A Finding Aid to the Douglas Cramer Papers, circa 1970-2014, in the Archives of American Art
AAA.cramdoug

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.cramdoug
Creators:
Cramer, Douglas S.
Dates:
circa 1970-2014
Languages:
English
Collection is in English
Physical Description:
1.3 linear feet
Repository:
Archives of American Art
The papers of New York art collector Douglas Cramer measure 1.3 linear feet and date from circa 1970-2014. Papers include letters from artists, four guest books signed by visitors to Cramer's art collection and attendees of his parties, printed material documenting Cramer's career in television as well as his prominence as an art collector, and photographs of people and artists who attended his parties including Ellsworth Kelly, Ed Ruscha, Mary Boone, Leo Castelli, and others.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The papers of New York art collector Douglas Cramer measure 1.3 linear feet and date from circa 1970-2014. Papers include letters from artists, four guest books signed by visitors to Cramer's art collection and attendees of his parties, printed material documenting Cramer's career in television as well as his prominence as an art collector, and photographs of people and artists who attended his parties including Ellsworth Kelly, Ed Ruscha, Mary Boone, Leo Castelli, and others.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged as four series
Series 1: Letters, 1972-2014 (2 folders; Box 1)
Series 2: Guest Books, 1990-1997 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1-2)
Series 3: Printed Material, circa 1972-2012 (0.7 linear feet; Box 1)
Series 4: Photographs, circa 1970, circa 1985 (1 folder; Box 1)

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Douglas Cramer (1931- ) is an art collector and television producer in New York, New York and Miami, Florida. A producer of noted television series including
The Love Boat
,
Dynasty
, and
The Brady Bunch
, Cramer is also an avid art collector and was a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

Administration
Processing Information note
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2017.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Hilary Price
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2016 by Douglas S. Cramer.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives’ Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Conditions Governing Use note
The Douglas Cramer papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation note
Douglas Cramer papers, circa 1970-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Archival Materials note
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Douglas Cramer conducted by Avis Berman in 2013.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Boone, Mary Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Castelli, Leo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kelly, Ellsworth, 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ruscha, Edward Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art--Collectors and collecting--Florida--Miami Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art--Collectors and collecting--New York (State)--New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Television producers and directors--Florida--Miami Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Television producers and directors--New York--New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Visitors' books Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C., 20001
Phone: 202-633-7950
http://www.aaa.si.edu/askus