SPARC Research Services Request
When you cannot visit Special Collections, our personnel can search for the information you need. We provide customized, fee-based research services to
• Individuals
• Business and industry
• Government entities

Please review the fee schedule below; also note: in addition to the time spent researching and reporting, you will be charged for time required for retrieving and returning items as well as preparing materials to be sent to you. Note there will be a one hour minimum service charge.

If your request(s) require digitization services, then please see the Digitization Rights and Reproductions Fee Schedule on our website.

FIT community (with valid ID) and alumni: $50.00 per hour (up to 5 pages report)
Non-FIT community: $75.00 per hour (up to 5 pages report)
Rush service: $25.00 per hour (in addition to other fees)

Please allow no less than two (2) weeks to process your request; if you are under a very tight deadline, then additional fees will apply. Also note that semester workflow will dictate priority as to provision of service and that FIT-internal needs will take priority over all others. We cannot guarantee a specific delivery date.

Materials are delivered once payment has been received.

For further information, please contact:

FIT Library Special Collections and College Archives
Goodman Resource Center E435
Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 217-4385
Email address *
First Name *
Last Name *
Phone Number *
Mailing Address *
Institutional or Corporate Affiliation (if any)
If the research you need might be used by a company or institution, please indicate which one, here.
Is there anyone else who we might hear from?
Please provide their names and email addresses. If you're the sole contact for this research request, you can leave this blank.
What is the planned outcome of this research? *
What is your final goal? Are you writing a book on a particular facet of a fashion designer's career, or researching costume designs from the 1920s in Paris for a television show? Please be as detailed as possible, providing names, dates, genres, etc.
Is there anything else you want us to know about your research?
Will we need to rush your request? *
Please note that if you are under a very tight deadline, additional fees will apply.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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