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Milles, Carl, 1875-1955



  • Existence: 1875 - 1955

Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

Cranbrook Foundation, Public Relations Council; Correspondence, 1957 - 1974

 File — Container: Box 37, Folder: 20
Collection Scope From the Collection: Series I: General Correspondence (1909-1988) contains correspondence between Henry and Carolyn Booth and their family and friends in the period 1909-1988. Important subjects in this series include the following: Asheville School 1913-1918; University of Michigan 1918-1924; Travels in Europe by Henry Scripps Booth and J. Robert F. Swanson during the period July 1922 - May 1923. Correspondence between Henry Scripps Booth and Carolyn Farr Booth; Travels by George Gough Booth and Ellen Warren...
Dates: 1957 - 1974

Cranbrook Founders’ Day Records

Identifier: 1996-09
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

Cranbrook Press and Photo Department Records

Identifier: 1990-42
Abstract In 1900, George Gough Booth established the Cranbrook Press at the Detroit Evening News building. The enterprise lasted only two years, but it was later revived at Cranbrook in 1930. The Print Shop was headed by Edward Alonzo Miller, a well-known typographer, and Jean Eschmann, a bookbinder of high repute, and already employed by Booth, provided fine leather bindings. The first volume produced by Miller and Eschmann was a service book for the Festival of Gifts at Cranbrook Church. The...
Dates: 1929 - 1975

Kingswood School Records

Identifier: 1980-01
Abstract Kingswood School Cranbrook was a day and boarding school for girls beginning with the seventh grade and continuing through the twelfth grade. Kingswood School was established through a deed of Trust executed on July 24, 1930, between the Cranbrook Foundation and a Board of Trustees consisting of William T. Barbour, Ralph Stone, Luman W. Goodenough, Alvan Macauley, Clarence H. Booth, James Inglis, and Sidney D. Waldon. The Board selected Gladys Turnbach, of Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield,...
Dates: 1930 - 1985

William Gehron Papers

Identifier: 2003-08
Abstract William Gehron was a lifelong friend of Carl Milles from 1929 when he published an article on him in the journal Architecture. Gehron was instrumental in securing the 1938 commission for Milles of the bronze doors for the Finance Building at Capitol Park, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a building designed by Gehron. The William Gehron Papers consist primarily of correspondence between Gehron and Carl Milles from 1929-1949. The bulk of the correspondence relates to the Harrisburg projects and...
Dates: 1917 - 2000

History, 1924 - 1988

 File — Container: Box 5, Folder: 10
Collection Scope From the Collection: The records in this collection cover Brookside School from its beginnings, as Bloomfield Hills School in 1922, then from 1930 as Brookside School Cranbrook through 2019. Series I: Governance (1922-1984 contains correspondence, legal documents, and minutes for the Children's School Trust, Board of Trustees, and Board of Directors. Series II: Administration (1922-2004) provides information on admissions; curriculum; histories; and headmistress/headmaster appointments,...
Dates: 1924 - 1988

Margueritte Kimball Papers

Identifier: 1991-03
Abstract Margueritte Eleanor Kimball was born on October 19, 1906, in Clinton, Massachusetts. In 1942 Kimball joined the Cranbrook Academy of Art as a student and immediately began serving as the Academy's financial secretary. A beloved and respected member of the Cranbrook community, Kimball used her position to interact with and collect various materials relating to the Academy's faculty and students. Kimball retired in 1968, nevertheless spending her remaining years in Boston as an exhibiting...
Dates: Majority of material found in circa 1941-1996; undated

C. Oliver LaGrone Papers

Identifier: 1997-01
Abstract Clarence Oliver LaGrone was the first African-American student at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he studied with Carl Milles starting in the fall of 1941. Upon completing his studies at Cranbrook, Oliver worked a variety of jobs in order to support his family, including at the Ford Rouge Plant. During the McCarthy era, when Oliver refused to inform on his “communist” contacts in the art world, particularly Paul Robeson, he lost his UAW job. He returned to school, earning the equivalent...
Dates: 1942 - 1995

Oliver LaGrone Scholarship Committee Papers

Identifier: 2017-02
Abstract Clarence Oliver LaGrone was a sculptor, poet and teacher, with a lifelong commitment to universal brotherhood. Oliver was active with the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg from 1970 to 1986. The Oliver LaGrone Scholarship Fund was established in 1972 by members of the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, PA and in 1974, Oliver contributed the proceeds from the sale of his ‘The Dancer’ sculpture to the fund. The Oliver LaGrone Scholarship Committee was formed to honor him for his spirit, personable...
Dates: 1942 - 2012

Martha M. Lauritzen Papers

Identifier: 1999-11
Abstract Martha Lauritzen, a student and friend of Maija Grotell, received her B.F.A. in the spring of 1947 and her M.F.A. in June 1948. She worked as Grotell’s summer assistant through 1952. The collection documents Lauritzen’s experiences at Cranbrook and her relationship with her ceramics mentor, Maija Grotell, including correspondence between Lauritzen and Grotell (1948-1954) and correspondence with other students of Grotell’s. The materials relate to ceramics in the 1940’s, including processes,...
Dates: 1948 - 1997

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Collection 26
Archival Object 14
Sculpture 10
Art -- Study and teaching 7
Education 6
Scrapbooks 6
Architecture 5
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Exhibitions 5
Photographs 5
Arts and crafts movement 4
Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) 4
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century 4
Science museums 4
Weaving 4
Architecture, Domestic 3
Arts 3
Metalwork 3
Oral history 3
Tower Cottage (Cranbrook : Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 3
Bookbinding 2
Ceramics 2
Church architecture 2
Cornerstone laying 2
Cranbrook Homestead (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 2
Devices (Heraldry) 2
France -- Description and travel 2
Glass painting and staining 2
Libraries 2
Minerals 2
Painting 2
Prohibition 2
Religion 2
Textile fabrics 2
Textiles 2
Anniversary (50th) 1
Armor 1
Art 1
Art auctions 1
Art students 1
Artists' studios 1
Automobile industry and trade 1
Automobiles 1
Ballets 1
Birds 1
Birthday parties 1
Carillons 1
Charles Scribners Sons Building (New York, N.Y.) 1
Class reunions 1
Composition (Music) 1
Concerts 1
Cranbrook (Kent, England) 1
Design 1
Detroit News 1
Dinners and dining 1
Enrolment 1
Fairhope (Ala.) 1
Finance 1
Flags 1
Florida -- Description and travel 1
Fountains 1
Fountains of faith (Belgian Academy) 1
Furniture design 1
Gardening -- Societies, etc. 1
Gardens 1
George G. Booth birthday centennial 1
Greenhouses 1
Hemflit 1
Hospitals 1
Industrial design 1
Italy -- Description and travel 1
Jonah and the Whale 1
Kirkkonummi (Finland) 1
Library (Cranbrook House : Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 1
Mexico 1
Milles at Cranbrook 1
Museum visitors 1
Museums 1
Music 1
New York (State) -- Description and travel 1
Newspapers -- Ownership 1
Nursery schools 1
Nursing 1
Parent meeting [1922] 1
Parties 1
Performing arts 1
Philosophy 1
Publications 1
Rams heads 1
Rug and carpet industry 1
Rugs 1
Saarinen House (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 1
School enrollment 1
Science 1
Shields 1
Signs and signboards 1
Silverwork 1
Sketchbooks & albums 1
Snowy owl crest 1
Students 1
Theater 1
Trans World Airlines Terminal (New York, N.Y.) 1
Wild flowers 1
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