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Joseph Arthur Benson, American librarian. Named Eligible Bachelor, Ebony Magazine, 1986; fellow United States Office Education, 1973. Member of Colleagues of Calligraphy, Friends of Calligraphy, Society for Calligraphy, California Black Librarians Association (treasurer 1980-1981), American Library Association, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard International Fan Club of the Original Supremes.

Background

Benson, Joseph Arthur was born on May 7, 1947 in Jewett, Texas, United States. Son of Jerry Edward and Addie Delois (Haynes) Benson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Bishop College, 1969. Master of Library Science, Indiana U.-Bloomington, 1974. Certified, University of California at Los Angeles, 1974.

Certified, Los Angeles Community College, 1983.

Career

Library. assistant Bishop College, 1965—1969. Library-in-charge St. Louis Public Library., 1969—1973. Counselor House of Uhuru, Los Angeles, 1974—1975.

Library-in-charge Juvenile Hall Boy's School, 1975—1983. Library government documents Los Angeles Public Library., since 1983, calligrapher, since 1983. Private calligrapher Los Angeles, since 1983.

Membership

Member of Colleagues of Calligraphy, Friends of Calligraphy, Society for Calligraphy, California Black Librarians Association (treasurer 1980-1981), American Library Association, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard International Fan Club of the Original Supremes.

Connections

father:
Jerry Edward Benson

mother:
Addie Delois (Haynes) Benson