Anthropologist, professor of anthropology. Born– Aug. 12, 1909, Manhattan, Kan. Parents– Charles A. and Matie (Toothaker) Kimball. Married– Hannah J. Price, Dec. 24, 1935. Children– Two. Education– Kansas State University, B.S., 1930; Harvard University, A.M., 1933, Ph.D., 1936. Section head, U.S. Govt. Office of Indian Affairs, Window Rock, Ariz., 1936-1942; employed, War Relocation Authority, Washington, DC, 1942-1945; taught, Michigan State University, 1945-1948; University of Alabama, 1948-1953; Teachers College of Columbia University, 1953-1966; University of Florida, 1966-80. Visiting professor at various universities; consultant to universities and research centers. Did anthropological research in Ireland, Michigan, Alabama, and the Navajo nation. Founding member of the Society for Applied Anthropology; member and president of the American Ethnological Society. Social Science Research Council faculty fellowship, 1961-1962; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1966-1967; awarded the D.Sc., Kansas State University, 1963.  The American Anthropological Association established the Solon T. Kimball Award, given biannually to an anthropologist who effects change in public policy.  Died October 12, 1982.


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Community Government in War Relocation Centers. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1946.

The Craft of Community Study; Fieldwork Dialogues. Gainesville, Fla.; University of Florida Press, 1979.

Culture and the Educative Process. New York; Teachers College Press, 1974.


Readings in the Science of Human Relations. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1949.


Crossing Cultural Boundaries. San Francisco; Chandler Pub. Co., 1972.

Culture and Community. New York; Harcourt, 1965.

Education and the New America. New York; Random House, 1962.

Family and Community in Ireland. Cambridge, Mass.; Harvard University Press, 1940.

Learning and Culture. Seattle; University of Washington Press, 1973.

The Talladega Story. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1954.