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Douglas Cramer papers, circa 1970-2014

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as four series

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Series 1: Letters , 1972-2014
2 folders
Box 1

Letters date from 1972-2014 and are predominantly from artists thanking Cramer for his support. Artists include Tony Berlant, Jim Dine, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Donald Sultan, Peter Halley, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Ellen Phelan, Susan Rothenberg, David Salle, Sean Scully, and others.
Description Container Select
A-L, General, 1972-2014
1
1
M-Z, General, 1988-1994
1
2

Series 2: Guest Books , 1990-1997
0.5 Linear Feet
Box 1-2

The four guest books found here date from 1990-1997 and contain names, signatures, and notes from visitors to Cramer's art collection and attendees at his parties, including the Barn Dance party.
Description Container Select
Guest Book, Gallery Tours, 1990-1993
1
3
Guest Book, 1996-1997
1
4
Guest Book, Parties, 1991-1993
2
1
Guest Book, 1994-1997
2
2

Series 3: Printed Material , circa 1972-2012
0.7 Linear Feet
Box 1

Printed material dates from circa 1972-2012 and includes auction catalogs from Sotheby's sales of Cramer's collection, a biographical statement, exhibition catalogs featuring works in his collection, and clippings documenting his successful career in television and his art collection. There are also three folders with copies of pages from publicity books that Cramer had made to collect articles written about him in publications such as Architectural Digest, Vanity Fair, and others.
Description Container Select
Auction Catalog, 2001
1
5
Auction Catalog, 2012
1
6
Biographical Statement, circa 1980
1
7
Copies from Publicity Books, 2000s
1
8-10
Exhibition Catalogs, 1991-2004
1
11
News and Magazine Clippings, circa 1972-1992
1
12-15

Series 4: Photographs , circa 1970, circa 1985
1 folder
Box 1

One photograph depicts Cramer in circa 1970 and the others are party snapshots dating from circa 1985. Snapshots are of artists and Hollywood stars including Kirk Douglas, Danielle Steel, Ellsworth Kelly, Ed Ruscha, Mary Boone, Leo Castelli, and others.
Description Container Select
Photographs, circa 1970, circa 1985
1
16

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