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Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer papers, 1897-1968

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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.
Description Container Select
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
6
41
The Bulletin, 1960-1961
6
42
Fallen Leaves by Carl Eric Lindin, 1941
6
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
7
1
Hue and Cry, 1926
7
2
Hue and Cry, 1929-1945
7
3
The Maverick Hoot, 1927
7
4
The Overlook, 1931
7
5
The Overlook, 1932
7
6
The Overlook, 1932
7
7
The Plowshare, 1917-1918
7
8
The Plowshare, 1919
7
9
The Wasp, 1952, 1954
7
10
Publications of the Woodstock Historical Society, 1930
7
11
Publications of the Woodstock Historical Society, 1931
7
12
Publications of the Woodstock Historical Society, 1932
7
13
Publications of the Woodstock Historical Society, 1933-1939
7
14
Woodstock, an Essay by Richard Le Gallienne, with Reproductions of Work by Woodstock Artists, 1923
7
15
Woodstock Almanac, 1924
7
16
The Woodstock Bulletin, 1929-1930
7
17
Woodstock Gargoyles, 1949
7
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.
7
21
Mexico, 1934
7
22
Miscellaneous Brochures and Mailings, 1947-1951
7
23
Blank Cards and Postcards, circa 1920-1960
7
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

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