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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

F. Shirley Prouty Research Collection on Johannes Kirchmayer

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Identifier: 2018-04
Abstract F. Shirley Prouty is the great great-niece of Johannes Kirchmayer. She spent many years researching his life, family history, and artworks. Her research is published in the book Johannes Kirchmayer, 1860-1930: master carver from Germany's passion play village to America's finest sanctuaries. This collection holds the research files for this publication. Johannes Kirchmayer was born in Oberammergau, Bavaria, in 1860 and emigrated to the United States in 1880. He work is predominantly...
Dates: 1873 - 2015; Majority of material found within 1994 - 2015

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

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

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

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Booth, George G. (George Gough), 1864-1949 5
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Bertoia, Harry 4
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Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950 4
Saarinen, Lillian Swann, 1912- 4
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University of Michigan 3
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 2
Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 2
Cranbrook Kingswood School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 2
Detroit Institute of Arts 2
Eames, Ray 2
GM Technical Center 2
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) 2
Knoll Associates, Inc. 2
Maroti, Geza 2
Marquis, Samuel S., 1866-1948 2
Mitchell, Wallace, 1911-1977 2
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 2
Slade, Roy 2
Strengell, Gustaf 2
Weese, Harry, 1915-1998 2
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 2
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 1
All Saints’ Ashmont (Parish : Boston, Mass.) 1
Baldwin, Benjamin, 1913-1993 1
Booth, Carolyn Farr 1
Booth, Ellen Warren Scripps, 1863-1948 1
Booth, Henry Scripps, 1897-1988 1
Booth, James Scripps, 1888-1954 1
Breuer, Marcel, 1902-1981 1
Brigham, Charles, 1841-1925 1
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 1
Cascieri, Arcangelo, 1902-1997 1
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973 1
Church of St. Mary the Virgin (New York, N.Y.) 1
Church of the Intercession (New York, N.Y.) 1
Coir, Mark 1
Connick, Charles J. (Charles Jay), 1875- 1
Cooke, Edward S., Jr. (Edward Strong), 1954- 1
Corbett, Doris 1
Cram and Ferguson 1
Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson 1
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1963-1942 1
Cram, Wentworth, and Goodhue 1
Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 1
Cranbrook Institute of Science 1
Croze, Harvey 1
Dinkeloo, John G. (John Gerard), 1918-1981 1
Dow, Alden B., 1904-1983 1
Ford Motor Company 1
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 1
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983 1
General Motors Corporation 1
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924 1
Gray, Nellie Beveridge (circa 1906-) 1
Grigny, Nicolas de, 1672-1703 1
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969 1
Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 1
Hammarstrom, Olav 1
Herter Brothers (New York, N.Y.) 1
Hudnut, Joseph, 1886-1968 1
Hvitträsk (Museum) 1
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Irving & Casson 1
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005 1
Keck, George Fred, 1895-1980 1
Kempe, Charles Eamer, 1837-1907 1
Kirchmayer, Johannes, 1860-1930 1
Knoll, Hans, 1914-1955 1
Korab, Balthazar 1
Lawrie, Lee, 1877-1963 1
Le Brun, Napoleon, 1821-1901 1
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001 1
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 1
Lorch, Emil, 1870-1963 1
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962 1
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969 1
Milles, Olga Granner, 1874-1967 1
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946 1
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1
Nowicki, M. S. 1
Öhquist, Johannes, 1861-1949 1
Page, Herman, Reverend, 1866-1942 1
Pewabic Pottery (Firm) 1
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 1
Prouty, F. Shirley (Florence Shirley) 1
Rapson, Ralph, 1914-2008 1
Richardson, H. H. (Henry Hobson), 1838-1886 1
Rosenthal, Tony, 1914-2009 1
Saarinen Swanson, Pipsan 1
Sailors, Robert David 1
Sampe, Astrid, 1909-2002 1
Scripps, Harriet Josephine Messinger, 1838-1933 1
Scripps, James E. (James Edmund), 1835-1906 1
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