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Cranbrook Skating Club Records

Identifier: 1995-83
Abstract The Cranbrook Skating Club began as an outgrowth of the Cranbrook Arena Committee. It operated from January 12, 1957 until 1982. It was designed and constructed by Chas. R. Beltz and Company, Cronk and Tocco, The Garrison Company, and the W.J. Stewart companies, to resemble the Williams College facility. In addition to overseeing all aspects of the ice rink operations, the club provided skating for both the public and Cranbrook’s inter-scholastic hockey team six months of the year. Unique...
Dates: 1952 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1980

L. Gale Abels Collection of Eero Saarinen and Associates Material

Identifier: 1995-69
Abstract Lewis Gale Abels was an architect whose projects included residential design, commercial buildings, and several airports. He studied under Walter Gropius at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (1950-1952) and worked for Eero Saarinen and Associates from 1954 to 1958. Significant ES&A projects on which he worked include: General Motors Technical Center, Concordia Senior College, and the Milwaukee County War Memorial. Abels also worked for firms in Boston, Cambridge, and Colorado during...
Dates: 1954 - 1962

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

Henry Scripps Booth and Carolyn Farr Booth Papers

Identifier: 1982-05
Abstract Henry Scripps Booth and Carolyn Farr Booth, lovers of art, music, and travel, were lifelong advocates of Cranbrook, dedicated to its development, both physically and organizationally. Henry (1897-1988) was the fourth child of the founders of Cranbrook, George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth. Carolyn (1902-1984) was the daughter of Merton E. Farr, president of the American Shipbuilding Company. While an architecture student at the University of Michigan, Henry helped his father design the...
Dates: 1897 - 1988; Majority of material found within 1909 - 1988

Noel and Isabel Buckner Papers

Identifier: 2013-12
Abstract This collection documents a residence that was recently demolished. Designed by architect Robert Harter Snyder in 1955, the Buckner residence was a prime example of mid-century modern architecture in Michigan. Snyder, who was Head of the Architecture Department at the time, was commissioned by a former Kingswood School graduate (Isabel Wolfner Buckner) and her husband, Noel, to design a modernist residence for them on Walnut Lake at 2633 Cove Lane, West Bloomfield Township. The Buckners, who...
Dates: 1941 - 2003

Christ Church Cranbrook Records

Identifier: 1992-01
Abstract In 1923, George Gough Booth wrote to the Rev. Samuel Simpson Marquis with his ideas for building an Episcopal church and school on the Cranbrook estate to serve the needs of the growing Bloomfield Hills community. Booth would fund the construction of the church and provide an endowment for its maintenance. After obtaining the agreement of Bishop Herman Page, hiring and architect and a contractor, a groundbreaking ceremony took place on July 5, 1925. Christ Church Cranbrook was consecrated on...
Dates: 1923 - 2002

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 Academy of Art Director's Office: Gerhardt Knodel Records

Identifier: 2008-05

Gerhardt Knodel directed the Cranbrook Academy of Art from 1996-2007. Before that, Knodel served as the Fiber department's artist-in-residence since 1970. This collection preserves meeting documents, correspondence, notes and other records from his tenure as Director, related to the Academy of the Art, from day-to-day and year-to-year operations as well as projects, including exhibits, events, and the design and construction of the New Studios Building.

Dates: 1994 - 2010

Cranbrook Academy of Art Women's Committee

Identifier: 1991-01
Abstract The Cranbrook Academy of Arts Women’s Committee was founded on February 11, 1966 as the social arm of the Friends of the Academy (the Museum’s new membership program). The committee’s purpose was to promote and undertake activities and projects that would further the welfare of the Academy and the Museum. Throughout nearly forty years the committee hosted numerous events, programs, and fundraising projects until disbanded in 2002. The bulk of the collection reflects primarly the Women's...
Dates: 1966 - 2006

Cranbrook Architectural Office Records

Identifier: 1989-01
Abstract Records of the Cranbrook Architectural Office which was responsible for the supervision, inspection, approval and acceptance of all construction work at Cranbrook, beginning with Eliel Saarinen's leadership through its closure in the 1980s. The materials reflect the planning and building phases of the Brookside School (BS), Christ Church Cranbrook (CCC), Cranbrook Academy of Art (CAA), Cranbrook House, Cranbrook Institute of Science (CIS), Cranbrook School (CS), Kingswood School (KS), and...
Dates: 1925 - 1987

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Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens), 1902- 5
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) 5
Kirchmayer, Johannes, 1860-1930 5
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 5
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 4
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Concordia Senior College (Fort Wayne, Ind.) 4
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1963-1942 4
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Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 4
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Knoll Associates, Inc. 4
Lorch, Emil, 1870-1963 4
Maroti, Geza 4
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Cranbrook Academy of Art. Architecture Studio 3
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Milles, Olga Granner, 1874-1967 3
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Roche, Kevin, 1922-2019 3
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Weese, Harry, 1915-1998 3
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