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Series I: Personal


Collection Scope

From the Collection:

Materials include correspondence, design samples and project and exhibit proceedings that pertain to the Cranbrook Academy of Art as well as various other professional affiliations and projects. While the collection is technically that of both the McCoy’s, the large majority of materials relate to Katherine McCoy. It appears that when correspondence or other materials are from both McCoy’s, it was Katherine who actually wrote most of the copy. When materials that are directly related to Michael McCoy appear, they are noted in the index.

SERIES I: Personal (1964-1994)includes resumes for both McCoy's and Katherine McCoy’s datebooks and a sketchbook from one of her undergraduate college art classes. SERIES II: Educational (1978-1995; undated) contains correspondence, student information and projects, and design samples relating to the Cranbrook Academy of Art and the McCoy’s co-chairmanship of it. SERIES III: Professional (1973-1994; undated) includes the design projects, conferences, professional affiliations, exhibits and correspondence related to either McCoy & McCoy or Katherine McCoy during the years of the McCoy’s co-chairmanship. SERIES IV: Correspondence (1972-1995) contains general correspondence and letters from design graduates. SERIES V: Photographs & Slides (1976-1994; undated) contains photographs and slides relating to the Cranbrook Catalog, CAA Tokyo Exhibit, DIA Photo Poster, CEC Signage, and 18 slides of student work. SERIES VI: Oversized (1976-1989; undated) includes a design samples scrapbook, IDSA membership certificates, and a Pontiac Metropolitan Stadium brochure.


  • circa 1971-1995
  • Majority of material found within 1972 - 1995


Access to the collection is unrestricted.


From the Collection: 10.4 Linear Feet (25 MS)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

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