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Guide to the Saks News and  Saks Fifth Avenue News magazines, 1952-1976

Collection Overview

Repository

Kellen Design Archives

Collection Identifier

KA.0102

Creator

Saks & Company (New York, N.Y.).

Title

Saks News and Saks Fifth Avenue News magazines, 1952-1976

Extent

0.2 linear ft: 2 folders (8 issues)

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Saks News and  Saks Fifth Avenue News magazines, KA.0102, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

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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.

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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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Kellen Design Archives - July 26, 2011

66 5th Ave./
lobby level
New York, NY, 10011
212.229.5942
archivist@newschool.edu

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Saks News and  Saks Fifth Avenue News magazines, KA.0102, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

Conditions Governing Access note

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Paul Seligman, 1996.

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Genre(s)

  • Magazines (periodicals).

Subject(s)

  • Department stores -- United States -- 20th century.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder
Saks News and  Saks Fifth Avenue News 
k_7 1-2

Collection Guide Last Updated: 10/25/2016

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