- 1933-1967 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
6 linear feet comprised of 8 folders and one bound scrapbook
Name of creator
Madame Eta Hentz was a Budapest-born, New York-based fashion designer known for her ready-to-wear women's collections throughout the 1920s-1940s. She designed for the collection Ren-Eta (a business partnership with Maurice Rentner) and beginning in the 1930s, for her own label, Eta. Madame Eta was known for popularizing Grecian drapery and motifs in contemporary fashion collections with her lauded Grecian-themed collection in 1943.
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Scope and content
This collection is comprised of press clippings, photographs, correspondence, and other materials relating to the designs of Madame Eta Hentz for "Ren-Eta" and "Eta."
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Conditions governing access
Access is open to researchers by appointment at the Fashion Institute of Technology Library, Department of Special collections and College Archives.
Conditions governing reproduction
The Department of Special collections and FIT Archives does not own copyright for all material held in its physical custody. It is the researcher's obligation to abide by and satisfy copyright law (http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#108) when copying or using materials (including digital materials) found in or made available from the department. When possible, the department will inform a researcher about the copyright status of material, the researcher's obligations with regard to such material, and, wherever possible, the owner or owners of the copyrights. Any and all reproduction of originals is at the archivist's discretion.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Press clippings, correspondence, photographs
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Existence and location of originals
The Library of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Department of Special Collections and College Archives, 27th St. at 7th Ave., NY, NY , USA, 10001
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AAT; ANSI; DACS; DCMI; ISAD(G); ISO; LoC; NISO; etc
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Dates of creation revision deletion
2019 May 7
Arrangement, description, and/or archival processing by Kate Lund, FIT, NY, NY, USA. Finding Aid data formated and uploaded to AtoM by Chelsea Cates.