George G. Booth papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bootgeor
Creators:
Booth, George G. (George Gough), b. 1864
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Cranbrook Foundation
Dates:
1900-1955
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2,185 Items
(on 3 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence relating primarily to the Cranbrook Academy and Cranbrook School, and some to the Detroit School of Design, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Art Alliance of America, and the American Federation of Arts; a history of Cranbrook by Booth; a diary and visitors' book; Booth's proposal for an Academy of Art and one for the reorganization of the Cranbrook Foundation; a history of the Cranbrook Press; biographical data on the Booth family; addresses by Booth; material relating to the League to Enforce Peace and the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts; and ca. 100 letters of Carl Milles, resident artist at Cranbrook.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Publisher, art administrator, art patron, founder of Cranbrook Academy, 1932; Detroit, Mich. Died 1949. Booth was president of the Detroit School of Design which was absorbed by the Detroit Museum of Art. The Detroit Museum of Art subsequently became the Detroit Institute of Art. Booth bought his estate in 1904 calling it Cranbrook, a family name. In 1932 he established it as the Cranbrook Academy and named Finnish-born architect, Eliel Saarinen, president.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 664-666 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in: Cranbrook Archives and Historical Collection, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent 1974 by Henry Booth, descendant of George G. Booth.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Art -- Study and teaching -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Hills Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art Alliance of America.. Art Alliance Rest Club Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Detroit Museum of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Society of Arts and Crafts (Detroit, Mich.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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