This collection is comprised of oral history interviews with prominent twentieth- and twenty-first-century fashion industry businesspeople, designers, and artists, as well as members of the FIT faculty and staff.Sans titre
The Soul Club Oral History Project is an initiative of the FIT Library, inspired by the Soul Club fashion shows’ exuberance, positivity, dynamism, and joy. For this oral history project, FIT alumni and faculty members are interviewed about their participation and experience in the Soul Club. The goal of this project is to explore FIT’s rich and diverse history and uplift, amplify, and publicly share the stories of Black fashion students and faculty members as told by the community members themselves.
Taur Orange, interviewer, is the head of Educational Opportunity Programs at FIT.Sans titre
This collection includes the records for the annual day long Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice Symposium. Each year a theme is selected and the graduate students present papers relating to the theme. Included are students papers, print version of their presentations, advertising materials for the symposium, and schedule of events. Further accruals are expected.Sans titre
The Integrated Service-Learning Project is an extension of the Interior Design Relief Project which was founded in 2013. It aims to integrate the efforts of like-minded interior designers, architects, and contractors who believe that the design of the physical environment matters, shapes lives, and can empower people. Documents relate to projects conducted with FIT Interior Design students and various New York and New Jersey area organizations including the Bowery Mission Women’s Center in the renovation of their laundry room, the Community of Friends in Action of Leonia, NJ, the Leonia Presbyterian Church, and Hug-it-Forward, to build a “bottle school” in Guatemala, presented proposals for the renovation of the communal kitchen at Hephzibah House in New York City and Living Waters Community Center in Brooklyn, Restore NYC during the Spring semester and moving on to summer with The Bowery Mission Men's Center and St. Paul's House and more. These projects became part of the curriculum and the content is now taught in the 6th semester in liaison with New York Cares
Video and web material that discusses leadership in social justice, diversity, corporate responsibility, and innovation in the fashion industry. Students, faculty, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs, from FIT and numerous other institutions, discuss emerging trends, network with peers, and share innovative solutions for a sustainable future.
This folder includes digital video presentations and the symposium invitation graphic delivered by the Fashion Textiles Studies Symposium 2021: Wiggle Room - The Lived Experience of Dress, which occurred completely online due to restrictions placed upon students and faculty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
- “I Was a Mighty Dressed Up Bride”: Wedding Dress in the WPA Narratives by Kenna Libes;
- “Hippety-Hop, I'm a Bunny”: An Examination of the Objectification of the Female Body Through the Bunny Costume by Ellen Greene;
- Building the Wardrobe that Lasts: The Aesthetic Formula of 1970s Fashionable Anti-Fashion, by Alina Osokina;
- Afropunk: A Carnival of Fashion Consciousness by Christianna Rice
Documents describing the planning, formation, and implementation of various oral history projects administrated by the FIT Library and other FIT departments. Includes meeting minutes, class documents from John Touhey's oral history studies, histories, and documentation. Bulk of the content relates to the Oral History Project of the Fashion Industries series within the Oral History collection.
This collection contains the art, film, published and unpublished by Ethan H. Minsker from 1990-2021.Sans titre
This folder contains artwork created by Ethan Minsker including drawings, book cover sketches, logo sketches for the Antagonist Art Movement, stickers, patches and modified photographs for The Man in Camo.
This folder includes digital copies of the papers and presentations delivered at the 2020 Symposium, which occurred completely online due to restrictions placed upon students and faculty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, 2020. The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are:
- Bobbi Wall - "Ruth Reeves’ Lasting Imprint on Modern American Fashion"
- Anna Lucia Uihlein: "Louella Ballerino: Fashioning California"
- Brynnea Irvine: "The Fall of Luxury: The Forgotten History of Farquharson & Wheelock"
- Molly Hartvigsen: "Tobé-Coburn School for Fashion Careers"
- Brigid Gerstenecker: "Elizabeth Hawes: Mass Production for the Millions?"
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.
This series includes official copies of any literature or other material made available to the public such as college catalogs. This series may also include detailed course descriptive information, including background materials and supporting documentation.
Includes the papers and presentation delivered at the 2019 Symposium. The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are: Anna Muller "Counterculture, Craft, and Feminine Power: Crochet from 1966-1976" ; Monica Geraffo "DIY-stopia: Archizoom's 'Dressing Design' and 'Dressing is Easy' and the Paradox of Hand Sewing in Technological Utopias" ; Megan Gillen "The Honeycomb Stitch: Smocking on Garments from 1887 to 1910" ; Faith Cooper "Punk of the 1970s: Crafting an Image and Identity" ; Emily Nissen "Identifying Out: WLW T-shirts in the Post Stonewall World" ; Andrea Moreno "Decorating the Body: French Art Nouveau Jewelry" ; Avery Novitch "The Woman's Institute: Crafting a New Approach to Home Economics" ; Jessica Sachs "May Morris: Designer, Embroiderer, Educator" .
Undergraduate catalogs provide information about the college's academic programs, including curricula and course descriptions. The catalogs also include information about admissions, tuition, and scholarships as well as academic calendars. In addition, the catalogs document the college's history and mission, its campus and facilities, the members of its administration and faculty, and its student life. Some of the catalogs also include images of the college's campus and community, especially from the 1970s to the 2000s. There are normally three (3) copies of each catalog.
Graduate catalogs provide information about graduate academic programs, including curricula and course descriptions. Graduate catalogs also provide information about admissions and tuition as well as the general history of the college and its campus. Some of the catalogs also include academic calendars, information about student life, information about internships or career options, lists of graduate faculty, and application materials.
Includes the papers and presentation delivered at the 2018 Symposium "Behind the Designer" on Saturday, May 12, 2018. The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are: Caela Castillo "Armored in Ivory: The Bold Style and Soul of Nancy Cunard" ; Carson Poplin "Establishing a Legacy: Charles James & Millicent Rogers" ; Carol McLennan "Embracing the In-Between: Comme des Garçons, Butoh, and Ma" ; Lauren Bilodeau "Photographing Schiaparelli" ; Raissa Bretaña "The Dog Behind the Designer: Model, Mascot, and Muse" ; Laura E. Peluso "A Well-Edited Style: Jane Trahey's Fashion Advertising Campaigns" .
This collection is comprised of original sketches and photographs, business and promotional materials, and materials related to the fashion career of George Simonton as well as his work at the Fashion Institute of Technology.Sans titre
This folder contains published paperbacks titled Rich Boy Cries for Momma and Barstool Prophets, Antagonist Press zine no. 3, East Coast Exchange articles written by ethan H. Minsker, and short illustrated works.
The commencement programs document the order of exercises and the names of graduates, including which graduates received honors or awards. Starting in 2003, the programs also include a history of the academic costume, and starting in 2011, the programs include a letter from the current president of the college, the history of the college and its commencement traditions, and a message from the office of alumni relations. From 2011 to 2015, the programs include short biographies of the guest speakers and honorees. In 1946, commencement included the student fashion show.
Commencement programs from 1947-1951 and 1953-1955 are not included.
This series is comprised of in-progress design sketchbook pages ranging from 1982 to 2018, some undated. The folder also includes draft sketches, final sketches, published sketchbooks and oversized sketches.
Includes the papers and presentation delivered at the 2018 Symposium "Behind the Designer" on Saturday, May 12, 2018. The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are: Jennifer Pronesti "Basket, Bones and Biomorphism: Beneath the Surface of Ralph Rucci's Process" ; Bethany Gingrich "The Temple of the Muses: Max Meyer and the New York Museum" ; Darnell Lisby "Azzedine Alaïa and Naomi Campbell: Like Father and Daughter" .
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.Sans titre
Commencement records include commencement programs.
Materials from old--US.NNFIT.18.104.22.168 (Box 1) except for sketches. A mix of photographs of interiors, models and theater personalities. Instead of attempting to locate the context for the model photographs they will be left in this original arrangement, as they might be related to significant developments in Lucile Ltd. existence. For example a title "1 Lake Shore Drive" (No. 40, a winter coat and accessories ensemble) is the address of the Lucile Ltd. in Chicago established in 1915, this model was part of the Fall collection for that year. Interior photos of the "Rose rooms" from Chicago and New York locations are included here too. In addition, this box houses 5 covers of disbound scrapbook volumes.
Annual reports describe the college over the past academic year. Each annual report often includes a letter from the current president, highlights from the previous year, a list of donors, financial data, demographic information, and members of the current administration.
Includes the papers and presentation delivered at the 2017 Symposium "Dressing New York" on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are: Lucy Carey "The Great Divide of 1960: Norman Norell's Coulotte" ; Sarah Jean Culbreth "'Who Are the Mystery Girls?': Deconstructing the New York Doll's Image ; Loggans "Fantaies of Opulence: Racial Dynamics of Drag Balls in New York City, 1890-1969" ; Daniel Gustina "Depression Era New York: Dress & Photographs of Fashionable Society" .
This collection consists of a single 9 1/4" x 14" silver round Bergdorf Goodman hatbox.Sans titre