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Mondavi (Margrit Biever) Papers on Art and Philanthropy
D-613  
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Description
Swiss-American philanthropist and champion of the arts Margrit Biever Mondavi (1925-2016) was Vice President of Cultural Affairs at Robert Mondavi Winery. Her papers include correspondence, daily calendars, travel itineraries, subject files, clipping files, original artwork, photographs, and realia. Also included is a small amount of materials related to the history of Charles Krug Winery.
Background
Swiss-American philanthropist, businesswoman, and champion of the arts Margrit Biever Mondavi (1925-2016) was born Margrit Kellenberger in Appenzell, Switzerland. In 1946, while attending a teachers' college for young women, Margrit met U. S. Army Captain Philip Biever. The pair married shortly thereafter and moved to South Dakota, where Philip was stationed. Margrit and Philip had three children: Philip Jr., Annie, and Phoebe. In 1961, the family moved to Napa, California, and in 1963, Margrit began working as a tour guide for the Mondavi-owned Charles Krug Winery.
Extent
24.8 linear feet
Restrictions
By request of the donor, no reproduction may be made of Margrit Biever Mondavi's original artwork.
Availability
Collection is open for research.