Special Collections and College Archives Unveils $3.6 Million Renovation

New Special Collections space at FITBig news for FIT resources:

The college’s Special Collections and College Archives, a unit part of the Gladys Marcus Library, has unveiled its renovated space worth $3.6 million dollars. The facilities house and protect the approximately 6,000 linear feet of rare and fragile fashion, retail, and related materials in the collection. These include original works of art on paper, manuscript collections dating back to the 1590s, periodicals from the 1770s, scrapbooks, shoe prototypes dating to the 1960s, and 240 linear feet of institutional archives, among other resources.

This renovation raises the college’s profile in the scholarly community and makes these materials available to the creative industries and the public.

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