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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

Henry Scripps Booth and Carolyn Farr Booth Papers

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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

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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

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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

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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 Executive Secretary: William Alley Frayer Records

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Identifier: 1980-04
Abstract William Alley Frayer had over a thirty-year careeer as a historian, teaching at both Cornell University and University of Michigan before Cranbrook Board of Trustees hired him as Executive Secretary of the Foundation in 1935. Frayer worked closely with chairman George Booth, daily discussing matters of general Cranbrook concern. Upon Frayer's retirement in 1938, Booth and Frayer decided to close the office of Executive Secretary. Frayer returned to Ann Arbor and died June 29, 1946, at the...
Dates: 1935 - 1938

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 Institute of Science Director’s Office Records

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Identifier: 1990-31
Abstract Cranbrook Institute of Science is a nationally recognized natural history and science museum primarily serving Michigan and the Great Lakes region. It seeks to interest and educate people of all ages about nature, science and humankind through its exhibits, education, collection, research, and public programs. The Institute is a division of Cranbrook Educational Community, beginning, as do all Cranbrook institutions, with the vision and generosity of George Gough Booth. Originally...
Dates: 1920 - 1990

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Cranbrook Academy of Art 12
Booth, Henry Scripps, 1897-1988 11
Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 11
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950 8
Booth, Ellen Warren Scripps, 1863-1948 7
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Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 7
Cranbrook Institute of Science 7
Cranbrook School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 7
Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens), 1902- 7
Cranbrook Kingswood School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 6
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998 6
Marquis, Samuel S., 1866-1948 6
Booth, James Scripps, 1888-1954 5
Brookside School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 5
Buckberrough, John 5
Frayer, William Alley 5
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962 5
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 5
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 5
Swanson, Jons Robert Ferdinand 5
Cranbrook Press 4
Detroit Institute of Arts 4
Detroit News (Firm) 4
Kirchmayer, Johannes, 1860-1930 4
Kirk, Arthur Nevill 4
Mitchell, Wallace, 1911-1977 4
Paulsen, S. Glen (Serenus Glen) 4
Saarinen, Loja 4
Stevens, William Oliver, 1878-1955 4
Stone, Ralph, 1868-1957 4
University of Michigan 4
Winter, Jessie 4
Bertoia, Harry 3
Cranbrook House & Gardens (Organization) 3
Episcopal Church. Diocese of Michigan 3
Hulbert, Harold S. (Harold Stacey), 1887-1949 3
Lorch, Emil, 1870-1963 3
Maroti, Geza 3
McEwen, Katherine 3
Milles, Olga Granner, 1874-1967 3
Stratton, Mary Chase Perry, 1867-1961 3
Vettraino, Dominick 3
White, Lee A., 1886- 3
Barbour, William T. 2
Barker, Laurence (Laurence Addison), 1930- 2
Booth, Carolyn Farr 2
Booth, Ralph H. 2
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1963-1942 2
Cranbrook Art Museum 2
Cranbrook School (Sydney, Australia) 2
Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts 2
Eames, Charles 2
Eschmann, Jean 2
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 2
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924 2
Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 2
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) 2
Morris & Co. (London, England) 2
Page, Herman, Reverend, 1866-1942 2
Pewabic Pottery (Firm) 2
Saarinen Swanson, Pipsan 2
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961 2
Schmidt, Julius, 1923-2017 2
Scripps, James E. (James Edmund), 1835-1906 2
Strengell, Marianne, 1909- 2
Thompson, Paul W. (Paul Woodard), 1909-1994 2
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 2
Appleman, Daniel E. (1931-1998) 1
Ardolino, Edward 1
Bach, Oscar Bruno, 1884-1957 1
Bank of Montreal 1
Bauder, Lillian 1
Bonawit, Owen G. 1
Booth, John McLaughlin 1
Booth, Stephen Farr 1
Bradford, Francis Scott, 1898-1961 1
Bromley, Kate Thompson 1
Burrowes, Marcus R. 1
Cain, Stanley A. (Stanley Adair), 1902-1995 1
Carmel, James H., 1919-2016 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
Coir, Mark 1
Colburn, William 1
Connick, Charles J. (Charles Jay), 1875- 1
Cram and Ferguson 1
Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Cranbrook Archives 1
Cranbrook Church of England Primary School (Cranbrook, Kent, England) 1
Cranbrook Schools 1
Croze, Harvey 1
Curtis, Roswell G. 1
Dansereau, Pierre, 1911-2011 1
Denio, John P. 1
Detroit Industrial Mission 1
Detroit Trust Company 1
Edw. F. Caldwell & Co. 1
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