Clement Winston was an economist who worked for the United States Bureau of Budget—which doesn’t sound too exciting, right? WRONG! It turns out “Clem,” as he was known, is one of the most delightful fellows out there! A Russian immigrant who arrived in the United States as a youngster, Clem considered himself an American through and through; yet, somehow America did not necessarily agree. Because of his Russian heritage, Winston was questioned at a hearing before the Loyalty Board for the Department of Commerce in the early 1950s. Despite this immensely stressful time in his life, Clem was full of creativity, humor, and love for his family.
Join Kislak catalogers at History in the Rough, a pop up exhibit on December 6, from 11:30 to 1:30 in the main floor lobby of Van Pelt Library, to become acquainted with Clem!