Kane, Mary Givens, 1983
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.
- Kane, Mary G. (Interviewee, Person)
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
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