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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

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 Educational Community President’s Office: Dr. Dan M. Martin Records

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Identifier: 1991-16
Abstract

This collection contains materials surrounding the career of Dr. Dan M. Martin, second president of the Cranbrook Educational Community (CEC) from 1980 to 1984. The materials primarily comprise correspondence documenting CEC governance and activities, memoranda, speeches, and executive searches. Also included are files pertaining to Dr. Martin’s inaugural celebration.

Dates: 1980 - 1984

Cranbrook Educational Community Vice President of Finance and Administration: George Herbst Records

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Identifier: 1992-21
Abstract George Herbst served as Vice President of Finance and Administration of Cranbrook Educational Community between 1986 and 1996. Herbst’s administrative duties included managing capital projects, finances, legal actions, and human relations. During his term, Herbst also oversaw numerous projects including restoration or construction initiatives for the Greek Theatre, Kingswood School, Cranbrook House, the Henry Booth Studio, and the DeSalle Auditorium. He was also involved in the acquisition...
Dates: 1966 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1984 - 1992

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

Festa Vettraino Records

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Identifier: 2005-10
Abstract The history of the Vettraino family in America links inextricably to Cranbrook Educational Community. Michael Vettraino began working for the Booth family on their farmland in Bloomfield Hills and helped shape Cranbrook's landscape under the direction of founder, George Gough Booth. Michael and his wife Michela, raised six children on the grounds of Cranbrook. Michael’s sons, Dominick and John, both worked at Cranbrook for over 50 years, raising their own families on the grounds. John...
Dates: 2004 - 2005

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Booth, George G. (George Gough), 1864-1949 7
Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens), 1902- 7
Cranbrook Academy of Art 6
Cranbrook Institute of Science 6
Cranbrook Kingswood School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 6
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Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998 6
Brookside School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 5
Cranbrook Foundation 5
Cranbrook School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 5
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 5
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950 5
Booth, Ellen Warren Scripps, 1863-1948 4
Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 4
Paulsen, S. Glen (Serenus Glen) 4
Saarinen, Loja 4
University of Michigan 4
Booth, James Scripps, 1888-1954 3
Cranbrook Press 3
Detroit Institute of Arts 3
Ford Motor Company 3
Kirchmayer, Johannes, 1860-1930 3
Marquis, Samuel S., 1866-1948 3
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961 3
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 3
Stratton, Mary Chase Perry, 1867-1961 3
Swanson, Jons Robert Ferdinand 3
Vettraino, Dominick 3
Winter, Jessie 3
Bertoia, Harry 2
Booth, Carolyn Farr 2
Booth, Ralph H. 2
Buckberrough, John 2
Coir, Mark 2
Cranbrook Art Museum 2
Cranbrook House & Gardens (Organization) 2
Croze, Harvey 2
Detroit News (Firm) 2
Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts 2
Eames, Charles 2
Frayer, William Alley 2
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924 2
Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 2
Kirk, Arthur Nevill 2
Lorch, Emil, 1870-1963 2
Maroti, Geza 2
McEwen, Katherine 2
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962 2
Milles, Olga Granner, 1874-1967 2
Mitchell, Wallace, 1911-1977 2
Morris & Co. (London, England) 2
Pewabic Pottery (Firm) 2
Saarinen Swanson, Pipsan 2
Schmidt, Julius, 1923-2017 2
Scripps, James E. (James Edmund), 1835-1906 2
Stone, Ralph, 1868-1957 2
Thomas, Richard 2
White, Lee A., 1886- 2
Ardolino, Edward 1
Bach, Oscar Bruno, 1884-1957 1
Bank of Montreal 1
Barbour, William T. 1
Barker, Laurence (Laurence Addison), 1930- 1
Bauder, Lillian 1
Blanchard, James J., 1942- 1
Bonawit, Owen G. 1
Booth, Stephen Farr 1
Bradford, Francis Scott, 1898-1961 1
Burrowes, Marcus R. 1
Charles E. Lauriat Co. 1
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973 1
Cleveland Museum of Art 1
Concordia Senior College (Fort Wayne, Ind.) 1
Connick, Charles J. (Charles Jay), 1875- 1
Cram and Ferguson 1
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1963-1942 1
Cranbrook Academy of Art. Architecture Studio 1
Cranbrook Architectural Office 1
Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Cranbrook Archives 1
Cranbrook Schools 1
Denio, John P. 1
Detroit Trust Company 1
Edw. F. Caldwell & Co. 1
Eero Saarinen & Associates 1
Ehrich Galleries 1
Episcopal Church. Diocese of Michigan 1
Eschmann, Jean 1
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 1
GM Technical Center 1
Hammarstrom, Olav 1
Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum 1
Herter, Albert, 1871-1950 1
Hulbert, Harold S. (Harold Stacey), 1887-1949 1
Institute for Advanced Pastoral Studies 1
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Irving & Casson 1
James Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd. 1
Kellogg, Frederick William, 1866-1940 1
Knoll Associates, Inc. 1
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