- 1967-1980 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.25 linear feet
Name of creator
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
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.
Content and structure area
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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
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 email@example.com 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
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Most of the items are in good condition. The binder and catalogue that contain textile samples are warping.
Generated finding aid
Allied materials area
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
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Subject access points
Name access points
- Marimekko Oy (Subject)
Genre access points
Description control area
Rules and/or conventions used
AAT; ANSI; DACS; DCMI; ISAD(G); ISO; LoC; NISO; etc
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
Arrangement, description, and/or archival processing by Simona Jankauskaite, FIT, NY, NY, USA, in 2011.