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William Oliver Stevens Papers

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Identifier: 1995-90
Abstract William Oliver Stevens was headmaster of Cranbrook School from 1927-1935. These documents consist of office records in the form of correspondence, carbon copies, and drafts from William O. Stevens, first headmaster of Cranbrook School. Additionally, there is correspondence after his tenure at Cranbrook, but concerning Cranbrook masters, other employees, and alumni is included. Some black and white photographs are appended to alumni, faculty and student documents. The bulk of the collection...
Dates: 1927 - 1935

M. Pamela Stump Papers

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Identifier: 1995-86
Abstract M. Pamela Stump was baptized at Christ Church Cranbrook by Rev. W. Hamilton Aulenbach and attended Kingswood School Cranbrook from the fall of 1942 until her graduation in 1946. She attended the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan for a year before beginning studies at the studio of Marshall Fredericks in 1948. In 1950 she married David E. Walsh, a 1944 graduate of Cranbrook School; they had three children. Pamela Stump taught sculpture at Kingswood...
Dates: 1950 - 1995

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

Richard Thomas Papers

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Identifier: 1989-14
Abstract Richard Thomas graduated from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in May 1948 with an MFA in painting, subsequently re-establishing the Metalsmithing Department at the Academy and becoming Head for thirty-six years. He also served in other administrative capacities for the Academy, including Dean of Students (1951-50), Registrar (1962-65), Administrative Assistant to the President (1965-66), and Dean of Students (1968). His chief interest was liturgical art, fabricating around 300 objects for...
Dates: 1930 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1978

Betty Trost Papers

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Identifier: 2005-07
Abstract Betty Trost was an avid gardener, whose love of gardening extended beyond her own home to Cranbrook, where she became one of seventeen charter members of the Cranbrook Gardens Auxiliary in 1971. Trost was interested in researching and documenting the history of the gardens and the auxiliary. In 1994, she began gathering information regarding the history and development of the individual garden areas, in anticipation of the 25th anniversary of the auxiliary. From 1996 to its completion in...
Dates: 1951 - 2005

Twelfth Night Records

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Identifier: 1998-01
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

Jayne Van Alstyne Papers

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Identifier: 1990-51
Abstract Martha Jayne Van Alstyne (1923-2015), a Cranbrook Academy of Art alumna was an artist, educator, and industrial designer. Some of her most notable accomplishments include assisting in the development of Michigan State University’s first Industrial Design Program (Landscape Architecture School); developing the Interior, and Industrial Design programs at Montana State University; and assisting in the design of General Motors’ (GM) Kitchen of Tomorrow project. Van Alstyne also holds several...
Dates: 1947 - 1994

Suzanne E. Vanderbilt Papers

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Identifier: 1998-02
Abstract Suzanne E. Vanderbilt was an industrial designer at General Motors, hired as a “Damsels of Design”, a pioneering group of women automobile designers hired by Harley Earl (VP of Design) in the mid-1950s. While there, she became the first female assistant designer and developed two patents relating to automotive safety and ergonomics, among other accomplishments. From 1963-1965, General Motors granted Ms. Vanderbilt a leave to study at the Cranbrook Academy of Art (CAA), where she earned a...
Dates: 1924-1994; undated

Dominick Vettraino Papers

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Identifier: 1990-15
Abstract Dominick Vettraino grew up at Cranbrook helping his father Michael, who as grounds superintendent, planted most of the trees and gardens that adorned Cranbrook’s early years and helped shape the campus that is seen today. Dominick formally began working for Cranbook as one of his father’s handymen in 1931. He would also later serve as chief of the Cranbrook Fire Department, building its first fire truck, and head of Cranbrook Police Department, while also succeeding his father as grounds...
Dates: 1949 - 1988; Majority of material found within 1953 - 1960

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Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 27
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Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 26
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950 26
Cranbrook Foundation 22
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961 20
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 20
Brookside School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 17
University of Michigan 17
Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens), 1902- 16
Booth, Ellen Warren Scripps, 1863-1948 14
Cranbrook Art Museum 14
Saarinen, Loja 13
Bertoia, Harry 12
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998 12
Mitchell, Wallace, 1911-1977 12
Detroit Institute of Arts 11
Eames, Charles 11
Marquis, Samuel S., 1866-1948 11
Saarinen, Lillian Swann, 1912- 11
Slade, Roy 11
Detroit News (Firm) 10
Eero Saarinen & Associates 10
Knoll, Florence, 1917-2019 10
Swanson, Jons Robert Ferdinand 10
GM Technical Center 9
Milles, Olga Granner, 1874-1967 9
Strengell, Marianne, 1909- 9
Bauder, Lillian 8
Booth, James Scripps, 1888-1954 8
Cranbrook Press 8
Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 8
Paulsen, S. Glen (Serenus Glen) 8
Coir, Mark 7
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962 7
Saarinen Swanson, Pipsan 7
Scripps, James E. (James Edmund), 1835-1906 7
Stevens, William Oliver, 1878-1955 7
Vettraino, Dominick 7
Buckberrough, John 6
Cranbrook House & Gardens (Organization) 6
Croze, Harvey 6
Ford Motor Company 6
Hammarstrom, Olav 6
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) 6
Kirk, Arthur Nevill 6
Knoll Associates, Inc. 6
Maroti, Geza 6
Weese, Harry, 1915-1998 6
Winter, Jessie 6
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 6
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 5
Booth, Carolyn Farr 5
Booth, Ralph H. 5
Concordia Senior College (Fort Wayne, Ind.) 5
Frayer, William Alley 5
Kirchmayer, Johannes, 1860-1930 5
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5
White, Lee A., 1886- 5
Yale University 5
Baldwin, Benjamin, 1913-1993 4
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1963-1942 4
Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Cranbrook Archives 4
Cranbrook Schools 4
Eames, Ray 4
Episcopal Church. Diocese of Michigan 4
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 4
General Motors Corporation 4
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924 4
Gray, Nellie Beveridge (circa 1906-) 4
Kimball, Margueritte Eleanor, 1906-1995 4
Lorch, Emil, 1870-1963 4
Roche, Kevin, 1922-2019 4
Schmidt, Julius, 1923-2017 4
Scripps, Harriet Josephine Messinger, 1838-1933 4
Stone, Ralph, 1868-1957 4
Thomas, Richard 4
Barbour, William T. 3
Barker, Laurence (Laurence Addison), 1930- 3
Coulter, Bruce 3
Cranbrook Academy of Art. Architecture Studio 3
Cranbrook School (Sydney, Australia) 3
Eastern Michigan University 3
Girard, Alexander 3
Hulbert, Harold S. (Harold Stacey), 1887-1949 3
Institute for Advanced Pastoral Studies 3
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) 3
Knodel, Gerhardt 3
Knoll, Hans, 1914-1955 3
Korab, Balthazar 3
Lawrence Technological University 3
Martin, Dan M. 3
McCoy, Katherine, 1945- 3
McCoy, Michael (1944) 3
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