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Kate Thompson Bromley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1981-04

Collection Scope

The collection consists of photocopies of excerpts from the diaries of Kate Thompson Bromley. The diary entries document Bromley’s association with Cranbrook personalities, especially those relating to the Academy of Art. Much of the excerpts pertain to Bromley’s relationship with Carl and Olga Milles, and include accounts of visits to their home and studio, and to events and parties with other Cranbrook artists and individuals. A large portion of the material is devoted to political issues, both at Cranbrook and in the world in general. Entries also reflect Bromley’s personal views and observations of the people and events at Cranbrook spanning a 40-year time period.

Dates

  • 1916 - 1955

Creator

Access

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Use

Copyright to this collection is held by the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library. Requests for copyright permission must be made to Burton.

History

Kate Agnes Thompson married Frank Latham Bromley 2 May 1900 in Detroit. They moved to Bloomfield Hills and as neighbors, became ensconced in the Cranbrook community. Kate’s personal interests centered in the arts, and she became very good friends with Carl and Olga Milles, as well as with other Cranbrook personalities.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 MS)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Kate Agnes Thompson married Frank Latham Bromley on May 2, 1900, in Detroit. They moved to Bloomfield Hills and, as neighbors, became ensconced in the Cranbrook community. Kate’s personal interests centered in the arts, and she became very good friends with Carl and Olga Milles, as well as with other Cranbrook personalities. The collection consists of photocopies of excerpts from the diaries of Kate Thompson Bromley. The diary entries document Bromley’s association with Cranbrook personalities, especially those relating to the Academy of Art. Much of the excerpts pertain to Bromley’s relationship with Carl and Olga Milles, and include accounts of visits to their home and studio, and to events and parties with other Cranbrook artists and individuals. A large portion of the material is devoted to political issues, both at Cranbrook and in the world in general. Entries also reflect Bromley’s personal views and observations of the people and events at Cranbrook spanning a 40-year time period.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by Cranbrook institution loosely by subject.

Acquisition

Excerpts were reproduced on microfilm from the original diaries in November 1980 and donated by the Burton Historical Library.

Originals

The original diaries are held by the Burton Historical Collection at Detroit Public Library.

Other Copies

Microfilm copies are held at the Archives.

Related Materials

George G. Booth Papers (1981-01)

Carl Milles Papers, G7; G95

Cranbrook Academy of Art Administration Records (1981-09)

Processing History

Beverly Hoffman, 1981, Leslie S. Edwards, 2002
Title
Guide to the Kate Thompson Bromley Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid written by Beverly Hoffman
Date
1981
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Edition statement
Resource record created by Laura MacNewman.

Revision Statements

  • 2002: Revised by Leslie S. Edwards

Repository Details

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

Contact:
39221 Woodward Ave.
P.O. Box 801
Bloomfield Hills MI 48303 US