Creator: Eaton, Clement, 1898-1980.
Collection number: 4108-z
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Abstract: Clement Eaton, born in Winston-Salem, N.C., 23 Febraury 1898, was educated at the University of North Carolina and Harvard University. Eaton was chair of the History Department at Lafayette College, 1931-1942, when he became a member of the faculty of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. Eaton was the prolific author of books and articles about the history of the American South. Recollections of his childhood and youth in Winston-Salem, N.C., written by Eaton in 1976 for publication in the Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel. Topics include Eaton’s relations with African Americans; life in the city; visits of the circus and other amusements; personalities, including Clement Manly and Charles M. Stedman; and public school education focusing on his teachers.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: Topics in the recollections include Eaton’s relations with African Americans.