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Douglas Cramer papers, circa 1970-2014

Creator:
Cramer, Douglas S., 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Boone, Mary  Search this
Kelly, Ellsworth  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Topic:
Television producers and directors  Search this
Art  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Visitors' books  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17350
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)380682
AAA_collcode_cramdoug
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_380682
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Douglas Cramer papers

Creator:
Cramer, Douglas S.  Search this
Names:
Boone, Mary  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Kelly, Ellsworth, 1923-  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Visitors' books
Photographs
Date:
circa 1970-2014
Summary:
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:
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:
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:
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.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Douglas Cramer conducted by Avis Berman in 2013.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2016 by Douglas S. Cramer.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Television producers and directors -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Television producers and directors -- New York -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Visitors' books
Photographs
Citation:
Douglas Cramer papers, circa 1970-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cramdoug
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cramdoug

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