- 1960s, bulk 1966-1967 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
.5 linear feet
19 folders (sketches, swatches, photocopies, press materials)
Name of creator
Martin Unger was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1939, where he began his career in New York as a sewing machine operator. He then began to work for large fashion firms such as Frank Gallant and Zelinka Matlick, during which time he attended European fashion shows where he would view and select fabrics for designs. Later in his career, Unger worked as a designer of affordable suits and coats for Youthcraft in Kansas City until the factory closed in the early 1990s.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
This collection is comprised of 19 folders containing sketches of womenswear by Martin Unger. Some of the sketches have fabric samples attached. There are several photocopied versions of the sketches. Multiple folders within the collection features sketches of designs by other designers. Included within the collection are press materials and a brief article about Martin Unger.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
This collection is arranged on the folder-level chronologically by garment type.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (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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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
Existence and location of copies
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Name access points
- Unger, Martin (Subject)
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Rules and/or conventions used
AAT; ANSI; DACS; DCMI; ISAD(G); ISO; LoC; NISO; etc
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Arrangement, description, and archival processing by Brianna Paoli, FIT, NY, NY, USA