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Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1873 - 1950

Found in 73 Collections and/or Records:

Walter Hickey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2016-05
Abstract Walter Preston Hickey (b. 1908, Detroit, MI) was one of the first staff members of the Cranbrook Architectural Office between 1926-1930. A University of Michigan College of Architecture graduate, he studied architecture and city planning with Eliel Saarinen at Cranbrook Academy of Art (1932-1937), completing his thesis on the Detroit waterfront. Hickey worked with noted architects Albert Kahn, Ralph Rapson, and Eliel and Eero Saarinen as well as the firms Smith, Hinchman & Grylls and...
Dates: 1926 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1929 - 1938

Incoming Correspondence, 1945

 File — Container: Box 1, Folder: 3
Collection Scope From the Collection: 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 includes letters among Pennsylvania state officials, Gehron and Milles. Milles provides the artist’s view while Gehron’s letters are more practical – providing insight into the construction and mechanical processes of building a fountain. Milles’ correspondence also reveals the thought processes behind his work, his...
Dates: 1945

Incoming Correspondence, 1946

 File — Container: Box 1, Folder: 4
Collection Scope From the Collection: 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 includes letters among Pennsylvania state officials, Gehron and Milles. Milles provides the artist’s view while Gehron’s letters are more practical – providing insight into the construction and mechanical processes of building a fountain. Milles’ correspondence also reveals the thought processes behind his work, his...
Dates: 1946

Jock Denio Brookside School History Report, Pt. 1 Jessie’s Years, Notebook III, 1922 - 1961

 Item — Container: Box 23, Item: 3
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: 1922 - 1961

Jones-Millard, 1941 - 1984

 File — Container: Box 1, Folder: 13
Collection Scope From the Collection: SERIES I: Architectural Practice (1953-1978) contains some correspondence, building data and dedication pamphlets, primarily for Concordia Senior College, as well as a sketch for a site plan. SERIES II: Correspondence (1941-1987) consists of five folders of general correspondence to and from Paulsen, arranged alphabetically, primarily dealing with his career as an architect, his speaking engagements and awards he won. Some of the correspondence relates to his tenure at the...
Dates: 1941 - 1984

Lorch, Emil, 1921-1942

 File — Box: 13, Folder: 11-15
Collection Scope From the Collection: SERIES I: Biographical (1864-1969) contains materials related to the life of George Gough Booth and includes personal legal documents, typescripts of talks by Booth and several typescripts of Cyril Players' George Gough Booth of Cranbrook. SERIES II: Newspaper (1887-1959) contains documents relating to George G. Booth's tenure at The Detroit News, and his role, as chairman and later president of the Booth Publishing Co. SERIES III: General Correspondence (1813-1957)...
Dates: 1921-1942

Marianne Strengell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1991-07
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

Photographs, 1956, 1959, undated

 File — Container: Box 1, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains selected documentation of Florence Knoll Bassett's life and work, mainly in two books that she created for that purpose (1932-1990). The Florence Knoll Bassett book is written in her own words and comprises "the summary of my life and career that began in Kingswood-Cranbrook," demonstrating "the importance of my relationship with the Saarinen Family." The second book of selected publications sets her work "in order of time and subject to indicate how events...
Dates: 1956, 1959, undated

John Macdougall Pratt Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1981-21
Abstract John Macdougall Pratt was an Associate Professor of Architecture at Auburn University in Alabama. He obtained his PhD in the History of Architecture from Cornell University, in which he focused on the influence of Eliel Saarinen’s teachings at Cranbrook Academy of Art as his subject matter. His research was based on interviews with former students of Eliel Saarinen. Concurrent research by various scholars for the exhibition and catalog for “Design in America: The Cranbrook Vision 1925-1950.”...
Dates: 1935 - 1938

Ralph Rapson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-01
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