Scope and Contents
The papers of New York art collector Douglas Cramer measure 1.3 linear feet and date from circa 1970-2014. Papers include letters from artists, four guest books signed by visitors to Cramer's art collection and attendees of his parties, printed material documenting Cramer's career in television as well as his prominence as an art collector, and photographs of people and artists who attended his parties including Ellsworth Kelly, Ed Ruscha, Mary Boone, Leo Castelli, and others.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2016 by Douglas S. Cramer.
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Douglas Cramer conducted by Avis Berman in 2013.
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2017.