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Special Collections & College Archives

Special Collections is a highly-specialized repository of primary source research materials related to the fields of fashion and design.


On this page you will find a number of ways you can interact with the FIT Special Collections & College Archives from the comfort of your own home. While many of our materials are only available on premises, we have a number of digitized images, online finding aids, oral histories, and informative blogs and social media posts. The library's databases also house an array of historical resources for the FIT community.

Get to Know SPARC: Online Orientations

SPARC Digital

Material Mode Blog

Keep informed of new things happening in SPARC via our blog, Material Mode.""

FITting Room

SPARC Coloring Book

Oral History Collections

Nena Goodman, 1994*
Edwin Goodman, 1994*
Dawn Mello, 1994*
Steven Elkin, 1994*

*All are audio/video files that can be found on our YouTube channel (upload in progress)

Jeffrey Buchman, 1994
Lynn Glazer, 1994
Harry Greenberg, 1994
Nancy Grossman, 1994
Allen Hershfield, 1994
Ingrid Johnson, 1994
Ronald Lubman, 1994
Philip Milio, 1994
Gibbs Murray, 1994
Raoul Nacinovich, 1994
Judith Parkas, 1994
Annette Piecora, 1994
Eve Pollack, 1994
Christine Pupillo, 1994
Marvin Rippy, 1994
Jack Rittenberg, 1994
Marc Rosenberg, 1994
Edith Sancroft, 1994
Aaron Schorr, 1994
Peter Scotese, 1994
Peg Smith, 1994
Elaine Stone, 1994
Richard Streiter, 1994
Leonard Trattner, 1994
Louis Zaera, 1994
Martin Zelnick, 1994

*All are audio/video files that can be found on our YouTube channel (upload in progress)

James Preston, Avon, 1993

Lawrence Aiken, Sanofi Beaute, 1993

Fernando Aleau, Compar, 1993

Eugene Grisanti, International Flavors & Fragrances, 1993

Jeanette Wagner, Estee Lauder, 1993

Burton Tansky, Bergdorf Goodman, 1993

Rosemarie Bravo, Saks Fifth Avenue, 1993


*All are audio files (upload in progess)


FIT Digital Image Library

Other Databases

Some rare periodicals that you can find in SPARC have their own online databases that are available to the FIT community. Below is a list of these databases made available through the Gladys Marcus Library. If you belong to another institution, check your library's website to see what databases you may have access to.

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