item 32 - John Cosentino interview, 1989 May 26

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John Cosentino interview, 1989 May 26


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John Cosentino was born on November 25, 1922, in Paterson, New Jersey. He acted as President of Cosentino, a textile company. The firm was founded by John Cosentino's father in 1928. Soon after he began working with the company in 1947, John Cosentino became Vice President. After his father passed away, John Cosentino took over as president. In 1988, the firm was sold to Boris Kroll Fabrics. After the merger, John Cosentino became Sales Manager of the Cosentino Division of Boris Kroll Fabrics.

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Arlene Carol Cooper (December 29, 1939 – October 28, 2019) was a textile analyst. She had a large collection of Middle Eastern Paisleys, which she donated to the Cleveland Museum. Cooper published her research on "Kashmir" and "Paisley" shawls. In addition to her work with textiles, Cooper was a supporter of modern dance, acting as a patron to the American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and the Ballet Tech.

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  • Legacy audio ID no: AOH33
  • Legacy video ID no: N/A
  • Legacy transcription ID no: T86

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