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F. Shirley Prouty Research Collection on Johannes Kirchmayer

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Identifier: 2018-04
Abstract F. Shirley Prouty is the great great-niece of Johannes Kirchmayer. She spent many years researching his life, family history, and artworks. Her research is published in the book Johannes Kirchmayer, 1860-1930: master carver from Germany's passion play village to America's finest sanctuaries. This collection holds the research files for this publication. Johannes Kirchmayer was born in Oberammergau, Bavaria, in 1860 and emigrated to the United States in 1880. He work is predominantly...
Dates: 1873 - 2015; Majority of material found within 1994 - 2015

Emma Rothe and Merton Elmer Farr Papers

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Identifier: 2020-05
Abstract Emma and Merton Farr are the parents of Carolyn Farr, who married Henry Scripps Booth on September 27, 1924. This collection contains the estate, legal, and financial records of Emma Rothe and Merton Elmer Farr.
Dates: 1886 - 1954; Majority of material found within 1924 - 1954

Oliver A. Farwell Papers

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Identifier: 2016-02
Abstract Oliver Farwell had a lifelong affinity and commitment to the study of Michigan’s flora as both a hobby and occupation. Working with Parke, Davis and Company (Detroit, MI) from 1892-1933, Farwell was responsible for the pharmacognosy of raw botanical products, and was also a long standing member of a multiplicity of scholarly clubs with branches pertaining to botanical interests. Farwell’s large personal collections of herbarium specimens are housed at the Cranbrook Institute of Science. This...
Dates: 1886 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1890 - 1945

Festa Vettraino Records

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Identifier: 2005-10
Abstract The history of the Vettraino family in America links inextricably to Cranbrook Educational Community. Michael Vettraino began working for the Booth family on their farmland in Bloomfield Hills and helped shape Cranbrook's landscape under the direction of founder, George Gough Booth. Michael and his wife Michela, raised six children on the grounds of Cranbrook. Michael’s sons, Dominick and John, both worked at Cranbrook for over 50 years, raising their own families on the grounds. John...
Dates: 2004 - 2005

Floyd W. Bunt Papers

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Identifier: 2000-14
Abstract Floyd W. Bunt was born on June 19, 1910, in Toronto, Ontario. After receiving his college degree, he taught at local high schools as well as Pickering College. In 1941 Bunt married Marion Adams of Port Huron, Michigan. The Bunts came to the United States in 1944, and Floyd joined the faculty of Cranbrook School, teaching Chemistry, Engineer Science, and auto mechanics, and serving as faculty advisor for the Rifle Club. While at Cranbrook he earned his Masters Degree of Science from Wayne State...
Dates: 1954 - 1962

Virginia Beresford Fox Papers

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Identifier: 1997-12
Abstract Virginia Beresford Fox, granddaughter of Cranbrook founders, George and Ellen Booth, was born in 1935 in Detroit. Growing up at Cranbrook, she attended Kingswood School during the seventh through tenth grades, and graduated from Chatham Hall in Virginia. She obtained a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College in 1956, majoring in French. She returned to Michigan to study at Wayne State University where she earned a master’s degree in French and teacher certification. She taught French at...
Dates: 1874 - 1878

The Gate of Dreams Records

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Identifier: 2003-10
Abstract The Gate of Dreams was a book project that was written by an alum of Brookside and Kingswood, Lillian Moats, and published by the Cranbrook Press. Ms. Moats was enthusiastic about publishing The Gate of Dreams under Cranbrook’s auspices and volunteered her stories and illustrations as a contribution to the Brookside student financial aid program. The Gate of Dreams project not only revived the Cranbrook Press and helped financial aid students at Brookside, but it also served as a way to reach...
Dates: 1991 - 1996

Dorothy O. Gaymer Papers

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Identifier: 1995-74
Abstract In the summer of 1951, Dorothy entered Cranbrook Academy of Art under the VA bill and studied weaving with Marianne Strengell. She was selected for the student traveling exhibition 1952-1953 and studied at The Textile Institute of Boras - Stockholm in the fall of 1953. She stayed to study Arts and Crafts and therapeutic work in Europe for the next six months. Dorothy returned to the United States in 1954 and resided in Detroit. She continued to exhibit her textiles throughout the 1950s, winning...
Dates: 1949 - 1959

William Gehron Papers

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Identifier: 2003-08
Abstract William Gehron was a lifelong friend of Carl Milles from 1929 when he published an article on him in the journal Architecture. Gehron was instrumental in securing the 1938 commission for Milles of the bronze doors for the Finance Building at Capitol Park, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a building designed by Gehron. The William Gehron Papers consist primarily of correspondence between Gehron and Carl Milles from 1929-1949. The bulk of the correspondence relates to the Harrisburg projects and...
Dates: 1917 - 2000

Gliders, Inc. Records

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Identifier: 1992-10
Abstract In September of 1928, William J. Scripps, nephew to Cranbrook founder Ellen Scripps Booth, founded Gliders, Inc., the first American company dedicated to the manufacture of gliding aircraft. In December of 1929, the Detroit Aircraft Corporation acquired ownership of Gliders, Inc. In January, 1930, the company hired John Pratt to serve as chief demonstrator. The precise tenure and title of each officer, and the dissolution date of the organization itself are not readily apparent from the...
Dates: 1928 - 1930

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Hatt , Robert T. (Robert Torrens) 15
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Cranbrook Art Museum 13
Saarinen, Loja (Minna Carolina Mathilde Louise Gesellius ) 13
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Slade, Roy 10
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Grotell, Maija 8
Paulsen, S. Glen (Serenus Glen) 8
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Coir, Mark 7
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Scripps, James E. (James Edmund) 7
Swanson, Pipsan Saarinen (Eeva Lisa) 7
Buckberrough, John 6
Ford Motor Company 6
Hammarstrom, Olav 6
Kirk, Arthur Nevill 6
Maroti, Geza 6
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Concordia Senior College (Fort Wayne, Ind.) 5
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5
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Episcopal Church. Diocese of Michigan 4
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Lorch, Emil 4
Roche, Kevin 4
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Cranbrook School (Sydney, Australia) 3
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Gray, Nellie Beveridge 3
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Institute for Advanced Pastoral Studies 3
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Knodel, Gerhardt 3
Knoll, Hans 3
Korab, Balthazar 3
Lawrence Technological University 3
Martin, Dan M. 3
McCoy, Katherine 3
McCoy, Michael 3
McEwen, Katherine 3
Michigan State University 3
Minoru Yamasaki and Associates 3
Oakland Community College 3
Page, Herman Riddle, Bishop 3
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