Answered By: Naomi at FIT Library
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2015     Views: 36

People use the word "archive" to mean different things:

  • If you are looking for FIT's College  Archives or other older and/or rarer materials like original drawings & documents or even very old magazines (before approximately 1930), you'll want to get in touch with the Library's Special Collections & FIT Archives unit.
  • Most of our magazines from 1930 and later are available in a less-restricted part of the library so check StyleCat or this list (with titles, descriptions, holdings, and other details)
  • Vogue Archive and WWD Archive are online databases also available remotely with a current FIT user name and password.
  • Some people may remember the Library's old clippings files--picture files, designer files etc; If you're looking for those, check StyleCat the Library's online catalog to see if we have what you need,  or Ask A Librarian for more details
  • Of course, if you are not a current FIT or SUNY student or employee, you need an appointment to visit any part of the library, so call us at 212.217.4400.
     

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