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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

Doris Corbett Papers

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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

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

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

Carl Milles Papers

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Identifier: 1989-13
Abstract Carl Emil Wilhelm Anderson was a prolific Swedish sculptor who worked as head of the Department of Sculpture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art from 1931-1951. He began his career in woodwork while trying to establish professional recognition as a sculptor. In 1905 Milles married painter Olga Granner and in 1908, he began to build a home at Hersud, Lidingo, near Stockholm. By 1920, he had become Professor of Modeling at the Royal Academy of Art, Stockholm, and subsequently become the...
Dates: 1917 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1929 - 1945

Saarinen Family Papers

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Identifier: 1990-08
Abstract Finnish architect, Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen was born August 20, 1873. In 1904 Saarinen married artist Minna Carolina Mathilde Louise “Loja” Gesellius (b. 1879). The Saarinen's daughter Eeva Lisa “Pipsan” was born in Helsingfors, Finland on 31 March 1905 and their son Eero was born in Kyrkslaett, Finland on 20 August 1910. In 1923 Eliel met the Detroit newspaper magnate George Gough Booth, who was to become his chief patron in America. At Booth’s invitation, Saarinen moved his practice to...
Dates: 1880 - 1989

J. Robert F. and Pipsan Saarinen Swanson Papers

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Identifier: 1990-01
Abstract Jons Robert (Bob) Ferdinand Swanson (1900-1981) graduated from the University of Michigan School of Architecture in 1924, where he had and become friends with Henry Scripps Booth. In 1924, they established the architectural firm, Swanson and Booth. In 1927, the partnership dissolved and Bob established his own practice. Eva Lisa (Pipsan) Saarinen (1905-1979), daughter of Eliel and Loja Saarinen, studied weaving, ceramics, and fabric design at University of Helskini. She married Bob in 1926...
Dates: 1900 - 1983

Lee A. White Papers

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Identifier: 1979-02
Abstract Lee A White was a journalist, working for the Detroit News from 1911 until his retirement in 1952, except between 1914-1917, when he was an associate professor and chairman of the journalism department at the University of Washington. He developed a close relationship with George G. Booth, serving as his Editorial Secretary and, from 1936, he also served as Chief Librarian for the newspaper, and became its first Director of Public Relations. He served as Director of Cranbrook School for 20...
Dates: 1926 - 1958

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Cranbrook Academy of Art 8
Booth, George G. (George Gough), 1864-1949 7
Booth, Henry Scripps, 1897-1988 7
Marquis, Samuel S., 1866-1948 6
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 6
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Booth, Ellen Warren Scripps, 1863-1948 5
Cranbrook Foundation 5
Cranbrook Institute of Science 5
Cranbrook School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 5
Frayer, William Alley 5
Saarinen, Loja 5
Booth, James Scripps, 1888-1954 4
Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 4
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998 4
Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens), 1902- 4
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962 4
Milles, Olga Granner, 1874-1967 4
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961 4
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 4
Swanson, Jons Robert Ferdinand 4
Bertoia, Harry 3
Buckberrough, John 3
Cranbrook Press 3
Lorch, Emil, 1870-1963 3
Maroti, Geza 3
Pewabic Pottery (Firm) 3
Saarinen Swanson, Pipsan 3
Saarinen, Lillian Swann, 1912- 3
Scripps, James E. (James Edmund), 1835-1906 3
Stone, Ralph, 1868-1957 3
University of Michigan 3
Winter, Jessie 3
Barbour, William T. 2
Booth, Carolyn Farr 2
Booth, Ralph H. 2
Brookside School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 2
Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 2
Cranbrook Art Museum 2
Cranbrook House & Gardens (Organization) 2
Detroit Institute of Arts 2
Detroit News (Firm) 2
Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts 2
Episcopal Church. Diocese of Michigan 2
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 2
GM Technical Center 2
Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 2
Hvitträsk (Museum) 2
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) 2
Kirchmayer, Johannes, 1860-1930 2
Kirk, Arthur Nevill 2
Knoll, Florence, 1917-2019 2
Mitchell, Wallace, 1911-1977 2
Morris & Co. (London, England) 2
Sibelius, Jean, 1865-1957 2
Stevens, William Oliver, 1878-1955 2
Stratton, Mary Chase Perry, 1867-1961 2
Strengell, Gustaf 2
Vettraino, Dominick 2
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 2
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 1
American Institute of Architects 1
American Institute of Decorators 1
Ardolino, Edward 1
Bach, Oscar Bruno, 1884-1957 1
Baldwin, Benjamin, 1913-1993 1
Bank of Montreal 1
Bauder, Lillian 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
Connick, Charles J. (Charles Jay), 1875- 1
Corbett, Doris 1
Cram and Ferguson 1
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1963-1942 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
Croze, Harvey 1
Curtis, Roswell G. 1
Detroit Trust Company 1
Dinkeloo, John G. (John Gerard), 1918-1981 1
Eames, Charles 1
Eastern Michigan University 1
Edw. F. Caldwell & Co. 1
Ehrich Galleries 1
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924 1
Hedin, Sven Anders, 1865-1952 1
Herter, Albert, 1871-1950 1
Hulbert, Harold S. (Harold Stacey), 1887-1949 1
Institute for Advanced Pastoral Studies 1
Irving & Casson 1
James Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd. 1
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) 1
Kausch, Jack 1
Kellogg, Frederick William, 1866-1940 1
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