Knoll, Florence, 1917-2019
- Existence: 1917-05-24 - 2019-01-25
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Doris Corbett Papers
Abstract Doris Corbett was a history professor and well-known singer and ballad composer, teaching and performing throughout the United States and Canada. While pursuing her doctorate in history, Ms. Corbett’s research brought her to Cranbrook to study the Arts & Crafts movement, Ellen Scripps Booth, and Nellie Beveridge Gray. The bulk of the collection consists of Ms. Corbett’s research of Ellen Scripps Booth and Nellie Beveridge Gray. Of particular note are the transcripts of the oral histories...
Dates: Circa 1873-1989
Cranbrook Archives, 1990 - 1998
File — Container: Box 4, Folder: 7
Collection Scope From the Collection: The collection consists chiefly of correspondence, photographs, early writings of Strengell and published works of her father, Gustaf Strengell, textile samples and her work in the Philippines. SERIES I: Personal (1620-1998) contains materials relating to Strengell’s family, specifically several works by her father, Gustaf Strengell, in Finnish. In addition there are notebooks of her early drawings and writings, and an illustrated story written by daughter Sandra Dusenbury at age...
Dates: 1990 - 1998
Cranbrook Founders’ Day Records
Abstract The Founders' Award recognizes those who have made a special contribution to Cranbrook. The first Founders’ Day Celebration was held at Cranbrook School on October 26, 1928. After dinner at the school, George Gough Booth made an address to the student body, formally conveying the school buildings to them, and speaking of citizenship. He also made a presentation to the school of Rembrandt Peale’s portrait of George Washington, to be hung in the lobby of the Commons. The formal address,...
Dates: 1928 - 1993
F. Shirley Prouty Research Collection on Johannes Kirchmayer
Abstract F. Shirley Prouty is the great great-niece of Johannes Kirchmayer. She spent many years researching his life, family history, and artworks. Her research is published in the book Johannes Kirchmayer, 1860-1930: master carver from Germany's passion play village to America's finest sanctuaries. This collection holds the research files for this publication. Johannes Kirchmayer was born in Oberammergau, Bavaria, in 1860 and emigrated to the United States in 1880. He work is predominantly...
Dates: 1873 - 2015; Majority of material found within 1994 - 2015
Furniture brochures; "Knoll Classics", undated
File — Box: 43, Folder: 16
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:
Combines Isaacs' reference and reading files from both his UIC and home office.
Jack M. Goldman Collection of Eero Saarinen and Associates Material
Abstract Jack M. Goldman came to Detroit in 1951 to work on the GM Tech Center project. From 1955-1958, Goldman worked for Eero Saarinen and Associates, except for a six month period in 1957 when he received the Francis J. Plym Fellowship to travel abroad and study European architecture. Goldman later was a principal in Fields, Goldman and Magee Architects in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. This collection contains news articles about various projects, program information and correspondence on the London...
Dates: 1953 - 1991
Carl Magnusson Collection of Astrid Sampe Correspondence
Abstract Astrid Sampe studied at the Higher Industrial Art School of Stockholm and as an exchange student at the Royal Academy of Art in London. Her career spanned many decades starting in 1935, and encompassed being head of Nordiska Kompaniet (NK), being appointed "Royal Designer, Hon.RDI of the Royal Society of Arts and, in 1951, wove the first fiberglass fabrics. Eero Saarinen and Astrid Sampe had a personal relationship in the early 1950s, as documented in his correspondence to her. These letters...
Dates: 1951 - 1956
Marianne Strengell Papers
Abstract Marianne Strengell, daughter of Finnish architect Gustaf Strengell and interior designer Anna Wegelius. Prior to becoming an instructor at Cranbrook in 1937 on Eliel Saarinen's invitation, Strengell held several positions in Scandinavia, designing rugs, textiles and interiors. In 1942, when Loja Saarinen retired, Strengell replaced her as head of the Department of Weaving and Textile Design. She developed a curriculum that emphasized weave structure, versus the more pictorial imagery used by...
Dates: 1620 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1928 - 1995
News Clippings, 1980 - 2007
File — Container: Box 1, Folder: 5
Collection Scope From the Collection:
The Walter Hickey Papers document his personal and professional life, primarily his years working and studying at the University of Michigan and Cranbrook Academy of Art. These years are captured in his correspondence, writings, artwork, architectural drawings, and collected Cranbrook publications. Architectural drawings are largely undated and range from small plans to large watercolor presentation drawings.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1980 - 2007
Ralph Rapson Papers
Abstract Ralph Rapson, born on September 13, 1914, in Alma, Michigan, won a scholarship to the University of Michigan's College of Architecture in 1935. Admitted to the Phi Kappa Phi Society in 1938, he was encouraged to apply for the George G. Booth Travelling Fellowship in Architecture. He did not receive the fellowship but his submission impressed Eliel Saarinen, who offered Rapson a scholarship to attend the Academy of Art, where he helped Saarinen on a planning project for the State Capitol...
Dates: 1935 - 1954
- Collection 10
- Archival Object 3
- Architecture 6
- Architecture, Domestic 5
- Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) 4
- Embassy buildings 3
- Church architecture 2
- Exhibitions 2
- Furniture design 2
- Mexico 2
- Oral history 2
- Scrapbooks 2
- Textiles 2
- Trans World Airlines Terminal (New York, N.Y.) 2
- Weaving 2
- Arts and crafts movement 1
- Automobile industry and trade 1
- Automobiles 1
- Chair design 1
- College teaching 1
- Composition (Music) 1
- Cranbrook Founders' Award 1
- Cranbrook House (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 1
- Education 1
- Genealogy 1
- Germany 1
- Glass painting and staining 1
- James J. Hill House (Saint Paul, Minn.) 1
- Kirkkonummi (Finland) 1
- Nursing 1
- Oberammergau (Germany) 1
- Philippines 1
- Photographs 1
- Science museums 1
- Sculpture 1
- Students 1
- Textile fabrics 1
- Wellfleet (Mass.) 1
- Wood-carving 1
- Woodcuts 1
- World War, 1939-1945 1 ∧ less