Welcome! The mission of Special Collections and College Archives (SPARC) 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.
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SPARC Connect | Our growing online collection of archival finding aids
SPARC Digital | digitized items from our holdings
Archive on Demand | Video and audio content
Periodicals Index | A comprehensive index of the periodicals in SPARC
Material Mode | Our blog contributed to by SPARC staff member and fashion historian April Calahan
LibGuide | Instructions, FAQs, 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.188.8.131.523), Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY.