Special Collections & College Archives

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Whether operating on-campus, remotely, or in a hybrid mode, the mission of Special Collections and College Archives (SPARC) remains the same; to foster original research across and beyond the FIT community by acquiring, preserving, and providing universal access to primary research materials including College archival records. Unit materials include physical, digital, and 3-dimensional examples. All acquisitions support one or more curricula offered at FIT; our user community is as diverse as the content on our shelves and all are welcome.

To make an appointment, please write to [email protected] or call (212) 217-4385.

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Students holding signs with programs names outside of FIT.
Fashion Institute of Technology. (circa 1960s). [Publicity shot of students promoting FIT majors, circa 1960s]. "Communications and External Relations records", Gladys Marcus Library Special Collections & College Archives (US NNFIT SC.FITA., Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY.

Contact Us

Special Collections and College Archives

Goodman Center: 4th floor, room E435
(212) 217-4385
Professor Karen J. Trivette, MLS, Head of Special Collections and College Archives