series 7 - Marvin Feldman records, 1971-1992

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US NNFIT SC.FITA.2.7

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Marvin Feldman records, 1971-1992

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  • 1971-1992 (Creation)

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(1993 November 26 (date of death))

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Mr. Feldman headed the College from 1971 until his retirement in 1992 and was the longest-serving president of the school. During his tenure, the College's enrollment rose to 12,000 from 5,000, the selection of courses increased greatly, and the number of buildings went from two to eight. Under his direction, the College, which is affiliated with the State University of New York system, began awarding bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as the associate's degree. F.I.T. also set up the Advanced Apparel Manufacturing Technology Demonstration Facility, which includes a large collection of computer-driven equipment, and, in 1983, a Small Business Center that provides services and support for entrepreneurs. Early in his career, Mr. Feldman was a secondary school educator and administrator in California, and from 1964 to 1969 he was an officer of the Ford Foundation's Division of International Education and Research. He also served in a variety of capacities in Washington in the Office of Education and the Office of Economic Opportunity.

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(1944-)

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The records of Marvin Feldman include president's office files as well as speeches and written works.

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