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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 Academy of Art President's Office: Roy Slade Records

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Identifier: 1995-09
Abstract Roy Slade was President of Cranbrook Academy of Art (CAA) and Director of the Cranbrook Art Museum (CAM) from 1977-1995. During his tenure, Saarinen House was restored, DeSalle Auditorium was constructed, the permanent collection of the Art Museum was developed, the New Studios building was planned, and new CAA faculty and staff were hired. Records from his office provide a comprehensive look at CAA, including meeting minutes, planning documents, correspondence with alumni/ae, and...
Dates: 1974 - 1995

Cranbrook Academy of Art Women's Committee

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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 Photograph Collection

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Identifier: 2020-03
Abstract Cranbrook history dates back to 1904 when George and Ellen Booth purchased land in Bloomfield Hills, MI for their home. The next five decades saw the majority of this land transformed into an educational, artistic, and scientific community. In the early 1970s, a major reorganzition created the Cranbrook Educational Community. More than a century later, in 2021, this Community comprises five program areas: Cranbrook Schools, Cranbrook Art Academy, Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Institute of...
Dates: circa 1830-; Majority of material found within 1931 - 1970

The Eccentric Newspaper Records

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Identifier: 2009-02
Abstract George H. Mitchell and Almeron Whitehead first published The Birmingham Eccentric on 2 May 1878 in Birmingham, Michigan. The four-page issue was a combination of short personal announcements and advertisements. Although both partners wrote for their paper, Whitehead took on the bulk of the writing duties. Under their leadership the paper thrived. In 1912, the two dissolved their partnership as friends leaving Mitchell as the sole publisher. In July 1919, Fred E. Van Black, a linotype...
Dates: 1930 - 2000

Margueritte Kimball Papers

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Identifier: 1991-03
Abstract Margueritte Eleanor Kimball was born on October 19, 1906, in Clinton, Massachusetts. In 1942 Kimball joined the Cranbrook Academy of Art as a student and immediately began serving as the Academy's financial secretary. A beloved and respected member of the Cranbrook community, Kimball used her position to interact with and collect various materials relating to the Academy's faculty and students. Kimball retired in 1968, nevertheless spending her remaining years in Boston as an exhibiting...
Dates: Majority of material found in circa 1941-1996; undated

Wallace MacMahon Mitchell Papers

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Identifier: 1990-21
Abstract Wallace McMahon Mitchell was born on October 9, 1911 in Detroit, Michigan to Arthur Z. and Edith McMahon Mitchell. He was a respected painter, textile designer, geometric abstractionist, and a Cranbrook Academy of Art (CAA) graduate student (’35). He later served at the Academy as a painting, and arts and crafts instructor; registrar; director; and then president until his death in 1977. The collection contains the papers of Mitchell and his family during his years at Cranbrook. Included are...
Dates: 1934 - 1980

Edward and Ruth Adler Schnee Papers

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Identifier: 2010-06
Abstract Ruth Adler Schnee (1923- ) is an internationally recognized award-winning fabric designer, interior designer, entrepreneur, and founding-figure of contemporary textile design in the United States. Her family fled Nazi Germany and settled in Detroit, Michigan where Ruth attended Cass Technical High School ('1942). A Rhode Island School of Design and Cranbrook Academy of Art graduate, she met and married Edward Schnee in 1948, and together they owned and operated Adler/Schnee, a design and...
Dates: 1828 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1942 - 2009

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Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 3
Mitchell, Wallace, 1911-1977 3
Bertoia, Harry 2
Booth, George G. (George Gough), 1864-1949 2
Brookside School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 2
Cranbrook House & Gardens (Organization) 2
Croze, Harvey 2
Detroit News (Firm) 2
Eames, Charles 2
Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 2
Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens), 1902- 2
Kimball, Margueritte Eleanor, 1906-1995 2
Knodel, Gerhardt 2
Saarinen, Lillian Swann, 1912- 2
Strengell, Marianne, 1909- 2
Thomas, Richard 2
Askew, June 1
Askew, Richard G. 1
Baldwin, Benjamin, 1913-1993 1
Barker, Laurence (Laurence Addison), 1930- 1
Birmingham Eccentric (Newspaper) 1
Booth, Henry Scripps, 1897-1988 1
Cantor, Allen 1
Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 1
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973 1
Cooper, Harriet 1
Cranbrook Academy of Art. Architecture Studio 1
Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research 1
Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Cranbrook Archives 1
Cranbrook Press 1
Cranbrook Schools 1
DeSalle, Peggy 1
Eames, Ray 1
Eero Saarinen & Associates 1
Ford Motor Company 1
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998 1
Fuller, Donald 1
Girard, Alexander 1
Hall, Michael 1
Hammarstrom, Olav 1
Hance, G. W. (George W.) 1
Institute for Advanced Pastoral Studies 1
Michaels, Glen, 1927- 1
Milles, Olga Granner, 1874-1967 1
Moneo, José Rafael 1
Munroe, Joseph 1
Packard, James 1
Paulsen, S. Glen (Serenus Glen) 1
Roche, Kevin, 1922-2019 1
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961 1
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950 1
Schmidt, Julius, 1923-2017 1
Schnee, Edward 1
Schnee, Ruth Adler, 1923- 1
University of Michigan 1
Vettraino, Dominick 1
Weese, Harry, 1915-1998 1
White, Lee A., 1886- 1
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