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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 philosophical and spiritual views, and notes about life at Cranbrook and key figures on campus at the time.

Also included is a set of photographs, many of which relate to the Harrisburg fountains. These are housed in an oversize box with the collection.


  • 1945


Access to the collection is unrestricted.


From the Collection: 1.7 Linear Feet (1 MS, 1 OS)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English