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Guide to the Electra Kimble Price Collection
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Description
The Electra Kimble Price collection consists of a range of materials related to the Kimble and Price families, including photographs, a genealogy report on the Kimble family and ancestry, military papers, articles on family activities, educational and professional papers, and official records and certificates. The collection is arranged into four series: biographical, photographs, professional activities and Kimble and Price family.
Background
Electra Kimble Price was born February 21, 1926 in Oakland, California to Thomas Nathaniel Kimble and Clyde Kimble (née Hill). Thomas and Clyde met in Arkansas and married in 1918. Both worked as laborers on a rice farm. The couple migrated to California in 1924 where they established a shoe repair shop and beauty salon on 3215 Peralta St, Oakland, CA 94608. In 1944 they sold their shops and house to build and run a ranch in San Martin, California. Electra Kimble Price attended Holy Names College in Oakland, CA, receiving a Bachelor’s in Psychology (1973) and Master’s in Education (1975). In 1977 she earned her State of California Teaching Credential. In the course of her career in public education, she worked as an instructor, director, consultant, administrator and assistant dean, as well as a public speaker. She earned numerous certificates of appreciation and awards throughout her career. Upon retirement, Price became a professional genealogist, specializing in African American ancestry. She was a member of the California Genealogical Society since 1994 and one of the founding members of the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California (AAGSNC). In 1944 Electra Kimble Price married John Lewis Price, Jr. in Oakland, California. They had two daughters, Wanda Jean Price and Teryl Leah Price, born in 1946 and 1951 respectively. John Lewis Price, Jr. (1920-1982) served in the military from 1945 to 1947, and graduated with a Master’s in in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley in 1952. He worked as a probation officer for Alameda County, California.
Extent
1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Restrictions
Permission to publish from the Electra Kimble Price collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.
Availability
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.