This Research Guide includes both historical and current forecast collections listed by company title and by subject. Current forecasts are restricted to current FIT students and personnel.
Historical Forecast Archive
Our collection of historical forecasts and trend reports spans from the late nineteenth century through 2017. Appointments are required for all users. The materials in this collection are available for current FIT students and personnel, as well as outside researchers.
As defined by the Society of American Archivists, a finding aid is a tool that facilitates the discovery of information within a collection of records. Finding aids put collection materials in context by consolidating pertinent information that would be of use to researchers such as biographical notes, scope/content of the collection including size, media, and arrangement, and administrative history, etc. Finding aids can be described on a variety of levels such as collection, series, folder, and item level or all of the above, which gives the researchers the most detailed idea of what is housed in a particular collection.
The finding aids for the Historical Forecast collection include information such as title, company, date, subject, and contents of each forecast. There are finding aids for each company, and for the collection divided by subject. All finding aids will open in google drive, and can be downloaded to any device.
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