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Cranbrook Educational Community President's Office: Diane Stupka Records

Identifier: 1990-20

Collection Scope

SERIES I: Board of Trustees (1969-1991) deals with the duties, administrative/governance issues and concerns, and committees of the Board. The series includes correspondence, meeting minutes, proposals, studies, reports, and other materials. SERIES II: CEC Divisions (1942-1987) contains materials sent from or pertaining to the divisions of the CEC and their administration and Boards of Trustees or Governors. The series includes correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, studies, and other related items. SERIES III: General Information (1968-1988, n.d.) contains informational files kept by Diane Shane Stupka. These files deal with various Cranbrook-related events and issues that did not necessarily involve the Board of Trustees or the CEC institutions. The series contains reports and studies, agendas, minutes, correspondence, and brochures.


  • 1942 - 1991



Access to the collection is unrestricted.


Permission to use collection materials must be requested in writing.


The records of the Assistant to the President were created and maintained by Diane Shane Stupka, who held that position from June 1981 to December 1987. As part of her duties, she served as recording secretary to the Board of Trustees and special projects coordinator.

Presidents/Acting Presidents

June 6, 1943 - December 4, 1978
Arthur Kiendl
December 4, 1978 - June 17, 1980
Edward Lerchen (Acting President)
June 17, 1980 - February 6, 1984
Dan M. Martin
February 6, 1984
Lillian Bauder (Acting President)
October 31, 1984 - 1996
Lillian Bauder (President)


8.8 Linear Feet (7 SB)

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The records were created and maintained by Diane Shane Stupka, the assistant to the President of the Cranbrook Educational Community (CEC) from 1981 to 1987. The collection contains records regarding the Board of Trustees and their committees, the different divisions of the CEC and their committees, and other groups related to Cranbrook. Some items from the Cranbrook Foundation era (1927-73) are included, but the majority of the collection deals with the reorganization of the Cranbrook Foundation into the CEC and related governance and administrative issues from 1973 until 1988. The collection subsequently covers the presidential terms of: Arthur Kiendl (June 6, 1973 - December 4, 1978); Edward Lerchen (acting president -December 4, 1978 - June, 17 1980); Dan M. Martin (June 17, 1980 - February 6, 1984); and Lillian Bauder (acting president - February 6, 1984, president October 31, 1984 - ). Included are correspondence, media and public relations materials, meeting minutes, and reports and studies dealing with the CEC.


The Cranbrook Educational Community: Assistant to the President Records are divided into three series: Board of Trustees (Boxes 1-3), CEC Divisions (Boxes 3-4), and General Information (Boxes 5-7). Each series is organized to reflect the different committees or groups appropriate to particular CEC divisions. Folder headings are based mainly on the folder heading divisions used by Diane Shane Stupka.

Additional Access

An index to the collection is available.


Transferred from the President’s Office in three separate lots in January, July, and October of 1990.

Other Copies

This collection has been microfilmed and is available at the Cranbrook Archives.

Related Materials

Cranbrook Educational Community Board of Trustees Records (1990-03); Cranbrook House and Garden Auxiliary Records (1995-11)

Processing History

Initial inventory by Carolyn Texley, February 1989. Processed and Finding aid created by James M Luzenski, December 1990.

Guide to the Cranbrook Educational Community President's Office: Diane Stupka Records
Original finding aid written by James M Luzenski.
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Resource record created by Nichole L. Manlove.

Repository Details

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