FIT Diversity Oral Histories

Professors Greta Earnest and Karen Cannell, Library
Professors Isabella Bertoletti and James Cascaito, Foreign Languages
Professor Daniel Levinson Wilk, American History
Professor Karen Scheetz, Fashion Design

  • This project proposed the establishment of an on-going web-ready Archives of Oral History to be housed in the FIT Library which would record the personal experiences of a wide cross-section of the FIT community.
  • The archive will include men and women who were part of FIT's formative years as well as mainstays and current members of our community who reflect our diverse cultures, organizations, etc.
  • The project includes opportunities for FIT journalism students to create video stories.
  • For the pilot, Professors Barry Ginsberg and Elaine Stone were interviewed.