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Arnold Jacobsen, American archivist. Library. commissioner E. Grand Rapids Public Library., 1980's; volunteer co-producer Public Broadcasting Service-television documentary, 1993. Sergeant United States Army, 1942-1946. Member American Record Collectors Society, Michigan Antique Phonograph Society, American Record Collectors Association (membership committee 1960).

Background

Jacobsen, Arnold was born on November 6, 1913 in New York City. Son of Charles and Sylvia (Rosenfeld) Jacobsen.

Career

Investigator, New York Film Board of Trade, New York City, 1933-1939; film booker, Universal Pictures, New York City, 1940-1941; owner, Memory Shop, Jackson Heights, New York, 1947-1950; publicity and promotions, Grand Rapids (Michigan) Stadium, 1951-1954; appliance sales, Montgomery Ward, Grand Rapids, 1955-1961; owner, Arnold's Archives, Grand Rapids, since 1960; finance coordinator, Consumers Power Company, Grand Rapids, 1962-1978. Maker of cassettes of over 200,000 out-of-print history records for research and educational purposes. Organizer record catalogues Library.

Congress, 1980's; organizer record information, tapes Smithsonian Institution, 1980's. Cataloguer supplier of most records of private collection, archivist Chicago Public Library., since 1980.

Membership

Library. commissioner E. Grand Rapids Public Library., 1980's. Volunteer co-producer Public Broadcasting Service-television documentary, 1993. Sergeant United States Army, 1942-1946.

Member American Record Collectors Society, Michigan Antique Phonograph Society, American Record Collectors Association (membership committee 1960).

Connections

Married Hyla Sernick, 1943 (deceased 1983): children: Maurice, Howard (deceased), married Elisabeth James.

father:
Charles Jacobsen

mother:
Sylvia (Rosenfeld) Jacobsen

spouse:
Hyla Sernick

child:
Maurice Jacobsen

child:
married Elisabeth James Jacobsen

child:
Howard Jacobsen (deceased)