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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

Ralph Rapson Papers

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Identifier: 2012-01
Abstract Ralph Rapson, born on September 13, 1914, in Alma, Michigan, won a scholarship to the University of Michigan's College of Architecture in 1935. Admitted to the Phi Kappa Phi Society in 1938, he was encouraged to apply for the George G. Booth Travelling Fellowship in Architecture. He did not receive the fellowship but his submission impressed Eliel Saarinen, who offered Rapson a scholarship to attend the Academy of Art, where he helped Saarinen on a planning project for the State Capitol...
Dates: 1935 - 1954

S. Glen Paulsen Papers

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Identifier: 1991-25
Abstract Serenus Glen Paulsen attended the University of Illinois, College of Fine and Applied Art from 1938 to 1942, then spent three years in the military under commanding officer, Marshall Fredericks (a sculptor). After the war, he received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Fine Arts, followed by a Master of Architecture and City Planning from the Royal Academy of Arts, Stockholm, Sweden. Paulsen worked for several firms, including Eero Saarinen and...
Dates: 1940 - 1990

Astrid Sampe Collection of Eero Saarinen Correspondence

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Identifier: 1995-87
Abstract Astrid Sampe studied at the Higher Industrial Art School of Stockholm and as an exchange student at the Royal Academy of Art in London. Her career spanned many decades starting in 1935, and encompassed being head of Nordiska Kompaniet (NK), being appointed "Royal Designer, Hon.RDI of the Royal Society of Arts and, in 1951, wove the first fiberglass fabrics. This collection comprises correspondence reflecting the romantic attachment between Eero Saarinen and Astrid Sampe, as well as her role...
Dates: 1948 - 1960

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Booth, Henry Scripps, 1897-1988 4
Knoll Associates, Inc. 4
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Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 4
Mitchell, Wallace, 1911-1977 4
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 4
University of Michigan 4
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Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 3
GM Technical Center 3
Hammarstrom, Olav 3
Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens), 1902- 3
Knoll, Florence, 1917-2019 3
Saarinen, Lillian Swann, 1912- 3
Slade, Roy 3
Weese, Harry, 1915-1998 3
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 2
Booth, James Scripps, 1888-1954 2
Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 2
Cranbrook Foundation 2
Cranbrook Institute of Science 2
Ford Motor Company 2
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998 2
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) 2
Knoll, Hans, 1914-1955 2
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2
Paulsen, S. Glen (Serenus Glen) 2
Saarinen, Loja 2
Sampe, Astrid, 1909-2002 2
Schmidt, Julius, 1923-2017 2
Strengell, Marianne, 1909- 2
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 2
Appleman, Daniel E. (1931-1998) 1
Baldwin, Benjamin, 1913-1993 1
Barker, Laurence (Laurence Addison), 1930- 1
Booth, Carolyn Farr 1
Booth, Ellen Warren Scripps, 1863-1948 1
Breuer, Marcel, 1902-1981 1
Buckberrough, John 1
Cain, Stanley A. (Stanley Adair), 1902-1995 1
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 1
Carmel, James H., 1919-2016 1
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973 1
Coir, Mark 1
Colburn, William 1
Concordia Senior College (Fort Wayne, Ind.) 1
Corbett, Doris 1
Cranbrook Academy of Art. Architecture Studio 1
Cranbrook Architectural Office 1
Cranbrook Art Museum 1
Cranbrook Kingswood School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 1
Croze, Harvey 1
Dansereau, Pierre, 1911-2011 1
Detroit Institute of Arts 1
Detroit News (Firm) 1
Dow, Alden B., 1904-1983 1
Eames, Ray 1
Eero Saarinen & Associates 1
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 1
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983 1
General Motors Corporation 1
Girard, Alexander 1
Goodall, Jane, 1934- 1
Gray, Nellie Beveridge (circa 1906-) 1
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969 1
Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 1
Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum 1
Hudnut, Joseph, 1886-1968 1
Hulbert, Harold S. (Harold Stacey), 1887-1949 1
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005 1
Keck, George Fred, 1895-1980 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
Michigan State University 1
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969 1
Minoru Yamasaki and Associates 1
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946 1
Nickell, Walter P. 1
Nowicki, M. S. 1
Oakland Community College 1
Pallasmaa, Juhani 1
Pewabic Pottery (Firm) 1
Rapson, Ralph, 1914-2008 1
Roche, Kevin, 1922-2019 1
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain) 1
Saarinen Swanson, Pipsan 1
Sailors, Robert David 1
Scripps, Harriet Josephine Messinger, 1838-1933 1
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