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Cranbrook Foundation Executive Secretary: William Alley Frayer Records

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Identifier: 1980-04
Abstract William Alley Frayer had over a thirty-year careeer as a historian, teaching at both Cornell University and University of Michigan before Cranbrook Board of Trustees hired him as Executive Secretary of the Foundation in 1935. Frayer worked closely with chairman George Booth, daily discussing matters of general Cranbrook concern. Upon Frayer's retirement in 1938, Booth and Frayer decided to close the office of Executive Secretary. Frayer returned to Ann Arbor and died June 29, 1946, at the...
Dates: 1935 - 1938

Cranbrook Foundation Office Records

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Identifier: 1981-05
Abstract The Cranbrook Foundation was established on November 28, 1927, by George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth. It was a trust and administrative entity to endow and support the six institutions that George and Ellen had founded: Brookside School Cranbrook, Christ Church Cranbrook, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Cranbrook School, and Kingswood School Cranbrook. It's initial mission was, "to add to and strengthen the educational and cultural facilities within the...
Dates: 1926 - 1973

Cranbrook Founders’ Day Records

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Identifier: 1996-09
Abstract The Founders' Award recognizes those who have made a special contribution to Cranbrook. The first Founders’ Day Celebration was held at Cranbrook School on October 26, 1928. After dinner at the school, George Gough Booth made an address to the student body, formally conveying the school buildings to them, and speaking of citizenship. He also made a presentation to the school of Rembrandt Peale’s portrait of George Washington, to be hung in the lobby of the Commons. The formal address,...
Dates: 1928 - 1993

Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary Records

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Identifier: 1995-11
Abstract Henry Scripps Booth, youngest son of the Cranbrook founders, developed the idea of organizing an auxiliary for the purpose of helping to preserve and improve the gardens surrounding Cranbrook House. The inaugural meeting of the Cranbrook Gardens Auxiliary took place the 4th of March, 1971, at Cranbrook House. The success of this organization led to the creation of the Cranbrook House Auxiliary in 1975 to organize the use of Cranbrook House for receptions and provide information about the...
Dates: 1950 - 2002

Cranbrook Institute of Science Director’s Office Records

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Identifier: 1990-31
Abstract Cranbrook Institute of Science is a nationally recognized natural history and science museum primarily serving Michigan and the Great Lakes region. It seeks to interest and educate people of all ages about nature, science and humankind through its exhibits, education, collection, research, and public programs. The Institute is a division of Cranbrook Educational Community, beginning, as do all Cranbrook institutions, with the vision and generosity of George Gough Booth. Originally...
Dates: 1920 - 1990

Cranbrook-Kingswood Dance Group Photograph Collection

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Identifier: 1996-14
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

Cranbrook Masque/Greek Theatre Rededication Records

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Identifier: 1992-02
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...
Dates: 1916 - 1992; Majority of material found within 1983 - 1991

Cranbrook Music Guild Records

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Identifier: 1995-85
Abstract Dr. Maurice Garabrant, Christ Church Cranbrook Organist and Choir Master, and Mrs. Betty Brewster formed a committee of music lovers in order to organize a concert at the Cranbrook Greek Theater. Henry S. Booth, son of Cranbrook founders George and Ellen Booth, was one of the original eleven members of this committee, which produced the first Cranbrook Festival concert performance on June 10, 1951. The concert was such a success that the committee formalized in 1952 as the Cranbrook Music...
Dates: 1950 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990

Cranbrook Photograph Collection

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Identifier: 2020-03
Abstract Cranbrook history dates back to 1904 when George and Ellen Booth purchased land in Bloomfield Hills, MI for their home. The next five decades saw the majority of this land transformed into an educational, artistic, and scientific community. In the early 1970s, a major reorganzition created the Cranbrook Educational Community. More than a century later, in 2021, this Community comprises five program areas: Cranbrook Schools, Cranbrook Art Academy, Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Institute of...
Dates: circa 1830-; Majority of material found within 1931 - 1970

Cranbrook P.M. Records

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Identifier: 1999-12
Abstract

Cranbrook P.M., a continuing education and outreach program, was founded in 1973 by the Cranbrook School Mother’s Council. The program, which became defunct by the mid-1990s offered a series of evening classes, lectures, seminars, workshops, tours, etc. focusing on the arts, languages, math, music, sports, and the sciences. The collection primarily focuses on the program's curricula, however there is a small amount of material associated with its administrative functions.

Dates: 1975 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1991 - 1993

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Art -- Study and teaching 18
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Church architecture 12
Newspapers 10
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Arts and crafts movement 6
Embassy buildings 6
Fund raising 6
Graphic arts 6
Oral history 6
Public relations 6
Art auctions 5
Composition (Music) 5
Interior decoration 5
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century 5
Archaeology 4
Chair design 4
Cranbrook (Kent, England) 4
Detroit (Mich.) 4
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Gardening -- Societies, etc. 4
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Trans World Airlines Terminal (New York, N.Y.) 3
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Names
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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