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George Baird – Programming Study Drafts, 1990

 File — Container: Box 9, Folder: 2

Collection Scope

From the Collection:

The collection comprises of materials created or maintained by Michael Boisvert and David Hart who both served as assistant to the President of Special Projects at Cranbrook Educational Community (CEC). Boisvert served in this position from 1984-1985, and David Hart served from 1986-1993. The collection focuses on the internal strategic planning and external consultant master planning for institutional and campus development of Cranbrook Educational Community and its divisions. The files include material relating to specific building and improvement projects, enrollment studies, fund-raising, grants and building usage. Ad Hoc committees were formed to appraise existing uses and future use of buildings in the Cranbrook Educational Community, which were submitted and approved by the Board of Trustees. Included is the correspondence, reports, minutes, and proceedings of several key committees.

Series largely reflect the major divisions of the Cranbrook Educational Community.

SERIES I: Cranbrook Educational Community (1918-1996)

Subseries 1: Administrative (1973-1990) includes governance records, minutes, and internal audit and in-house planning documents.

Subseries 2: Architectural Advisory Council (1918-1993)

Subseries 3: Financial (1975-1994)

Subseries 4: Planning - Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum, Inc. (1984-1989) contains documents produced by/in association with Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum, Inc., architectural consultants who provided master planning guidance between 1984 and 1986.

Subseries 5: Projects (1984-1996)

Subseries 6: Publications (1982-1992) contains internal reports and published articles about Cranbrook.

Subseries 7: Public Relations (1984-1987)

SERIES II: Cranbrook Academy of Art/ Cranbrook Art Museum (1976-1991) SERIES III: Cranbrook Institute of Science (1981-1992) SERIES IV: Cranbrook Schools (1931-1992) Subseries 1: Administrative (1966-1992) focuses predominantly on enrollment studies.

Subseries 2: Financial (1966-1911) is small and contains fundraising and planning records.

Subseries 3: Planning (1985-1990) contains documents created by various external consultants related to schools development according to community needs.

Subseries 4: Projects (1931-1991). As the consolidation of Cranbrook and Kingswood Schools occurred early in the time range of this collection, the title Cranbrook Kingswood School is used throughout.

Subseries 5: Publications (1984-1990) SERIES V: Homestead Properties (1976-1992) Subseries 1: Administrative (1983-1991) focuses largely on the Composarium and the uses of Thornlea.

Subseries 2: Financial (1988-1991)

Subseries 3: Projects (1976-1992)

Subseries 4: Publications (1982-1991) is small, containing publications related to St. Dunstan’s and the Greek Theatre. SERIES VI: Photographic (1985-1993) contains photographs, negatives and slides relating to the Woodward Entrance Design Competition and illustrations for the Cranbrook Vision publication.


  • 1990


Access to the collection is unrestricted.


From the Collection: 4.4 Linear Feet (11 MS)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

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