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Paul Philippe Cret papers, 1919-1931

Cret, Paul Philippe, 1876-1945



Collection Information

Size: 2 Microfilm reels

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.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in Detroit Institute of Arts Archives, Detroit, Michigan.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 2106-2107 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

Paul Philippe Cret papers, 1919-1931. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.