Paul Philippe Cret papers, 1919-1931

Cret, Paul Philippe, b. 1876 d. 1945
Active in Philadelphia, Pa.

Collection size: 2 microfilm reels.

Collection Summary: Papers relating to Cret's position as architect of the Detroit Art Institute. Included are correspondence with Clyde H. Burroughs and Ralph H. Booth of the Detroit Arts Commission, architect Albert Kahn, art historian William H. Valentiner, and builders Bryant and Detwiler Co.; and design and construction files, 1920-1929, containing construction progress reports, memoranda, specifications, schedules, and contracts.

Biographical/Historical Note: Architect; Philadelphia, Pa. Born in France. Architect of Folger Shakespeare Library, Detroit Institute of Arts.

Lent for microfilming 1980 by the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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