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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

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

Bernard “Tony” Rosenthal Papers

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Identifier: 2000-07
Abstract In 1939, Tony Rosenthal attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art to study sculpture with Carl Milles. There he met and became friends with Charles Eames, Florence Schust Knoll, Eero Saarinen, and others. After WWII, Rosenthal worked on commissions for several architectural firms and taught sculpture at UCLA. In 1960, he moved to New York City where he exhibited in galleries and received commissions to create outdoor sculptures in New York City, Honolulu, Ann Arbor, and other cities. In 1980,...
Dates: 1939 - 2000

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

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Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961 5
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 5
Bertoia, Harry 4
Eames, Ray 4
Mitchell, Wallace, 1911-1977 4
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Saarinen, Lillian Swann, 1912- 4
Baldwin, Benjamin, 1913-1993 3
Booth, George G. (George Gough), 1864-1949 3
Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 3
Hammarstrom, Olav 3
Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens), 1902- 3
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 3
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950 3
Strengell, Marianne, 1909- 3
Weese, Harry, 1915-1998 3
Booth, Henry Scripps, 1897-1988 2
Detroit Institute of Arts 2
GM Technical Center 2
Knoll Associates, Inc. 2
Knoll, Florence, 1917-2019 2
University of Michigan 2
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 1
Appleman, Daniel E. (1931-1998) 1
Booth, James Scripps, 1888-1954 1
Buckberrough, John 1
Cain, Stanley A. (Stanley Adair), 1902-1995 1
Carmel, James H., 1919-2016 1
Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 1
Coir, Mark 1
Colburn, William 1
Concordia Senior College (Fort Wayne, Ind.) 1
Cranbrook Academy of Art. Architecture Studio 1
Cranbrook Architectural Office 1
Cranbrook Art Museum 1
Cranbrook Foundation 1
Cranbrook Institute of Science 1
Croze, Harvey 1
Dansereau, Pierre, 1911-2011 1
Eero Saarinen & Associates 1
Ford Motor Company 1
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998 1
General Motors Corporation 1
Girard, Alexander 1
Goodall, Jane, 1934- 1
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948 1
Gray, Nellie Beveridge (circa 1906-) 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
Korab, Balthazar 1
Lawrence Technological University 1
Levin, Carl, 1934-2021 1
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 1
Maroti, Geza 1
McCoy, Katherine, 1945- 1
McCoy, Michael 1
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962 1
Michaels, Glen, 1927- 1
Michigan State University 1
Minoru Yamasaki and Associates 1
Nickell, Walter P. 1
Oakland Community College 1
Pallasmaa, Juhani 1
Paulsen, S. Glen (Serenus Glen) 1
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 1
Rapson, Ralph, 1914-2008 1
Roche, Kevin, 1922-2019 1
Rosenthal, Tony, 1914-2009 1
Saarinen Swanson, Pipsan 1
Saarinen, Aline B. (Aline Bernstein), 1914-1972 1
Saarinen, Loja 1
Sailors, Robert David 1
Sampe, Astrid, 1909-2002 1
Schmidt, Julius, 1923-2017 1
Sethna, Nelly H., 1932- 1
Skillman Foundation 1
Strengell, Gustaf 1
Swanson, Jons Robert Ferdinand 1
Swanson, Ronald 1
Thomas, Richard 1
Thompson, Paul W. (Paul Woodard), 1909-1994 1
W.K. Kellogg Foundation 1
Wayne State University 1
Yale University 1
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