collection SC.488 - Le Bon Marché catalogs and almanacs, 1912-2017

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Reference code

US NNFIT SC.488

Title

Le Bon Marché catalogs and almanacs, 1912-2017

Date(s)

  • 1912 - 2017 (Creation)

Level of description

collection

Extent and medium

3 linear feet

Context area

Name of creator

(1838-)

Biographical history

Founded in 1838 and revamped almost completely by Aristide Boucicaut in 1852, it was one of the first modern department stores. It was a member of the International Association of Department Stores from 1986 to 2011. Now the property of LVMH, it sells a wide range of high-end goods, including food in an adjacent building at 38, rue de Sèvres, called La Grande Épicerie de Paris.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donation of Le Bon Marché archive, March 2023

Content and structure area

Scope and content

This collection contains catalogs and almanacs produced by the Parisian department store Le Bon Marché.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

This collection is arranged into two series: catalogs and almanacs.

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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 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 (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.

Language of material

  • French

Script of material

  • Latin

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Existence and location of copies

Le Bon Marché archive, Paris, France

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