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Elizabeth McGrew Kimball Papers, 1900-1973
1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 42

Abstract:
This collection includes correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings and publications relating to Elizabeth McGrew Kimball's career at Smith College and elsewhere.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Elizabeth McGrew Kimball was born in Bareilly, India, where her mother worked as a doctor and her father as a missionary. She came to the United States at the age of five and was home-schooled by tutors and governesses until age 11. When she was 13, Kimball was taken out of school because of poor health and went to live with her grandmother. Kimball went on to graduate from Smith College in 1901. She continued living in Northampton with her husband, Everett Kimball, who joined the Smith faculty in 1904. She was involved in many of Smith College's affairs, most predominantly with the Alumnae Association. She was also the only museum assistant to be employed by the college, an accomplishment that made her family quite proud. Kimball traveled all over the world during her lifetime, to places such as France, Italy, England, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon and Syria. She was an avid collector of scarves and owned pieces from all parts of the globe that dated as far back as the seventeenth century. Kimball was given the opportunity to study art in Paris with Andre Lhote, and created many works during her adult life, including watercolors, oils, pastels and drawings. She was also employed by the U. S. State Department for three and a half years, working closely with a Geological Survey. Her advanced knowledge of French, German, Italian and English made her overqualified for the job. She continued working after her husband retired from Smith in 1946 for the State Department, as part of a Water Conservation Tour in western Massachusetts. Kimball passed away at the age of 94 on January 9, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, where she had lived with her son and daughter-in-law.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection includes correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings and publications relating to Kimball's career at Smith College and elsewhere.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Elizabeth McGrew Kimball Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The materials in the Elizabeth McGrew Kimball papers, which form part of 42. Faculty Biographical files, came to the College Archives from a number of sources.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: nyoung@smith.edu
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/archives
Language
English

Contents List
Alumnae Fund
n.d.

Box 889: folder 1
Correspondence-Duryee, Alice
1900-1901

Box 889: folder 2
Correspondence-Duryee, Alice
1902

Box 889: folder 3
Correspondence-Duryee, Alice
1903

Box 889: folder 4
Correspondence-Duryee, Alice
1904

Box 889: folder 5
Correspondence-Duryee, Alice
1905

Box 889: folder 6
Correspondence-Duryee, Alice
1906-1916

Box 889: folder 7
Correspondence-Lapham, Helen A.
1959-1961

Box 889: folder 8
Correspondence-Strong, Beulah
1936-1938

Box 889: folder 9
Photographs
1964-1973

Box 889: folder 10
Water Conservation Tour
1957-1959

Box 889: folder 11
Water Conservation Tour-Brochures
1953-1958

Box 889: folder 12
Zoology Laboratory Book
1901

Box 889: folder 13

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