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Cranbrook Foundation Office Records

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-Kingswood Dance Group Photograph Collection

Identifier: 1996-14
Abstract Frederick Olds photographed special events for the Cranbrook Educational Community (CEC) from 1982-2002. The bulk of this work was with the Cranbrook-Kingswood Dancers under the leadership of Jessica Sinclair. Sinclair studied with modern dance legends, such as Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Jose Limon. and began teaching modern dance as part of Kingswood School’s physical education program. During her tenure, Sinclair was responsible for the growth of Cranbrook’s dance department. In...
Dates: 1982 - 2002

Cranbrook Photograph Collection

Identifier: 2020-03
Abstract Cranbrook history dates back to 1904 when George and Ellen Booth purchased land in Bloomfield Hills, MI for their home. The next five decades saw the majority of this land transformed into an educational, artistic, and scientific community. In the early 1970s, a major reorganzition created the Cranbrook Educational Community. More than a century later, in 2021, this Community comprises five program areas: Cranbrook Schools, Cranbrook Art Academy, Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Institute of...
Dates: circa 1830-; Majority of material found within 1931 - 1970

Cranbrook Press and Photo Department Records

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 Schools Board of Trustees/Governors Records

Identifier: 1991-10
Abstract The collection pertains to the administrative functions of the Board of Trustees for Cranbrook Schools, governing Brookside, Cranbrook, and Kingswood Schools, and which exsited for three years (1970-1973). When Cranbrook was reorganized as the Cranbrook Educational Community (CEC), with a unified Board of Trustees, the Schools' board was renamed the Cranbrook Schools Board of Governors. It began serving in an advisory capacity to the Cranbrook Schools Division. The collection comprises of...
Dates: 1966 - 1999

Kingswood School Records

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

The Eccentric Newspaper Records

Identifier: 2009-02
Abstract George H. Mitchell and Almeron Whitehead first published The Birmingham Eccentric on 2 May 1878 in Birmingham, Michigan. The four-page issue was a combination of short personal announcements and advertisements. Although both partners wrote for their paper, Whitehead took on the bulk of the writing duties. Under their leadership the paper thrived. In 1912, the two dissolved their partnership as friends leaving Mitchell as the sole publisher. In July 1919, Fred E. Van Black, a linotype...
Dates: 1930 - 2000

Jeanne Graham Papers

Identifier: 1996-32
Abstract Jeanne (Hargreaves) Graham graduated from Kingswood School in 1957. Her parents, Jeanne Wilson Hargreaves and William B. Hargreaves also graduated from Kingswood and Cranbrook, both in 1935. Jeanne Graham's grandfather, Charles Wilson, gave the commencement speech at the 1957 Kingswood graduation ceremonies and, at the time, was the United States’ Secretary of Defense. This small collection contains papers and memorabilia from both Jeanne Graham and her parents' days as students at Cranbrook...
Dates: 1934 - 1957

Ann Jonasson Collection

Identifier: 2014-15
Abstract In 1952, Loja Saarinen donated a half size May Festival tapestry to the new school in the village of Bobäck, less than a mile from Hvitträsk. The tapestry depicts the center square of the tapestry which hangs in the Dining Room at Kingswood School. The tapestry remained in the school for more than 60 years until the school underwent a major reconstruction project leaving no space for the tapestry. A village association decided to instigate a ‘Save the tapestry of Loja Saarinen’ project with...
Dates: 2011 - 2013

Elizabeth Wallace McLean Papers

Identifier: 1994-01

Elizabeth Wallace McLean was the first grandchild of George G. and Ellen Scripps Booth, founders of the Cranbrook Educational Community. Elizabeth was the first of seven students at Brookside School, where she studied until the 10th grade graduating from Kingswood in 1934. The collection contains clippings, photographs, programs, and scrapbooks focusing on the early years of Kingswood and Brookside schools.

Dates: 1920 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1934

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Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens), 1902- 6
Marquis, Samuel S., 1866-1948 6
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Booth, James Scripps, 1888-1954 5
Buckberrough, John 5
Cranbrook House & Gardens (Organization) 5
Cranbrook Press 5
Frayer, William Alley 5
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998 5
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961 5
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 5
Swanson, Jons Robert Ferdinand 5
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962 4
Milles, Olga Granner, 1874-1967 4
University of Michigan 4
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Booth, Carolyn Farr 3
Croze, Harvey 3
Detroit Institute of Arts 3
Detroit News (Firm) 3
Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 3
Lorch, Emil, 1870-1963 3
Maroti, Geza 3
Mitchell, Wallace, 1911-1977 3
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Saarinen Swanson, Pipsan 3
Saarinen, Lillian Swann, 1912- 3
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Stone, Ralph, 1868-1957 3
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Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Cranbrook Archives 2
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Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 2
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Knoll, Florence, 1917-2019 2
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Paulsen, S. Glen (Serenus Glen) 2
Sibelius, Jean, 1865-1957 2
Stevens, William Oliver, 1878-1955 2
Strengell, Gustaf 2
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White, Lee A., 1886- 2
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 2
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 1
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Ardolino, Edward 1
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Askew, Richard G. 1
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