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Creator:
Cret, Paul Philippe, 1876-1945  Search this
Bryant and Detwiler Co.  Search this
Names:
Detroit Arts Commission  Search this
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Booth, Ralph H. (Ralph Harmon), 1873-1931  Search this
Burroughs, Clyde H. (Clyde Huntley), 1882-1973  Search this
Kahn, Albert, 1869-1942  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Extent:
2 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1919-1931
Scope and Contents:
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:
Architect; Philadelphia, Pa. Born in France. Architect of Folger Shakespeare Library, Detroit Institute of Arts.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1980 by the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Architects -- Michigan  Search this
Architects -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Art historians -- Michigan  Search this
Art patrons -- Michigan  Search this
Museum directors -- Michigan  Search this
Topic:
Architecture -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.cretpaul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cretpaul