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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

Virginia Kingswood Booth Vogel Papers

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Identifier: 1999-10
Abstract Virginia Kingswood Booth Vogel was the only daughter of Ralph Harman Booth and Myrtle Mary Batterman Booth. Ralph Harman Booth was a cofounder of Booth Newspapers and a brother of George Gough Booth, founder of Cranbrook. As President of the Detroit Museum of Art and of the Detroit Arts Commission, Booth was responsible for the creation of the Detroit Institute of Arts, and served as the Institute's director as well as a member of its board of directors. Virginia Booth married William...
Dates: 1990 - 1998

Lee A. White Papers

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Identifier: 1979-02
Abstract Lee A White was a journalist, working for the Detroit News from 1911 until his retirement in 1952, except between 1914-1917, when he was an associate professor and chairman of the journalism department at the University of Washington. He developed a close relationship with George G. Booth, serving as his Editorial Secretary and, from 1936, he also served as Chief Librarian for the newspaper, and became its first Director of Public Relations. He served as Director of Cranbrook School for 20...
Dates: 1926 - 1958

Wilderness Expedition Press Coverage Records

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Identifier: 1996-02
Abstract

The Wilderness Expedition which began in 1970, was designed as a yearly outdoor excursion for sophomore students at the Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School. In 1993, a blizzard struck the Great Smokey Mountains National Forrest leaving one-hundred and seventeen Cranbrook faculty and students trapped for nearly four days. The collection comprises of clippings from over 80 national newspapers covering the event.

Dates: 1993

Stanley and Margaret Winkelman Papers

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Identifier: 1994-02
Abstract From 1965, Stanley J. Winkelman was president of Winkelman Stores, Inc. Known as a leader in Detroit and the Jewish community, he supported racial integration and equality. Throughout his career, Winkelman served on many boards, committees including as president of Jewish Community Council and director of the Economic Club of Detroit, and received numerous awards for his philanthropy and community involvement. The collection contains a small amount of correspondence from Harry Bertoia to the...
Dates: 1957 - 2000

Carl and Annetta Wonnberger Papers

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Identifier: 1991-14
Abstract Carl and Annetta Wonnberger were fixtures at Cranbrook for over fifty years, leaving a lasting legacy of teaching excellence at both Cranbrook Schools and the Cranbrook Theatre School. Both were recipients of the Cranbrook Founders Award (Carl in 1965 and Annetta in 1991). Head of the Cranbrook School English Department from 1930-1967, Carl was very active professionally, was a prolific writer (Cranbrook School Fight Song is attributed to him), and received numerous education and theatrical...
Dates: 1906 - 1996

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Cranbrook Academy of Art 57
Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 42
Booth, George G. (George Gough), 1864-1949 31
Cranbrook School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 30
Booth, Henry Scripps, 1897-1988 29
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Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 26
Cranbrook Kingswood School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 26
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 26
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950 26
Cranbrook Institute of Science 24
Cranbrook Foundation 21
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- 15
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
Eames, Charles 11
Marquis, Samuel S., 1866-1948 11
Saarinen, Lillian Swann, 1912- 11
Detroit Institute of Arts 10
Detroit News (Firm) 10
Eero Saarinen & Associates 10
Knoll, Florence, 1917-2019 10
Slade, Roy 10
Swanson, Jons Robert Ferdinand 10
GM Technical Center 9
Milles, Olga Granner, 1874-1967 9
Strengell, Marianne, 1909- 9
Booth, James Scripps, 1888-1954 8
Cranbrook Press 8
Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 8
Paulsen, S. Glen (Serenus Glen) 8
Bauder, Lillian 7
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
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
Vettraino, Dominick 6
Weese, Harry, 1915-1998 6
Winter, Jessie 6
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 6
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 5
Booth, Carolyn Farr 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
Booth, Ralph H. 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
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
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924 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 3
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