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Cranbrook Schools Board of Trustees/Governors Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1991-10

Collection Scope

This collection contains the records of the Cranbrook Schools Board of Trustees, and its successor, the Cranbrook Schools Board of Governors. SERIES I: Board of Trustees (1966-1973) contains correspondence, meeting minutes and printed materials. SERIES II: Board of Governors – Meetings (1973-1990) contains correspondence, meeting minutes, pre-meeting information packets and printed materials such as handbooks, annual reports, directories, proposals and indexes of Members of the Cranbrook Schools Division, the Board of Governors and its committees. SERIES III: Board of Governors – Committees (1971-1999) contains correspondence, meeting minutes, pre-meeting information packets and printed materials such as handbooks, annual reports, directories, proposals and indexes of Members of the Cranbrook Schools Division, the Board of Governors and its committees.

Dates

  • 1966 - 1999

Creator

Access

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Use

Permission to use collection materials must be requested in writing.

History

From 1926-1969, Brookside School, Cranbrook School and Kingswood School each had individual Boards of Trustees. The trust indentures of each school were amended in December of 1969 to allow the formation of a single, unified Board of Trustees representing all three schools. The Board of Trustees of the Cranbrook Schools existed from 1970-1973. The various Cranbrook institutions (the Cranbrook Schools, the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Museum, and the Cranbrook Institute of Science) reorganized in 1973 to become the Cranbrook Educational Community, and the Cranbrook Schools Division (consisting of Kingswood School, Cranbrook School and Brookside School) was created. A single Board of Trustees for the CEC was formed with members representing each of the three aforementioned divisions. At that time, the Cranbrook Schools Board of Trustees became the Board of Governors, serving in an advisory capacity to the Cranbrook Schools Division. Standing committees associated with the Cranbrook Schools Board of Governors include an Executive Committee and those for Budget and Finance, Buildings and Grounds, Development, Education, Goals, Long Range Planning, and Nominating (for Members of the Schools Division, Board of Governors and CEC Board of Trustees), plus ad hoc committees on Religion and Middle School Reorganization, among others. Before 1984, there were individual committees for each of the three Schools. The two upper schools (Cranbrook and Kingswood) and the middle school were combined to form a single co-ed upper school with one faculty and administration in 1984. After that date, there were only two school committees, one for Brookside School and one representing the Cranbrook/Kingswood Upper School.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (9 MS)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection pertains to the administrative functions of the Board of Trustees for Cranbrook Schools, governing Brookside, Cranbrook, and Kingswood Schools, and which exsited for three years (1970-1973). When Cranbrook was reorganized as the Cranbrook Educational Community (CEC), with a unified Board of Trustees, the Schools' board was renamed the Cranbrook Schools Board of Governors. It began serving in an advisory capacity to the Cranbrook Schools Division. The collection comprises of administrative records from the Board of Trustees as well as records from the Board of Governors meetings and its committees. This includes but is not limited to Annual reports, correspondence, handbooks, meeting minutes, and other printed materials.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three series: Board of Trustees (Box 1); Board of Governors – Meetings (Boxes 1-5); and Board of Governors – Committees (Boxes 6-12).

Additional Access

An index to the collection is available.

Acquisition

The Records of the Board of Trustees/Governors of the Cranbrook Schools have been drawn from several larger collections. These collections were received from the Office of the Head of the Cranbrook Schools Division.

Related Materials

Cranbrook Schools (1985-06)

Any collections concerning the administration of the Cranbrook Schools should also be investigated.

Unprocessed collections which contain information related to the Cranbrook Schools Board of Trustees/Governors are: Sam Salas Papers (1987-06); Mary Bramson Papers (1988-03).

Processing History

Processed and finding aid created by Mary Beth Kreiner 1991.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Cranbrook Schools Board of Trustees/Governors Records
Status
Completed
Author
Original finding aid written by Mary Beth Kreiner.
Date
1991
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Edition statement
Resource record created by Nichole L. Manlove.

Repository Details

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

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