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Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer papers, 1897-1968

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 8 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Materials , 1898-1955
3 Folders
Box 1

Biographical materials include appointment books and an address book belonging to Florence Ballin Cramer; a birth certificate for Konrad Cramer; picture postcards showing views of Konrad Cramer's neighborhood in Karlsruhe, Germany; the calling card of the man who introduced Konrad and Florence; the Cramers' wedding announcement; a biographical essay about Konrad Cramer; an informal will written by Florence Ballin Cramer; and other personal certificates and documents.
Materials are arranged by document type.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Certificates and Documents, 1898-1955
1
1
Address Book, Florence Ballin Cramer, circa 1910, 1940-1960
1
2
Appointment Books, Florence Ballin (Cramer), 1908, 1910
1
3

Series 2: Correspondence , 1900-1964
2.2 Linear feet
Boxes 1-3, 9

This series consists of Florence Ballin Cramer and Konrad Cramer's correspondence, including outgoing drafts and carbons of letters written by the Cramers. Correspondents include artists, curators, gallery staff, editors, writers, and personal friends and family. Prior to 1911, correspondence is entirely that of Florence Ballin, and the letters of 1911 are dominated by a large volume of letters between Florence Ballin and Konrad Cramer during the months of their courtship, many of which are in German. Also found are letters to Florence's brother Irving Ballin, and letters to and from the Cramer's children, Margot and Aileen. An increasing number of outgoing drafts of letters written by Konrad Cramer are found beginning in the 1950s.
Artists represented here include John Carlson, Birge Harrison, Peggy Bacon, Alexander Brook, Andrew Dasburg, Alfred Stieglitz, Julius Bloch, Grace Mott Johnson, George Franklin, Hermine Kleinert, Holger Cahill, Grace Evans, Emil Ganso, George Grosz, Carl Eric Lindin, Fred Dana Marsh, Henry Lee McFee, Elie Nadelman, Homer Saint-Gaudens, Lee Simonson, Gene Speicher, Carl Sprinchorn, Alfred Stieglitz, and Dorothy Varian. Artwork found in the correspondence includes a hand-painted card from Peggy Bacon and Alexander Brook (1923), a Rube Goldberg cartoon (1937), and an illustrated letter from Konrad to Florence Cramer (1957).
The correspondence files include fragments of letters, especially drafts of outgoing letters, and enclosures such as receipts, photographs, and clippings. These include early photographs of Konrad Cramer in the 1911 letters, and a photograph of Eugene Speicher from 1929. Notes made retrospectively by Florence Ballin Cramer are sometimes found with letters or on accompanying envelopes.
Correspondence is arranged alphabetically, with unknown and illegible drafts of letters filed at the end of the series. Additional correspondence can be found in Personal Business Records, and drafts of outgoing letters are found in Notebooks in the Writings series. See also the Christmas Card Album for additional notes and cards.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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A, Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1961
1
4
Albany Institute of History and Art, 1936-1937
1
5
American Federation of Arts, 1935-1947
1
6
Art Students League, 1906
Includes letters from Edwin Blashfield, George Bridgman, Kenyon Cox, Elliott Daingerfield, and Frank du Mond
1
7
B, Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1961
Includes letters from George Barrere and Marion Bullard
1
8
Bacon, Peggy, 1930-1942
1
9
Ballin Family, 1911, 1914
1
10
Ballin, Irving, 1911-1931
1
11
Bartlett, Mabel, 1957-1958
1
12
Brook, Alexander, 1922-1930
1
13
C, Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1961
Includes letters from Holger Cahill, Margaret Carlson, and Belle Cramer
1
14
Carlson, John F., 1909-1913
1
15
Carnegie Institute (Saint-Gaudens, Homer), 1911-1937
1
16
College Art Association, 1930-1935
1
17
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1934-1937
1
18
Cramer, A., 1911-1934
1
19
Cramer, Aileen, 1927-1961
1
20
Cramer, Aileen, 1963-1964
1
21
Cramer, Florence Ballin, circa 1900-1961
1
22
Cramer, Florence Ballin, 1911
1
23
Cramer, Florence Ballin, 1911
1
24
Cramer, Florence Ballin, 1912-1918
1
25
Cramer, Florence Ballin, 1920
1
26
Cramer, Florence Ballin, 1921-1929
1
27
Cramer, Florence Ballin, 1934-1961
1
28
Cramer, Konrad, circa 1911-1961
Oversized materials housed in Box 9, Folder 1
1
29
Cramer, Konrad, 1911
1
30
Cramer, Konrad, 1911
1
31
Cramer, Konrad, 1912-1918
1
32
Cramer, Konrad, 1920
1
33
Cramer, Konrad, 1921-1928
Oversized materials housed in Box 9, Folder 1
1
34
Cramer, Konrad, 1936-1961
1
35
Cramer, Konrad, 1962
1
36
Cramer, Konrad, 1962
1
37
Cramer, Konrad, 1962
1
38
Cramer, Margot, 1920-1959
1
39
Cramer, Margot, 1963
1
40
D, Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1961
1
41
Dalton School, 1927
1
42
Dasburg, Andrew, 1909, 1921-1959
1
43
Davenport, John L., 1951-1955
1
44
de Liagre, Alfred and Frieda, 1935-1960
1
45
E, Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1961
1
46
E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1918-1919
1
47
Eidlitz, Dorothy, 1945-1960
1
48
Evans, Grace, 1924-1956
1
49
F, Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1961
Includes letters from Anton Otto Fischer and George Franklin
2
1
Fortress, Karl, 1935-1962
2
2
G, Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1961
Includes letters from Rube Goldberg and George Grosz
2
3
Ganso, Emil and Fanny, 1940-1951
2
4
Guggenheim, Jules, 1957-1960
2
5
Guinzburg, Lin, circa 1920s
2
6
Gurewitch, Arno, 1936-1937
2
7
H, Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1961
Includes letters from Birge Harrison, Bertram and Gusta Hartman, and Alice Henderson
2
8
Hener, Ruth, 1918
2
9
Hervey, Wilna and Nan Mason, 1931-1956
2
10
I-J, Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1961
2
11
Johnson, Grace Mott, 1910-1947
2
12
K, Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1961
Includes letters from Ilonka Karasz, Therese Kessel, Georgina Klitgaard, and Katherine and Sara Kuniyoshi
2
13
Kleinert, Hermine E., 1911-1934
2
14
Kleinert, Hermine E., 1936-1958
2
15
Komroff, Manuel, 1945-1961
2
16
Krom, Alice, 1935-1960
2
17
L, Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1961
Includes letters from Lawrence Langner and Carl Eric Lindin
2
18
Lester, Henry and Ruth, 1945-1958
2
19
Lester, Janina, 1940-1958
2
20
M, Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1961
Includes letters from Grace Mayer, Austin "Meck" and Marianne mecklem
2
21
Marsh, Fred Dana, 1944-1956
2
22
Marshall, Lenore, 1941-1958
2
23
Mayers, Ballin, 1960
2
24
Mayers, Martha, 1934-1953
2
25
McFee, Aileen, 1917-1941
2
26
McFee, Henry Lee, 1921-1951
2
27
Mearns, Hughes, 1935-1956
2
28
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1921-1941
2
29
N, Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1961
2
30
Nadelman, Elie and Viola, 1916-1949
2
31
Neuman, Janet, 1931-1960
2
32
Neuman, Robert, 1951-1959
2
33
Niggli, G. Morgan and Josephina, 1935-1942
2
34
Nusbaum, Dorette, 1934-1943
2
35
O, Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1961
2
36
Oberndorf, C.P., 1945-1954
2
37
Ottenberg, Reuben, 1934-1959
2
38
P, Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1961
Includes letters from Hobson Pittman
2
39
Pachner, Bill, 1945-1959
2
40
Q-R, Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1961
Includes letters from Jo Rollo
2
41
Ransohoff, Daniel J., 1943-1945
2
42
Ransohoff, Daniel J., 1946-1949
2
43
Ransohoff, Daniel J., 1950-1953
2
44
Resnick, Nat, 1957-1958
2
45
Rohland, Caroline and Paul, 1932-1960
2
46
Rosett, Blanche, 1948-1960
2
47
S, Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1961
Includes letters from Carlota Saint-Gaudens, Barbara Shermund, Adrian and Sophie Siegel, Jean Paul Slusser, Frank Leon Smith, Judson Smith, Carl Sprinchorn, and Alfred Stieglitz
2
48
Schultz, Andi, circa 1920s
2
49
Segal, William C., 1953
2
50
Siegel, Adrian and Sophie, circa 1920s
2
51
Simonson, Lee, 1921-1933
2
52
Speicher, Eugene and Elsie, 1927-1947
2
53
Summers, Dudley, 1950-1955
2
54
T-U, Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1961
Includes letters from Howard Trafton
2
55
Uhlenhutt, Edward, 1918-1949
2
56
Uhlenhutt, Edward, 1950-1959
2
57
V, Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1961
Includes letters from Dorothy Varian, Carl Walters, and Hervey White
3
1
van Delden, Gisela, 1911-1960
3
2
W, Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1961
3
3
Whitney Museum, 1932-1944
3
4
Wilson, Dave and Marty, 1952-1960
3
5
Woodstock Artists Association, 1933-1951
3
6
X-Z, Miscellaneous, circa 1920-1961
3
7
Unsigned or Illegible Names, 1900-1957
3
8
Oversized Konrad Cramer materials scanned with Box 1, Folder 29, 34, and 35, 1912-1961
9
1

Series 3: Christmas Card Album , 1921-1931, 1940, 1961
0.8 Linear feet
Box 3

The Cramers' Christmas card album is a large scrapbook containing handmade cards, wrapping papers, and a collection of postcards and clippings depicting animals. Most of the Christmas cards were received between 1921 and 1931, and many bear original works of art. Artists represented in the album include Peggy Bacon, Austin Mecklem, Frank Chase, Nan Mason, Hermine Kleinert, Harry Gottlieb, Felix Payant, E. Weyhe, Cecil Chichester, Henry Lee McFee, Arthur Young, Rudolph Wetterau, Sam Wylie, Wanda Gág, Will Shuster, Judson Smith, Elsa Milius, Louise Hellstrom, Jok Billings, Henry Billings, Emil Ganso, Marisha Karasz, Lee Simonson, Jo Cantine, Carl Lindin, Orville Peets, Paul and Caroline Rohland, C. Bertram Hartman, and Peter Juley. Photographs include a portrait of Aileen and Henry Lee McFee and several photographs of friends' homes.
Loose items found in the album which do not appear to have been pasted in originally have been removed to a separate folder. Items which were pasted in and have since become unglued have been kept in the album between the pages of what appears to be their original location. Additional hand-made cards are scattered throughout the Correspondence series.
The series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Christmas Card Album, 1921-1931
3
9
Items Found In Christmas Card Album, 1926, 1931, 1940, 1961
3
10

Series 4: Diaries , 1906-1962
1 Linear foot
Box 4

Diaries include twelve volumes kept by Konrad Cramer from 1945 to 1962, and two volumes and some loose pages by Florence Ballin Cramer, as well as notes and excerpts from diaries that are not part of the collection. Konrad Cramer's diary entries are sporadic, recording his farming activities, weather conditions, and personal activities. The volume for 1949 also contains notes from Florence Ballin Cramer's lengthy hospital stay and his contacts in New York during that time.
Florence Ballin Cramer's diaries date from her school days and travels to Europe, when she met Konrad Cramer, and contain many sketches. A later volume documents her hospital stay, and also contains sketches. Also found are detailed notes and excerpts from diaries not found in the collection, possibly loaned for microfilming and returned to the Cramers. In addition, loose items removed from several diaries, including those found within the collection and those removed from the collection, are filed here and include photographs of Florence, unidentified friends, a costume ball, and the area around Woodstock; early exhibition documentation; clippings; a sketch; and writings by Florence and Irving Ballin.
Materials are arranged chronologically by author.
The series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Konrad Cramer, 1945
4
1
Konrad Cramer, 1947
4
2
Konrad Cramer, 1948
4
3
Konrad Cramer, 1949
4
4
Konrad Cramer, 1950
4
5
Konrad Cramer, 1957
4
6
Konrad Cramer, 1957
4
7
Konrad Cramer, 1958
4
8
Konrad Cramer, 1959
4
9
Konrad Cramer, 1961
4
10
Konrad Cramer, 1962
4
11
Florence Ballin Cramer, circa 1898, 1911
4
12
Florence Ballin Cramer, 1949-1951
4
13
Florence Ballin Cramer, Items from 1908-1910 Diary, 1907-1913
4
14
Florence Ballin Cramer, Items and Excerpts from 1911 Diary, 1940
4
15
Florence Ballin Cramer, Items and Excerpts Removed from Diary, 1909, 1917, 1920, 1924, 1935
4
16
Florence Ballin Cramer, Excerpts, 1916-1917, 1934, 1955, 1958-1962
4
17
Florence Ballin Cramer, Notes, 1906-1907, 1926-1943
4
18

Series 5: Writings , 1897-1962
0.7 Linear feet
Box 5, OV 11

This series includes the notes and writings of Florence Ballin Cramer and Konrad Cramer, along with scattered notes and writings by others. Types of material include essays, notebooks, poems, a movie scenario, and notes. Some of the notebooks include drafts of outgoing correspondence.
Konrad Cramer's essays mostly concern technical aspects of painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography, with a few essays on broad concepts such as modernism and design. Also found are numerous drafts of informal essays about people known to Cramer, including people from the Woodstock community such as Hervey White, founder of the Maverick artist's colony. Florence Ballin Cramer's essays include a lengthy autobiographical essay about her earliest visits to Woodstock as a student of the Art Student's League summer classes, essays on American crafts and Mexican artists, and other subjects.
Konrad Cramer's earliest notebook contains recipes gathered from his peers for paints and varnishes. Other notebooks contain essays, technical notes, drafts of outgoing letters, and some notes from meetings of Woodstock organizations. Volumes given titles by Cramer are listed by title, and titled essays within volumes are noted in the folder contents list. Florence Ballin Cramer's notebooks include two volumes from her adolescence containing notes and drawings.
Notes include travel notes and an annotated map from a 1938 trip West and notes written by Florence Ballin Cramer and Konrad Cramer including technical photo notes, recipes, quotes from published sources, contact information, and other miscellany. Collection notes, probably written by Florence Ballin Cramer, describe materials in the Cramer papers that have become separated from the items they describe. Miscellaneous notes include a student's poem, a list of books about Greenwich Village, and a brief note from a friend.
Materials are arranged by document type and author. Additional notes and writings are found in Biographical Materials and Personal Business Records. Picture books by the Cramers are found in Artwork.
The series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Essays
Konrad Cramer
"Artist and His Craft", circa 1930-1960
Includes sections by unidentified authors
5
1
"Artist in the Darkroom", circa 1937
5
2
"Good Painter's Handbook", 1933
5
3
"How to Display the Modern Photograph", circa 1930-1960
5
4
"Memo for the Art Room" (Dalton School), circa 1930-1960
5
5
"Modern Tendencies in Art", circa 1930-1960
5
6
"Origin of Design", circa 1930-1960
5
7
"Painter's Handbook", 1932
5
8
"Tools for Drawing", circa 1930-1960
5
9
"What and How of Photography", circa 1930-1960
5
10
"Why and How of the Art Department", circa 1930-1960
5
11
People and Woodstock History, 1937-1962
Amalie Cramer; Harold Reynolds; Hervey White and the Maverick Story; Rosie Magee; J. Albert of Munich and Albertypes; Sidney Berkowitz; and Carl Olaf Eric Lindin. Oversized material housed in OV 11.
5
12
Miscellaneous Essays and Notes about Art, 1934, 1960
5
13
Miscellaneous Essays, Non-Art Subjects, 1957-1958
5
14
Florence Ballin Cramer
"Artists in Mexico", circa 1920-1960
5
15
"Craftwork In America", circa 1928-1931
5
16
Autobiographical Sketch about Woodstock, circa 1920-1910
5
17
Miscellaneous Non-Art Subjects, 1938, 1950-1959
5
18
Unknown Author, "Kindergarten - What It Is", circa 1920-1950
5
19
Notebooks
Konrad Cramer
See also Artwork, sketchbook with notes on printmaking
Developing 35mm Film by Inspection, 1957
Contains essay and drafts of outgoing letters and notes regarding the Kleinert Wing of the Woodstock Foundation
5
20
"Handbook of Drawing, Volume 1", 1945
Also contains drafts of outgoing letters
5
21
Handbook of Drawing, Volume 2, 1945
5
22
Handbook of Drawing, Volume 2, 1945
5
23
Practical Handbook of Drawing, 1944-1945
Contains essay with editor's comments
5
24
"Notes on Lectures for Painting Materials", circa 1940-1950
5
25
"Notes on Stieglitz", 1946
Also contains meeting notes of the Woodstock Foundation, and an essay about Thanksgiving at Rivington Hospital
5
26
Letter Drafts, 1952, 1958
Contains drafts of outgoing letters and technical notes
5
27
Letter Drafts and Essay Fragments, circa 1958
Contains fragment of essay "Restoring Oil Paintings" and drafts of outgoing letters
5
28
Recipes from Various Artists, 1929-1930
Contains recipes for paint, varnish, and other media; and technical notes
5
29
Miscellaneous, circa 1940-1950
Contains essays related to photography and notes on Mozart's letters
5
30
Florence Ballin Cramer
Juvenile, 1897-1898
5
31
Juvenile, 1897-1898
5
32
Unknown Author
Forecast of Futures of Woodstock Children, 1935
5
33
Recipes in German, 1800s
5
34
Poetry
Florence Ballin Cramer
General, 1924-1929
5
35
Poems for Children, 1920s
5
36
Irving Ballin, 1908-1912
5
37
Movie Scenario by Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer, circa 1912, 1938
5
38
Notes
Notes by Manuel Komroff, circa 1945-1961
5
39
Notes from Oral Histories of the Cramers and Hermine Kleinert by Sam Eskin, 1962
5
40
Travel Notes and Map, 1938
5
41
Miscellaneous Notes by Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer, circa 1930-1960
5
42
Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1920s
5
43
Oversized Essays scanned with Box 5, Folder 12, 1937-1962
OV 11

Series 6: Personal Business Records , 1918-1962
0.3 Linear feet
Box 5, OV 10

This series contains records of Florence Ballin Cramer's and Konrad Cramer's respective artistic careers, other business and civic pursuits, and personal finances.
Artwork and exhibition records of Konrad Cramer include correspondence with the Dudensing Gallery, the Whitney Museum, John Graham and Sons, the Woodstock Artists Association and other exhibitors and dealers. Also found are receipts and price lists, some of which are illustrated with rough sketches. Florence Ballin Cramer's artwork and exhibit records include price lists, receipts, a guest book, and mailing lists, most of which refer to her 1953 exhibition at the Woodstock Town House gallery. Documents from her exhibitions at the Marie Harriman Gallery and Long Island University are also found. Additional materials related to exhibitions can be found in Printed Materials.
Records of Florence Ballin Cramer's 57th Street gallery, the Florence Gallery, include photographs of Florence in the gallery, her contract with H. Kevorkian for the use of the space, clippings, catalogs, price lists, and letters from artists and subscribers to the gallery, including Andrew Dasburg, Gene Speicher, Stefan Hirsch, Elie Nadelman, Christine Chaplin, Paul Rohland, Caroline Speare, John Everts Bates, and Forbes Watson. Also found are drafts of letters and other writings by Florence promoting the gallery and its mission, and a small card file recording sales, income and expenses, and contact information.
Records of Florence Cramer's shop in Woodstock consist mostly of accounting and inventory records. Correspondence related to this venture can be found in the correspondence series, especially for the years 1925 to 1927.
Records of Woodstock craft organizations include legal contracts, by-laws, letters, notes, press releases, and other records related to the Woodstock Guild of Craftsmen and the Crafts' Foundation of Woodstock. Included are drafts of letters and speeches related to the opening of the Kleinert Wing of the Woodstock Guild of Craftsmen's building in 1958. See Correspondence, Writings, and Printed Materials for additional materials related to these groups.
Konrad Cramer's employment contracts with the Children's University School (now the Dalton School) and an advertising firm are also found. For materials related to his various teaching endeavors, see Writings and Printed Materials.
Materials are arranged by document type.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Routine financial records have not been scanned.
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Artwork and Exhibit Records
Konrad Cramer, circa 1929-1936
5
44
Konrad Cramer, 1952-1962
5
45
Konrad Cramer, circa 1930-1960
5
46
Konrad Cramer, circa 1930-1960
5
47
Florence Ballin Cramer, 1933, 1936, 1953, 1957
Oversized material housed in OV 10
5
48
Art Students League By-Law Amendments, 1906
5
49
Florence Gallery Records, circa 1918-1920
5
50
Florence Gallery Records, 1919-1923
5
51
Florence Gallery Records, circa 1918-1923
5
52
Florence Gallery Records, circa 1918-1923
5
53
Florence Ballin Cramer's Woodstock Shop Records, 1922-1929
5
54
Florence Ballin Cramer's Woodstock Shop Records, 1923-1929
5
55
Florence Ballin Cramer's Woodstock Shop Records, 1929-1944
5
56
Records of Woodstock Craft Organizations, 1948-1959
Oversized material housed in OV 10
5
57
Records of Woodstock Craft Organizations, 1948-1959
5
58
Records of Other Woodstock Organizations, circa 1940-1960
Woodstock Town House and Maverick Summer Concerts
5
59
Konrad Cramer Patent on Camera Accessory, 1939
5
60
Konrad Cramer's Employment Contracts, 1926, 1929
5
61
Personal Financial Records
Account Books, 1955-1958
Contains sketches
5
62
Account Books, 1958-1959
5
63
Assets, 1928, 1930, 1954-1960
5
64
Bank and Stock Records, 1932, 1955-1962
5
65
Bills and Receipts, 1919-1961
5
66
Property Improvements, 1924, 1961
5
67
Exhibit and Organizational Records scanned with Box 5, Folder 48 and 57, circa 1920-1960
OV 10

Series 7: Printed Materials , 1906-1968
1.5 Linear feet
Boxes 6-7, 9, OV 11

This series includes clippings, exhibition catalogs, press releases, printed ephemera related to Woodstock organizations and events, and over a dozen periodicals and books by and about Woodstock artists and writers. Other materials include letterhead, business cards, brochures, posters, maps, postcards, and other publicity pieces.
Exhibition announcements, catalogs, and invitations are for Florence Ballin Cramer's and Konrad Cramer's group and solo shows as well as shows of other artists. Clippings are mostly from New York City and Woodstock-area papers and include notices and reviews of exhibitions, art news and features, articles about friends and neighbors, and other miscellany. Some clippings have been pasted to other types of documents, such as contracts or correspondence related to one of the Cramers' exhibitions, and appear to have been cut from a scrapbook. A number of newspapers saved in their entirety feature coverage of significant local events in Woodstock.
Brochures and letterhead are found for Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer's various professional endeavors, including the Konrad Cramer's School for Miniature Photography as well as his auto mechanic service, Florence Ballin Cramer's antique shop, and other entities, many of which appear to be made with a manual letter-press and decorated with relief prints. Prints by other artists are filed separately and include a large engraved map of Woodstock created by Marg and Rudolph Wetterau. Additional prints are found in the Artwork series.
Woodstock organizations and events are documented here with brochures, posters, announcements, catalogs, programs, directories, and newsletters, many of which refer to Konrad or Florence Ballin Cramer's involvement in the organization. Woodstock publications include thirteen titles of books, little magazines, and journals featuring prints, drawings, stencils, and writings of the Cramers and other Woodstock-area artists and writers such as Hervey White, Paul Rohland, Peggy Bacon, Alexander Brook, John Carroll, Andrew Dasburg, John Evert Bates, Jean Paul Slusser, Grace Mott Johnson, Judson Smith, Rudolph and Marg Wetterau, Arnold Blanch, and many others. The largest run in the series is for the satirical arts paper Hue and Cry, which includes several complete volumes for its early years as well as two annuals with original relief prints on rice paper and many art reproductions. Issues of both The Wasp and The Overlook contain lengthy essays about Konrad Cramer. Woodstock Gargoyles features articles by many mainstays of the Woodstock community including Konrad Cramer, and is the first and only issue of that publication.
Materials are arranged by document type. Additional scattered printed materials are filed with Biographical Materials, Correspondence, Writings (Items found in diaries), and Personal Business Records. See series descriptions for more details.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. With the exception of rare publications, only the cover, title page, and individual relevant pages have been scanned from published materials.
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Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, and Invitations, 1909-1929
6
1
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, and Invitations, 1931-1933
6
2
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, and Invitations, 1933-1935
6
3
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, and Invitations, 1935
6
4
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, and Invitations, 1936-1937
6
5
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, and Invitations, 1941-1950
6
6
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, and Invitations, 1951-1968
6
7
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, and Invitations, circa 1920-1960
6
8
Clippings, 1908-1925
6
9
Clippings, 1926-1929
6
10
Clippings, 1930-1931
6
11
Clippings, 1932-1933
6
12
Clippings, 1934-1937
6
13
Clippings, 1938-1939
6
14
Clippings, 1941-1945
6
15
Clippings, 1946-1949
6
16
Clippings, 1950
6
17
Clippings, 1951-1953
6
18
Clippings, 1954-1956
6
19
Clippings, 1957-1962
6
20
Clippings, circa 1930-1960
6
21
Magazines, Journals, and Other Articles, 1906-1925
6
22
Magazines, Journals, and Other Articles, 1926-1931
6
23
Magazines, Journals, and Other Articles, 1935-1958
6
24
Newspapers, 1925-1955
6
25-27
Press Releases and Advertisements, 1951-1962
6
28
Reproductions of Artwork, 1937
6
29
Business Cards, 1920
6
30
Cramers' Brochures and Letterhead, circa 1940-1960
6
31
Woodstock Organizations and Events
Woodstock Artists Association, 1933, 1947-1948
6
32
Woodstock Guild of Craftsmen, 1948-1951
6
33
Woodstock School of Miniature Photography, 1937-1946
6
34
Woodstock School of Painting, 1920, 1934-1935
6
35
Miscellaneous Woodstock Schools and Workshops, 1952-1958
6
36
"The First Art Film Festival in America", 1951
6
37
The Woodstock Festival, 1959-1960
6
38
Programs for Cultural Events in Woodstock, 1931-1960
Oversized material housed in OV 11
6
39
Woodstock Civic Organizations, 1933-1959
6
40
Woodstock Publications
Art Notes, Vol. 11, No. 10, 1932
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41
The Bulletin, 1960-1961
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42
Fallen Leaves by Carl Eric Lindin, 1941
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43
Hue and Cry, 1923-1924
Oversized material housed with Box 9, Folder 2-5
6
44
Hue and Cry, 1924
6
45
Hue and Cry, 1925
6
46
Hue and Cry, 1926
Oversized material housed with Box 9, Folder 6
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Hue and Cry, 1926
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2
Hue and Cry, 1929-1945
7
3
The Maverick Hoot, 1927
7
4
The Overlook, 1931
7
5
The Overlook, 1932
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6
The Overlook, 1932
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7
The Plowshare, 1917-1918
7
8
The Plowshare, 1919
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9
The Wasp, 1952, 1954
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10
Publications of the Woodstock Historical Society, 1930
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11
Publications of the Woodstock Historical Society, 1931
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12
Publications of the Woodstock Historical Society, 1932
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13
Publications of the Woodstock Historical Society, 1933-1939
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14
Woodstock, an Essay by Richard Le Gallienne, with Reproductions of Work by Woodstock Artists, 1923
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15
Woodstock Almanac, 1924
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16
The Woodstock Bulletin, 1929-1930
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17
Woodstock Gargoyles, 1949
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18
Other Brochures, Mailings, and Posters
Art Students League, 1948-1950
Oversized material housed in OV 11
7
19
Camera Equipment, 1947-1958
7
20
Clubs, 1950
United World Federalists and Circle of Confusion.
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21
Mexico, 1934
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22
Miscellaneous Brochures and Mailings, 1947-1951
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23
Blank Cards and Postcards, circa 1920-1960
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24
Relief Prints and Engravings Including Map of Woodstock, 1912, 1927
Oversized material housed in OV 11
7
25
Oversized Woodstock Publications, Hue and Cry scanned with Box 6, Folders 44-46 and Box 7, Folders 1-3, 1923, 1925-1926, 1929
9
2-6
Oversized Programs for Cultural Events in Woodstock scanned with Box 6, Folder 39, 1931-1960
OV 11
Oversized Art Students League Posters scanned with Box 7, Folder 19, 1951, 1953
OV 11
Oversized Relief Prints and Engravings Including Map of Woodstock scanned with Box 7, Folder 25, 1927
OV 11

Series 8: Photographs , 1906-1960
0.5 Linear feet
Box 7

This series includes snapshots, photo postcards, fine prints, and negatives depicting Florence Ballin Cramer, Konrad Cramer, their friends, schools, studios, Woodstock parties, the Maverick Festival, scenic views of Woodstock, and photographs of works of art.
A series of early photographs in the pictorialist style appear to have been made on printing-out paper and are filed under the heading "Early Woodstock Views and Figures." Their photographer is unknown, but the female figure depicted is most likely Florence Ballin. A few examples of photo experiments with color and collage, probably by Konrad Cramer, are also found. Photographs filed under the heading "Portraits of Friends" include formal portraits, snapshots, and a series of posed photographs Konrad Cramer took of friends with family members in their homes.
Many of the photographs in this series were probably taken by Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer, although many are uncredited. Wherever possible, photographs that appear to have been taken together have been filed together. Except for very early photographs, many of the individuals pictured have been identified on the photographs themselves, and names of those identified are noted in the folder listing.
Materials are arranged by subject. Additional photographs are found in Correspondence, Personal Business Records (Florence Gallery records), and Writings (items found in diaries). Writings and notes related to Konrad Cramer's work with photography are found in the Writings series, and manuals for cameras are filed with Printed Materials.
The bulk of this series has been scanned in its entirety. Reproductions of artwork have not been scanned.
Description Container Select
Early Florence Ballin, Irving Ballin, and Friends, 1906, 1919, 1928
Also pictured are Homer and Carlota Saint-Gaudens and Henry Lee McFee, with note from McFee
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26
Early Konrad Cramer and Friends, circa 1909, 1915
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27
Konrad Cramer's Studio, 1952, 1958
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28
Florence Ballin's Studio, circa 1900s
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29
Florence Ballin Cramer and Konrad Cramer, 1930s-1951
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30
Florence Ballin Cramer's Exhibit Opening, Woodstock, circa 1920s
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31
Portraits of Friends
Friends, 1908, 1923
Pictured are Carlota Saint-Gaudens, Louise Hellstrom, Henry Lee McFee, Arnold Blanch, Karl Fortess, Carl Walters, Sara Kuniyoshi, Marion Greenwood, Barbara Shermund, John Striebel, and John Carlson
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32
Gene and Elsie Speicher, 1930s
Includes duplicates and copy print
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33
Gene and Elsie Speicher, 1930s
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34
Frank Chase and Dennis (son), circa 1920s
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35
Neil Ives and Peggy Cole (daughter), 1930s
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36
Henry Billings, circa 1920-1950
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37
Hervey White, circa 1920-1950
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38
Merril (Pixie) and Fritz Mueller, 1960
7
39
Judson and Mary Smith, circa 1920-1960
Includes copy print
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40
Yasuo Kuniyoshi, circa 1920-1950
Includes copy negative
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41
Art Classes, Group and Candid Shots, 1904-1909
Includes copy negatives and prints; includes photographs of Art Students League classes, picturing Edith Morrell, Remington Schuyler, R. Nisbet, John Carlson, Florence Ballin, Grace Johnson, Mollie Bannister, Mary Reilly, Pop Goltz, Birge Harrison, Andrew Dasburg, among others
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42
Maverick Festival, 1922
Includes copy print; includes photographs of Ernest Brace, Florence Ballin Cramer, Reeves Brace, Konrad Cramer, Helen Walters, Eugenie Gershoy, Harry Gottlieb, and Marjorie Barnes
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43
Woodstock People, circa 1909-1938
Pictured are Gene Speicher, John Carlson, Andrew Dasburg, Harry Hopkins, Came and Ella Lasher, Charles Rosen, Clarence Bolton, and unidentified others
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44
Woodstock Parties, 1946-1957
Pictured are Alexander Brook, Joe Pollett, Tom Penning, Helen Estes, Elsa Kimball, Sid Berkowitz, Dick Burlingame, Herman Cherry, Charles Rosen, John Striebel, Sigmund Menkes, Zombie Pachner, Sam Eskin, Florine Walkowitz, Kaj Klitgaard, Marianne Mecklin, Jay Allen, Odillon, Gene Speicher, Arnold Blanch, Edward L. Chase, Henry Mattson, Fanny Ganso, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Karl Fortess, and many others
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45
Woodstock Views, circa 1909
Includes copy print
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46
Early Woodstock Views and Figures, circa 1900s
Figure may be Florence Ballin
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47
Color and College Experiments by Konrad Cramer, circa 1950s
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48
Travel Snapshots, 1934
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Photo Postcards, circa 1934
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50
Miscellaneous Photographs, circa 1920-1960
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51
Works of Art
Installation Views, 1931-1953
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52
Konrad Cramer (1915-1957), circa 1940-1957
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53
Florence Ballin Cramer (1929-1944), circa 1940-1944
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54
Florence Ballin Cramer (1929-1944), circa 1940-1944
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55
Other Artists, 1935, 1958
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56

Series 9: Artwork , 1897-1954
1 Linear foot
Boxes 8-9, OV 10-11

This series contains sketchbooks, loose sketches and drawings, original illustrations for children's picture books, textile designs, graphic designs, woodblock and linoleum block prints, printing blocks, examples of textile prints and batik, calligraphy, and an autograph book kept by Florence Ballin as a child containing artwork, poems, and music by its signers. Most of the artwork is by Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer. Artwork by others is filed separately. Artwork is in pencil, graphite, watercolor, gouache, and pastel.
Materials are arranged by document type. Additional sketches by Florence Ballin Cramer can be found in the Writings series. Examples of woodblock and linoleum prints and engravings by the Cramers and others in their circle can be found in Printed Materials. Other sketches are found in the account books in Personal Business Records. See series descriptions for more details.
The bulk of this series has been scanned in its entirety. Erotic drawings have not been scanned.
Description Container Select
Sketchbooks
Konrad Cramer
Untitled Sketchbook, circa 1906-1908
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Untitled Sketchbook, circa 1907
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2
Untitled Sketchbook, circa 1909
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3
Untitled Sketchbook, after 1912
8
4
Untitled Sketchbook, 1916, 1921
8
5
Dismantled Design Sketchbook, circa 1918-1924
Original collation
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6
Dismantled Design Sketchbook, circa 1918-1924
8
7
Dismantled Design Sketchbook, circa 1918-1924
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8
Sketchbook with Notes on Printmaking, circa 1920-1960
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9
Florence Ballin Cramer, circa 1910s
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10
Florence Ballin Cramer, circa 1910s
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11
Aileen Cramer (daughter), 1942
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12
Unsigned, 1909
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13
Sketches and Drawings
Konrad Cramer
General, 1921, 1923, 1954
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14
Blackface Cartoons, 1926
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15
Blackface Cartoons, 1926
8
16
Erotic Drawings, circa 1940-1960
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17
Florence Ballin Cramer, 1925, 1938
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18
Childhood Drawings of Aileen and Margot Cramer, 1924-1926
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19
Childhood Drawings of Aileen and Margot Cramer, 1924-1926
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20
Caricature of Mayor Goltz of Woodstock by Aimé Titus, 1908
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21
Children's Books by Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer
Thoughts and Pictures, 1925
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22
Thoughts and Pictures, 1925
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23
A Book for Very Small Children, circa 1920s
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24
Textile Designs, circa 1918
Oversized materials housed in Box 9 and OV 11
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25
Textile Designs, circa 1918
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26
Textile Designs, circa 1918
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27
Textile Designs, circa 1918
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28
Designs for Hue and Cry, 1923
Oversized materials housed in OV 10
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29
Wood and Linoleum Block Prints by the Cramers, circa 1920-1940
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30
Printing Blocks by the Cramers, circa 1920-1940
See also Konrad Cramer's 1916, 1921 sketchbook for 2 original bookplate printing blocks
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Printing Blocks by the Cramers, circa 1920-1940
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Woodblock Prints by Children, 1920-1921
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33
Textile Samples Designed by Konrad Cramer, circa 1915-1916
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34
Undyed Batik made by Konrad Cramer, circa 1920s
Oversized material housed in OV 11
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35
Calligraphy, 1923, 1925
8
36
Miscellaneous Designs, Sketches, and Prints, circa 1920-1960
Oversized material housed in OV 10
8
37
Autograph Book of Florence Ballin Cramer, 1897-1899
Contains paintings, drawings, poems, and music by signers
8
38
Oversized Textile Designs scanned with Box 8, Folder 28, 1918
9
Oversized Artwork scanned with Box 8, Folder 29 and 37, 1923
OV 10
Oversized Artwork and Textile Designs scanned with Box 8, Folder 28 and 35, circa 1920s
OV 11

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