Loretta Freiling

Position title: Assistant (1959-2010)

A photograph of Loretta Frieling.

Loretta Freiling, the remarkable staff person who helped Marshall Clagett establish the Institute in 1959, continued to work for the Institute until her second retirement in 2010. In many ways, she was the “human face” of the Institute—typing their manuscripts, helping them find and furnish their apartments and houses, providing sweets and coffee. Generations of fellows remember Loretta with great fondness, and it is a testament to her devotion to the Institute that she continued to attend the weekly seminars long after her retirement.