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Cranbrook Foundation records, 1912-1960

Cranbrook Foundation


Collection Information

Size: 640 Items, (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Correspondence; financial records; a draft of a proposed publication about Cranbrook; letters regarding a biography of founder, George G. Booth, and of the Scripps family; miscellaneous items, including an address by George Booth to the Cranbrook School; and clippings.
Among the individual correspondents are Albert Kahn, M. W. Childs, Emil Lorch, Oscar Bach, Mario Karbel, Francis Scott Bradford, Jr., Katherine McEwen, I. Kirshmayer, René Gimpel, Sheldon Cheney, Carl Milles, John M. Lyle, Cecil Billington, Cyril Arthur Player, and Arthur Neville Kirk. Organizations figuring in the correspondence include the American Federation of Arts, the Society of Arts and Crafts, Detroit, the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Lent for microfilming 1974 by the Cranbrook Foundation.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in Cranbrook Foundation, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1053 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Cranbrook Foundation records, 1912-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.