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Ruth Finley collection, 1945-2016

  • US NNFIT SC.362
  • collection
  • 1945-2016

This collection contains materials related to Ruth Finley (b.1920, Haverville, MA). The majority of the collection consists of published versions of the periodicals Fashion Calendar and the Fashion International from 1947-2014. The collection also includes published and draft copies of Fashion Calendar, Fashion International, Home Furnishing Calendar, Fashion Trade Calendar, and New York Fashion Council. It also includes business related materials in the form of advertising, membership and subscription information for each publication. The collection includes personal records collected by Ruth Finley, including emails, programs from fashion shows, information about awards, and images.

Finley, Ruth

Lucile, Ltd. records, 1910-1925

  • US NNFIT SC.1
  • collection
  • 1863-1935

Collection is comprised of model photographs, sketches, photographs of sketches, show programs, some newspaper and magazine clippings with articles about or by Lucile, order forms, advertisements, and fashion plates. Garment designs include theatrical costumes, wedding gowns, day and evening wear, tea gowns, lingerie and pajamas. Bulk of the collection consists of model photographs, fashion sketches, photographs of sketches and official phototransfers. In addition there are clippings of articles from different publications written by or about Lucile, she wrote regular columns for Hearst publications. Programs for the "Model Parades" introducing lines of clothing for several years. There are some photographs of Lucile's clients, and photographs of "Rose room" interiors of Lucile. Ltd from New York and Chicago locations. Inspirational and reference materials collected by Lucile and/or her staff, mainly fashion plates and newspaper clippings from different publications. Dates range from the early 1910s to the mid 1920s. Model photographs were glued in large format (12-14"w to 16-18"h) standard, blank books to order, referred throughout this finding aid as scrapbooks; there are 12 volumes in the collection. Bulk of original drawings that are arranged according to the type of clothing are loose, drawn on a heavy weight board; sketches for 1916 and 197-18 lines were glued into scrapbooks; there are 12 volumes of original drawings and 2 volumes of photographs and phototransfers. It is possible that two types of arrangement seen throughout the collection (most of Model photographs chronologically, most of sketches by type of clothing) are due to different purpose these materials served; sketches of period gowns or theatrical costumes could have been referred to time and time again for different productions or themed social events, whereas model photographs would have documented actual creation of such a garment at a certain point in time. It is also not clear why, but some scrapbooks with model photographs are reproduced in complete entirety, using same photo session materials some fully annotated.

Duff Gordon, Lucy, Lady

Bergdorf Goodman hatbox

  • US NNFIT SC.381
  • collection
  • 2017 November 03

This collection consists of a single 9 1/4" x 14" silver round Bergdorf Goodman hatbox.

Bergdorf Goodman (New York, N.Y.)

State University of New York records, 2018

  • US NNFIT SC.423
  • collection
  • 2018

This collection contains three programs from the 2018 inauguration of SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson, a enamel pin commemorating the event and a DVD entitled The SUNY Community Colleges: An Oral History of the First 30 Years.

State University of New York

Museum at FIT records

  • US NNFIT SC.FITA.10
  • subgroup
  • 1948-2019

The Museum at FIT records are arranged into six (6) series; they are Administrative records, Exhibition records, Promotional material, Symposia records, Correspondence, and Fashion Culture records.

Museum at FIT

Robert Dudley collection, 1932-1979

  • US NNFIT SC.100
  • collection
  • 1932-1979

This collection, dated 1932-1979, is comprised of 10 folders of press clippings, high-quality photographs, and correspondence relating to New York milliner Robert Dudley's hat collections, as well as 2 scrapbooks containing press, correspendence and photographs related to Robert Dudley.

Dudley, Robert

Norman Lerner collection, 1950 - 2011

  • US NNFIT SC.451
  • collection
  • 1950 - 2011

This collection is comprised of 15 folders containing photographs and press tear sheets, shot by Norman Lerner (1950s to 2011).

Lerner, Norman

Frances Neady collection of original fashion illustrations, 1913-

  • US NNFIT SC.187
  • collection
  • 1913-

The Frances Neady collection of Original Fashion Illustrations was established in 1984 to honor its namesake, an inspirational teacher of fashion illustration. The collection encompasses over a century of fashion art. Its earliest example, a watercolor by Pierre Brissaud for Gazette du Bon Ton, is dated 1913; its most recent donation is by contemporary artist Ruben Toledo. Among other stars represented in the collection are Eric (Carl Erickson), René Bouché, Dorothy Hood, George Stavrinos, and Antonio (Lopez). Donations to the collection come from artists, collectors, and industry professionals. The donated works fulfill criteria established by the Neady Collection Advisory Board, which acknowledges artists who exhibit high standards of draftsmanship and esthetic quality, demonstrate an individual approach, possess technical virtuosity, have worked for high-end magazines, stores or corporations, and have earned the admiration of their peers. The Frances Neady collection’s mission is to encourage and facilitate research by students and industry professionals in the art of fashion illustration. The collection presents a graphic record of the art’s evolution since the 1910s. In addition, it provides a vivid cultural and visual reflection of its time.

Neady Collection Advisory Board

Yumiko Itoyama collection, 1984-1985

  • US NNFIT SC.76
  • collection
  • 1984-1985

This collection contains 7 design sheets, 1 sketch and 2 advertisements related to Yumiko Itoyama's millinery designs.

Itoyama, Yumiko

Board of Trustees records

  • US NNFIT SC.FITA.1
  • subgroup
  • 1951

The Board of Trustees records consist of nine (9) records series; 1) Miscellaneous records; 2) Executive, Manager, or Administrator's office files; 3) Member records; 4) Bylaws; 5) Procedures for meetings; 6) Official minutes and hearing proceedings (the bulk of the series); 7) Minutes of Auxiliary Meetings; 8) Meeting agendas; and 9) Chartering documents, statutes, and establishment plan.

Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.)

Academic Affairs records

  • US NNFIT SC.FITA.3
  • subgroup
  • 1944

Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.)

Steven Cervantes illustrations

  • US NNFIT SC.289
  • collection
  • undated

This collection is comprised of two 10 1/2 x 14" original pen and watercolor illustrations by Steven Cervantes. One depicts the exterior of a building (possible department store?) and the other is a architecture-inspired surface design.

Cervantes, Steven

Martin Unger sketches, 1960s, bulk 1966-1967

  • US NNFIT SC.422
  • collection
  • 1960s, bulk 1966-1967

This collection is comprised of 19 folders containing sketches of womenswear by Martin Unger. Some of the sketches have fabric samples attached. There are several photocopied versions of the sketches. Multiple folders within the collection features sketches of designs by other designers. Included within the collection are press materials and a brief article about Martin Unger.

Unger, Martin

Joseph Whitehead collection, circa 1920-1959

  • US NNFIT SC.46
  • collection
  • circa 1920-1959

This collection contains sketches, photographs and scrapbooks pertaining to the career of fashion designer Joseph Whitehead.

Whitehead, Joseph

Hampton Coat Co. collection, 1930-1950s

  • US NNFIT SC.34
  • collection
  • 1930-1950s (bulk circa 1930-1949)

The bulk of this collection is comprised of sketches of womens outerwear produced by the Hampton Coat Co. Additional materials include press clippings, reorder charts, correspondance and accounting records.

Hampton Coat Co.

Presidents' records

  • US NNFIT SC.FITA.2
  • subgroup
  • 1944

Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.)

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