The Kimball Bible Collection
Rev. Clyde Kimball, a graduate of the School of Religious Education and the School of Theology, served as a chaplain in World War II, and was killed at the Battle of the Bulge. In 1947, his widow donated his Bible collection in memory of the three School of Theology graduates who died in the chaplain service: Kimball, George E. Fox, and Raymond L. Hall.
Early European Imprints
Though he began with New England imprints, Kimball’s collection of nearly 150 Bibles has a number of early European imprints that form the core of our antiquarian Bible collection.
The oldest item in the collection was published in Venice, September 7, 1497. It contains a water color frontispiece and many water color initials. It is the St. Jerome Vulgate Edition.