Johnetta Webb Spilman Oral History Interview

September 7, 1977; July 20, 1973; August 30, 1977
Oral History #OH0012
Lennon, Donald R. (Interviewer); Spilman, Johnetta Webb, 1888-1982 (Interviewee)
Physical description
0.015 Cubic Feet, 3 audiocasettes, 3.25 hours, 58 pages
Preferred Citation
Johnetta Webb Spilman Oral History Interview (#OH0012), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Biographical/historical information

Mrs. Spilman was born in Chowan County and moved to Greenville, N. C. in 1916 to teach school. She married J.B. Spilman, treasurer of East Carolina College, and subsequently became asst. treasurer of the college. She ran unsuccessfully for the N.C. senate In 1932 and was vice-chairman of the Clyde R. Hoey gubernatorial campaign in 1936. Mrs. Spilman served as Vice-chairman of the N.C. Unemployment Compensation Commisstion(1936-1941), director of a resident hall for WAVES in Washington, D.C. (1941-1942), Manager of the Greenville Employment Security Commission (1942-1944), Executive director of the Pitt County T.B. Association (1950-1957), and director of the N.C. Mental Health Association (1957-1958), She has been vice-chairman of the N.C. Democratic State Executive Committee and coordinator of the Council on the Aging.

Scope and arrangement

The interviews concern every aspect of Mrs. Spilman's life and career as indicated above.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Johnetta Webb Spilman

Processing information

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

General note


Key terms
Personal Names
Spilman, John Barham, 1886-1935
Spilman, Johnetta Webb, 1888-1982
Corporate Names
Democratic Party (N.C.)
East Carolina Teachers College--Administration
North Carolina Mental Health Association
Unemployment Compensation Commission of North Carolina
Women civic leaders--North Carolina--History--20th century
Women in politics--North Carolina
Women--North Carolina--History--20th century
Women--Societies and clubs
North Carolina--Politics and government--20th century