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Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer papers, 1897-1968

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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.
Description Container Select
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

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