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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

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

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

Kingswood School Records

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Identifier: 1980-01
Abstract Kingswood School Cranbrook was a day and boarding school for girls beginning with the seventh grade and continuing through the twelfth grade. Kingswood School was established through a deed of Trust executed on July 24, 1930, between the Cranbrook Foundation and a Board of Trustees consisting of William T. Barbour, Ralph Stone, Luman W. Goodenough, Alvan Macauley, Clarence H. Booth, James Inglis, and Sidney D. Waldon. The Board selected Gladys Turnbach, of Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield,...
Dates: 1930 - 1985

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Cranbrook Academy of Art 9
Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 8
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Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens), 1902- 7
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950 7
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Booth, Ellen Warren Scripps, 1863-1948 6
Cranbrook Kingswood School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 6
Cranbrook School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 6
Booth, James Scripps, 1888-1954 5
Buckberrough, John 5
Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 5
Frayer, William Alley 5
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998 5
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 5
Swanson, Jons Robert Ferdinand 5
Brookside School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 4
Cranbrook Press 4
Detroit Institute of Arts 4
Detroit News (Firm) 4
Marquis, Samuel S., 1866-1948 4
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962 4
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 4
Mitchell, Wallace, 1911-1977 4
Paulsen, S. Glen (Serenus Glen) 4
Winter, Jessie 4
Cranbrook House & Gardens (Organization) 3
Kirchmayer, Johannes, 1860-1930 3
Lorch, Emil, 1870-1963 3
Saarinen, Loja 3
Stone, Ralph, 1868-1957 3
Stratton, Mary Chase Perry, 1867-1961 3
University of Michigan 3
Vettraino, Dominick 3
Barbour, William T. 2
Barker, Laurence (Laurence Addison), 1930- 2
Bertoia, Harry 2
Booth, Carolyn Farr 2
Booth, Ralph H. 2
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1963-1942 2
Cranbrook Art Museum 2
Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts 2
Eames, Charles 2
Episcopal Church. Diocese of Michigan 2
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924 2
Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 2
Hulbert, Harold S. (Harold Stacey), 1887-1949 2
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) 2
Kirk, Arthur Nevill 2
Maroti, Geza 2
McEwen, Katherine 2
Milles, Olga Granner, 1874-1967 2
Morris & Co. (London, England) 2
Page, Herman, Reverend, 1866-1942 2
Pewabic Pottery (Firm) 2
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961 2
Schmidt, Julius, 1923-2017 2
Scripps, James E. (James Edmund), 1835-1906 2
Stevens, William Oliver, 1878-1955 2
Thompson, Paul W. (Paul Woodard), 1909-1994 2
White, Lee A., 1886- 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
Burrowes, Marcus R. 1
Cain, Stanley A. (Stanley Adair), 1902-1995 1
Carmel, James H., 1919-2016 1
Charles E. Lauriat Co. 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 School (Sydney, Australia) 1
Cranbrook Schools 1
Croze, Harvey 1
Curtis, Roswell G. 1
Dansereau, Pierre, 1911-2011 1
Denio, John P. 1
Detroit Trust Company 1
Edw. F. Caldwell & Co. 1
Ehrich Galleries 1
Eschmann, Jean 1
Ford Motor Company 1
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 1
Goodall, Jane, 1934- 1
Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum 1
Herter, Albert, 1871-1950 1
Institute for Advanced Pastoral Studies 1
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