- 1950s-1974, bulk 1950s-1960s (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
2.6 linear feet
Tear sheets, fashion illustrations, photographs
Name of creator
Morton Kaish (1927- ) is an American artist known for his paintings, prints, and fashion illustrations. During the 1950s and 1960s, Kaish worked as a fashion illustrator for publications such as Harper's Bazaar, Esquire, and Lord & Taylor. In addition, Kaish was a Professor of Art and Design at FIT for 25 years. While teaching at FIT, Kaish developed and led a study abroad program in Florence, Italy. Kaish has also been in Art-in-residence at a number of universities in the United States. His works have been featured in many museum exhibits across the country.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donation by Morton Kaish, August 2018
Content and structure area
Scope and content
This collection is comprised of 5 folders containing tear sheets of Morton Kaish original illustrations, 1 folder containing Tod Draz original illustrations, 1 folder of containing photographs of Morton Kaish working in his studio, and media containing Morton Kaish illustrations.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Thematic organization at folder level.
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 (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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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Documents, sketches, digital media (CD and disk drive).
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Allied materials area
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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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, with additional work by Samantha Levin, FIT, NY, NY, USA