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John P. Clement papers, ca. 1820-1968
Clement, John P. 1893-1968.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  Doc 152  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Clement, John P. (John Pixley), 1893-1968.
Title : John P. Clement papers, ca. 1820-1968 (bulk 1930-1968).
Physical Description : 7 linear ft. (7 boxes).
General Note : Continued in Doc 153-158, Ms Size A, B, C, D.
Summary :

The John P. Clement Papers, ca. 1820-1968 (bulk 1930-1968), include Clement's research notes for various publications and historical projects; correspondence with colleagues in his capacity as historian, leader of the Vermont Association Against Prohibition and director and president of the Vermont Historical Society; photographs, and family papers and genealogy. There are papers of the Rutland American Legion, 1929-1933; the Historic Sites Commission, 1937-1968; Historical Records Survey, 1936-1964 (bulk 1938-1941); Public Records Commission, 1936-1959; and the Committee for the Conservation of Cultural Resources, 1941-1943. As a native of Rutland, he was also active in local affairs and there are several folders of papers concerning Rutland's history, and planning and zoning. Significant topics of study which are represented here include Ethan Allen, the Battle of Hubbardton, Mount Independence, Castleton, Vermont's history, Vermont painter James Hope, and the Vermont state seal. There are also family papers; journals ca. 1889-1943 of Mary Corcoran, a family employee; and genealogy. There are some letters of Wheelock Veazey, 1879-1882, a Civil War veteran and Rutland lawyer.

Biographical or historical data :

John P. Clement was born in Rutland, Vt., on August 24, 1893 and died in December 1968. His parents were Henry W. and Agnes O'Neall Clement, and he had a sister Sarah and brother Hugh. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1911, and Yale in 1915. He served as a captain in the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I, enlisting in 1917 and mustering out in 1919. Upon returning to the United States he became a partner in the Dunster House Bookstore in Cambridge, Mass. In the early 1930s he spearheaded the Vermont movement to repeal prohibition and after its repeal became one of the first state liquor inspectors. He became a central figure in the Vermont Historical Society serving as editor of the Proceedings, 1930-1932, acting director, 1936, and president of the trustees 1959-1965. From February 1936 to January 1938 he was director of the Vermont Historical Records Survey sponsored by the Works Project Administration, and from 1947 to 1949 he was on the board of the Vermont Commission for Historic Sites. On a national level he was an organizer and founding member of the American Association of State and Local History. Over the years Clement worked at the Rutland Herald as columnist, copy editor, and headline writer.

Personal Subject : Hope, James, 1819-1892.
Day, Stanton, fl. 1888-1891.
Corporate Subject : Dunster House Bookshop Cambridge, Mass.
Vermont Historical Society.
Vermont Historical Records Survey.
Vermont Commission for Historic Sites.
Rutland Herald.
Vermont Association Against Prohibition.
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces.
Subject Term : Prohibition Vermont.
World War, 1914-1918.
Hubbardton, Battle of, Hubbardton, Vt., 1777.
Archaeology Societies.
Billboards Law and legislation.
Constitutional conventions Vermont.
Copper mines and mining Vermont.
Land grants Vermont.
Land grants New Hampshire.
Land grants Massachusetts.
Liquor laws Vermont.
Geographic Term : Rutland (Vt.) Politics and government.
Castleton (Vt.) History.
Vermont Seal.
Genre/Form : Photoprints.
Added Author : Clement, Sarah, 1832-1906.
Clement, Wallace, 1835-1921.
Clement family.
Fish family.
Clement, Henry, 1866-1958.
Clement, Agnes, d. 1952.
Clement, Hugh, 1899-1975.
Pease, Sarah, 1897-1983.
Corcoran, Mary, fl. 1889-1943.
Veazey, Wheelock Graves, 1835-1898.
Anderson, Elin L. (Elin Lilja), 1900-1951.
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