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.
Black and white carte-de-visite showing ethnic costume of a Dutch Prior. Full caption: "Costumes des Pays-Bas. Un prieur d'enterrement Protestant d'Amsterdam. Publié par A. Jager. Water 110, Amsterdam. Le droit de reproduction réservé."
Hand-colored carte-de-visite depicting Neapolitan fishers, a man and a woman, with baskets.
Hand-colored carte-de-visite depicting a Swiss woman. Full caption: "Costumes Suisses. T. Richard Phot. Maenedorf. Lucerne Ville Dépose Attenhofer & co. Zurich."Richard, T.
Hand-colored carte-de-visite depicting a woman and child in ethnic costume.
Hand-colored carte-de-visite depciting a man playing a bagpipe. Full caption: "Stuart Inverness. When ordering duplicates please give the No."Stuart of Inverness
Carte-de-visite depicting a woman who is a milk maid and her dog. Full caption: "Antwerp Sept. 13 1876 Vues d'Anvers. Views of Antwerp. Charette de Laitière. (151) C.K. Manley"Manley, C.K.
Carte-de-visite depicting a woman who is a milk maid and her dog. Full caption: "Antwerp Sept. 13 1876 C.K. Manley"Manley, C.K.
Hand-colored carte-de-visite depicting a man and a boy with a goat. Full caption: "N. 195 Fotografia Gior (obscured) rad Strada (obscured) dina 54 Napoli"
Conducted in 2011, the interview covers Adams's entry in modeling, her early career working as a professional model while still in high school, modeling throughout Europe and Scandinavia, meeting Eileen and Jerry Ford and becoming a Ford model, her experiences working as a model in the late 1960s and 1970s, and her transition into acting. Throughout the interview, Adams reflects on her experiences working closely with Eileen Ford , and expresses gratitude for the lessons Ford instilled in Adams. Adams mentions working with Ford senior Vice President, Sue Charney, and booking agent, Rusty Donovan Zeddis, as well as shooting with photographers, Helmut Newton, and Neal Barr. Halfway through the interview, Adams is joined by her friend, Carl Richards, who joins in Adams's interview before being interviewed separately by Sicular. Carl Richards spontaneously joins this interview part way in.Adams, Maud
This sub-series includes records from Lawrence Bethel's inauguration, correspondence, including a letter from U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and photos. This sub-series also includes publications, proposals, and reports from 1962-1964 relating to F.I.T.'s international educational initiatives in Mexico, Israel, Nigeria, and Puerto Rico conducted in accordance with the Agency for International Development of the U.S. State Department. One of these reports is in Spanish.
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
The Marketing Files were a unique research collection created and originally kept in the library's former Vertical Files unit. They were popular resources for researchers before the internet dominated such searches. The files were largely composed of thousands of articles related to the business and marketing side of the fashion industry that were clipped, photocopied, pasted, or laminated by the Vertical Files staff. They also included promotional and informational materials such as pamphlets, booklets, press kits, annual reports, financial reports, industry studies, and catalogs. These collected materials are grouped chronologically within each folder, and the folders are arranged alphabetically by company within each alphabetical topic. These topics include the apparel industry, cosmetics and toiletries, furs, leather, licensing, and retail stores. The dates of these collected materials range from 1949 to 1995. (The Vertical Files unit was closed in January, 1996.) Upon introduction to the College Archives these folders filled 131 archival boxes, but those have been weeded for online redundancy and condition. The remaining hard-to-find materials are now housed in 44 boxes containing 201 folders. These files might appeal to students of Fashion Business Management, Global Fashion Management, and International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries who are researching the history of various aspects of the industry.Vertical Files unit
This series consists of sketches of shoes and shoe patterns cut out of paper, cardstock, cardboard, and fabric. Some sketches and patterns are accompanied by embellishments such as leather samples and tassels. Previous documentation noted that some of the sketches in the collection were designed by other designers for Seymour Troy, and specifically named Emery Blau, Al Lewis, and "Cohen." Almost all sketches and patterns are undated.Troy, Seymour
This folder contains news paper clipping from Fashion Week, the national news paper of retailing from November 13, 1972. It describes a retrospective fashion show of McCardell's designs, organized by American Designer Rudi Gernreich, 1922-1985. Also in this folder is a newspaper clipping from 1975 featuring a sundress designed by McCardell in 1946.McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958
This folder contains pencil fashion illustrations of mostly day dresses. Some have hand written notes and different versions of details sketches. Most unsigned and all undated.McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958
This folder contains press releases on the history of COTY, general correspondence and biographies of COTY executives and employees, some with head shots of the individual.
3 photographs. Two of the photographs are dedicated to E. McHortrer; one from Kitty Gordon and another from Bertha Kalich (aka Kalish), both actresses. Third photograph is of famous Irene Castle dedicated to Mr. Tolman.
Article entitled "Studies in Smartness" written by Miss Violet Vanbrugh as well as a Christmas card and a Business card. One program from an exhibition of Gera Mills' fabric used in garments made by Vionnet, Lelong, Patou, Paquin, Cheuir, Premet, Renee, Doucet, Doeuille, and Bernard. 1-Two page spread (pp. 18-21) from the December 22, 1925 issue of Women's Wear Daily; amusements page and a page dedicated to fur fashion, with advertisements and columns about the popular furs of the time.
Photocopies of most of the articles from the scrapbook in the same box. Not all articles were duplicated to protect against further deterioration of materials.