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Series I: Governance


Collection Scope

From the Collection:

This collection contains Cranbrook School records from its establishment in 1927 until its merger with Kingwood School in 1985.

SERIES I: Governance (1926-1973). The Board of Trustees Subseries contains legal instruments, Bylaws and correspondence relating to the foundation and opening of Cranbrook School. It also contains minutes of the meetings of the Board of Trustees. The Board of Directors Subseries contains Bylaws and materials relating to the organization of governance committees, and minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. These minutes were recorded together and necessarily arranged as one unit.

SERIES II: Administration (1929-1983)

SERIES III: Financial (1926-1980) contains correspondence and reports.

SERIES IV: Headmaster’s Office (1944-1995)

SERIES V: Faculty (1928-1993) contains records from Committees for planning and directing the departments.

SERIES VI: Curricular (1937-1984) contains records for the classes and curriculum planning.

SERIES VII: Student Life (1930-1988)

SERIES VIII: Alumni Relations (1936-1989) contains awards, correspondence, events and minutes.

SERIES IX: Auxiliary (1962-1981)

SERIES X: Buildings and Grounds (1927-1985) contains architectural plans and specifications, correspondence, dedications, and rental correspondence with external organizations using the building for conferences.

SERIES XI: Writings (1934-1965) contains materials collected by Carlton MacLean on the arts of Cranbrook School, and ‘The History of Cranbrook School,’ a thesis by Van Antwerp.

SERIES XII: Publications (1927-1986) contains catalogs, student directories and student handbooks.

SERIES XIII: Oversize (1929-1977) contains student organization minutes, photo albums, guest books, brochures and musical compositions by Harvey Croze.


  • 1927 - 1985


Access to the collection is unrestricted.


From the Collection: 32.6 Linear Feet (57 MS, 6 OS)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Cranbrook Archives, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Repository