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George G. Booth papers, 1900-1955

Creator:
Booth, George G. (George Gough), 1864-1949
Subject:
Milles, Carl
American Federation of Arts
Art Alliance of America
Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit Museum of Art
Society of Arts and Crafts (Detroit, Mich.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
2,185 items (on 3 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
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.
Citation:
George G. Booth papers, 1900-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 664-666 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in: Cranbrook Archives and Historical Collection, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
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.
Provenance:
Lent 1974 by Henry Booth, descendant of George G. Booth.
Theme:
Diaries
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Craft
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art centers
Art schools
Arts and crafts movement
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6768
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208894
AAA_collcode_bootgeor
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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