Kramer Family Papers, 1939-2009

Collection Number: 3970

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Kramer family papers, 1939-2009.
Collection Number:
3970
Creator:
Kramer family.
Quantity:
5.5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, pictures, diaries, and other papers.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Papers include letters written to the Kramer family from Kevin Kramer while in Vienna. Also, pictures, letters, and diaries relating to Jeffrey A. Kramer's service aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz; papers concerning Samuel Kramer's World War II service; and Anne Gudis' and Samuel's war-time correspondence. Also, papers, research materials, notes, clippings, and correspondence relating to the history of the Ithaca Jewish Community.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Samuel Kramer of Ithaca, New York married Anne Gudis of Newark, New Jersey. Samuel served in the United States Army during World War II. Samuel and Anne had two sons, Kevin and Jeffrey, and a daughter, Michele. Kevin attended Cornell University and the Institute of European Studies in Vienna, Austria. Jeffrey earned a Master's Degree in Hospital Administration from Cornell University in 1973. He served aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz at the time of the aborted rescue mission of the U.S. hostages in Iran in 1980.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Papers include letters written to the Kramer family from Kevin Kramer while in Vienna. Also, pictures, letters, and diaries relating to Jeffrey A. Kramer's service aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz; papers concerning Samuel Kramer's World War II service; and Anne Gudis' and Samuel's war-time correspondence. Also, papers, research materials, notes, clippings, and correspondence relating to the history of the Ithaca Jewish Community.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Kramer family.
Kramer, Anne G.
Kramer, Jeffrey A.
Kramer, Kevin Leslie.
Kramer, Samuel J.
Nimitz (Ship).

Subjects:
Family--New York (State)--Ithaca.
Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981.
Jews--New York (State)--Ithaca.
World War, 1939-1945.
Family--Virginia--Virginia Beach.

Places:
Ithaca (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photoprints.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Kramer family papers, #3970. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Letters to Anne Gudis from Samuel Kramer
Box 1 Folder 1
Letters
May 1942
Box 1 Folder 2
Letters
June 5-19, 1942
Box 1 Folder 3
Letters
June 22-29, 1942
Box 1 Folder 4
Letters
July 2-10, 1942
Box 1 Folder 5
Letters
July 11, 1942
Box 1 Folder 6
Letters
1943
Box 1 Folder 7
Letters
January-February 1944
Box 1 Folder 8
Letters
March-April 1944
Box 1 Folder 9
Letters
May-June 1944
Box 1 Folder 10
Letters
July-August 1944
Box 1 Folder 11
Letters
September 1945
Box 1 Folder 12
Letters
October 1944
Box 1 Folder 13
Letters
November-December 1944
Box 1 Folder 14
Letters
January 1945
Box 1 Folder 15
Letters
February 1945
Box 1 Folder 16
Letters
March 1945
Box 1 Folder 17
Letters
April 1945
Box 1 Folder 18
Letters
May-June 1945
Box 1 Folder 19
Letters
July 1945
Box 2 Folder 1
Letters
August 1945
Box 2 Folder 2
Letters; also, photograph (possibly of Anne Gudis)
September 1945
Letter to Samuel Kramer from Anne Gudis
Box 2 Folder 3
Letters
1942-1943
Box 2 Folder 4
Letters
January 1944
Box 2 Folder 5
Letters
February 1944
Box 2 Folder 6
Letters
March-April 1944
Box 2 Folder 7
Letters
May-June 1944
Box 2 Folder 8
Letters
July-September 1944
Box 2 Folder 9
Letters
October-December 1944
Box 2 Folder 10
Letters
1945
Box 2 Folder 11
Letters - drafts
Undated
Letters to Anne Gudis from various persons in response to her letter to Samuel Kramer, published in YANK, September 3, 1943
Box 2 Folder 12-14
Letters
1943-1944
Other material and correspondence
Box 1 Folder 20
Anne Krammer's notes on the Ithaca Jewish Community
Box 1 Folder 21
Cemetary records
Box 1 Folder 22
Ithaca Jewish Community
Box 1 Folder 23
Ithaca Jewish Community - research correspondence
Box 1 Folder 24-25
Ithaca Jewish Community - notes
Box 1 Folder 26
Jewish history - papers by others
Box 1 Folder 27
Clippings - Ithaca history
Box 1 Folder 28
"High above Cayuga's Waters - Jewish Life in Ithaca, NY" by Anne Kramer
Box 1 Folder 29
Ithaca Jewish History – writings by Anne Kramer
Box 1 Folder 30
Clippings – Jewish Community
1980-1991
Box 1 Folder 31
Correspondence: June Bell
1986
Box 1 Folder 32
Correspondence: Jeff Kramer and Gene Dannen
2002
Box 1 Folder 33
Glenside Monument – Michael Kramer
1985
Box 1 Folder 34
Abe Gudis writings
Box 1 Folder 35
Temple Beth-El bulletin
1959
Box 2 Folder 15
Sam and Abner Kramer
1946
Box 2 Folder 16
Sam and Abner Kramer's sisters
Box 2 Folder 17
Letters from friends, etc.
Box 2 Folder 18
Letters from Israel
Box 2 Folder 19
Typescript manuscript of autobiography
Box 2 Folder 20
Temple Beth El Building Program
Box 2 Folder 22-23
Temple Beth El
Box 2 Folder 24-25
"Temple Beth El Bulletin"
1984-1993
Box 2 Folder 26
Anne Kramer's notes: the Ithaca Jewish Community
Box 2 Folder 27
Ithaca Jewish Community
Box 2 Folder 28-31
Papers written by Anne Kramer
Box 2 Folder 32
Notes and papers
Box 2 Folder 33
Correspondence
1995
Box 2 Folder 34
Temple Beth El
1978-1983
Box 2 Folder 35
Temple Beth El
1992-1995
Box 2 Folder 36-37
History material
Box 2 Folder 38
Jewish history
Box 2 Folder 39
U.S.S. Nimitz Passover Service,
1980
Box 2 Folder 40
Autobiography of Sam Kuntz, Ithaca restauranteur - his son founded Hal's Deli
Box 2 Folder 41
Newspaper clippings re: history
Box 2 Folder 42
Father's diary of trip to Israel
2007
Box 2 Folder 43
Greeting cards
1995
Box 2 Folder 44
Miscellany: letters, cards, 1887 unidentified photo, data on Morris Lubliner
1887; 1990-1995
Box 2 Folder 45-47
Greeting cards
1995
Box 2 Folder 48
Women and letter writing project
1988-1995
Box 2 Folder 49
Temple Beth-El Bulletin
1995
Box 3 Folder 1
Papers re: Sam Kramer's military service in World War II
Box 3 Folder 2
Papers re: Jewish War Veterans of World War II
Box 3 Folder 3
Photographs (4) of Sam Kramer and other Jewish War Veterans
Box 3 Folder 4
Sam Kramer - miscellaneous
Box 3 Folder 5
Anne Kramer - misc.
Box 3 Folder 6
Anne Kramer - Photograph album
1937-1938
Box 3 Folder 7
Personal papers of Sam and Anne Kramer
Box 3 Folder 8
Nathan and Mary Kramer
Box 3 Folder 9
Mary Kramer memorial book
1965
Box 3 Folder 10
Mary Kramer memorial book
1977
Box 3 Folder 11
Abraham Gudis
Box 3 Folder 12-13
Michele/Vicki Kramer Lasker
Box 3 Folder 14
Letters of Kevin Kramer from the Institute of European Studies in Vienna, Austria
1971-1972
Box 3 Folder 15
Letters of Kevin Kramer from the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna, Italy
1973-1974
Box 3 Folder 16-23
Personal papers of Kevin Kramer
Box 3 Folder 24
Kevin Kramer's accident
Box 3 Folder 25-27
Jeffery Allan Kramer
Box 3 Folder 28
Handbooks and newsgrams re: the U.S.S. Nimitz
Box 3 Folder 29
Photographs of Yon Kippur services on the U.S.S. Nimitz
Box 3 Folder 30
Photographs of Kramer house, Oak Avenue, Ithaca
Box 3 Folder 31-32
Kramer misc.
Box 3 Folder 33
YANK
September 3, 1943
Box 3 Folder 34
News clippings
Box 3 Folder 35
Tape recordings (4) sent to Anne and Sam Kramer by Jeffery
September 1979-September 1980
Box 3 Folder 36
Tape recording: reminiscences by Sam Kramer
1986
Box 3 Folder 37
Temple Beth El correspondence
1962-1984
Box 4 Folder 1
Guest book
1952
Box 4 Folder 2
Appointment book
1955
Box 4 Folder 3
Greeting cards: 40th anniversary
1985
Box 4 Folder 4-12
Greeting cards
1979
Box 4 Folder 13
Greeting cards and telegrams
1965-1968
Box 4 Folder 14-20
Greeting cards
Box 4 Folder 21
Family greeting cards 1987
Box 4 Folder 22
Thank you notes
1978-1991
Box 4 Folder 23
Children's artworks and cards
Box 5 Folder 1
Correspondence
1981-1984
Box 5 Folder 2
Correspondence
1985-1986
Box 5 Folder 3
Correspondence
1987
Box 5 Folder 4
Correspondence
1988
Box 5 Folder 5-6
Correspondence
1989
Box 5 Folder 7-8
Correspondence
1990
Box 5 Folder 9
Correspondence
1991
Box 5 Folder 10
Correspondence
1992
Box 5 Folder 11
Correspondence
1993
Box 5 Folder 12
Correspondence
1994
Box 5 Folder 13
Children and grandchildren
Box 5 Folder 14
Jewish celebrations
Box 5 Folder 15
Children - programs, etc.
Box 5 Folder 16
Ithaca
Box 5 Folder 17
Greeting cards and thank you notes
1995
Box 5 Folder 18-22
Greeting cards
Box 5 Folder 23
Bar Mitzvah photographs
Box 5 Folder 24
Unidentified children and adults (possibly their teachers)
Box 5 Folder 25
Notes on Jews, Hillel interview, article re Assunta Sullivan
Box 5 Folder 26
Miscellaneous correspondence and newsletters
1979-1980
Box 5 Folder 27
Clippings
1979
Box 5 Folder 28-30
Notes on Jews in American history
Box 5 Folder 31
Jewish publications relating to history and genealogy
1975-1977
Box 5 Folder 32
Publications including 50th anniversary of Temple Beth-El [booklet] and article re Stephen S. Wise
1978-1979
Box 5 Folder 33
Clippings
1978
Box 5 Folder 34
Clippings
1960-1979
Box 5 Folder 35
High Above Cayuga's Waters, Alpha Bits
1996
Box 5 Folder 36
Temple Beth-El Bulletin, other published items, Wall of Liberty Certificate
Box 5 Folder 37
Temple Beth-El Bulletin, correspondence, clippings
1990-1996
Box 5 Folder 38
Bas Mitzvah photographs
1989
Box 5 Folder 39
Greeting cards, 50th anniversary
1995
Box 5 Folder 40
Greeting cards
1991
Box 5 Folder 41
Greeting cards and clippings
1991-1995
Box 6 Folder 1
Cards to parents
Box 6 Folder 2
Correspondences for the Jews in Small Towns Project
1990-1997
Box 6 Folder 3
Certificates of Appreciation, US Navy
1994
Box 6 Folder 4-12
Celebration cards
1962,1996-1998
Box 6 Folder 13
Graduation Commencement, University of Colorado
1998
Box 6 Folder 14
Baccalaureate speech by Michael Lasker
1997
Box 6 Folder 15
Letter from the White House
1998
Box 6 Folder 16
Tulsa World newspaper article
1996
Box 6 Folder 17
Marriage renewal certificate
1997
Box 6 Folder 18
Newspaper supplement to the Virginian-Pilot
1998
Box 6 Folder 19
Photographs
1983 and undated
Box 6 Folder 20
Certificate of Honor
Box 6 Folder 21
Correspondence with Scott Glass
2001
Box 6 Folder 22
Artwork [rubbing]
Box 6 Folder 23-28
Temple Beth-El Bulletin
1995-1998
Box 6 Folder 29
Temple Beth-El Directory
1996-1997
Box 6 Folder 30-35
Copies of military records and clippings relating to his military service during World War II
1991-2004
Box 6 Folder 36
Anne Kramer writings and materials
1973-2000
Box 6 Folder 36
Samuel Kramer membership certificate
1978
Box 6 Folder 36
Jeffrey A. Kramer military materials
1981-1993
Box 6 Folder 37
Family news and updates
1989-2006
Box 88
Samuel Kramer's certificate from the "Ordre National de la Legion D'Honneur"
2009
Mapcase Folder 1
Cemetery rubbings
tr. 1402a
Rabbi Hoffman
tr. 1403a
Rabbi Hoffman