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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 second son 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
Abstract George Herbst served as Vice President of Finance and Administration of Cranbrook Educational Community between 1986 and 1996. Herbst’s administrative duties included managing capital projects, finances, legal actions, and human relations. During his term, Herbst also oversaw numerous projects including restoration or construction initiatives for the Greek Theatre, Kingswood School, Cranbrook House, the Henry Booth Studio, and the DeSalle Auditorium. He was also involved in the acquisition of...
Dates: 1966 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1984 - 1992
Abstract Frederick Olds photographed special events for the Cranbrook Educational Community (CEC) from 1982-2002. The bulk of this work was with the Cranbrook-Kingswood Dancers under the leadership of Jessica Sinclair. Sinclair studied with modern dance legends, such as Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Jose Limon. and began teaching modern dance as part of Kingswood School’s physical education program. During her tenure, Sinclair was responsible for the growth of Cranbrook’s dance department. In...
Dates: 1982 - 2002
Abstract This collection is based upon the rededicatory production in September 1991 of The Cranbrook Masque, first staged at Cranbrook’s Greek Theatre in 1916. The collection comprises of materials collected by Mark Coir, former Cranbrook Archives Director, and chair of the Cranbrook Greek Theatre Rededication Committee. Included are audiovisual materials; correspondence; financial; and administrative records. Also included are publicity, and production materials including a script, a musical score,...
Dates: 1916 - 1992; Majority of material found within 1983 - 1991
Abstract In 1900, George Gough Booth established the Cranbrook Press at the Detroit Evening News building. The enterprise lasted only two years, but it was later revived at Cranbrook in 1930. The Print Shop was headed by Edward Alonzo Miller, a well-known typographer, and Jean Eschmann, a bookbinder of high repute, and already employed by Booth, provided fine leather bindings. The first volume produced by Miller and Eschmann was a service book for the Festival of Gifts at Cranbrook Church. The...
Dates: 1929 - 1975
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
Abstract After receiving her BA in Painting and Printmaking from San Diego State University in 2007, Corina Reynolds apprenticed at Brighton Press in San Diego, a fine art book press founded by William (Bill) Kelly, and learned a great deal about fine letterpress printing and bookbinding. From 2009-2011 Reynolds studied under Mark Newport at Cranbrook Academy of Art, receiving her MFA in May 2011. During her time at the Art Academy, she began to further explore performance, video, and interactive works...
Dates: 2010 - 2011
Abstract Melvyn Maxwell Smith (1914-1984) was born on March 12, 1914, in Detroit, Michigan, into an orthodox Jewish family. After graduating from Wayne State University’s College of Education. Smith took a teaching position at Detroit’s Cody High School where he also established the Comet yearbook. He was also part owner of G.G. & S. Realty, which later became G.G. & W. Sara Evelyn Stein (1907-2005), a kindergarten teacher was born in 1907, in South Fork, Pennsylvania into an orthodox Jewish...
Dates: 1908 - 2017
Abstract St. Dunstan’s “Theatre” Guild, later "St. Dunstan’s Guild of Cranbrook" was established in 1932, with a small people interested in forming an amateur theatrical society held, including Henry S. Booth, Ellenna Cochran (Mrs. Maurice D.), Jessie Winter, Harry D. Hoey and Burt A. McDonald. The group was named after St. Dunstan, a ninth century English churchman who was Archbishop of Canterbury and has always been regarded as a patron saint of the arts. The group's first plays were performed at...
Dates: 1932 - 1990
Abstract On December 22, 1919 Henry Scripps Booth (along with his parents and friends) attended a comedy at the Shubert-Detroit Opera House by William Shakespeare called Twelfth Night. In 1921, Booth attended a Twelfth Night Revels at the Detroit Society of Arts and Craft. These events inspired Henry and in 1929 the first unofficial Twelfth Night costume party was held at Cranbrook in the large second floor studio of the Cranbrook Architectural Office. The Twelfth Night Gala became an annual event...
Dates: 1950 - 1989
- Subject: Performing arts X
- Booth, Henry Scripps 6
- Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 5
- Booth, George G. (George Gough) 4
- Cranbrook Educational Community 4
- Christ Church Cranbrook 3
- Cranbrook Kingswood School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 3
- Winter, Jessie 3
- Booth, Carolyn Farr 2
- Booth, Ellen Warren Scripps 2
- Brookside School 2
- Coir, Mark 2
- Cranbrook Foundation 2
- Ford Motor Company 2
- University of Michigan 2
- Bauder, Lillian 1
- Booth, James Scripps 1
- Cram, Ralph Adams 1
- Cranbrook Institute of Science 1
- Cranbrook Press 1
- Cranbrook School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 1
- Cranbrook Schools 1
- Croze, Harvey 1
- Denio, John (John (Jock)) 1
- Dunstan, Saint 1
- Eschmann, Jean 1
- Fredericks, Marshall 1
- Hatt , Robert T. (Robert Torrens) 1
- Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum 1
- Kirchmayer, Johannes 1
- Lorch, Emil 1
- McEwen, Katherine 1
- Milles, Carl 1
- Olds, Fred (Fredrick) 1
- Page, Herman Riddle, Bishop 1
- Reynolds, Corina 1
- Sepeshy, Zoltan 1
- Sinclair, Jessica 1
- Smith, Melvyn Maxwell 1
- Smith, Sara 1
- Swanson, J. Robert F. (Jons Robert Ferdinand) 1
- Wayne State University 1
- White, Lee A. 1
- Wright, Frank Lloyd 1 ∧ less