Series 1: Biographical Materials
Date(s):
1898-1955
Physical Description:
3 folders
Box 1
Scope and Contents note:
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.
Arrangement:
Materials are arranged by document type.
Existence and Location of Copies:
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
Description Dates Container
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
Date(s):
1900-1964
Physical Description:
2.2 Linear Feet
Boxes 1-3, 9
Scope and Contents note:
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.
Arrangement:
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.
Existence and Location of Copies:
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
Description Dates Container
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
1
7
B, Miscellaneous
circa 1920-1961
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
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
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
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
2
1
Fortress, Karl
1935-1962
2
2
G, Miscellaneous
circa 1920-1961
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
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
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
2
18
Lester, Henry and Ruth
1945-1958
2
19
Lester, Janina
1940-1958
2
20
M, Miscellaneous
circa 1920-1961
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
2
39
Pachner, Bill
1945-1959
2
40
Q-R, Miscellaneous
circa 1920-1961
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
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
2
55
Uhlenhutt, Edward
1918-1949
2
56
Uhlenhutt, Edward
1950-1959
2
57
V, Miscellaneous
circa 1920-1961
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
Date(s):
1921-1931, 1940, 1961
Physical Description:
0.8 Linear Feet
Box 3
Scope and Contents note:
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.
Arrangement:
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.
Existence and Location of Copies:
The series has been scanned in its entirety.
Description Dates Container
Christmas Card Album
1921-1931
3
9
Items Found In Christmas Card Album
1926, 1931, 1940, 1961
3
10
Series 4: Diaries
Date(s):
1906-1962
Physical Description:
1 Linear Feet
Box 4
Scope and Contents note:
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.
Arrangement:
Materials are arranged chronologically by author.
Existence and Location of Copies:
The series has been scanned in its entirety.
Description Dates Container
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
Date(s):
1897-1962
Physical Description:
0.7 Linear Feet
Box 5, OV 11
Scope and Contents note:
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.
Arrangement:
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.
Existence and Location of Copies:
The series has been scanned in its entirety.
Description Dates Container
Essays
5
Konrad Cramer
5
"Artist and His Craft"
circa 1930-1960
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
5
12
Miscellaneous Essays and Notes about Art
1934, 1960
5
13
Miscellaneous Essays, Non-Art Subjects
1957-1958
5
14
Florence Ballin Cramer
5
"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
5
Konrad Cramer
5
Developing 35mm Film by Inspection
1957
5
20
"Handbook of Drawing, Volume 1"
1945
5
21
Handbook of Drawing, Volume 2
1945
5
22
Handbook of Drawing, Volume 2
1945
5
23
Practical Handbook of Drawing
1944-1945
5
24
"Notes on Lectures for Painting Materials"
circa 1940-1950
5
25
"Notes on Stieglitz"
1946
5
26
Letter Drafts
1952, 1958
5
27
Letter Drafts and Essay Fragments
circa 1958
5
28
Recipes from Various Artists
1929-1930
5
29
Miscellaneous
circa 1940-1950
5
30
Florence Ballin Cramer
5
Juvenile
1897-1898
5
31
Juvenile
1897-1898
5
32
Unknown Author
5
Forecast of Futures of Woodstock Children
1935
5
33
Recipes in German
1800s
5
34
Poetry
5
Florence Ballin Cramer
5
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
5
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
Date(s):
1918-1962
Physical Description:
0.3 Linear Feet
Box 5, OV 10
Scope and Contents note:
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.
Arrangement:
Materials are arranged by document type.
Existence and Location of Copies:
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Routine financial records have not been scanned.
Description Dates Container
Artwork and Exhibit Records
5
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
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
5
57
Records of Woodstock Craft Organizations
1948-1959
5
58
Records of Other Woodstock Organizations
circa 1940-1960
5
59
Konrad Cramer Patent on Camera Accessory
1939
5
60
Konrad Cramer's Employment Contracts
1926, 1929
5
61
Personal Financial Records
5
Account Books
1955-1958
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
Date(s):
1906-1968
Physical Description:
1.5 Linear Feet
Boxes 6-7, 9, OV 11
Scope and Contents note:
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.
Arrangement:
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.
Existence and Location of Copies:
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 Dates Container
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
6
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
6
39
Woodstock Civic Organizations
1933-1959
6
40
Woodstock Publications
6
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
6
44
Hue and Cry
1924
6
45
Hue and Cry
1925
6
46
Hue and Cry
1926
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
7
Art Students League
1948-1950
7
19
Camera Equipment
1947-1958
7
20
Clubs
1950
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
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
Date(s):
1906-1960
Physical Description:
0.5 Linear Feet
Box 7
Scope and Contents note:
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.
Arrangement:
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.
Existence and Location of Copies:
The bulk of this series has been scanned in its entirety. Reproductions of artwork have not been scanned.
Description Dates Container
Early Florence Ballin, Irving Ballin, and Friends
1906, 1919, 1928
7
26
Early Konrad Cramer and Friends
circa 1909, 1915
7
27
Konrad Cramer's Studio
1952, 1958
7
28
Florence Ballin's Studio
circa 1900s
7
29
Florence Ballin Cramer and Konrad Cramer
1930s-1951
7
30
Florence Ballin Cramer's Exhibit Opening, Woodstock
circa 1920s
7
31
Portraits of Friends
7
Friends
1908, 1923
7
32
Gene and Elsie Speicher
1930s
7
33
Gene and Elsie Speicher
1930s
7
34
Frank Chase and Dennis (son)
circa 1920s
7
35
Neil Ives and Peggy Cole (daughter)
1930s
7
36
Henry Billings
circa 1920-1950
7
37
Hervey White
circa 1920-1950
7
38
Merril (Pixie) and Fritz Mueller
1960
7
39
Judson and Mary Smith
circa 1920-1960
7
40
Yasuo Kuniyoshi
circa 1920-1950
7
41
Art Classes, Group and Candid Shots
1904-1909
7
42
Maverick Festival
1922
7
43
Woodstock People
circa 1909-1938
7
44
Woodstock Parties
1946-1957
7
45
Woodstock Views
circa 1909
7
46
Early Woodstock Views and Figures
circa 1900s
7
47
Color and College Experiments by Konrad Cramer
circa 1950s
7
48
Travel Snapshots
1934
7
49
Photo Postcards
circa 1934
7
50
Miscellaneous Photographs
circa 1920-1960
7
51
Works of Art
7
Installation Views
1931-1953
7
52
Konrad Cramer (1915-1957)
circa 1940-1957
7
53
Florence Ballin Cramer (1929-1944)
circa 1940-1944
7
54
Florence Ballin Cramer (1929-1944)
circa 1940-1944
7
55
Other Artists
1935, 1958
7
56
Series 9: Artwork
Date(s):
1897-1954
Physical Description:
1 Linear Feet
Boxes 8-9, OV 10-11
Scope and Contents note:
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.
Arrangement:
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.
Existence and Location of Copies:
The bulk of this series has been scanned in its entirety. Erotic drawings have not been scanned.
Description Dates Container
Sketchbooks
8
Konrad Cramer
8
Untitled Sketchbook
circa 1906-1908
8
1
Untitled Sketchbook
circa 1907
8
2
Untitled Sketchbook
circa 1909
8
3
Untitled Sketchbook
after 1912
8
4
Untitled Sketchbook
1916, 1921
8
5
Dismantled Design Sketchbook
circa 1918-1924
8
6
Dismantled Design Sketchbook
circa 1918-1924
8
7
Dismantled Design Sketchbook
circa 1918-1924
8
8
Sketchbook with Notes on Printmaking
circa 1920-1960
8
9
Florence Ballin Cramer
circa 1910s
8
10
Florence Ballin Cramer
circa 1910s
8
11
Aileen Cramer (daughter)
1942
8
12
Unsigned
1909
8
13
Sketches and Drawings
8
Konrad Cramer
8
General
1921, 1923, 1954
8
14
Blackface Cartoons
1926
8
15
Blackface Cartoons
1926
8
16
Erotic Drawings
circa 1940-1960
8
17
Florence Ballin Cramer
1925, 1938
8
18
Childhood Drawings of Aileen and Margot Cramer
1924-1926
8
19
Childhood Drawings of Aileen and Margot Cramer
1924-1926
8
20
Caricature of Mayor Goltz of Woodstock by Aimé Titus
1908
8
21
Children's Books by Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer
8
Thoughts and Pictures
1925
8
22
Thoughts and Pictures
1925
8
23
A Book for Very Small Children
circa 1920s
8
24
Textile Designs
circa 1918
8
25
Textile Designs
circa 1918
8
26
Textile Designs
circa 1918
8
27
Textile Designs
circa 1918
8
28
Designs for Hue and Cry
1923
8
29
Wood and Linoleum Block Prints by the Cramers
circa 1920-1940
8
30
Printing Blocks by the Cramers
circa 1920-1940
8
31
Printing Blocks by the Cramers
circa 1920-1940
8
32
Woodblock Prints by Children
1920-1921
8
33
Textile Samples Designed by Konrad Cramer
circa 1915-1916
8
34
Undyed Batik made by Konrad Cramer
circa 1920s
8
35
Calligraphy
1923, 1925
8
36
Miscellaneous Designs, Sketches, and Prints
circa 1920-1960
8
37
Autograph Book of Florence Ballin Cramer
1897-1899
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