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Accession number 2011.01
Object Name Manuscript
Title Ruth Adler Schnee Papers
Collection Ruth Adler Schnee Papers
Date 1981-1984
Scope & Content This collection mainly consists of materials relating to the work Schnee did on the Edward and Freda Fleischman Residence and the Louis and Edith Blumberg Plaza of the Jewish Apartments and Services Agency.
Admin/Biographical History Ruth Adler Schnee was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1923. Fleeing the Nazi regime, Schnee came to Detroit with her family in 1939, where she attended Hutchins Intermediate School, and graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1942. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating in 1945, and then studied at Cranbrook Academy of Art before beginning her career in fabric design and interior design. In 1948, she married Edward Schnee. In addition to Schnee's design work, the couple owned and operated a design and retail shop in Detroit

Schnee exhibited extensively through the years, as well as earning various commissions for her work. In 1983, Schnee & Schnee was awarded the design contract for the Edward & Freda Fleischman Residence and Louis and Edith Blumberg Plaza, part of the Jewish Home and Aging Services (now known as Jewish Senior Life).

Edward Schnee died on September 1, 2000 in Southfield, Michigan. Ruth lives in Southfield and Longboat Key, Florida. She continues to design, exhibit, and lecture.
Extent of Description 1 Linear Feet
Credit line Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives
Search Terms Edward and Freda Fleischman Residence
Louis and Edith Blumberg Plaza
Jewish Apartments and Services Agency
People Schnee, Ruth Adler
Finding Aid Click here to view Finding Aid.