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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 Founders’ Day Records

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Identifier: 1996-09
Abstract The Founders' Award recognizes those who have made a special contribution to Cranbrook. The first Founders’ Day Celebration was held at Cranbrook School on October 26, 1928. After dinner at the school, George Gough Booth made an address to the student body, formally conveying the school buildings to them, and speaking of citizenship. He also made a presentation to the school of Rembrandt Peale’s portrait of George Washington, to be hung in the lobby of the Commons. The formal address,...
Dates: 1928 - 1993

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

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

Saarinen-Swanson Reunion Records

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Identifier: 2001-14
Abstract Eliel Saarinen, along with his wife Loja, son Eero, daughter Pipsan, and son-in-law J. Robert F. Swanson, founded a creative tradition at Cranbrook that endures to this day. The Saarinens' fame and design philosophies attracted many of the brightest talents in the architectural, design, and planning fields to study at Cranbrook or to work for their businesses --- known variously as Saarinen and Swanson; Saarinen and Saarinen; Saarinen, Swanson, and Saarinen; Swanson Associates; and Eero...
Dates: 1995 - 2001

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Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) 3
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Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961 5
Bertoia, Harry 4
Cranbrook Academy of Art 4
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 4
Saarinen, Loja 4
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Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 3
Eames, Charles 3
Marquis, Samuel S., 1866-1948 3
Saarinen, Lillian Swann, 1912- 3
University of Michigan 3
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 3
Booth, Ellen Warren Scripps, 1863-1948 2
Booth, Henry Scripps, 1897-1988 2
Coir, Mark 2
Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 2
Cranbrook Kingswood School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 2
GM Technical Center 2
Hammarstrom, Olav 2
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) 2
Knoll Associates, Inc. 2
Maroti, Geza 2
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962 2
Mitchell, Wallace, 1911-1977 2
Nowicki, M. S. 2
Rapson, Ralph, 1914-2008 2
Saarinen Swanson, Pipsan 2
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 2
Strengell, Gustaf 2
Swanson, Jons Robert Ferdinand 2
Weese, Harry, 1915-1998 2
Allen, Maurice B. 1
Baldwin, Benjamin, 1913-1993 1
Bauder, Lillian 1
Booth, Carolyn Farr 1
Booth, James Scripps, 1888-1954 1
Breuer, Marcel, 1902-1981 1
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 1
Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 1
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973 1
Concordia Senior College (Fort Wayne, Ind.) 1
Corbett, Doris 1
Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Cranbrook Archives 1
Cranbrook Institute of Science 1
Croze, Harvey 1
Dinkeloo, John G. (John Gerard), 1918-1981 1
Dow, Alden B., 1904-1983 1
Eames, Ray 1
Eero Saarinen & Associates 1
Ford Motor Company 1
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 1
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998 1
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983 1
General Motors Corporation 1
Girard, Alexander 1
Goldman, Jack M. 1
Gray, Nellie Beveridge (circa 1906-) 1
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969 1
Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 1
Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens), 1902- 1
Hudnut, Joseph, 1886-1968 1
Hvitträsk (Museum) 1
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005 1
Keck, George Fred, 1895-1980 1
Knodel, Gerhardt 1
Knoll, Hans, 1914-1955 1
Korab, Balthazar 1
Lawrence Technological University 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
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969 1
Milles, Olga Granner, 1874-1967 1
Minoru Yamasaki and Associates 1
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946 1
Öhquist, Johannes, 1861-1949 1
Paulsen, S. Glen (Serenus Glen) 1
Pewabic Pottery (Firm) 1
Roche, Kevin, 1922-2019 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
Sethna, Nelly H., 1932- 1
Sibelius, Jean, 1865-1957 1
Slade, Roy 1
Sparre, Louis, 1863-1964 1
Strengell, Marianne, 1909- 1
Suomi College 1
Swanson, Robert Saarinen 1
Swanson, Ronald 1
Thomas, Richard 1
Torre, Susana 1
University of Minnesota 1
Wurster, William Wilson 1
de Forest, Claude 1
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