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Arnold P. Johnson papers, (bulk 1971-1977).

Title
Arnold P. Johnson papers, 1937-1995 (bulk 1971-1977).
Author
Johnson, Arnold P., 1910-1994.
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box 1Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 686 box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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.4 lin. ft. (1 box)
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  • Arnold P. Johnson (1910-1994), a native of Cuba, was a businessman, labor organizer, community activist, a World War II veteran and resident of Harlem. Johnson was known as "Mr. Harlem" because of his "tireless efforts to encourage economic self-empowerment and entrepreneurship in the Harlem community." He presided over, or held memberships, in several community organizations and corporations. In addition to his involvement in organizations represented in the papers, Johnson founded the Harlem Small Business Chamber of Commerce, co-founded the State, County, and Municipal Workers of America Trade Union, and co-owned Etienne's Fashions boutique with his wife, Etienne Johnson. He was also the first Black trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Call Number
Sc MG 686
Author
Johnson, Arnold P., 1910-1994.
Title
Arnold P. Johnson papers, 1937-1995 (bulk 1971-1977).
Summary
The Arnold P. Johnson Papers,1936-1995, are comprised of printed meeting minutes for community organizations in which Johnson held official or volunteer positions. Among these organizations are Community Board 11 of Manhattan, the Greater New York Coordinating Committee for Employment, the Harlem Urban Development Corporation, the New York State Urban Development Corporation, the Small Business Development Association, and the United Negro Bus Association. There are also a few newspaper clippings about Harlem.
Biography
Arnold P. Johnson (1910-1994), a native of Cuba, was a businessman, labor organizer, community activist, a World War II veteran and resident of Harlem. Johnson was known as "Mr. Harlem" because of his "tireless efforts to encourage economic self-empowerment and entrepreneurship in the Harlem community." He presided over, or held memberships, in several community organizations and corporations. In addition to his involvement in organizations represented in the papers, Johnson founded the Harlem Small Business Chamber of Commerce, co-founded the State, County, and Municipal Workers of America Trade Union, and co-owned Etienne's Fashions boutique with his wife, Etienne Johnson. He was also the first Black trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Sc MG 686
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