Governor William J. Clinton Collection
Scope and Content
The Governor William J. Clinton Collection includes National Governor's Association bulletin by Clinton; a signed program from an Abingdon, Virginia, dinner honoring Clinton; and a letter to H. Gordon Bechanan regarding Clinton's decision not to seek the presidency in 1988.
- 1986 - 1987
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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William Jefferson Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe, III, on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas, three months after his father died in a traffic accident. When he was four years old, his mother wed Roger Clinton, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and in high school, he took the family name.
Clinton graduated from Georgetown University and in 1968 won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. He received a law degree from Yale University in 1973, and entered politics in Arkansas. He was defeated in his campaign for Congress in Arkansas's Third District in 1974.
The next year he married Hillary Rodham, a graduate of Wellesley College and Yale Law School. In 1980, Chelsea, their only child, was born. Clinton was elected Arkansas Attorney General in 1976, and won the governorship in 1978. After losing a bid for a second term, he regained the office four years later and served until he won the 1992 presidential race. He served two terms as the 42nd President of the United States until 2001.
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The Governor William J. Clinton Collection includes National Governor's Association bulletin by Clinton, a signed program from an Abingdon, Virginia, dinner honoring Clinton, and a letter to H. Gordon Bechanan regarding Clinton's decision not to seek the presidency in 1988.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
Source of Acquisition
The Governor William J. Clinton Collection was donated to Special Collections in 1988.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Governor William J. Clinton Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Governor William J. Clinton Collection commenced and was completed in 1988. Additional description was completed in June 2009.
- Governor William J. Clinton Collection, 1986-1987
- Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2009 (CC0 1.0)
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