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Kingswood School Records

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Identifier: 1980-01
Abstract Kingswood School Cranbrook was a day and boarding school for girls beginning with the seventh grade and continuing through the twelfth grade. Kingswood School was established through a deed of Trust executed on July 24, 1930, between the Cranbrook Foundation and a Board of Trustees consisting of William T. Barbour, Ralph Stone, Luman W. Goodenough, Alvan Macauley, Clarence H. Booth, James Inglis, and Sidney D. Waldon. The Board selected Gladys Turnbach, of Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield,...
Dates: 1930 - 1985

William Gehron Papers

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Identifier: 2003-08
Abstract William Gehron was a lifelong friend of Carl Milles from 1929 when he published an article on him in the journal Architecture. Gehron was instrumental in securing the 1938 commission for Milles of the bronze doors for the Finance Building at Capitol Park, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a building designed by Gehron. The William Gehron Papers consist primarily of correspondence between Gehron and Carl Milles from 1929-1949. The bulk of the correspondence relates to the Harrisburg projects and...
Dates: 1917 - 2000

Walter Hickey Papers

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Identifier: 2016-05
Abstract Walter Preston Hickey (b. 1908, Detroit, MI) was one of the first staff members of the Cranbrook Architectural Office between 1926-1930. A University of Michigan College of Architecture graduate, he studied architecture and city planning with Eliel Saarinen at Cranbrook Academy of Art (1932-1937), completing his thesis on the Detroit waterfront. Hickey worked with noted architects Albert Kahn, Ralph Rapson, and Eliel and Eero Saarinen as well as the firms Smith, Hinchman & Grylls and...
Dates: 1926 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1929 - 1938

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

Carl Milles Papers

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Identifier: 1989-13
Abstract Carl Emil Wilhelm Anderson was a prolific Swedish sculptor who worked as head of the Department of Sculpture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art from 1931-1951. He began his career in woodwork while trying to establish professional recognition as a sculptor. In 1905 Milles married painter Olga Granner and in 1908, he began to build a home at Hersud, Lidingo, near Stockholm. By 1920, he had become Professor of Modeling at the Royal Academy of Art, Stockholm, and subsequently become the...
Dates: 1917 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1929 - 1945

John Macdougall Pratt Papers

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Identifier: 1981-21
Abstract John Macdougall Pratt was an Associate Professor of Architecture at Auburn University in Alabama. He obtained his PhD in the History of Architecture from Cornell University, in which he focused on the influence of Eliel Saarinen’s teachings at Cranbrook Academy of Art as his subject matter. His research was based on interviews with former students of Eliel Saarinen. Concurrent research by various scholars for the exhibition and catalog for “Design in America: The Cranbrook Vision 1925-1950.”...
Dates: 1935 - 1938

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

Eero Saarinen Related Materials

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Identifier: 2006-14
Abstract Architect Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) attended Yale School of Architecture from 1930-1934 and became successful in architectural work, first with his father and brother-in-law, J. Robert F. Swanson, then with his own architectural office, Eero Saarinen & Associates. This is an artificial collection consisting of documents and publications related to projects designed primarily by Eero Saarinen, including those designed with Eliel Saarinen and J. Robert F. Swanson. Most of the material has...
Dates: 1919 - 1971

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 16
Cranbrook Academy of Art 16
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 12
Booth, Henry Scripps, 1897-1988 11
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 11
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Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961 10
Cranbrook Foundation 9
Cranbrook Kingswood School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 9
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998 9
Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens), 1902- 9
Marquis, Samuel S., 1866-1948 9
Saarinen, Loja 9
University of Michigan 9
Bertoia, Harry 8
Booth, Ellen Warren Scripps, 1863-1948 8
Cranbrook Institute of Science 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
Milles, Olga Granner, 1874-1967 6
Mitchell, Wallace, 1911-1977 6
Booth, James Scripps, 1888-1954 5
Frayer, William Alley 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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