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Saarinen-Swanson Reunion Records

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

Astrid Sampe Collection of Eero Saarinen Correspondence

Identifier: 1995-87
Abstract Astrid Sampe studied at the Higher Industrial Art School of Stockholm and as an exchange student at the Royal Academy of Art in London. Her career spanned many decades starting in 1935, and encompassed being head of Nordiska Kompaniet (NK), being appointed "Royal Designer, Hon.RDI of the Royal Society of Arts and, in 1951, wove the first fiberglass fabrics. This collection comprises correspondence reflecting the romantic attachment between Eero Saarinen and Astrid Sampe, as well as her role...
Dates: 1948 - 1960

Swanson Associates, Inc. Records

Identifier: 2009-01
Abstract Swanson Associates, Inc., an architectural and planning firm that incorporated interior design, was established in 1947 by J. Robert F. Swanson and Pipsan Saarinen Swanson. In December 1965, it split into two affiliated companies, Swanson Associates, Inc., and Countryside Investment Corporation, which managed rental and investment assets. Pipsan was its director and the Swanson family owned its stock. In 1973, Ludwig Jorgensen negotiated the purchase of the Lone Pine Inn from the Cranbrook...
Dates: 1924 - 1982

J. Robert F. and Pipsan Saarinen Swanson Papers

Identifier: 1990-01
Abstract Jons Robert (Bob) Ferdinand Swanson (1900-1981) graduated from the University of Michigan School of Architecture in 1924, where he had and become friends with Henry Scripps Booth. In 1924, they established the architectural firm, Swanson and Booth. In 1927, the partnership dissolved and Bob established his own practice. Eva Lisa (Pipsan) Saarinen (1905-1979), daughter of Eliel and Loja Saarinen, studied weaving, ceramics, and fabric design at University of Helskini. She married Bob in 1926...
Dates: 1900 - 1983

Richard Thomas Papers

Identifier: 1989-14
Abstract Richard Thomas graduated from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in May 1948 with an MFA in painting, subsequently re-establishing the Metalsmithing Department at the Academy and becoming Head for thirty-six years. He also served in other administrative capacities for the Academy, including Dean of Students (1951-50), Registrar (1962-65), Administrative Assistant to the President (1965-66), and Dean of Students (1968). His chief interest was liturgical art, fabricating around 300 objects for...
Dates: 1930 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1978

Lee A. White Papers

Identifier: 1979-02
Abstract Lee A White was a journalist, working for the Detroit News from 1911 until his retirement in 1952, except between 1914-1917, when he was an associate professor and chairman of the journalism department at the University of Washington. He developed a close relationship with George G. Booth, serving as his Editorial Secretary and, from 1936, he also served as Chief Librarian for the newspaper, and became its first Director of Public Relations. He served as Director of Cranbrook School for 20...
Dates: 1926 - 1958

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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
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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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