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Newell Hillis Arnold Papers

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

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...
Dates: 1939 - 1993

Margaret Biggar Scrapbook Collection

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

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

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

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

John H. Buckberrough Notebooks

Identifier: 1998-18
Abstract John H. Buckberrough was born in England and emigrated to the U.S. as a young man. Prior to working at Cranbrook, he worked from 1908-1918 at the Detroit Edison Co. as engineer and draftsman, and as a teller for the First State Savings Bank, from 1918-1927. His employment in the Cranbrook Architectural Office as civil engineer, was from 1927 until 1955. He died in Sept. 1955. The collection consists of Buckberrough’s 10 field notebooks filled with drawings and notations. Types of information...
Dates: 1926 - 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

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Cranbrook Press 6
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Knoll, Florence, 1917-2019 6
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Maroti, Geza 5
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962 5
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Saarinen Swanson, Pipsan 5
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Cranbrook House & Gardens (Organization) 4
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GM Technical Center 4
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Knoll Associates, Inc. 4
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Schmidt, Julius, 1923-2017 4
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Stone, Ralph, 1868-1957 4
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 4
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 3
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Cram, Ralph Adams, 1963-1942 3
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Episcopal Church. Diocese of Michigan 3
Ford Motor Company 3
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 3
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924 3
Hammarstrom, Olav 3
Hulbert, Harold S. (Harold Stacey), 1887-1949 3
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) 3
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) 3
Knodel, Gerhardt 3
McCoy, Katherine, 1945- 3
McCoy, Michael (1944) 3
Page, Herman, Reverend, 1866-1942 3
Pewabic Pottery (Firm) 3
Scripps, James E. (James Edmund), 1835-1906 3
Stratton, Mary Chase Perry, 1867-1961 3
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Thomas, Richard 3
Vettraino, Dominick 3
White, Lee A., 1886- 3
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Booth, Ralph H. 2
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973 2
Connick, Charles J. (Charles Jay), 1875- 2
Cram and Ferguson 2
Cranbrook Academy of Art. Architecture Studio 2
Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Cranbrook Archives 2
Cranbrook School (Sydney, Australia) 2
Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts 2
General Motors Corporation 2
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Hvitträsk (Museum) 2
Irving & Casson 2
Levin, Carl, 1934-2021 2
McEwen, Katherine 2
Michaels, Glen, 1927- 2
Michigan State University 2
Minoru Yamasaki and Associates 2
Morris & Co. (London, England) 2
Oakland Community College 2
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