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Guide to the Electra Kimble Price Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Electra Kimble Price collection
    Dates: circa 1920-2005
    Collection number: MS 67
    Collector: Price, Electra Kimble.
    Collection Size: 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
    Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Abstract: 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.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

    Access Restrictions

    Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish from the Electra Kimble Price collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

    Preferred Citation

    Electra Kimble Price collection, MS 67, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

    Processing Information

    Processed Mia Jaeggli, Volunteer, September, 2013.

    Biography / Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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. Photographs are arranged into nine subseries: Electra Kimble Price; John Lewis Price, Jr.; Kimble Price family; Kimble family; professional activities; Leona Naomi De Bique; World Airways; Oakland, California; and assorted. The majority of photographs document events in the Kimble Price families, including portraits of extended family and ancestors. Photographs of Oakland, California feature downtown Oakland in the 1970s, including the demolition of the T & D Theatre. The biographical and professional activities series include the genealogy for Electra Kimble Price and the Kimble family ancestry, with highlights of activities, migrations and family lore. Also included are articles describing Price’s work and influence in the field of genealogy. The professional activity series contains educational papers, correspondence, certificates, and resume for Price’s career in education from 1950 to 1988.
    The Kimble and Price family series are arranged in three subseries: John Lewis Price, Jr., Kimble family, and Leona Naomi De Bique. These subseries contain a range of papers from official birth and death records, military papers for John Lewis Price, Jr., certificates, articles, newspaper clippings and programs.

    Arrangement

    Series I. Biographical Series II. Photographs Series III. Professional activities Series IV. Kimble and Price family Series V. Assorted printed material

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Oakland Unified School District (Calif.).
    African Americans--California--East Bay--History.
    African Americans—Families.
    African Americans—Genealogies.
    Oakland (Calif.)--History.
    Photographs.