Tuesday, January 26, 2016

New York: Our Campus, Our City

New York is LIM College’s campus, learning center, and playground. LIM College has a long history with New York, and I’ve been spending time learning more about the College’s past and its relationship with the city. In 1939 Maxwell F. Marcuse, in association with two colleagues from the fashion industry, founded LIM College (originally called the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising). Marcuse, a well-known advertiser in retailing, understood the importance of learning through hands-on experience, especially in New York’s fashion industry. Marcuse became an educator, writer, and, according to his biography, was known to his friends as a “New Yorkist.” One of his books, This Was New York! A Nostalgic Picture of Gotham in the Gaslight Era, recounts the remarkable history of New York from as early as 1626 and includes a pictorial guide of how the city has transformed over the years.

If you are interested in viewing a signed copy of This Was New York! (August 25, 1965) and learning more about the Maxwell F. Marcuse Collection, come visit the LIM College Archives on the 14th floor in Maxwell Hall. To schedule an appointment, please contact elizabeth.marotta@limcollege.edu.

We also have wonderful books on New York’s history available at the Adrian G. Marcuse Library. Here are some recommendations:

Visit our library to check out these books and discover similar titles in our collection! 

Posted on January 26, 2016 I Blog post by Elizabeth Marotta, M.L.I.S. (Archivist/Librarian)