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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...
Dates: 1864 - 1949

Christ Church Cranbrook Records

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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

Cranbrook Academy of Art Administration Records

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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

Cranbrook Architectural Office Records

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Identifier: 1989-01
Abstract Records of the Cranbrook Architectural Office which was responsible for the supervision, inspection, approval and acceptance of all construction work at Cranbrook, beginning with Eliel Saarinen's leadership through its closure in the 1980s. The materials reflect the planning and building phases of the Brookside School (BS), Christ Church Cranbrook (CCC), Cranbrook Academy of Art (CAA), Cranbrook House, Cranbrook Institute of Science (CIS), Cranbrook School (CS), Kingswood School (KS), and...
Dates: 1925 - 1987

Cranbrook Foundation Office Records

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Identifier: 1981-05
Abstract The Cranbrook Foundation was established on November 28, 1927, by George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth. It was a trust and administrative entity to endow and support the six institutions that George and Ellen had founded: Brookside School Cranbrook, Christ Church Cranbrook, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Cranbrook School, and Kingswood School Cranbrook. It's initial mission was, "to add to and strengthen the educational and cultural facilities within the...
Dates: 1926 - 1973

Cranbrook Founders’ Day Records

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Identifier: 1996-09
Abstract The Founders' Award recognizes those who have made a special contribution to Cranbrook. The first Founders’ Day Celebration was held at Cranbrook School on October 26, 1928. After dinner at the school, George Gough Booth made an address to the student body, formally conveying the school buildings to them, and speaking of citizenship. He also made a presentation to the school of Rembrandt Peale’s portrait of George Washington, to be hung in the lobby of the Commons. The formal address,...
Dates: 1928 - 1993

Cranbrook Press and Photo Department Records

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Identifier: 1990-42
Abstract In 1900, George Gough Booth established the Cranbrook Press at the Detroit Evening News building. The enterprise lasted only two years, but it was later revived at Cranbrook in 1930. The Print Shop was headed by Edward Alonzo Miller, a well-known typographer, and Jean Eschmann, a bookbinder of high repute, and already employed by Booth, provided fine leather bindings. The first volume produced by Miller and Eschmann was a service book for the Festival of Gifts at Cranbrook Church. The...
Dates: 1929 - 1975

Cranbrook Lower School Brookside Records

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Identifier: 2002-04
Abstract After various attempts at a school for young children in the area, the Bloomfield Hills School opened in 1922, occupying the Meeting House owned and built by George G. Booth at Lone Pine and Cranbrook Roads. With subsequent building additions by Booth and his son Henry Scripps Booth, the student body likewise grew from eight students in its first year to 101 by 1929. A private co-ed school for students in grades K-6, the school officially became Brookside School Cranbrook in 1930. Undergoing...
Dates: 1922 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1923 - 1999

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

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Cranbrook Academy of Art 8
Booth, Henry Scripps, 1897-1988 7
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Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens), 1902- 7
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Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 5
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998 5
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950 5
Saarinen, Loja 5
Bertoia, Harry 4
Booth, Ellen Warren Scripps, 1863-1948 4
Brookside School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 4
Cranbrook Institute of Science 4
Cranbrook Kingswood School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 4
Cranbrook School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 4
Detroit Institute of Arts 4
Kirchmayer, Johannes, 1860-1930 4
Marquis, Samuel S., 1866-1948 4
Mitchell, Wallace, 1911-1977 4
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961 4
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 4
University of Michigan 4
Booth, James Scripps, 1888-1954 3
Cranbrook Press 3
Croze, Harvey 3
Eames, Charles 3
Ford Motor Company 3
Kirk, Arthur Nevill 3
Maroti, Geza 3
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962 3
Paulsen, S. Glen (Serenus Glen) 3
Saarinen, Lillian Swann, 1912- 3
Stone, Ralph, 1868-1957 3
Stratton, Mary Chase Perry, 1867-1961 3
Strengell, Marianne, 1909- 3
Swanson, Jons Robert Ferdinand 3
Thomas, Richard 3
White, Lee A., 1886- 3
Winter, Jessie 3
Baldwin, Benjamin, 1913-1993 2
Booth, Ralph H. 2
Buckberrough, John 2
Coir, Mark 2
Cranbrook Art Museum 2
Cranbrook House & Gardens (Organization) 2
Detroit News (Firm) 2
Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts 2
Eames, Ray 2
Episcopal Church. Diocese of Michigan 2
Frayer, William Alley 2
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924 2
Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 2
Hammarstrom, Olav 2
Hulbert, Harold S. (Harold Stacey), 1887-1949 2
Knoll, Florence, 1917-2019 2
Lorch, Emil, 1870-1963 2
McEwen, Katherine 2
Milles, Olga Granner, 1874-1967 2
Morris & Co. (London, England) 2
Pewabic Pottery (Firm) 2
Scripps, James E. (James Edmund), 1835-1906 2
Slade, Roy 2
Stevens, William Oliver, 1878-1955 2
Strengell, Gustaf 2
Vettraino, Dominick 2
Weese, Harry, 1915-1998 2
Ardolino, Edward 1
Bach, Oscar Bruno, 1884-1957 1
Bank of Montreal 1
Barbour, William T. 1
Barker, Laurence (Laurence Addison), 1930- 1
Bonawit, Owen G. 1
Booth, Carolyn Farr 1
Booth, Stephen Farr 1
Bradford, Francis Scott, 1898-1961 1
Burrowes, Marcus R. 1
Charles E. Lauriat Co. 1
Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.). Episcopal Churchwomen 1
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973 1
Cleveland Museum of Art 1
Connick, Charles J. (Charles Jay), 1875- 1
Cram and Ferguson 1
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1963-1942 1
Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Cranbrook Archives 1
Cranbrook School (Sydney, Australia) 1
Cranbrook Schools 1
Denio, John P. 1
Detroit Industrial Mission 1
Detroit Trust Company 1
Edw. F. Caldwell & Co. 1
Ehrich Galleries 1
Eschmann, Jean 1
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 1
GM Technical Center 1
General Motors Corporation 1
Girard, Alexander 1
Gray, Nellie Beveridge (circa 1906-) 1
Herter, Albert, 1871-1950 1
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