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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 his...
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 and...
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 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

Cranbrook Architecture Office Records

Identifier: 1998-13
Abstract Dr. Lillian H. Bauder, former President and Chief Executive Officer for the Cranbrook Educational Community (CEC), developed the Cranbrook Architecture Office. During the years 1984-1996 the Cranbrook Architecture Office was responsible for designing and fabricating additions, repairs, or renovations to the grounds, structures, or buildings of the Cranbrook community. The collection comprises of materials relative to the Brookside school, the Log Jam Arch, the Pedestrian Bridge, Pickle Place,...
Dates: 1992 - 1998

Cranbrook Educational Community President's Office: Dr. Lillian H. Bauder Records

Identifier: 2020-08
Abstract Lillian Hinckley Bauder (1939- ) was President and Chief Executive Officer of Cranbrook Educational Community (CEC) from 1984 to 1996. A renowned author, educator and administrator, Dr. Bauder is also a respected community leader and a vigorous advocate for the arts. The collection includes committee meeting materials from the Architectural Advisory Committee, the Governance Committee, the Compensation, and Long-Range Planning Committees as well as the Board of Trustees and the Ad Hoc...
Dates: 1922 - 2006

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Detroit Institute of Arts 6
Knoll, Florence 6
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Detroit News (Firm) 5
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Hatt , Robert T. (Robert Torrens) 5
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5
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Bertoia, Harry 4
Concordia Senior College (Fort Wayne, Ind.) 4
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Hammarstrom, Olav 4
Knoll Associates, Inc. 4
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Maroti, Geza 4
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Wright, Frank Lloyd 4
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Cranbrook Academy of Art. Architecture Studio 3
Cranbrook House & Gardens (Organization) 3
Cranbrook Press 3
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Episcopal Church. Diocese of Michigan 3
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Kirk, Arthur Nevill 3
Knoll, Hans 3
Milles, Olga Granner 3
Minoru Yamasaki and Associates 3
Page, Herman Riddle, Bishop 3
Roche, Kevin 3
Saarinen, Lillian Swann 3
Scripps, James E. (James Edmund) 3
Slade, Roy 3
Stratton, Mary Chase Perry 3
Strengell, Marianne 3
Swanson Associates 3
Trans World Airlines Terminal (New York, N.Y.) 3
Weese, Harry 3
Booth, Carolyn Farr 2
Booth, James Scripps 2
Booth, Ralph H. (Ralph Harman) 2
Buckberrough, John 2
Christ-Janer, Albert 2
Coir, Mark 2
Connick, Charles J. (Charles Jay) 2
Cram and Ferguson 2
Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson 2
Cranbrook Schools 2
Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts 2
Eastern Michigan University 2
Ford Motor Company 2
Ford, Henry 2
Frayer, William Alley 2
Girard, Alexander 2
Goldman, Jack M. 2
Hvitträsk (Museum) 2
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) 2
Irving & Casson 2
Knodel, Gerhardt 2
Korab, Balthazar 2
Kratikos Aerolimenas Athēnōn 2
McEwen, Katherine 2
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds) 2
Michigan State University 2
Morris & Co. (London, England) 2
Nowicki, M. S. 2
Oakland Community College 2
Packard Motor Car Company 2
Pewabic Pottery (Firm) 2
Rapson, Ralph 2
Sampe, Astrid 2
Schmidt, Julius 2
Sibelius, Jean 2
Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston, Mass.) 2
Stevens, William Oliver 2
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