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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Veronica Jones

Bieschke, Paul; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Entrepreneur Veronica Jones was born on October 3, 1946 in Camden, New Jersey. She attended Kent State University and the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising in New York City, anticipating entering the fashion industry. After graduation, Jones participated in Abraham & Straus' executive training program. She was promoted to buying positions at Gimbel's in New York and Joseph Magnin in San Francisco. She served as a vice president at both Gene Ewing Bis and Kenar Enterprises. She opened the Veronica Jones Showroom, selling to Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom's and other high-end department stores and boutiques across the country. Jones founded Grandview, an upscale women's clothing store in Nyack, New York. Established in 1987, Grandview helped to pioneer the revitalization of downtown Nyack's commercial strip. Jones mentored young people in the fashion industry through an organization called Fashion Outreach. In 2000, Jones opened a second store in the in Harlem.
Performers
Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
209 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Veronica Jones
Veronica Jones
Credits
Videographer, Paul Bieschke.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded New York, New York 2001 May 20.
Description
1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 28 min., 3 sec.)) : sound, color
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