Incoming Correspondence, 1946
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.
Access to the collection is unrestricted.
From the Collection: 1.7 Linear Feet (1 MS, 1 OS)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
- Angel on the Horse
- Booth, George G. (George Gough), 1864-1949
- De Geer Monument
- Fountain of Faith
- Harrisburg (Pa.)
- Kline, Svea
- Koebel, Charles
- Koebel, Ingrid
- Lindstrom, Verner
- Meeting of the Waters [Sculpture]
- Milles, Olga Granner, 1874-1967
- Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950
- Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974
- Washington (D.C.)
Part of the Cranbrook Archives, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Repository