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L. Gale Abels Collection of Eero Saarinen and Associates Material

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Identifier: 1995-69
Abstract Lewis Gale Abels was an architect whose projects included residential design, commercial buildings, and several airports. He studied under Walter Gropius at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (1950-1952) and worked for Eero Saarinen and Associates from 1954 to 1958. Significant ES&A projects on which he worked include: General Motors Technical Center, Concordia Senior College, and the Milwaukee County War Memorial. Abels also worked for firms in Boston, Cambridge, and Colorado during his...
Dates: 1954 - 1962

Maurice B. Allen Collection of Eero Saarinen and Associates Material

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Identifier: 1996-34
Abstract Maurice B. Allen was born March 20, 1926, in Lansing, Michigan. He attended Western Michigan University before transferring to Notre Dame University in order to study engineering and naval science. He enlisted in the US Navy and served on a Navy destroyer in the Pacific Fleet. Allen ultimately graduated with a Bachelors in Architecture from the University of Michigan in 1950. Upon graduation, Allen worked briefly as a draughtsman and designer for Smith, Hinchman & Grylls before working for...
Dates: 1954 - 1962

Newell Hillis Arnold Papers

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Identifier: 2005-09
Abstract Newell Hillis Arnold was an architect and sculptor renowned for his work in religious and symbolic subject matter. He contributed sculptures to many churches and civic buildings in the Midwest, exhibited widely throughout the United States, and participated in national competitions. Deaf from infancy, Arnold developed his artistic abilities from an early age. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Minnesota and attending the Minneapolis School of Art,...
Dates: 1935 - 1976

Benjamin Baldwin Papers

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Identifier: 2006-02
Abstract Benjamin “Ben” Baldwin was a critically acclaimed interior designer and architect known for a sense of lyrical order and refined taste. His garden designs were as important as his interiors and reflected a philosophy, “The whole thing was to make the space beautiful.” Born in Montgomery, Ala. on March 29, 1913, Baldwin was awarded a scholarship to the Cranbrook Academy of Art, which he attended from 1938-39. While there, he worked under Eliel Saarinen in architecture and town planning, and also...
Dates: 1939 - 1993

Benedict House Records

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Identifier: 2020-04
Abstract The Benedict House, formerly located at 710 N. Woodward in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, was built in 1819 and later owned by John Benedict. The property changed hands a few more times and was eventually demolished in 1978. The “Ad Hoc Committee to Save the Benedict House, Inc.” was formed by Ronald S. Swanson, Sylvia de P. Swanson, and Michael Cotter to salvage important features of the house including the woodwork, moldings, window casings, and the original hand-made red brick, before its...
Dates: 1967 - 1978

Margaret Biggar Scrapbook Collection

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Identifier: 1991-27
Abstract Margaret Elleanor Biggar was a metalworker and teacher, working out of her own studio in Fairhope, Alabama, for most of her career. From 1929-1931, Biggar assisted renowned English metalsmith, Arthur Nevill Kirk, at the Cranbrook Academy of Art as a paid apprentice, working primarily as the polisher. In July 1939, Biggar and her partner, Eloise Hooker, set up their first “metalcraft” studio in which they taught classes in working silver, copper and brass. Their classes and studio were...
Dates: 1929 - 1973

Bloomfield Hills Seminary Records

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Identifier: 1989-53
Abstract Bloomfield Hills Seminary, often referred to as the precursor to Brookside School, was formed in 1912 by a small group of Bloomfield Hills residents as a local private school to “give the young people of Bloomfield Hills, and those from nearby towns, the opportunity to study in the country; to offer a course of study that will fit them for life as well as for college.” It opened in a historic house built in 1820 by Ezra Parke and owned by George Booth, who added a five-class-room addition with...
Dates: 1912 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1919

Ellen Warren Scripps Booth Papers

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Identifier: 1981-03
Abstract Ellen Warren Scripps Booth co-founder of Cranbrook with her husband George G. Booth, was eldest daughter of James E. Scripps, founder of the Evening News (later the Detroit News), and Harriet J. Messinger Scripps. As a young woman, Ellen Booth did editorial work for both the Evening News and the Detroit Tribune, which her father purchased in 1891. She was the mother of five children: James S. Booth (1888-1954), Grace E. Booth (1890-1978), Warren S. Booth (1894-1987), Henry S. Booth (1897-1988),...
Dates: 1870 - 1948

George Gough Booth Papers

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Identifier: 1981-01
Abstract The collection documents the life and work of George Gough Booth, a renowned advocate of the arts, and a great philanthropist whose crowning achievement was the establishment of Cranbrook Educational Community. He was also one of the nation's leading newspapermen in the first half of this century. It includes biographical materials including legal documents, travel itineraries, talks and writings, and the financial and business records of the Cranbrook Press. It documents his working life and...
Dates: 1864 - 1949

Henry Scripps Booth and Carolyn Farr Booth Papers

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Identifier: 1982-05
Abstract Henry Scripps Booth and Carolyn Farr Booth, lovers of art, music, and travel, were lifelong advocates of Cranbrook, dedicated to its development, both physically and organizationally. Henry (1897-1988) was the second son of the founders of Cranbrook, George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth. Carolyn (1902-1984) was the daughter of Merton E. Farr, president of the American Shipbuilding Company. While an architecture student at the University of Michigan, Henry helped his father design the...
Dates: 1897 - 1988; Majority of material found within 1909 - 1988

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Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 39
Booth, George G. (George Gough) 31
Booth, Henry Scripps 28
Cranbrook School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 28
Christ Church Cranbrook 26
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Cranbrook Educational Community 26
Cranbrook Kingswood School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 26
Milles, Carl 26
Cranbrook Institute of Science 24
Cranbrook Foundation 21
Saarinen, Eero 20
Sepeshy, Zoltan 20
University of Michigan 17
Brookside School 16
Hatt , Robert T. (Robert Torrens) 15
Booth, Ellen Warren Scripps 14
Cranbrook Art Museum 14
Saarinen, Loja (Minna Carolina Mathilde Louise Gesellius ) 13
Bertoia, Harry 12
Fredericks, Marshall 12
Mitchell, Wallace 12
Eames, Charles 11
Marquis, Samuel S. (Samuel Simpson) 11
Saarinen, Lillian Swann 11
Detroit Institute of Arts 10
Detroit News (Firm) 10
Knoll, Florence 10
Slade, Roy 10
Swanson, J. Robert F. (Jons Robert Ferdinand) 10
Eero Saarinen & Associates 9
Milles, Olga Granner 9
Strengell, Marianne 9
Booth, James Scripps 8
Cranbrook Press 8
GM Technical Center 8
Grotell, Maija 8
Paulsen, S. Glen (Serenus Glen) 8
Bauder, Lillian 7
Coir, Mark 7
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds) 7
Scripps, James E. (James Edmund) 7
Swanson, Pipsan Saarinen (Eeva Lisa) 7
Buckberrough, John 6
Cranbrook House & Gardens (Organization) 6
Croze, Harvey 6
Ford Motor Company 6
Hammarstrom, Olav 6
Kirk, Arthur Nevill 6
Maroti, Geza 6
Stevens, William Oliver 6
Vettraino, Dominick 6
Weese, Harry 6
Winter, Jessie 6
Wright, Frank Lloyd 6
Aalto, Alvar 5
Booth, Carolyn Farr 5
Concordia Senior College (Fort Wayne, Ind.) 5
Frayer, William Alley 5
Kirchmayer, Johannes 5
Knoll Associates, Inc. 5
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5
White, Lee A. 5
Baldwin, Benjamin 4
Booth, Ralph H. (Ralph Harman) 4
Cram, Ralph Adams 4
Cranbrook Schools 4
Eames, Ray 4
Episcopal Church. Diocese of Michigan 4
Ford, Henry 4
General Motors Corporation 4
Kimball, Margueritte Eleanor 4
Lorch, Emil 4
Roche, Kevin 4
Schmidt, Julius 4
Scripps, Harriet Messinger 4
Stone, Ralph 4
Thomas, Richard 4
Barbour, William T. 3
Barker, Laurence (Laurence Addison) 3
Coulter, Bruce 3
Cranbrook Academy of Art. Architecture Studio 3
Cranbrook School (Sydney, Australia) 3
Girard, Alexander 3
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor 3
Gray, Nellie Beveridge 3
Hulbert, Harold S. (Harold Stacey) 3
Institute for Advanced Pastoral Studies 3
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) 3
Knodel, Gerhardt 3
Knoll, Hans 3
Korab, Balthazar 3
Lawrence Technological University 3
Martin, Dan M. 3
McCoy, Katherine 3
McCoy, Michael 3
McEwen, Katherine 3
Michigan State University 3
Minoru Yamasaki and Associates 3
Oakland Community College 3
Page, Herman Riddle, Bishop 3
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