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Cranbrook Academy of Art Administration Records

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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 Office Records

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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

Festa Vettraino Records

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Identifier: 2005-10
Abstract The history of the Vettraino family in America links inextricably to Cranbrook Educational Community. Michael Vettraino began working for the Booth family on their farmland in Bloomfield Hills and helped shape Cranbrook's landscape under the direction of founder, George Gough Booth. Michael and his wife Michela, raised six children on the grounds of Cranbrook. Michael’s sons, Dominick and John, both worked at Cranbrook for over 50 years, raising their own families on the grounds. John...
Dates: 2004 - 2005

Betty Trost Papers

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Identifier: 2005-07
Abstract Betty Trost was an avid gardener, whose love of gardening extended beyond her own home to Cranbrook, where she became one of seventeen charter members of the Cranbrook Gardens Auxiliary in 1971. Trost was interested in researching and documenting the history of the gardens and the auxiliary. In 1994, she began gathering information regarding the history and development of the individual garden areas, in anticipation of the 25th anniversary of the auxiliary. From 1996 to its completion in...
Dates: 1951 - 2005

Dominick Vettraino Papers

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Identifier: 1990-15
Abstract Dominick Vettraino grew up at Cranbrook helping his father Michael, who as grounds superintendent, planted most of the trees and gardens that adorned Cranbrook’s early years and helped shape the campus that is seen today. Dominick formally began working for Cranbook as one of his father’s handymen in 1931. He would also later serve as chief of the Cranbrook Fire Department, building its first fire truck, and head of Cranbrook Police Department, while also succeeding his father as grounds...
Dates: 1949 - 1988; Majority of material found within 1953 - 1960

Lee A. White Papers

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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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Booth, George G. (George Gough), 1864-1949 4
Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 3
Cranbrook Academy of Art 3
Cranbrook Foundation 3
Cranbrook Institute of Science 3
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Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998 3
Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens), 1902- 3
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950 3
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 3
Bertoia, Harry 2
Booth, Ellen Warren Scripps, 1863-1948 2
Brookside School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 2
Buckberrough, John 2
Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 2
Coir, Mark 2
Cranbrook Art Museum 2
Cranbrook House & Gardens (Organization) 2
Cranbrook Kingswood School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 2
Cranbrook Press 2
Cranbrook School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 2
Detroit Institute of Arts 2
Detroit News (Firm) 2
Frayer, William Alley 2
Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 2
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) 2
Marquis, Samuel S., 1866-1948 2
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962 2
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 2
Mitchell, Wallace, 1911-1977 2
Paulsen, S. Glen (Serenus Glen) 2
Stevens, William Oliver, 1878-1955 2
Stone, Ralph, 1868-1957 2
White, Lee A., 1886- 2
Winter, Jessie 2
Barbour, William T. 1
Barker, Laurence (Laurence Addison), 1930- 1
Booth, Carolyn Farr 1
Booth, James Scripps, 1888-1954 1
Booth, Ralph H. 1
Booth, Stephen Farr 1
Burrowes, Marcus R. 1
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973 1
Coulter, Bruce 1
Cranbrook Church of England Primary School (Cranbrook, Kent, England) 1
Cranbrook School (Sydney, Australia) 1
Croze, Harvey 1
Curtis, Roswell G. 1
Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts 1
Eames, Charles 1
Episcopal Church. Diocese of Michigan 1
Ford Motor Company 1
Graham, Jeanne 1
Hulbert, Harold S. (Harold Stacey), 1887-1949 1
Institute for Advanced Pastoral Studies 1
Irving & Casson 1
Kirchmayer, Johannes, 1860-1930 1
Kirk, Arthur Nevill 1
Lorch, Emil, 1870-1963 1
Maroti, Geza 1
McEwen, Katherine 1
Milles, Olga Granner, 1874-1967 1
Morris & Co. (London, England) 1
Page, Herman, Reverend, 1866-1942 1
Pewabic Pottery (Firm) 1
Plumb, Helen 1
Saarinen Swanson, Pipsan 1
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961 1
Saarinen, Lillian Swann, 1912- 1
Saarinen, Loja 1
Schmidt, Julius, 1923-2017 1
Scripps, James E. (James Edmund), 1835-1906 1
Stone, Arthur J., 1847-1938 1
Stratton, Mary Chase Perry, 1867-1961 1
Strengell, Marianne, 1909- 1
Swanson, Jons Robert Ferdinand 1
Thomas, Richard 1
Thompson, Paul W. (Paul Woodard), 1909-1994 1
Trost, Betty 1
University of Michigan 1
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 1
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