Interview with Charles Clement, September 2013

Collection: First Person Project

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Louis Boyd interviews Dr. Charles Clement. Clement discusses the background of his family, who settled in Indian territory in Oklahoma before moving west to Moscow, Idaho. He talks about his father's experience in a one-room school house where he learned geography by "bounding" the states--memorizing the states that bordered a particular state. Clement talks about moving with his parents to Georgia and his time in the Air Force. He remembers meeting his wife at Piedmont College at the end of World War II (see FPP-0019) and his career as a professor at Piedmond College and the University of Georgia. Clement also mentions working on an economic impact study of Cumberland Island commissioned by the National Park Service.

This interview is part of the Georgia Narratives series.






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Charles Clement and Louis Boyd, “Interview with Charles Clement, September 2013,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed February 26, 2024,