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Margaret Biggar Scrapbook Collection

Identifier: 1991-27
Abstract Margaret Elleanor Biggar was a metalworker and teacher, working out of her own studio in Fairhope, Alabama, for most of her career. From 1929-1931, Biggar assisted renowned English metalsmith, Arthur Nevill Kirk, at the Cranbrook Academy of Art as a paid apprentice, working primarily as the polisher. In July 1939, Biggar and her partner, Eloise Hooker, set up their first “metalcraft” studio in which they taught classes in working silver, copper and brass. Their classes and studio were...
Dates: 1929 - 1973

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

James Scripps and John McLaughlin Booth Papers

Identifier: 1990-14
Abstract James Scripps Booth, an automobile designer, artist, and philosopher was the eldest son of George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth born May 31, 1888, in the Trumbull Avenue home of his grandfather James Edmund Scripps, founder and publisher of the Detroit Evening News. He built a prototype of the Bi-Autogo and in 1913 Booth, uncle William J. Scripps and John Batterman formed the Scripps-Booth Cyclecar Company, manufacturers of small, belt-driven vehicles, the JB Rocket and the Packet....
Dates: 1907 - 1980

Ralph Harman and Mary Batterman Booth Family Papers

Identifier: 2018-03
Abstract Ralph Harman Booth was an art connoisseur, philanthropist, newspaper publisher, co-founder of Booth Newspapers, Inc., with his elder brother, George Gough Booth, and United States Minister to Denmark. An art collector and patron, he was the last President of the Detroit Museum of Art, the founding President of the Detroit Arts Commission, and served as the museum's Chief Executive Officer until the new museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, opened on Woodward Avenue in October 1927. Booth...
Dates: 1900 - 1986

Kate Thompson Bromley Papers

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

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

Doris Corbett Papers

Identifier: 2010-08
Abstract Doris Corbett was a history professor and well-known singer and ballad composer, teaching and performing throughout the United States and Canada. While pursuing her doctorate in history, Ms. Corbett’s research brought her to Cranbrook to study the Arts & Crafts movement, Ellen Scripps Booth, and Nellie Beveridge Gray. The bulk of the collection consists of Ms. Corbett’s research of Ellen Scripps Booth and Nellie Beveridge Gray. Of particular note are the transcripts of the oral histories...
Dates: Circa 1873-1989

Cranbrook Academy of Art Exhibition Publications

Identifier: 1998-05
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. In 1942, the Museum and Library were opened. The Art Museum was intended not only to house artworks acquired from George G. Booth through the Cranbrook Foundation, but also to serve as a teaching tool through its permanent collections and exhibitions in both the museum and the library. The collection holds a year-by-year...
Dates: 1930 - 1999

Cranbrook Academy of Art Student News Publications

Identifier: 1998-05c
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. In 1942, the Museum and Library were opened. The Art Museum was intended not only to house artworks acquired from George G. Booth through the Cranbrook Foundation, but also to serve as a teaching tool through its permanent collections and exhibitions in both the museum and the library. This collection contains publications such...
Dates: 1931 - 1999

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

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Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 7
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Booth, Ellen Warren Scripps, 1863-1948 4
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Brookside School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 4
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Detroit Institute of Arts 4
Mitchell, Wallace, 1911-1977 4
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Booth, Carolyn Farr 3
Coir, Mark 3
Cranbrook Institute of Science 3
Cranbrook Schools 3
Croze, Harvey 3
Detroit News (Firm) 3
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998 3
Kirk, Arthur Nevill 3
Marquis, Samuel S., 1866-1948 3
Milles, Olga Granner, 1874-1967 3
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950 3
Saarinen, Lillian Swann, 1912- 3
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 3
University of Michigan 3
Winter, Jessie 3
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 3
Bauder, Lillian 2
Bertoia, Harry 2
Booth, Myrtle Mary 2
Booth, Ralph H. 2
Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Cranbrook Archives 2
Cranbrook House & Gardens (Organization) 2
Eschmann, Jean 2
Ford Motor Company 2
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 2
Horizons-Upward Bound 2
Kirchmayer, Johannes, 1860-1930 2
McCoy, Katherine, 1945- 2
McCoy, Michael (1944) 2
McEwen, Katherine 2
Slade, Roy 2
Stevens, William Oliver, 1878-1955 2
Synder, Ben M., III, 1920-2017 2
Vogel, Virginia Kingswood Booth 2
Askew, June 1
Askew, Richard G. 1
Barker, Laurence (Laurence Addison), 1930- 1
Biggar, Margaret 1
Booth, John McLaughlin 1
Bromley, Kate Thompson 1
Cantor, Allen 1
Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.). Episcopal Churchwomen 1
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Corbett, Doris 1
Coulter, Bruce 1
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1963-1942 1
Cranbrook Academy of Art. Architecture Studio 1
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Curtis, Roswell G. 1
DeSalle, Peggy 1
Denio, John P. 1
Design Logic 1
Detroit Industrial Mission 1
Detroit Public Schools 1
Dunstan, Saint, 909-988 1
Eames, Charles 1
Eastern Michigan University 1
Eero Saarinen & Associates 1
Episcopal Church. Diocese of Michigan 1
Fuller, Donald 1
General Motors Corporation 1
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924 1
Graham, Jeanne 1
Gray, Nellie Beveridge (circa 1906-) 1
Greek Theater (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 1
Gresham, David 1
Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 1
Hall, Michael 1
Hance, G. W. (George W.) 1
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Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens), 1902- 1
Hedin, Sven Anders, 1865-1952 1
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Kimball, Margueritte Eleanor, 1906-1995 1
Knodel, Gerhardt 1
Knoll Associates, Inc. 1
Knoll, Florence, 1917-2019 1
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001 1
Lorch, Emil, 1870-1963 1
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