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Ann Jonasson Collection

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Identifier: 2014-15
Abstract In 1952, Loja Saarinen donated a half size May Festival tapestry to the new school in the village of Bobäck, less than a mile from Hvitträsk. The tapestry depicts the center square of the tapestry which hangs in the Dining Room at Kingswood School. The tapestry remained in the school for more than 60 years until the school underwent a major reconstruction project leaving no space for the tapestry. A village association decided to instigate a ‘Save the tapestry of Loja Saarinen’ project with...
Dates: 2011 - 2013

Ward Swift Just Papers

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Identifier: 1990-34
Abstract A 1953 graduate of Cranbrook School, Ward Swift Just (1935-2019) was an American war correspondent, journalist, and author of over 17 novels and numerous short stories. He was born into a family of newspaper publishers on September 5, 1935 in Michigan City, Indiana, and raised in Waukegan and Lake Forest, Illinois. Just’s lucrative career spanned over five decades, including his experience as a reporter for the Waukegan News-Sun, a writer for The Reporter magazine and Newsweek, a contributing...
Dates: 1958 - 1991

Jack Kausch Photograph Collection

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Identifier: 2002-11
Abstract John W. (Jack) Kausch (1929-2002) was a Cranbrook School ('47) and University of Michigan ('56) alum whose keen interest in photography and film led to a lucrative career as a photographer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. His first stint as a photographer for Cranbrook’s student newspaper (The Crane), and yearbook (The Brook) was the launchpad for his 34-year long career. Kausch not only owned a photographic studio in Birmingham, MI, he participated in projects organized by the likes of the Jam...
Dates: 1960 - 2001

Margueritte Kimball Papers

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Identifier: 1991-03
Abstract Margueritte Eleanor Kimball was born on October 19, 1906, in Clinton, Massachusetts. In 1942 Kimball joined the Cranbrook Academy of Art as a student and immediately began serving as the Academy's financial secretary. A beloved and respected member of the Cranbrook community, Kimball used her position to interact with and collect various materials relating to the Academy's faculty and students. Kimball retired in 1968, nevertheless spending her remaining years in Boston as an exhibiting artist....
Dates: Majority of material found in circa 1941-1996; undated

Arthur Nevill Kirk Papers

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Identifier: 1985-08
Abstract Arthur Nevill Kirk was born on July 20, 1881, in Lewes, Sussex, England. He taught as a metalcraft instructor before George Gough Booth persuaded him to move to the United States. Kirk arrived in September 1927 and began designing ecclesiastical pieces for Christ Church Cranbrook, teaching at Cranbrook School (1927-1929), and two years later directing the the metals shop of the Academy of Art and subsequently the Silver Department. When economic depression caused the art shops at the Academy...
Dates: 1873 - 2015

C. Oliver LaGrone Papers

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Identifier: 1997-01
Abstract Clarence Oliver LaGrone was the first African-American student at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he studied with Carl Milles starting in the fall of 1941. Upon completing his studies at Cranbrook, Oliver worked a variety of jobs in order to support his family, including at the Ford Rouge Plant. During the McCarthy era, when Oliver refused to inform on his “communist” contacts in the art world, particularly Paul Robeson, he lost his UAW job. He returned to school, earning the equivalent of...
Dates: 1942 - 1995

Oliver LaGrone Scholarship Committee Papers

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Identifier: 2017-02
Abstract Clarence Oliver LaGrone was a sculptor, poet and teacher, with a lifelong commitment to universal brotherhood. Oliver was active with the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg from 1970 to 1986. The Oliver LaGrone Scholarship Fund was established in 1972 by members of the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, PA and in 1974, Oliver contributed the proceeds from the sale of his ‘The Dancer’ sculpture to the fund. The Oliver LaGrone Scholarship Committee was formed to honor him for his spirit, personable...
Dates: 1942 - 2012

Martha M. Lauritzen Papers

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Identifier: 1999-11
Abstract Martha Lauritzen, a student and friend of Maija Grotell, received her B.F.A. in the spring of 1947 and her M.F.A. in June 1948. She worked as Grotell’s summer assistant through 1952. The collection documents Lauritzen’s experiences at Cranbrook and her relationship with her ceramics mentor, Maija Grotell, including correspondence between Lauritzen and Grotell (1948-1954) and correspondence with other students of Grotell’s. The materials relate to ceramics in the 1940’s, including processes,...
Dates: 1948 - 1997

Nancy Leitch Papers

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Identifier: 2007-04
Abstract In 1943, Leitch attended Cranbrook to study sculpture with Carl Milles, and was also a student of Maija Grotell, Howard Dearstyne, and Ernest Scheyer. She counted Jon Johnson, Margueritte Kimball, Signe Midelfars, Ruth Robinson, George Koren, Frances Ericsson, and Bob Lohman among her friends during this time. After finishing her first year in the program she was asked to return as Maija Grotell’s studio assistant, a position that she treasured and reflected upon often in her later years. Two...
Dates: 1915 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1994

John C. Lorence, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: 1996-36
Abstract John Clement Lorence, Jr. receivied a B.F.A. in painting in 1959 and an M.F.A. a year later from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Lorence taught art at a variety of schools in Wisconsin and Maine while continuing his career as a painter. His work has been exhibited widely in Maine, as well as Milwaukee, Flint, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and in Germany and Iran, and is held in several major collections including the Milwaukee Art Museum, the University of Michigan and the Cook Collection of Chicago...
Dates: 1940 - 1976

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Cranbrook School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 28
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Sepeshy, Zoltan 20
University of Michigan 17
Brookside School 16
Hatt , Robert T. (Robert Torrens) 15
Booth, Ellen Warren Scripps 14
Cranbrook Art Museum 14
Saarinen, Loja (Minna Carolina Mathilde Louise Gesellius ) 13
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Fredericks, Marshall 12
Mitchell, Wallace 12
Eames, Charles 11
Marquis, Samuel S. (Samuel Simpson) 11
Saarinen, Lillian Swann 11
Detroit Institute of Arts 10
Detroit News (Firm) 10
Knoll, Florence 10
Slade, Roy 10
Swanson, J. Robert F. (Jons Robert Ferdinand) 10
Eero Saarinen & Associates 9
Milles, Olga Granner 9
Strengell, Marianne 9
Booth, James Scripps 8
Cranbrook Press 8
GM Technical Center 8
Grotell, Maija 8
Paulsen, S. Glen (Serenus Glen) 8
Bauder, Lillian 7
Coir, Mark 7
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds) 7
Scripps, James E. (James Edmund) 7
Swanson, Pipsan Saarinen (Eeva Lisa) 7
Buckberrough, John 6
Cranbrook House & Gardens (Organization) 6
Croze, Harvey 6
Ford Motor Company 6
Hammarstrom, Olav 6
Kirk, Arthur Nevill 6
Maroti, Geza 6
Stevens, William Oliver 6
Vettraino, Dominick 6
Weese, Harry 6
Winter, Jessie 6
Wright, Frank Lloyd 6
Aalto, Alvar 5
Booth, Carolyn Farr 5
Concordia Senior College (Fort Wayne, Ind.) 5
Frayer, William Alley 5
Kirchmayer, Johannes 5
Knoll Associates, Inc. 5
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5
White, Lee A. 5
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Cram, Ralph Adams 4
Cranbrook Schools 4
Eames, Ray 4
Episcopal Church. Diocese of Michigan 4
Ford, Henry 4
General Motors Corporation 4
Kimball, Margueritte Eleanor 4
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Roche, Kevin 4
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Barker, Laurence (Laurence Addison) 3
Coulter, Bruce 3
Cranbrook Academy of Art. Architecture Studio 3
Cranbrook School (Sydney, Australia) 3
Girard, Alexander 3
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor 3
Gray, Nellie Beveridge 3
Hulbert, Harold S. (Harold Stacey) 3
Institute for Advanced Pastoral Studies 3
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) 3
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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