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Saks News and Saks Fifth Avenue News magazines

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0102

Scope and Content of Collection

Consists of eight issues of a magazine produced for the staff and associates of Saks Fifth Avenue. There are four issues of Saks News, 1952-53; and four issues of Saks Fifth Ave. News, 1969, 1974, 1976. The 1969 issue honors Adam Gimbel, long-time President of Saks, upon his retirement.

Dates

  • 1952 - 1976

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use. Please contact archivist@newschool.edu for appointment.

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the New School Archives. Please contact: archivist@newschool.edu.

Historical Note

Saks Fifth Avenue originated as a collaborative effort between Horace Saks of Saks & Co. and Bernard Gimbel of Gimbel Brothers. The upscale department store, located on Fifth Avenue at 50th Street in New York City, opened in 1924. Adam Long Gimbel (1893-1969), cousin of Bernard and assistant to Horace, became president of Saks after Horace died in 1926. Saks soon became known for its service and high quality merchandise, including custom fashions.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (2 folders (8 issues))

Language of Materials

English

Other Finding Aids

For selected item-level description and images from the Saks News and Saks Fifth Avenue News magazine collection, see The New School Archives Digital Collections at http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/KA0102

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Paul Seligman, 1996.

Related Materials

The New School Archives holds the Saks Fifth Avenue fashion publicity records (KA.0018), and a file on Sophie Gimbel in Designer files collection (PC.08.04.01). Additionally, the Fred Greenhill fashion illustrations (KA.0022), Esta Nesbitt fashion illustrations (KA.0086), and Juke Goodman fashion illustration collection (KA.0112) in The New School Archives include fashion illustrations created for Saks Fifth Avenue advertisements.
Title
Guide to the Saks News and Saks Fifth Avenue News magazines
Status
Completed
Author
New School Archives and Special Collections Staff
Date
July 26, 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • December 11, 2020: New School Archives staff added Related Materials note.