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Benjamin Baldwin Papers

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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

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 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 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

Marianne Strengell Papers

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Identifier: 1991-07
Abstract Marianne Strengell, daughter of Finnish architect Gustaf Strengell and interior designer Anna Wegelius. Prior to becoming an instructor at Cranbrook in 1937 on Eliel Saarinen's invitation, Strengell held several positions in Scandinavia, designing rugs, textiles and interiors. In 1942, when Loja Saarinen retired, Strengell replaced her as head of the Department of Weaving and Textile Design. She developed a curriculum that emphasized weave structure, versus the more pictorial imagery used by...
Dates: 1620 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1928 - 1995

Wallace MacMahon Mitchell Papers

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Identifier: 1990-21
Abstract Wallace McMahon Mitchell was born on October 9, 1911 in Detroit, Michigan to Arthur Z. and Edith McMahon Mitchell. He was a respected painter, textile designer, geometric abstractionist, and a Cranbrook Academy of Art (CAA) graduate student (’35). He later served at the Academy as a painting, and arts and crafts instructor; registrar; director; and then president until his death in 1977. The collection contains the papers of Mitchell and his family during his years at Cranbrook. Included are...
Dates: 1934 - 1980

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Exhibitions 3
Art -- Study and teaching 2
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Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century 2
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Bertoia, Harry 5
Booth, George G. (George Gough), 1864-1949 5
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 5
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 4
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961 4
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Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950 4
Saarinen, Lillian Swann, 1912- 4
Slade, Roy 4
Strengell, Marianne, 1909- 4
Baldwin, Benjamin, 1913-1993 3
Booth, Henry Scripps, 1897-1988 3
Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 3
Eames, Ray 3
Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens), 1902- 3
Weese, Harry, 1915-1998 3
Booth, James Scripps, 1888-1954 2
Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 2
Cranbrook Art Museum 2
Cranbrook Foundation 2
Cranbrook Institute of Science 2
Detroit Institute of Arts 2
Ford Motor Company 2
Hammarstrom, Olav 2
Knoll, Florence, 1917-2019 2
Saarinen, Loja 2
Thomas, Richard 2
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 1
Appleman, Daniel E. (1931-1998) 1
Barker, Laurence (Laurence Addison), 1930- 1
Booth, Carolyn Farr 1
Booth, Ellen Warren Scripps, 1863-1948 1
Buckberrough, John 1
Cain, Stanley A. (Stanley Adair), 1902-1995 1
Carmel, James H., 1919-2016 1
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973 1
Coir, Mark 1
Colburn, William 1
Corbett, Doris 1
Cranbrook Kingswood School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 1
Croze, Harvey 1
Dansereau, Pierre, 1911-2011 1
Detroit News (Firm) 1
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 1
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998 1
GM Technical Center 1
General Motors Corporation 1
Girard, Alexander 1
Goodall, Jane, 1934- 1
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948 1
Gray, Nellie Beveridge (circa 1906-) 1
Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 1
Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum 1
Hulbert, Harold S. (Harold Stacey), 1887-1949 1
Kimball, Margueritte Eleanor, 1906-1995 1
Klee, Paul, 1879-1940 1
Knodel, Gerhardt 1
Knoll Associates, Inc. 1
Lawrence Technological University 1
Levin, Carl, 1934-2021 1
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001 1
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 1
Maroti, Geza 1
Marquis, Samuel S., 1866-1948 1
McCoy, Katherine, 1945- 1
McCoy, Michael 1
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962 1
Michaels, Glen, 1927- 1
Michigan State University 1
Nickell, Walter P. 1
Oakland Community College 1
Pallasmaa, Juhani 1
Paulsen, S. Glen (Serenus Glen) 1
Pewabic Pottery (Firm) 1
Rapson, Ralph, 1914-2008 1
Roche, Kevin, 1922-2019 1
Saarinen, Aline B. (Aline Bernstein), 1914-1972 1
Sailors, Robert David 1
Sampe, Astrid, 1909-2002 1
Schmidt, Julius, 1923-2017 1
Scripps, Harriet Josephine Messinger, 1838-1933 1
Scripps, James E. (James Edmund), 1835-1906 1
Sethna, Nelly H., 1932- 1
Skillman Foundation 1
Strengell, Gustaf 1
Swanson, Jons Robert Ferdinand 1
Swanson, Ronald 1
Thompson, Paul W. (Paul Woodard), 1909-1994 1
University of Michigan 1
Vettraino, Dominick 1
W.K. Kellogg Foundation 1
Wayne State University 1
White, Lee A., 1886- 1
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 1
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