Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
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.
Douglas Cramer papers, circa 1970-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Douglas Cramer conducted by Avis Berman in 2013.
Douglas Cramer (1931- ) is an art collector and television producer in New York, New York and Miami, Florida.
Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2016 by Douglas S. Cramer.
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