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George Gough Booth Papers

Identifier: 1981-01
Abstract The collection documents the life and work of George Gough Booth, a renowned advocate of the arts, and a great philanthropist whose crowning achievement was the establishment of Cranbrook Educational Community. He was also one of the nation's leading newspapermen in the first half of this century. It includes biographical materials including legal documents, travel itineraries, talks and writings, and the financial and business records of the Cranbrook Press. It documents his working life...
Dates: 1864 - 1949

Kate Thompson Bromley Papers

Identifier: 1981-04
Abstract Kate Agnes Thompson married Frank Latham Bromley on May 2, 1900, in Detroit. They moved to Bloomfield Hills and, as neighbors, became ensconced in the Cranbrook community. Kate’s personal interests centered in the arts, and she became very good friends with Carl and Olga Milles, as well as with other Cranbrook personalities. The collection consists of photocopies of excerpts from the diaries of Kate Thompson Bromley. The diary entries document Bromley’s association with Cranbrook...
Dates: 1916 - 1955

James H. Carmel Papers

Identifier: 2016-08
Abstract James Carmel, a National Academy of Design graduate, worked as the Assistant Preparator at Cranbrook Institute of Science from 1939-early 1970s. He shared a suite at the Academy of Art with Harry Bertoia, and became part of the social life of Cranbrook with Carl Milles, Charles and Catherine Eames, Maija Grotell, Marshall Fredericks, Marianne Strengell, Clifford West and Zoltan Sepeshy. The collection reflects mainly his work for the Institute of Science, and to a lesser extent his...
Dates: 1973 - 1998

Doris Corbett Papers

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

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 Foundation Executive Secretary: William Alley Frayer Records

Identifier: 1980-04
Abstract William Alley Frayer had over a thirty-year careeer as a historian, teaching at both Cornell University and University of Michigan before Cranbrook Board of Trustees hired him as Executive Secretary of the Foundation in 1935. Frayer worked closely with chairman George Booth, daily discussing matters of general Cranbrook concern. Upon Frayer's retirement in 1938, Booth and Frayer decided to close the office of Executive Secretary. Frayer returned to Ann Arbor and died June 29, 1946, at the...
Dates: 1935 - 1938

Cranbrook Foundation Office Records

Identifier: 1981-05
Abstract The Cranbrook Foundation was established on November 28, 1927, by George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth. It was a trust and administrative entity to endow and support the six institutions that George and Ellen had founded: Brookside School Cranbrook, Christ Church Cranbrook, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Cranbrook School, and Kingswood School Cranbrook. It's initial mission was, "to add to and strengthen the educational and cultural facilities within the...
Dates: 1926 - 1973

Cranbrook Founders’ Day Records

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

Cranbrook Institute of Science Director’s Office Records

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

Cranbrook School Records

Identifier: 1979-06
Abstract Cranbrook School was established by a Trust Indenture on 15 January 1926 to, “provide for the moral and religious education of the youth committed to its care,” under the supervision of three governing boards: the Board of Directors, the Advisory Board, and the Board of Trustees. Originally conceived as a Church school of Christ Church Cranbrook by September of 1924, George Booth had decided that the school should have a separate site to allow for expansion. When it opened on September 19,...
Dates: 1927 - 1985

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Saarinen, Loja 9
University of Michigan 9
Bertoia, Harry 8
Booth, Ellen Warren Scripps, 1863-1948 8
Cranbrook Institute of Science 8
Cranbrook Kingswood School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 8
Swanson, Jons Robert Ferdinand 8
Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 7
Eames, Charles 7
Saarinen Swanson, Pipsan 7
Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 6
Cranbrook School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 6
GM Technical Center 6
Knoll, Florence, 1917-2019 6
Maroti, Geza 6
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962 6
Mitchell, Wallace, 1911-1977 6
Booth, James Scripps, 1888-1954 5
Frayer, William Alley 5
Milles, Olga Granner, 1874-1967 5
Saarinen, Lillian Swann, 1912- 5
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 5
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 4
Buckberrough, John 4
Hammarstrom, Olav 4
Knoll Associates, Inc. 4
Paulsen, S. Glen (Serenus Glen) 4
Slade, Roy 4
Stevens, William Oliver, 1878-1955 4
Strengell, Marianne, 1909- 4
Weese, Harry, 1915-1998 4
Cranbrook Art Museum 3
Cranbrook Press 3
Croze, Harvey 3
Detroit Institute of Arts 3
Detroit News (Firm) 3
Eero Saarinen & Associates 3
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 3
Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 3
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) 3
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) 3
Kirk, Arthur Nevill 3
Lorch, Emil, 1870-1963 3
Michigan State University 3
Oakland Community College 3
Pewabic Pottery (Firm) 3
Schmidt, Julius, 1923-2017 3
Scripps, James E. (James Edmund), 1835-1906 3
Stone, Ralph, 1868-1957 3
Strengell, Gustaf 3
Thomas, Richard 3
Vettraino, Dominick 3
White, Lee A., 1886- 3
Winter, Jessie 3
Baldwin, Benjamin, 1913-1993 2
Barbour, William T. 2
Barker, Laurence (Laurence Addison), 1930- 2
Bauder, Lillian 2
Booth, Carolyn Farr 2
Booth, Ralph H. 2
Brookside School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 2
Carmel, James H., 1919-2016 2
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973 2
Coir, Mark 2
Concordia Senior College (Fort Wayne, Ind.) 2
Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Cranbrook Archives 2
Cranbrook House & Gardens (Organization) 2
Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts 2
Eastern Michigan University 2
Episcopal Church. Diocese of Michigan 2
Ford Motor Company 2
Girard, Alexander 2
Gray, Nellie Beveridge (circa 1906-) 2
Hulbert, Harold S. (Harold Stacey), 1887-1949 2
Hvitträsk (Museum) 2
Kirchmayer, Johannes, 1860-1930 2
Knoll, Hans, 1914-1955 2
Lawrence Technological University 2
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 2
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2
McEwen, Katherine 2
Minoru Yamasaki and Associates 2
Morris & Co. (London, England) 2
Nowicki, M. S. 2
Packard Motor Car Company 2
Rapson, Ralph, 1914-2008 2
Roche, Kevin, 1922-2019 2
Sampe, Astrid, 1909-2002 2
Sibelius, Jean, 1865-1957 2
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