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Johnetta Webb Spilman Oral History Interview, September 7, 1977, July 20, 1973, August 30, 1977

Oral History #OH0012

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Title: Johnetta Webb Spilman Oral History Interview
Creators: Lennon, Donald R.
Spilman, Johnetta Webb
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.015 Cubic feet, 3 audiocasettes, 3.25 hours, 58 pages.

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General note

1916-1977

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

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

Preferred Citation

Johnetta Webb Spilman Oral History Interview (#OH0012), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Johnetta Webb Spilman

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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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.

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

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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