collection SC.482 - Miriam Russo Enders surface designs and FIT records, circa 1960s-1989

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Miriam Russo Enders surface designs and FIT records, circa 1960s-1989


  • circa 1960-1989 (Creation)

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0.33 linear feet of materials. 1.19 feet of linear box

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Biographical history

Miriam Russo Enders was an art professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology from 1961 to 1987. She developed the Semester Abroad Program in partnership with the Winchester School of Art in England, which inspired the current international study programs at FIT. She contributed designs for Countess Mara, Van Cleef and Arpels, and Alfred Auerbach Associates.

Archival history

This collection was donated to the museum in May 2022 by David & Tracy Barthold and Emily Uldal.

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Miriam Russo Enders surface designs and FIT records, circa 1960-1989

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System of arrangement

This system is arranged into two series. Surface designs ; FIT records (1961-1987). Within the Surface designs series folders are categorized by techniques and not organized chronologically because the great majority of the items are undated.

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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 FIT Archives.

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 ( 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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  • English

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  • Latin

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

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Dates of creation revision deletion

2022 September, 23




      Archivist's note

      Additional materials deposited at the Greene County Council on the Arts, Beattie Powers (Catskill, NY), and Silent Auctions.

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