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Cranbrook Historic Photograph Collection

The bulk of the collection depicts the changing faces and landscape at Cranbrook for over 100 years. Architecture, faculty, students, artwork, activities and events, clubs, athletics and more are featured in images taken by Cranbrook staff photographers from 1931-1970. From 1970 to present, various contract photographers also captured …

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Cranbrook Historic Photograph Collection

Cranbrook Architecture Slide Collection

These slides were taken by architectural photographer Balthazar Korab who was a contract photographer with Cranbrook Educational Community from 1995-2005. Working with the Architectural Historian, Marsha Miro, Korab primarily documented the construction, repair and restoration projects that occurred during the ten year time period. …

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Cranbrook Architecture Slide Collection

Cranbrook Architectural Drawing Collection

The Cranbrook Archives has over 22,000 architectural drawings in its collection. These include drawings of campus architecture as well as projects off-campus by Cranbrook-related architects such as Eero Saarinen, Ralph Rapson, Hugh Ferris and others. NOTE: The images you see above only represent a fraction of the collection. Please use …

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Cranbrook Architectural Drawing Collection

George Gough Booth Papers

This is a collection of selected documents including correspondence, receipts and inventories, many of which help inform our cultural properties collections. In addition, the George Booth Sketchbook is included. NOTE: The images you see above only represent a fraction of the collection. Please use the "browse" or "search" features in …

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George Gough Booth Papers

Pleasures of Life

Pleasures of Life is a series of photograph albums compiled by Henry Scripps Booth from 1911-1940. They depict his life at Cranbrook with his family, his years at boarding school in Asheville, NC, travels around the world, and the growth of the Cranbrook campus.

Pleasures of Life

About the collections



The Cranbrook Archives works to document and preserve items critical to Cranbrook’s history. Its core collections pertain to the growth of Cranbrook Educational Community, from its founding in 1904 by George and Ellen Booth to the 319-acre campus it is today.  The Archives collects Cranbrook's institutional records, as well as those from auxiliary organizations affiliated with the community. In addition, the Archives collects manuscripts of notable individuals associated with Cranbrook, such as the Booth and Saarinen families, faculty, staff and alumni. 

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