FIT Library’s Department of Special Collections and College Archives mission is dual-fold. Regarding Special Collections, the unit acquires, preserves, and provides access to a wide range of primary research materials in their original formats and across many languages and geographical spectra. All acquisitions support one or more curricula offered at FIT. Regarding the College Archives, the unit acquires, preserves, and provides access to college records permanently-scheduled for retention or deemed to have enduring, historical value created or received in the course of College business; archival records can be created or received by administrators, staff, faculty, and students. Fulfilling this mission supports myriad goals in and across FIT units as well as research from those outside the FIT community.