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Henry Scripps Booth and Carolyn Farr Booth Papers

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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

Henry Wood Booth Papers

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Identifier: 1985-05
Abstract Henry Wood Booth, husband to Clara Louise Irene Gagnier, and father of Cranbrook Founder George Gough Booth, was an English emigrant. Active in temperance work, he was also an inventor, writer, and speaker at many Detroit area churches. Published in several news and temperance papers, including a religious page in the Detroit News, for a short period he even operated the Sunday Times in Toronto. As an inventor, Henry Wood Booth received a United States patents commission during the years...
Dates: 1814 - 1969; Majority of material found within 1882 - 1930

James Scripps and John McLaughlin Booth Papers

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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

Stephen Farr Booth Papers

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Identifier: 2005-06
Abstract Stephen “Steve” Farr Booth was the eldest son of Henry Scripps and Carolyn Farr Booth, and grandson of Cranbrook founders, George Gough and Ellen Scripps Booth. He graduated from Cranbrook School in 1943 and attended Purdue University. He served as an aviation cadet in the U.S. Army Air Corps during the Second World War, from 1943 to 1945. During the 1950s, he became a journalist and an editor for the Pontiac Daily Press and later a publicity manager at WWJ TV & Radio, Detroit, Michigan....
Dates: 1939 - 2009

Walter E. Booth Family Scrapbook

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Identifier: 1998-19
Abstract This scrapbook was assembled by the Walter E. Booth family of Toronto. Walter's father was the younger brother of Henry Wood Booth and the uncle of Cranbrook founder George G. Booth. Walter E. Booth started in business on the editorial staff of the Detroit Tribune and the Chicago Journal, before returning to Toronto in 1900 and joining his father in the Booth Copper Company. That company became the Booth Coulter Copper and Brass Company, of which he was the head from 1919 to1923. In 1898 he...
Dates: 1894 - 1958

Kate Thompson Bromley Papers

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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

William J. and Jane Comfort Brown Papers

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Identifier: 1995-23
Abstract William Joseph Brown attended Cranbrook Academy of Art in the summer of 1946 under the G.I. Bill. He received his B.F.A. in May 1949; and his M.F.A. the following year. His primary focus was sculpture and metalsmithing and he studied under Jon Johnson, William McVey, Bernard “Tex” Schiewitz, Ted Luderowski and Richard Thomas. After leaving Cranbrook in 1950, he worked as the Assistant Director of the Flint Institute of Arts, was Design Instructor at the University of Delaware (1951-1956) and...
Dates: 1979 - 1995

John H. Buckberrough Notebooks

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Identifier: 1998-18
Abstract John H. Buckberrough was born in England and emigrated to the U.S. as a young man. Prior to working at Cranbrook, he worked from 1908-1918 at the Detroit Edison Co. as engineer and draftsman, and as a teller for the First State Savings Bank, from 1918-1927. His employment in the Cranbrook Architectural Office as civil engineer, was from 1927 until 1955. He died in Sept. 1955. The collection consists of Buckberrough’s 10 field notebooks filled with drawings and notations. Types of information...
Dates: 1926 - 1955

Noel and Isabel Buckner Papers

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Identifier: 2013-12
Abstract This collection documents a residence that was recently demolished. Designed by architect Robert Harter Snyder in 1955, the Buckner residence was a prime example of mid-century modern architecture in Michigan. Snyder, who was Head of the Architecture Department at the time, was commissioned by a former Kingswood School graduate (Isabel Wolfner Buckner) and her husband, Noel, to design a modernist residence for them on Walnut Lake at 2633 Cove Lane, West Bloomfield Township. The Buckners, who...
Dates: 1941 - 2003

Cynthia L. Cahn Papers

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Identifier: 1991-28
Abstract Cynthia Lane Cahn graduated from Kingswood School Cranbrook in 1966. She became an accomplished poet and her work appeared in many journals and publications. In 1982, she also published a small collection of poems titled “The Day the Sun Split” (Anhinga Press) which won the 1982 Anhinga Florida Poetry Chapbook Award. This is a small collection with includes some biographical materials, copies of published works, and a “diary” of letters addressed to her parents while on a European trip in...
Dates: 1962 - 1984

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Cranbrook Academy of Art 56
Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 42
Booth, George G. (George Gough), 1864-1949 31
Cranbrook School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 29
Booth, Henry Scripps, 1897-1988 28
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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
University of Michigan 17
Brookside School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 16
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
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
Stevens, William Oliver, 1878-1955 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
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
McEwen, Katherine 3
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