Oral history interview with Margueritte Kimball

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kimbal93
Creators:
Kimball, Margueritte Eleanor, 1906-1995
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1993 Mar. 1-Apr. 13
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Items
sound cassettes Sound recording: (150 min.)
analog.
81 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Margueritte Kimball conducted 1993 Mar. 10-Apr. 13, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art, regarding her years at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Scope and Contents
Kimball discusses her childhood in Clinton, Mass. and Nashua, N.H. in the family of a railroad employee; death of her father and move, in 1926, to Cambridge, Mass. where her mother worked as a milliner and opened a dressmaking business; training in bookkeeping; classes at Copley Society, Boston; enrollment at Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1942, and working as financial secretary there until 1968; and her friendship with Carl and Olga Milles. She recalls Eliel and Loja Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Zoltan Sepeshy, and many other teachers and students, and comments on students who attended via the G.I. Bill and on teacher-student relationship and administration of the Academy.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Margueritte Eleanor Kimball (1906-1995) was a financial secretary at Cranbrook Academy of Art, in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archive of American Art's website.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

Using the Collection
System Details
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes.

Keywords
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Art -- Study and teaching -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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