The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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.
Paul Philippe Cret papers, 1919-1931. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 2106-2107 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in Detroit Institute of Arts Archives, Detroit, Michigan.
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.
Lives of American Artists
Architecture & Design
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001