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Phototransfers of sketches, 1910s, #1

From 2 disbound scrapbooks, 211 phototransfers of sketches. Both of the scrapbooks were from from mid 1910's. Items in folders 1 and 2 are original to this location: 128 photographs of sketches, 10 official Lucile phototransfers of sketches, and a Christmas card illustrated with a Lucile sketch. Some prints occur repeatedly. Those dated are from 1916, some have prices. Phototransfers bare embossed Lucile, Ltd. Paris stamp. There is also a Christmas card from 1909

Phototransfers of sketches, 1910s, #2

Disbound scrapbook, 211 photographs of early [Old Lucile] sketches and 30 official Lucile phototransfers of sketches in 3 folders. In the enclosing slipcase is a folder with a loose photograph of a sketch. First sketch is a drawing of an evening gown designed by Lucile and photo-transferred onto glossy paper. Second sketch is for an evening gown, drafted in pencil and painted with gouache on transparent paper. Some of the items in this scrapbook have fabric swatches attached, and marks where the ones lost were glued. Among models: #67 "Celendine", #54 "Yussef", most of the titles appear of official phototransfers. Many items dated 1916, some with more precise dates. In the last folder US.NNFIT.SC.1.2.1.7 first picture is of a modeled complete garment, not a sketch.

Photographs, Personalities, circa 1915-1919

Disbound scrapbook, 41 photographs of society women and/or actresses of theatrical garments. Most of the names that are written on the backs of the photographs or the scrapbook pages are listed here: Kitty Gordon, Eleanor Griffith, Dorothy Dickson, Annette Bade, Pearl White, Kathlyn Martyn, Mes. Philip Hummel, Francine Larrimore, Dorothy Shoemaker, inscription 'Mis Vivian Martin - star of "Just Married" '. Photographs by S.A. Johnston and Joel Feder. Further research is needed to determine the role and prominence of these women in the world of theater or society they were part of. [MOVED in from old-US.NNFIT.SC.1.1.1.16.3 - 3 photographs of actresses - (1) Kitty Gordon and (2) Bertha Kalich (aka Kalish) dedicated to McHorter, and (3) famous Irene Castle dedicated to Mr. Tolman (Manager of Lucile Ltd. of New York)]

Events and Promotions, 1968-2002

This sub sub series contains company records relating to Lord and Taylor events and promotions from the 1960s to the 2000s. Several folders relate to specific events, including Press kits, photographs, invitations and clippings. Several folders contain more general press releases and invites, as well as photographs relating to unknown promotional events and parties.

Symposia records

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.

Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice

FIT Oral histories project

Launched in 1978, an oral history of the fashion industries has been maintained by the Gladys Marcus Library’s Special Collections and Archives department, amassing nearly 375 oral history holdings in various formats, to date, and growing.

In anticipation of FIT's 75th anniversary in 2019, “FIT Talks” was established and institutionalized in [2012?] to make available previously inaccessible content, and to continue to build a rich library of oral histories representative of the fashion and broader creative industries that will be of interest and available to the public at large.

Interviews already include current and former members of the FIT community as well as significant and well-known figures in the fashion industry. For example, charming dialogue about fashion between Princess Grace of Monaco and designer Vera Maxwell is now available to any researcher. Interviews provided through Ford Models, Inc. are also part of the collection.

Gladys Marcus Library

Yearbook: Portfolio, 1946-2012

The yearbooks document F.I.T.'s graduating class, academic programs, and student life. The yearbooks also often document F.I.T.'s faculty and administration. The yearbooks may include a message from the current president of the college, students' artwork and writing, and images of student fashion shows. Some yearbooks describe recent developments of the college or provide a broad history of the college. The yearbook was titled Portfolio, starting in 1961.

Commencement programs, 1946-2018

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.