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William Gehron Papers

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Identifier: 2003-08
Abstract William Gehron was a lifelong friend of Carl Milles from 1929 when he published an article on him in the journal Architecture. Gehron was instrumental in securing the 1938 commission for Milles of the bronze doors for the Finance Building at Capitol Park, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a building designed by Gehron. The William Gehron Papers consist primarily of correspondence between Gehron and Carl Milles from 1929-1949. The bulk of the correspondence relates to the Harrisburg projects and...
Dates: 1917 - 2000

Helen McIlroy Papers

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Identifier: 2023-08
Abstract Helen McIlroy first came to Cranbrook as a temporary Brookside School employee. From 1931 until her retirement she worked permanently for the Cranbrook Foundation, as the assistant to George Booth and, later, as Henry Scripps Booth's secretary. In these roles, she communicated and worked with all divisions and staff becoming a great source of information. This small collection contains a variety of record types that reflect McIlroy's position at Cranbrook and include various details...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1933 - 1979; 1953 - 1977

Marianne Strengell Papers

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Identifier: 1991-07
Abstract Marianne Strengell, daughter of Finnish architect Gustaf Strengell and interior designer Anna Wegelius. Prior to becoming an instructor at Cranbrook in 1937 on Eliel Saarinen's invitation, Strengell held several positions in Scandinavia, designing rugs, textiles and interiors. In 1942, when Loja Saarinen retired, Strengell replaced her as head of the Department of Weaving and Textile Design. She developed a curriculum that emphasized weave structure, versus the more pictorial imagery used by...
Dates: 1620 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1928 - 1995

Wallace MacMahon Mitchell Papers

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Identifier: 1990-21
Abstract Wallace McMahon Mitchell was born on October 9, 1911 in Detroit, Michigan to Arthur Z. and Edith McMahon Mitchell. He was a respected painter, textile designer, geometric abstractionist, and a Cranbrook Academy of Art (CAA) graduate student (’35). He later served at the Academy as a painting, and arts and crafts instructor; registrar; director; and then president until his death in 1977. The collection contains the papers of Mitchell and his family during his years at Cranbrook. Included are...
Dates: 1934 - 1980

Ralph Rapson Papers

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Identifier: 2012-01
Abstract Ralph Rapson, born on September 13, 1914, in Alma, Michigan, won a scholarship to the University of Michigan's College of Architecture in 1935. Admitted to the Phi Kappa Phi Society in 1938, he was encouraged to apply for the George G. Booth Travelling Fellowship in Architecture. He did not receive the fellowship but his submission impressed Eliel Saarinen, who offered Rapson a scholarship to attend the Academy of Art, where he helped Saarinen on a planning project for the State Capitol...
Dates: 1935 - 1954

Saarinen Family Papers

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Identifier: 1990-08
Abstract Finnish architect, Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen was born August 20, 1873. In 1904 Saarinen married artist Minna Carolina Mathilde Louise “Loja” Gesellius (b. 1879). The Saarinen's daughter Eeva Lisa “Pipsan” was born in Helsingfors, Finland on 31 March 1905 and their son Eero was born in Kyrkslaett, Finland on 20 August 1910. In 1923 Eliel met the Detroit newspaper magnate George Gough Booth, who was to become his chief patron in America. At Booth’s invitation, Saarinen moved his practice to...
Dates: 1880 - 1989

Saarinen-Swanson Reunion Records

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Identifier: 2001-14
Abstract Eliel Saarinen, along with his wife Loja, son Eero, daughter Pipsan, and son-in-law J. Robert F. Swanson, founded a creative tradition at Cranbrook that endures to this day. The Saarinens' fame and design philosophies attracted many of the brightest talents in the architectural, design, and planning fields to study at Cranbrook or to work for their businesses --- known variously as Saarinen and Swanson; Saarinen and Saarinen; Saarinen, Swanson, and Saarinen; Swanson Associates; and Eero...
Dates: 1995 - 2001

James Edmund Scripps Papers

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Identifier: 1987-01
Abstract James Edmund Scripps, father of Cranbrook founder Ellen Scripps Booth, was born in London on March 19, 1835 and emigrated to the United States in 1844, settling in Rushville, Illinois. After working on the family farm, Scripps moved to Chicago to work as a reporter for the Chicago Democratic Press, which was co-founded by his uncle, John Locke Scripps. After relocating to Detroit in 1859, he worked for the Detroit Daily Advertiser. On September 16, 1862, Scripps married Harriet Josephine...
Dates: 1850 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1881 - 1943

St. Dunstan’s Guild Records

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Identifier: 1995-84
Abstract St. Dunstan’s “Theatre” Guild, later "St. Dunstan’s Guild of Cranbrook" was established in 1932, with a small people interested in forming an amateur theatrical society held, including Henry S. Booth, Ellenna Cochran (Mrs. Maurice D.), Jessie Winter, Harry D. Hoey and Burt A. McDonald. The group was named after St. Dunstan, a ninth century English churchman who was Archbishop of Canterbury and has always been regarded as a patron saint of the arts. The group's first plays were performed...
Dates: 1932 - 1990

William Oliver Stevens Papers

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Identifier: 1995-90
Abstract William Oliver Stevens was headmaster of Cranbrook School from 1927-1935. These documents consist of office records in the form of correspondence, carbon copies, and drafts from William O. Stevens, first headmaster of Cranbrook School. Additionally, there is correspondence after his tenure at Cranbrook, but concerning Cranbrook masters, other employees, and alumni is included. Some black and white photographs are appended to alumni, faculty and student documents. The bulk of the collection...
Dates: 1927 - 1935

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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
Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts 2
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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