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Aaron Kramer (1921-1997) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-533

Scope and Content Note

The collection documents the life and work of American poet Aaron Kramer through biographical sketches, copies of his poetry, as well as a copy of his Master of Arts Thesis for the faculty of Brooklyn College.

Dates

  • undated, 1943-1968

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Executive Director of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility. For more information, contact:



American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011

email: info@ajhs.org

Biographical Note

Poet, translator, and professor, Aaron Kramer was born on December 13, 1921, in Brooklyn, NY. Kramer is identified with the literary circles of New York City throughout the mid-20th century where his work focused on the role of poet as critic of society and voice of resistance towards injustice. His major works include poems in the compilations, Seven Poets in Search of an Answer (1941) and The Tune of the Calliope: Poems and Drawings of New York; his translations of poems from the Holocaust, and scholarly studies, such as, The Prophetic Tradition in American Poetry (1968).

Source: Aaron Kramer (1921-1997) Poet, translator, and literary critic. http://www.aaronkramer.com/index.html

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)

Overview

This collection contains a sampling of the life and work of poet Aaron Kramer. The collection documents the life and work of American poet Aaron Kramer through biographical sketches, copies of his poetry, as well as a copy of his Master of Arts Thesis for the faculty of Brooklyn College.

Arrangement

This series has been arranged into a single series and the folders have been ordered according to folder title and chronology of their content.

Physical Location

Located in AJHS New York, NY

Related Material

Numerous repositories throught the United States have collections concerning the work of Aaron Kramer. The Aaron Kramer website contains links to various collections detailing these holdings and can be found here: http://www.aaronkramer.com/library.html
Title
Guide to the Aaron Kramer (1921-1997) Papers, undated, 1943-1968 *P-533
Status
In Progress
Author
Finding aid by Michael Montalbano as part of the CJH Holocaust Resource Initiative, made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States