Dale Kramer papers

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 1930–1966
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Unprocessed. 13 cubic feet of material consisting of correspondence, literary manuscripts, clippings, photographs, memorabilia, and five Chicago notebooks containing a record of Dale Kramer’s research and some correspondence of literary figures for his book Chicago Renaissance (1966), about the Chicago Literary Renaissance of the early 20th century. [from 1991 Guide:] The collection includes 15 items containing notes about artists such as Tennessee Mitchell Anderson, Raymond Jonson, Mark Turbyfill, and Rudolph Weisenborn.

Biographical Historical Note

The Chicago Renaissance was a flowering of literary activity that occurred in Chicago between approximately 1912 to and 25. Its leading figures were the writers Theodore Dreiser, Sherwood Anderson, Edgar Lee Masters, and Carl Sandburg.