F. Hershfield include President's Reports from his administration as well as speeches and other written communications to the F.I.T. community.

Hershfield, Allan F.

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