collection SC.2 - Marimekko collection, 1967-1980

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Marimekko collection, 1967-1980


  • 1967-1980 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.25 linear feet

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Name of creator

(1951 (date of establishment))

Administrative history

Marimekko Oy, established in 1951, is a Finnish textile and clothing design company renowned for its original prints and colors. The company designs and manufactures high-quality clothing, interior decoration textiles, bags and other accessories. Marimekko

Archival history

The collection was acquired by FIT Special Collections from Leonard Fox Ltd., in June of 2010. Among Marimekko materials there were few items pertaining to Vuokko Oy, a company established by former Marimekko designer Vuokko Nurmesniemi. These were separated out and became the Vuokko collection.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift from Leonard Fox Ltd. accompanying the purchase of other materials 2010 June 15 by Karen Cannell. Items were accessioned 2010 June 22 under the number SC.2.

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Scope and content

The Marimekko collection includes sample books of pattern designs, textile swatches, pictures of modeled garments, fashion catalogues for different seasons , leaflets, a brochure, few photographs and promotional items.

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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. If you have any questions, or wish to schedule an appointment contact us at or call (212) 217-4385.

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 (Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 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.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

  • Latin

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Most of the items are in good condition. The binder and catalogue that contain textile samples are warping.

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Existence and location of originals

The Library of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Department of Special Collections and FIT Archives, 27th St. at 7th Ave., NY, NY , USA, 10001

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TS1475.M368 2003; TS1475 .M369 2009; US.NNFIT.SC.193 Vuokko collection, 1970-circa 1975

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  • English


  • Latin


Archivist's note

Arrangement, description, and/or archival processing by Simona Jankauskaite, FIT, NY, NY, USA, in 2011.

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