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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Veronica Jones.

Author: Veronica Jones; Julieanna L Richardson; Paul Bieschke; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Veronica Jones
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Veronica Jones; Julieanna L Richardson; Paul Bieschke; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000518521
Credits: Videographer, Paul Bieschke.
Performer(s): Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
New York, New York
2001 May 20.
Description: 1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 28 min., 3 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Veronica Jones
Veronica Jones

Abstract:

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.

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