Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract In 1951, Maija and her husband Hans moved to a three acre property in Birmingham, Michigan three miles southeast of Cranbrook. Over the course of thirty years, Maja created the largest and most diverse wild plant garden in Michigan, with over 300 varieties of plants. Her wildflower garden was widely visited attended by garden enthusiasts and tour groups, and often attracted publicity in the local press. She developed a close friendship with botanist James R. Wells of Cranbrook Institute of...
Dates: 1982 - 1989
Abstract Ruth Adler Schnee (1923- ) is an internationally recognized award-winning fabric designer, interior designer, entrepreneur, and founding-figure of contemporary textile design in the United States. Her family fled Nazi Germany and settled in Detroit, Michigan where Ruth attended Cass Technical High School ('1942). A Rhode Island School of Design and Cranbrook Academy of Art graduate, she met and married Edward Schnee in 1948, and together they owned and operated Adler/Schnee, a design and...
Dates: 1828 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1942 - 2009
Collection — Box 1
Abstract Nona Bymark Soderlind was born Elenora Maria Bymark on July 16, 1900, in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, a small community largely populated by Swedish immigrants. The family relocated to Minneapolis by 1915. She attended Minneapolis Art School for two years (1920 and 1922), where she studied sculpture under Charles S. Wells (1872-1956). She also studied art at the University of Minnesota under Samuel Chatwood Burton (1881-1947); and returned for another semester of study at the...
Dates: 1936 - 1936
Abstract Swanson Associates, Inc., an architectural and planning firm that incorporated interior design, was established in 1947 by J. Robert F. Swanson and Pipsan Saarinen Swanson. In December 1965, it split into two affiliated companies, Swanson Associates, Inc., and Countryside Investment Corporation, which managed rental and investment assets. Pipsan was its director and the Swanson family owned its stock. In 1973, Ludwig Jorgensen negotiated the purchase of the Lone Pine Inn from the Cranbrook...
Dates: 1924 - 1982
Abstract Jons Robert (Bob) Ferdinand Swanson (1900-1981) graduated from the University of Michigan School of Architecture in 1924, where he had and become friends with Henry Scripps Booth. In 1924, they established the architectural firm, Swanson and Booth. In 1927, the partnership dissolved and Bob established his own practice. Eva Lisa (Pipsan) Saarinen (1905-1979), daughter of Eliel and Loja Saarinen, studied weaving, ceramics, and fabric design at University of Helskini. She married Bob in 1926...
Dates: 1900 - 1983
File — Box 56, Folder: 15
Collection Scope From the Collection: Series I: General Correspondence (1909-1988) contains correspondence between Henry and Carolyn Booth and their family and friends in the period 1909-1988. Important subjects in this series include the following: Asheville School 1913-1918; University of Michigan 1918-1924; Travels in Europe by Henry Scripps Booth and J. Robert F. Swanson during the period July 1922 - May 1923. Correspondence between Henry Scripps Booth and Carolyn Farr Booth; Travels by George Gough Booth and Ellen Warren...
Dates: 1972 - 1988
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