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Henry Scripps Booth and Carolyn Farr Booth Papers

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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

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 Lower School Brookside Records

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Identifier: 2002-04
Abstract After various attempts at a school for young children in the area, the Bloomfield Hills School opened in 1922, occupying the Meeting House owned and built by George G. Booth at Lone Pine and Cranbrook Roads. With subsequent building additions by Booth and his son Henry Scripps Booth, the student body likewise grew from eight students in its first year to 101 by 1929. A private co-ed school for students in grades K-6, the school officially became Brookside School Cranbrook in 1930. Undergoing...
Dates: 1922 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1923 - 1999

Samuel Simpson Marquis Papers

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Identifier: 1983-07
Abstract This collection documents the life and work of Rev. Dr. Samuel Simpson Marquis (1866-1948). Ordained as an Episcopalian priest, he served parishes in Massachusetts before being called to St. Joseph's Church in Detroit, Michigan. In 1906, he became Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral where he oversaw construction of the new cathedral building designed by Ralph Adams Cram. Between 1915-1920, he worked in the Welfare Department of Ford Motor Company before returning to St. Joseph's in 1921. He moved...
Dates: 1817 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1889 - 1940

Saarinen Family Papers

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Identifier: 1990-08
Abstract Finnish architect, Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen was born August 20, 1873. In 1904 Saarinen married artist Minna Carolina Mathilde Louise “Loja” Gesellius (b. 1879). The Saarinen's daughter Eeva Lisa “Pipsan” was born in Helsingfors, Finland on 31 March 1905 and their son Eero was born in Kyrkslaett, Finland on 20 August 1910. In 1923 Eliel met the Detroit newspaper magnate George Gough Booth, who was to become his chief patron in America. At Booth’s invitation, Saarinen moved his practice to...
Dates: 1880 - 1989

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

Swanson Associates, Inc. Records

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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

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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

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Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 3
Cranbrook Kingswood School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 3
GM Technical Center 3
Saarinen Swanson, Pipsan 3
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950 3
Saarinen, Loja 3
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 3
Booth, Ellen Warren Scripps, 1863-1948 2
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1963-1942 2
Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 2
Cranbrook Art Museum 2
Cranbrook Foundation 2
Detroit News (Firm) 2
Eastern Michigan University 2
Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 2
Hvitträsk (Museum) 2
Lorch, Emil, 1870-1963 2
Marquis, Samuel S., 1866-1948 2
Michigan State University 2
Oakland Community College 2
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961 2
Sibelius, Jean, 1865-1957 2
Suomi College 2
Swanson Associates 2
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 1
American Institute of Architects 1
American Institute of Decorators 1
Antioch College 1
Baldwin, Benjamin, 1913-1993 1
Bertoia, Harry 1
Booth, Carolyn Farr 1
Brookside School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 1
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973 1
Coir, Mark 1
Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson 1
Cranbrook Institute of Science 1
Cranbrook Press 1
Cranbrook School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 1
Cranbrook Schools 1
DeSalle, Peggy 1
Denio, John P. 1
Detroit Institute of Arts 1
Dinkeloo, John G. (John Gerard), 1918-1981 1
Episcopal Church. Diocese of Michigan 1
Eschmann, Jean 1
Ford Motor Company 1
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 1
Hall, Michael 1
Henry Ford Peace Expedition (1915-1916) 1
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) 1
Kirchmayer, Johannes, 1860-1930 1
Knodel, Gerhardt 1
Knoll, Florence, 1917-2019 1
Maroti, Geza 1
McEwen, Katherine 1
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962 1
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 1
Milles, Olga Granner, 1874-1967 1
Mitchell, Wallace, 1911-1977 1
Northern Michigan University 1
Öhquist, Johannes, 1861-1949 1
Packard Motor Car Company 1
Page, Herman, Reverend, 1866-1942 1
Saarinen, Lillian Swann, 1912- 1
Schnee, Edward 1
Schnee, Ruth Adler, 1923- 1
Slade, Roy 1
Sparre, Louis, 1863-1964 1
Strengell, Gustaf 1
Strengell, Marianne, 1909- 1
Weese, Harry, 1915-1998 1
Winter, Jessie 1
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