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Kane, Mary Givens, 1983

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1

Scope and Contents

In this interview, Mary Givens Kane, ex-Office Manager for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, recounts the past landscape and culture of the museum when she began working in 1944 and onward.


  • 1983


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This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Mary Givens Kane was hired at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1944 as the Administrative Assitant to Fiske Kimball, the Director of the museum at the time. Ms. Kane transitioned to her position as Office Manager a few years later; she then worked in this position for the remainder her time at the museum. As she relays in the interview, Ms. Kane managed the museum's professional staff, which was quite small at the time. She also served as Assitant to the Librarian, Dr. Julian Boyd.


From the Collection: 1 linear feet


Repository Details

Part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives Repository

Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646
Philadelphia PA 19101-7646 United States