collection SC.497 - Runway show slides collection

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Runway show slides collection


  • 1970 - 2010 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

80 linear feet of slides housed in 160 6"x15.5"x10" boxes.

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Administrative history

The Gladys Marcus Library is the library at FIT and supports the academic and research needs of the FIT community. Collections are comprised of both physical and electronic resources which include: trend forecasting services, sketch collections, clipping files, and fashion show DVDs. The library also houses a special collections divison (FIT SPARC) that includes rare and manuscript materials, as well as corporate and academic archives.

Archival history

These materials were rehoused from the FIT Library in fall 2023.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

These materials were rehoused from the FIT Library in fall 2023.

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Scope and content

This collection is comprised of 1170 folders containing color slides of runway show(s)s, between the years 1970 and 2010, of a variety of designers, arranged in alphabetical order.

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System of arrangement

This collection is arranged into folders, alphabetically ordered by designer and within each designer ordered chronologically.

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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 or call (212) 217-4385.

Conditions governing reproduction

The Department of Special Collections and College 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

Script of material

  • 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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  • English


  • Latin


Archivist's note

Arrangement, description, and archival processing by Katherine Shark, and Samantha Levin, FIT, NY, NY, USA, 2023.

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