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A Finding Aid to the Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer papers, 1897-1968 | Digitized Collection

Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer papers, 1897-1968

Cramer, Konrad, 1888-1963

Painter

This site provides access to the papers of Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2014, and total 13,004 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 8.5 linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter, printmaker, and photographer Konrad Cramer and his wife, painter and printmaker Florence Ballin Cramer, measure 8.5 linear feet and date from 1897 to 1968. Papers document both artists' personal and professional lives and are especially rich in documentation of the art community of Woodstock, New York, from 1906, when Florence first attended art classes there, and where the couple resided until their deaths in the 1960s. Records include biographical materials, correspondence, a Christmas card album, business records, diaries, writings, personal financial records, printed materials, photographs, and artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

Konrad Cramer (1888-1963) and Florence Ballin Cramer (1884-1962) were painters from Woodstock, New York.

Provenance

A portion of the papers in this collection were loaned to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1964 by Aileen Cramer and Margot Cramer Taylor, daughters of Florence and Konrad Cramer. Selected diaries, sketches, and photographs were returned to Aileen Cramer at that time. Some, but not all, of the original loan was subsequently donated, along with additional materials, in 1975. Materials returned to the donor can be viewed on microfilm.

Related Materials

Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Location of Originals

  • Photos on reel 1027, and diaries and sketches on reels D170-D171: Originals returned to Aileen Cramer after microfilming.