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Jacob Kramer papers

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: MS-0057
This collection documents Jacob Kramer's experience in the Spanish Civil War and as a non-traditional college student. It also documents his political activism for the communist party and includes correspondence, awards, memoirs, research papers, notes, and clippings.

Dates

  • 1933-1991

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The Jacob Kramer papers are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

Overview

This collection documents Jacob Kramer's experience in the Spanish Civil War and as a non-traditional college student. It also documents his political activism for the communist party and includes correspondence, awards, memoirs, research papers, notes, and clippings.

Biographical Note

Jacob Kramer served in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade during the Spanish Civil War and in the Merchant Marine during World War II. He was a political activist and labor organizer throughout his life. In 1972 he joined the Gray Panthers and became coordinator of the State University of New York at Buffalo student chapter. Kramer received a Bachelor of Arts and two master's degrees from the University.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: I. General files, 1944-1990, II. Subject files, 1933-1991.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the University Archives by Jacob Kramer's son, Aaron Kramer, in April 1992.

Accruals and Additions

No future accruals expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff.
Updated by Amanda Kuhnel, November 2008.

Creator

Source

Title
Finding Aid for the Jacob Kramer papers
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff; updated by Amanda Kuhnel, November 2008.
Date
2008
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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