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UCE of FIT records, 1982-2011

  • US NNFIT SC.418
  • collection
  • 1982 - 2011

This collection contains correspondence, newsletters and Bargaining Agreements pertaining to the operations of the United College Employees of FIT union.

United College Employees of the Fashion Institute of Technology (UCE of FIT)

Saks Fifth Avenue oral history series, 1989 January 26 - 1990 June 3

Conducted by Estelle Ellis in the late 1980s into the early 1990s, this is a series of interviews of executives who worked for Saks Fifth Avenue throughout the 20th century. Interviewees discuss the goals of the store's president, Adam Gimbel, others they worked with, and the fashion retail industry, and the various experiences they had while working for Saks Fifth Avenue.

Interviewees include: Arnold Aronson, Bill Berta, Mel Jacobs, Allan R. Johnson, Paul Leblang, Helen O'Hagan, Jay Rossbach, Ellen Saltzman, Doris Shaw, Robert Suslow, Burton Tansky, Norman Wechsler, Charlotte Kramer, Sid Mayar, Janet Reese, and William Lucas

Jay Rossbach interview, 1990 February 20

Estelle Ellis interviews Saks Fifth Avenue's former Senior Vice President Jay H. Rossbach, Jr. about his time at Saks Fifth Avenue, including the goals of Adam Long Gimbel for the department store as well as the names of those who worked for Saks at the time.

Finger, Mildred

Paul Leblang interview, 1989 December 28

In this 1989 interview Estelle Ellis interviews Paul Leblang about his time as a Senior Vice-President and Marketing Executive at Saks Fifth Avenue. They discuss the evolution of Saks' folio (or catalogue) business; the creation and implementation of the Fifth Avenue Club; the need for Saks to expand beyond the purview of evening wear; and how a store must expand while still maintaining consistent quality control. They touch upon the changing roles of women in society and how stores must adapt to this generational shift and how the oversaturation of retail stores in American society led to the closure of many of the retail greats, including Bonwit Teller.

Leblang, Paul

Academic Affairs records

  • subgroup
  • 1944

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

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