Special Collections & College Archives
Whether operating on-campus, remotely, or in a hybrid mode, Special Collections and College Archives (SPARC) fosters 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.
Research Hours (by appointment only)
Fall 2023: August 21 – December 22
Tuesday: 5–8 pm
Wednesday: 1–4 pm
Sunday: 2–5 pm
To make an appointment, please write to [email protected] or call (212) 217-4385.
Our growing online collection of archival finding aids
Digitized items from our holdings
Archive on Demand
Video and audio content
A comprehensive index of the periodicals in SPARC
Our blog contributed to by SPARC staff member and fashion historian April Calahan
Instructions, FAQ, finding aids, and more