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Special Collections & College Archives

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Whether operating on-campus or remotely, the mission of Special Collections and College Archives (SPARC) remains the same; it is to foster original research across and beyond the FIT community. To fulfill this mission, it acquires, preserves, and provides universal access to primary research materials -- in their original formats and across many languages and geographical spectra -- and to College records permanently scheduled for retention or deemed to have enduring, historical value created or received in the course of College business. Unit formats 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

SPARC ConnectSPARC Connect | Our growing online collection of archival finding aids
SPARC Digital IconSPARC Digital | digitized items from our holdings
SPARC Archive on Demand iconArchive on Demand | Video and audio content
SPARC Periodicals Index iconPeriodicals Index | A comprehensive index of the periodicals in SPARC
SPARC Material Mode blog iconMaterial Mode | Our blog contributed to by SPARC staff member and fashion historian April Calahan
 SPARC LibGuide iconLibGuide | Instructions, FAQ, finding aids, and more


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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.