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Floyd W. Bunt Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2000-14

Collection Scope

The collection reflects Bunt’s personal education, some of his experiences at Cranbrook, and his work as a scientist.

Series I: Personal (1923-2000)

Series II: Professional(1934-1995)

Dates

  • 1954 - 1962

Creator

Access

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Use

Permission to use collection materials must be requested in writing.

History

Floyd W. Bunt was born on June 19, 1910 in Toronto, Ontario and received his early education in the Toronto Area. He received a degree in Science and Agriculture at the University of Toronto in 1934. For the next eight years, he taught at local high schools as well as Pickering College. In 1941 Bunt married Marion Adams of Port Huron, Michigan, and they had four children. The Bunts came to the United States in 1944; Floyd Bunt became a U.S. citizen in 1949.

Bunt joined the faculty of Cranbrook School in 1944 and taught Chemistry and Engineer Science. He also was the faculty advisor for the Rifle Club and taught auto mechanics classes to the boys. He was chairman of the Science Department at Cranbrook from 1964 to 1969. Bunt then became headmaster of the Kingsbury School in Oxford, Michigan from 1969 to 1971, and from 1971 to 1984 was on the faculty of Lawrence Institute of Technology in Southfield, Michigan.

Floyd Bunt received a Masters Degree of Science from Wayne State University in 1948 for his study and work on “Pollen Analysis of Post-Glacial Sediments” at Heart Lake, Michigan. He studied mollusks in Sodon Lake, Michigan in concert with Cranbrook Institute of Science. In 1966 he received the Yale University award as one of five outstanding teachers within the United States. He was commissioned by the “Fund for Peaceful Atomic Development” to visit and confer with Japanese educators and scientists in 1968. And, in 1964 Bunt received an engineering fellowship from Cadillac Motor Company.

Bunt also had a love of pipe organs which he had installed in his home as well as one at Cranbrook School. He was a member of the Motor City Theatre Organ Society. He also enjoyed woodworking, wood carving, leather work, silver and metal work and lapidary.

Floyd W. Bunt died on December 12, 1999. Memorial services were held on January 16, 2000 in the assembly hall of Cranbrook School.

Extent

0.8 Linear Feet (2 MS, 3 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Floyd W. Bunt was born on June 19, 1910, in Toronto, Ontario. After receiving his college degree, he taught at local high schools as well as Pickering College. In 1941 Bunt married Marion Adams of Port Huron, Michigan. The Bunts came to the United States in 1944, and Floyd joined the faculty of Cranbrook School, teaching Chemistry, Engineer Science, and auto mechanics, and serving as faculty advisor for the Rifle Club. While at Cranbrook he earned his Masters Degree of Science from Wayne State University and worked with Cranbrook Institute of Science studying mollusks. He was chairman of the Science Department at Cranbrook from 1964 to 1969, before leaving to become headmaster of the Kingsbury School in Oxford, Michigan and then faculty of Lawrence Institute of Technology in Southfield, Michigan. Bunt also had a love of pipe organs which he had installed in his home as well as one at Cranbrook School. He was a member of the Motor City Theatre Organ Society. Floyd W. Bunt died on December 12, 1999. The collection includes personal and professional materials covering Bunt's education, some of his experiences at Cranbrook, and his work as a scientist.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two series: Personal (Box 1) and Professional (Box 2). Each series is arranged alphabetically by topic.

Acquisition

Gift of Marion Bunt.

Related Materials

Cranbrook School Records (1979-06)

Transfers

Photographs removed to Photograph Special Files.

Processing History

Hub Beaudert, May 2009
Title
Guide to the Floyd W. Bunt Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Hub Beaudert
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Edition statement
Resource record created by Laura MacNewman.

Repository Details

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

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