Center for Creative Studies,
Collection size: 6.5 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 4 reels)
Collection Summary: Historical information; reports; correspondence; financial records; scrapbooks; photographs and albums.
REELS D280-D282: Historical information; annual reports; minutes of meetings; correspondence; enrollment records; financial statements; scrapbooks, 1904-1943; photographs of the Society's building; and publications.
REEL 3250: Five scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings regarding art and artists in Detroit.
UNMICROFILMED: Two prospecti, 1926-1927, for the Art School of the Society of Arts and Crafts,; 8 annual reports, 1920-1927, of the Society of Arts and Crafts; photographs and negatives made from glass slides of individuals and events from the earliest years of the Society of Arts and Crafts; and 2 albums, undated and 1911-1977, containing photographs of instructors, students, and activities of the Art School of the Society of Arts and Crafts and the Center for Creative Studies - College of Art and Design.
Biographical/Historical Note: Art society and school; Detroit, Michigan. Formerly Society of Arts and Crafts. Founded in 1906 and incorporated in 1915. The Art School of the Society of Arts and Crafts was established in 1926. In 1975 the organization changed its name to the Center for Creative Studies - College of Art and Design.
Material on reel 3250 lent for microfilming 1984, and unmicrofilmed material donated 1965 and 1984 by Center for Creative Studies.
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