collection SC.2 - Marimekko collection, 1967-1980

Identity area

Reference code

US NNFIT SC.2

Title

Marimekko collection, 1967-1980

Date(s)

  • 1967-1980 (Creation)

Level of description

collection

Extent and medium

0.25 linear feet

Context area

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 purchased 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

Purchased from Leonard Fox Ltd. 6/14/2010 by Karen Cannell. Items were accessioned 6/22/2010 under the number x2.

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

Accruals

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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 fitlibsparc@fitnyc.edu 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

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.

Finding aids

Generated finding aid

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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

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

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

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

US.NNFIT

Rules and/or conventions used

AAT; ANSI; DACS; DCMI; ISAD(G); ISO; LoC; NISO; etc

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

  • Latin

Sources

Archivist's note

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

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