Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The collection documents the life and work of George Gough Booth, a renowned advocate of the arts, and a great philanthropist whose crowning achievement was the establishment of Cranbrook Educational Community. He was also one of the nation's leading newspapermen in the first half of this century. It includes biographical materials including legal documents, travel itineraries, talks and writings, and the financial and business records of the Cranbrook Press. It documents his working life...
Dates: 1864 - 1949
Abstract In 1927 George G. Booth established the Cranbrook Academy of Art as an educational environment where students could come and learn from master artists in residence. The Academy functioned as a department under the Cranbrook Foundation and included painting, architecture, sculpture, ceramics and decorative design. The first Academy students were taken in early 1930. Eliel Saarinen was the first President (1932-1946). In 1942, with the opening of the Museum and Library, the Academy became an...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1942 - 1973
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
Abstract Cranbrook School was established by a Trust Indenture on 15 January 1926 to, “provide for the moral and religious education of the youth committed to its care,” under the supervision of three governing boards: the Board of Directors, the Advisory Board, and the Board of Trustees. Originally conceived as a Church school of Christ Church Cranbrook by September of 1924, George Booth had decided that the school should have a separate site to allow for expansion. When it opened on September 19,...
Dates: 1927 - 1985
Abstract Walter Preston Hickey (b. 1908, Detroit, MI) was one of the first staff members of the Cranbrook Architectural Office between 1926-1930. A University of Michigan College of Architecture graduate, he studied architecture and city planning with Eliel Saarinen at Cranbrook Academy of Art (1932-1937), completing his thesis on the Detroit waterfront. Hickey worked with noted architects Albert Kahn, Ralph Rapson, and Eliel and Eero Saarinen as well as the firms Smith, Hinchman & Grylls and...
Dates: 1926 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1929 - 1938
Abstract John Macdougall Pratt was an Associate Professor of Architecture at Auburn University in Alabama. He obtained his PhD in the History of Architecture from Cornell University, in which he focused on the influence of Eliel Saarinen’s teachings at Cranbrook Academy of Art as his subject matter. His research was based on interviews with former students of Eliel Saarinen. Concurrent research by various scholars for the exhibition and catalog for “Design in America: The Cranbrook Vision 1925-1950.”...
Dates: 1935 - 1938
Abstract Ralph Rapson, born on September 13, 1914, in Alma, Michigan, won a scholarship to the University of Michigan's College of Architecture in 1935. Admitted to the Phi Kappa Phi Society in 1938, he was encouraged to apply for the George G. Booth Travelling Fellowship in Architecture. He did not receive the fellowship but his submission impressed Eliel Saarinen, who offered Rapson a scholarship to attend the Academy of Art, where he helped Saarinen on a planning project for the State Capitol...
Dates: 1935 - 1954
Abstract Serenus Glen Paulsen attended the University of Illinois, College of Fine and Applied Art from 1938 to 1942, then spent three years in the military under commanding officer, Marshall Fredericks (a sculptor). After the war, he received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Fine Arts, followed by a Master of Architecture and City Planning from the Royal Academy of Arts, Stockholm, Sweden. Paulsen worked for several firms, including Eero Saarinen and...
Dates: 1940 - 1990
Abstract Architect Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) attended Yale School of Architecture from 1930-1934 and became successful in architectural work, first with his father and brother-in-law, J. Robert F. Swanson, then with his own architectural office, Eero Saarinen & Associates. This is an artificial collection consisting of documents and publications related to projects designed primarily by Eero Saarinen, including those designed with Eliel Saarinen and J. Robert F. Swanson. Most of the material has...
Dates: 1919 - 1971
Abstract Finnish architect, Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen was born August 20, 1873. In 1904 Saarinen married artist Minna Carolina Mathilde Louise “Loja” Gesellius (b. 1879). The Saarinen's daughter Eeva Lisa “Pipsan” was born in Helsingfors, Finland on 31 March 1905 and their son Eero was born in Kyrkslaett, Finland on 20 August 1910. In 1923 Eliel met the Detroit newspaper magnate George Gough Booth, who was to become his chief patron in America. At Booth’s invitation, Saarinen moved his practice to...
Dates: 1880 - 1989