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Arthur A. Kimball Collection

Identifier: MC-21
This collection contains photographs, correspondence, pamphlets, interviews, and an unpublished autobiography relating to life and carrer of civil servant Arthur A. Kimball. Materials cover a range of subjects from Kimball's service at the Nuremberg Trials to various space exploration missions.


  • Majority of material found within 1967 - 2006


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research in the Archives & Special Collections reading room. Handling guidelines and use restrictions will be communicated and enforced by archives staff members.

Conditions Governing Use

This material may be protected under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) which governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted materials. You may use the digitized material for private study, scholarship, or research. Though the University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections has physical ownership of the material in its collections, in some cases we may not own the copyright to the material. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Alden Kimball was born to Arthur Herbert Kimball and Helena Moriah Kimball in the District of Columbia, USA in 1908 and died in Melbourne, Brevard County, Florida in 1996.

Kimball enter government service in 1928, going to work for the United States Department of Commerce; over his long career in government, Kimball would go on to serve in various other government departments, agencies, and administrations. At the beginning of World War II, Kimball joined the United States Army as a budget officer of the War Department, and after the war, he helped George Marshall establish the Economic Cooperation Administration.

Perhaps most significantly, Kimball served as Chief of Administration for the U.S. prosecution team for the Nuremberg war crime trials.

When John F. Kennedy became president, Kimball briefly left his career in the government and chose to practice law as a regular civilian for five years. Kimball resumed his career in the government in 1966, becoming Director of International Training at the Agency for International Development in 1972; Kimball held the position until 1974, when he retired from government service for good.

After retiring from the government, Kimball moved to Florida; there he became the Florida Institute of Technology’s director of International Affairs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Erwin Simon, 2005.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, and competing priorities. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.
Jason Perritt, Eve Grandinetti
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives & Special Collections Repository

M. Louis Salmon Library
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899 Alabama 35899 United States of America