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Doris Corbett Papers

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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

Robert Torrens Hatt Papers

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Identifier: 1999-14
Abstract Robert Torrens Hatt (1902-1989), a graduate of University of Michigan and Columbia Univerisity, was an academic and zoologist with a long career in museum work culminating with his appointment as Director of the Cranbrook Institute of Science (CIS), a position he held until retirement on June 30, 1967. Under his direction, CIS went through several building expansions and research conducted there drew the attention of the scientific community worldwide. Dr. Hatt spent a significant amount of...
Dates: 1919 - 1984

Robert Hall Merrill Papers

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Identifier: 2016-03
Abstract Robert Hall Merrill was a Trustee of the Cranbrook Institute of Science (1944-1953). He was also a Consultant to the Anthropology Department (1948-1949) and on the Research Committee (1949-1952). Born on January 18, 1881, in Grand Rapids, Michigan,he graduated from the University of Michigan in 1902 with a BA in Engineering. He worked for the U.S. Department of Rivers and Harbors and the New York State of Court Claims, where he became interested in China's Grand Canal project. He relocated to...
Dates: 1930 - 1952

Ralph Rapson Papers

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Identifier: 2012-01
Abstract Ralph Rapson, born on September 13, 1914, in Alma, Michigan, won a scholarship to the University of Michigan's College of Architecture in 1935. Admitted to the Phi Kappa Phi Society in 1938, he was encouraged to apply for the George G. Booth Travelling Fellowship in Architecture. He did not receive the fellowship but his submission impressed Eliel Saarinen, who offered Rapson a scholarship to attend the Academy of Art, where he helped Saarinen on a planning project for the State Capitol...
Dates: 1935 - 1954