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Newell Hillis Arnold Papers

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Identifier: 2005-09
Abstract Newell Hillis Arnold was an architect and sculptor renowned for his work in religious and symbolic subject matter. He contributed sculptures to many churches and civic buildings in the Midwest, exhibited widely throughout the United States, and participated in national competitions. Deaf from infancy, Arnold developed his artistic abilities from an early age. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Minnesota and attending the Minneapolis School of Art,...
Dates: 1935 - 1976

George Gough Booth Papers

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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

Kate Thompson Bromley Papers

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Identifier: 1981-04
Abstract Kate Agnes Thompson married Frank Latham Bromley on May 2, 1900, in Detroit. They moved to Bloomfield Hills and, as neighbors, became ensconced in the Cranbrook community. Kate’s personal interests centered in the arts, and she became very good friends with Carl and Olga Milles, as well as with other Cranbrook personalities. The collection consists of photocopies of excerpts from the diaries of Kate Thompson Bromley. The diary entries document Bromley’s association with Cranbrook...
Dates: 1916 - 1955

Christ Church Cranbrook Records

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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 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

Kingswood School Records

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Identifier: 1980-01
Abstract Kingswood School Cranbrook was a day and boarding school for girls beginning with the seventh grade and continuing through the twelfth grade. Kingswood School was established through a deed of Trust executed on July 24, 1930, between the Cranbrook Foundation and a Board of Trustees consisting of William T. Barbour, Ralph Stone, Luman W. Goodenough, Alvan Macauley, Clarence H. Booth, James Inglis, and Sidney D. Waldon. The Board selected Gladys Turnbach, of Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield,...
Dates: 1930 - 1985

F. Shirley Prouty Research Collection on Johannes Kirchmayer

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Identifier: 2018-04
Abstract F. Shirley Prouty is the great great-niece of Johannes Kirchmayer. She spent many years researching his life, family history, and artworks. Her research is published in the book Johannes Kirchmayer, 1860-1930: master carver from Germany's passion play village to America's finest sanctuaries. This collection holds the research files for this publication. Johannes Kirchmayer was born in Oberammergau, Bavaria, in 1860 and emigrated to the United States in 1880. He work is predominantly...
Dates: 1873 - 2015; Majority of material found within 1994 - 2015

Oliver LaGrone Scholarship Committee Papers

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Identifier: 2017-02
Abstract Clarence Oliver LaGrone was a sculptor, poet and teacher, with a lifelong commitment to universal brotherhood. Oliver was active with the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg from 1970 to 1986. The Oliver LaGrone Scholarship Fund was established in 1972 by members of the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, PA and in 1974, Oliver contributed the proceeds from the sale of his ‘The Dancer’ sculpture to the fund. The Oliver LaGrone Scholarship Committee was formed to honor him for his spirit, personable...
Dates: 1942 - 2012

Nancy Leitch Papers

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Identifier: 2007-04
Abstract In 1943, Leitch attended Cranbrook to study sculpture with Carl Milles, and was also a student of Maija Grotell, Howard Dearstyne, and Ernest Scheyer. She counted Jon Johnson, Margueritte Kimball, Signe Midelfars, Ruth Robinson, George Koren, Frances Ericsson, and Bob Lohman among her friends during this time. After finishing her first year in the program she was asked to return as Maija Grotell’s studio assistant, a position that she treasured and reflected upon often in her later years....
Dates: 1915 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1994

Carl Milles Papers

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Identifier: 1989-13
Abstract Carl Emil Wilhelm Anderson was a prolific Swedish sculptor who worked as head of the Department of Sculpture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art from 1931-1951. He began his career in woodwork while trying to establish professional recognition as a sculptor. In 1905 Milles married painter Olga Granner and in 1908, he began to build a home at Hersud, Lidingo, near Stockholm. By 1920, he had become Professor of Modeling at the Royal Academy of Art, Stockholm, and subsequently become the...
Dates: 1917 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1929 - 1945

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Cranbrook Institute of Science 3
Cranbrook School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 3
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998 3
Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 3
Kirchmayer, Johannes, 1860-1930 3
Kirk, Arthur Nevill 3
Marquis, Samuel S., 1866-1948 3
Saarinen, Loja 3
Connick, Charles J. (Charles Jay), 1875- 2
Cram and Ferguson 2
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1963-1942 2
Cranbrook Art Museum 2
Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Cranbrook Archives 2
Cranbrook House & Gardens (Organization) 2
Detroit Institute of Arts 2
Episcopal Church. Diocese of Michigan 2
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 2
Frayer, William Alley 2
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924 2
Maroti, Geza 2
Saarinen Swanson, Pipsan 2
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 2
Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston, Mass.) 2
Strengell, Marianne, 1909- 2
Swanson, Jons Robert Ferdinand 2
University of Michigan 2
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 1
All Saints’ Ashmont (Parish : Boston, Mass.) 1
American Institute of Architects 1
American Institute of Decorators 1
Ardolino, Edward 1
Arnold, Newell Hillis, 1906-1988 1
Askew, June 1
Askew, Richard G. 1
Bach, Oscar Bruno, 1884-1957 1
Baldwin, Benjamin, 1913-1993 1
Bank of Montreal 1
Barbour, William T. 1
Bauder, Lillian 1
Bertoia, Harry 1
Booth, James Scripps, 1888-1954 1
Booth, Ralph H. 1
Bradford, Francis Scott, 1898-1961 1
Brigham, Charles, 1841-1925 1
Bromley, Kate Thompson 1
Brookside School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 1
Buckberrough, John 1
Cantor, Allen 1
Cascieri, Arcangelo, 1902-1997 1
Charles E. Lauriat Co. 1
Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.). Episcopal Churchwomen 1
Church of St. Mary the Virgin (New York, N.Y.) 1
Church of the Intercession (New York, N.Y.) 1
Cleveland Museum of Art 1
Cooke, Edward S., Jr. (Edward Strong), 1954- 1
Cooper, Harriet 1
Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson 1
Cram, Wentworth, and Goodhue 1
Cranbrook Academy of Art. Architecture Studio 1
Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research 1
Cranbrook Press 1
Cranbrook Schools 1
Croze, Harvey 1
Detroit Industrial Mission 1
Detroit News (Firm) 1
Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts 1
Detroit Trust Company 1
Eames, Charles 1
Earl, Harley 1
Eastern Michigan University 1
Edw. F. Caldwell & Co. 1
Ehrich Galleries 1
Eschmann, Jean 1
Frei, Emil, Jr., 1896-1967 1
Fuller, Donald 1
GM Technical Center 1
General Motors Corporation 1
Gray, Nellie Beveridge (circa 1906-) 1
Grigny, Nicolas de, 1672-1703 1
Hance, G. W. (George W.) 1
Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens), 1902- 1
Hedin, Sven Anders, 1865-1952 1
Herter Brothers (New York, N.Y.) 1
Herter, Albert, 1871-1950 1
Hvitträsk (Museum) 1
Irving & Casson 1
James Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd. 1
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) 1
Kausch, Jack 1
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