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Fresco, McEwen, Katherine, 1945, undated

 File — Container: Box 5, Folder: 8

Collection Scope

From the Collection:

SERIES I: Administration (1927-1995) documents the administrative and financial activities of the church over time. This series contains two subseries:

Subseries 1: Governance and which contains annual reports and bylaws.

Subseries 2: Financial which contains a large number of reports that provide a clear picture of Christ Church Cranbrook’s fiscal health over time.

SERIES II: Building and Grounds (1926-1999) consists of two subseries:

Subseries 1: Acoustics Committee and Building and Grounds Committee. The Acoustics Committee subseries documents decision-making processes regarding the church organ and P.A. system.

Subseries 2: The Building and Grounds Committee. Documents building, refurbishment, and alteration of the building and grounds. There is an especially well developed set of documentation regarding refurbishment of the Church School Education Wing circa 1996-1998.

SERIES III: Cultural Properties (1923-1998) documents the artwork and craftsmanship that adorns Christ Church Cranbrook.

SERIES IV: Church Activities and Functions (1928-1988) documents church events like festivals and special services to honor graduates and the dead.

SERIES V: Historical Documents (1926-1979) contains documentation and reminiscences of important events and milestones in the early history of Christ Church Cranbrook.

SERIES VI: Inter-Institutional Relations (1931-1980) documents relationships with other religious institutions and with the other institutions that comprise the Cranbrook Educational Community.

SERIES VII: Missions (1947-1979) documents the outreach activities that members of Christ Church Cranbrook undertook over time. Included in the series is the publication Life and Work that deals with the activities and goals of the Detroit Industrial Mission.

SERIES VIII: Personnel (1930-2002) documents the activities of clergy, lay ministers, and volunteers. Included are runs of correspondence, sermons, clippings, and documents pertaining to a search for a new rector that occurred in the period between 1980 and 1982. This series contains six subseries: Staff, Clergy, Rectors, Rector Search Committee, Vestry, and Volunteers and Lay Ministers.

SERIES IX: Publications (1928-2001) contains the many publications of Christ Church Cranbrook. The weekly publications-- The Carillon (1928-1967); Newsletter, Calendar and Soundings (1968-1972); and Communicator (1972-1983) are included. This series contains, when possible, two copies of The Carillon (1928-1967), Newsletter, Calendar and Soundings (1968-1972), Communicator (1972-1983) and Christ Church Cranbrook (1962-1984). Varied manuscripts of the Pilgrim's Guide (1939-1956), the Visitor's Guide (1981) and parish directories complete the series.

SERIES X: Social Issues (1939-1980) contains documentation concerning social issues with which the church and its leadership became involved. Especially well developed and interesting are the files relating to the Black Manifesto, Sexuality, and Religion in the Schools.

SERIES XI: Realia contains stained glass and a printer’s block.

SERIES XII: Oversized (1928-1952) contains a newspaper, financial presentation, sketch and scrapbooks.


  • 1945, undated


Access to the collection is unrestricted.


From the Collection: 16.8 Linear Feet (31 MS, 3 OS, 4 envelopes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

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