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Bloomfield Hills Seminary Records

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...
Dates: 1912 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1919

George Gough Booth Papers

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...
Dates: 1864 - 1949

Henry Scripps Booth and Carolyn Farr Booth Papers

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 fourth child 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

Henry Wood Booth Papers

Identifier: 1985-05
Abstract Henry Wood Booth, husband to Clara Louise Irene Gagnier, and father of Cranbrook Founder George Gough Booth, was an English emigrant. Active in temperance work, he was also an inventor, writer, and speaker at many Detroit area churches. Published in several news and temperance papers, including a religious page in the Detroit News, for a short period he even operated the Sunday Times in Toronto. As an inventor, Henry Wood Booth received a United States patents commission during the years...
Dates: 1814 - 1969; Majority of material found within 1882 - 1930

James Scripps and John McLaughlin Booth Papers

Identifier: 1990-14
Abstract James Scripps Booth, an automobile designer, artist, and philosopher was the eldest son of George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth born May 31, 1888, in the Trumbull Avenue home of his grandfather James Edmund Scripps, founder and publisher of the Detroit Evening News. He built a prototype of the Bi-Autogo and in 1913 Booth, uncle William J. Scripps and John Batterman formed the Scripps-Booth Cyclecar Company, manufacturers of small, belt-driven vehicles, the JB Rocket and the Packet....
Dates: 1907 - 1980

Ralph Harman and Mary Batterman Booth Family Papers

Identifier: 2018-03
Abstract Ralph Harman Booth was an art connoisseur, philanthropist, newspaper publisher, co-founder of Booth Newspapers, Inc., with his elder brother, George Gough Booth, and United States Minister to Denmark. An art collector and patron, he was the last President of the Detroit Museum of Art, the founding President of the Detroit Arts Commission, and served as the museum's Chief Executive Officer until the new museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, opened on Woodward Avenue in October 1927. Booth...
Dates: 1900 - 1986

Kate Thompson Bromley Papers

Identifier: 1981-04
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...
Dates: 1916 - 1955

Christ Church Cranbrook Records

Identifier: 1992-01
Abstract In 1923, George Gough Booth wrote to the Rev. Samuel Simpson Marquis with his ideas for building an Episcopal church and school on the Cranbrook estate to serve the needs of the growing Bloomfield Hills community. Booth would fund the construction of the church and provide an endowment for its maintenance. After obtaining the agreement of Bishop Herman Page, hiring and architect and a contractor, a groundbreaking ceremony took place on July 5, 1925. Christ Church Cranbrook was consecrated on...
Dates: 1923 - 2002

Doris Corbett Papers

Identifier: 2010-08
Abstract Doris Corbett was a history professor and well-known singer and ballad composer, teaching and performing throughout the United States and Canada. While pursuing her doctorate in history, Ms. Corbett’s research brought her to Cranbrook to study the Arts & Crafts movement, Ellen Scripps Booth, and Nellie Beveridge Gray. The bulk of the collection consists of Ms. Corbett’s research of Ellen Scripps Booth and Nellie Beveridge Gray. Of particular note are the transcripts of the oral histories...
Dates: Circa 1873-1989

Cranbrook Academy of Art Administration Records

Identifier: 1981-09
Abstract In 1927 George G. Booth established the Cranbrook Academy of Art as an educational environment where students could come and learn from master artists in residence. The Academy functioned as a department under the Cranbrook Foundation and included painting, architecture, sculpture, ceramics and decorative design. The first Academy students were taken in early 1930. Eliel Saarinen was the first President (1932-1946). In 1942, with the opening of the Museum and Library, the Academy became an...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1942 - 1973

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Cranbrook Academy of Art 18
Booth, Henry Scripps, 1897-1988 17
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950 16
Cranbrook Foundation 15
Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 14
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Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 12
Booth, Ellen Warren Scripps, 1863-1948 11
Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 11
Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens), 1902- 10
Marquis, Samuel S., 1866-1948 10
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 10
Cranbrook Institute of Science 9
Cranbrook Kingswood School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 9
Detroit Institute of Arts 9
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998 9
Saarinen, Loja 9
Bertoia, Harry 8
Booth, James Scripps, 1888-1954 8
Cranbrook School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 8
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961 8
University of Michigan 8
Eames, Charles 7
Knoll, Florence, 1917-2019 7
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962 7
Mitchell, Wallace, 1911-1977 7
Swanson, Jons Robert Ferdinand 7
Detroit News (Firm) 6
Maroti, Geza 6
Saarinen, Lillian Swann, 1912- 6
Winter, Jessie 6
Brookside School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 5
Buckberrough, John 5
Cranbrook Press 5
Frayer, William Alley 5
Kirchmayer, Johannes, 1860-1930 5
Milles, Olga Granner, 1874-1967 5
Paulsen, S. Glen (Serenus Glen) 5
Stevens, William Oliver, 1878-1955 5
Vettraino, Dominick 5
White, Lee A., 1886- 5
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 5
Booth, Ralph H. 4
Coir, Mark 4
Cranbrook House & Gardens (Organization) 4
Croze, Harvey 4
Kirk, Arthur Nevill 4
Lorch, Emil, 1870-1963 4
Saarinen Swanson, Pipsan 4
Scripps, James E. (James Edmund), 1835-1906 4
Stone, Ralph, 1868-1957 4
Strengell, Marianne, 1909- 4
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 3
Barbour, William T. 3
Booth, Carolyn Farr 3
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1963-1942 3
Episcopal Church. Diocese of Michigan 3
Ford Motor Company 3
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 3
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924 3
Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 3
Hammarstrom, Olav 3
Hulbert, Harold S. (Harold Stacey), 1887-1949 3
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) 3
McEwen, Katherine 3
Page, Herman, Reverend, 1866-1942 3
Pewabic Pottery (Firm) 3
Slade, Roy 3
Stratton, Mary Chase Perry, 1867-1961 3
Strengell, Gustaf 3
Thomas, Richard 3
Weese, Harry, 1915-1998 3
Baldwin, Benjamin, 1913-1993 2
Barker, Laurence (Laurence Addison), 1930- 2
Bauder, Lillian 2
Booth, Myrtle Mary 2
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973 2
Connick, Charles J. (Charles Jay), 1875- 2
Coulter, Bruce 2
Cram and Ferguson 2
Cranbrook Art Museum 2
Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Cranbrook Archives 2
Cranbrook School (Sydney, Australia) 2
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Eames, Ray 2
Eschmann, Jean 2
GM Technical Center 2
Girard, Alexander 2
Gray, Nellie Beveridge (circa 1906-) 2
Irving & Casson 2
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) 2
Knodel, Gerhardt 2
Knoll Associates, Inc. 2
Lawrence Technological University 2
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 2
Morris & Co. (London, England) 2
Nowicki, M. S. 2
Rapson, Ralph, 1914-2008 2
Roche, Kevin, 1922-2019 2
Schmidt, Julius, 1923-2017 2
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