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Clementine Washington Pigford Papers

Identifier: ARL175

Scope and Contents

Collection includes materials related to Clementine Washington Pigford and family: school papers, biographical information, photographs, newspaper clippings, programs, wedding invitation and report by Helen Washington to the Columbine Chapter of the Eastern Star.


  • 1955-2004

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Clementine Washington Pigford was born in Chicago to parents Helen Mims and Eugene Washington on June 4, 1943. She has one brother Eugene Washington II. The family moved to Denver, Colorado in the mid 1940's. Her father was a civilian Radio Aircraft Technician at Lowry Air force Base and her mother was a Nurse Assistant at Denver's Veteran's Hospital. She attended Whittier Elementary, Cole Junior High and East High School. For college, she attended Kansas State University, University of Colorado at Boulder. She graduated in 1965 from University Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Speech Pathology. She also received a Master’s Degree from the University of Northern Colorado. She married Robert Edward Pigford on October 7, 1964. She has two sons Robert II and Michael. She worked for Denver Public Schools as an English teacher until she retired in 1998. Active member of Zion Baptist Church and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.


1 Boxes (.25 linear feet)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Clementine Pigford, 2004.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library Repository

2401 Welton St.
Denver Colorado 80205