The Raymond K. Shepardson Archive
The photograph and document archive of the man who restored many of America's most beautiful interiors.
Ray's archive is extensive and varied. Photos, light fixtures, artifacts, blueprints, advertisements, contracts, correspondence and articles Ray collected as research in booking seasons at the many theaters he operated.
Photgraphs from Ray's extensive photo collection.
Blueprints, Awards. Correspondence, Marketing and Business documents
Newspaper, television and magazine articles about Ray and his projects.
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Ray had great admiration for the architect C. Howard Crane and managed to acquire quite a bit of his archives of blueprints. In the Shepardson archives are the original Blueprints of the Fox Theatre in Detroit and several other buildings in Detroit. While doing research for Ray’s biography, I ranRead More…