Josephine Clement papers, 1937-1998.

Creator: Clement, Josephine.
Collection number: 4444
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Abstract: Josephine Dobbs Clement (1919-1998) was raised in Atlanta, Ga., and received her B.S. degree from Spelman College in 1937. She received her M.A. degree from Columbia University the following year. In the late 1940s, she moved with her husband, William A. Clement, to Durham, N.C., where she was active in civic affairs and in Durham and North Carolina politics. Her activities included co-chairing the successful gubernatorial campaigns of Democrat James Hunt’s in Durham County in 1980 and 1984. The collection includes correspondence relating to Josephine Clement’s work with a variety of business and civic organizations in Durham, N.C., and Durham County, N.C., including the Durham City Board of Education; the Durham County Board of Commissioners; the North Carolina Democratic Party, especially on James Hunt’s 1980 and 1984 gubernatorial campaigns; and the White Rock Baptist Church. here are also letters and other materials pertaining to Clement’s personal life and to the lives and civic work of her husband, William A. Clement, and their children, including William A. Clement, Jr. Also included are materials relating to other Dobbs, Jackson, and Clement family members, among them Mattiwilda Dobbs, June Dobbs Butts, and Maynard H. Jackson.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection