Margueritte Eleanor Kimball (b. 1906 d. 1995)
Arts Administration, Clinton, Massachusetts
Interviewer: Robert F. Brown
Interview of Margueritte Kimball, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at Clinton, Massachusetts, on March 1, 1993 and April 13, 1993. Kimball discusses her childhood in Clinton, Massachusetts. and Nashua, New Hampshire in the family of a railroad employee; death of her father and move, in 1926, to Cambridge, Massachusetts 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 relationships and administration of the academy. Artist and friend John Lawrence joins the end of the interview in the last audio file.
Total: 4 digital files; 2:31:00; 81 pages