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Simon Kramer Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25091 / MF 923

Scope and Content Note

The collection is divided into two series. Series I contains manuscripts of his writings in German, accompanied with English translations. Series II consists of genealogical material, family trees, vital records, etc. (in German and English) of the Kramer family.

See inventory.

Dates

  • 1813-1990

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German and English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Collection is microfilmed, please use MF 923.

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Mr. Kramer was an author of German children folklore. Mr. Kramer's children came to the US.

Simon Kramer was born in 1808 in Schnaittach, Bavaria. He graduated from a teacher's training school in 1828 and started tutoring. His son Max was offered an apprenticeship in Chicago by a former pupil. Some of his other children followed and immigrated to the US during the 1840s and 1850s. He took up writing later in his life and also wrote a memoir, which is in the LBI library. He died in 1887.

Extent

3.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

The collection is divided into two series. Series I contains manuscripts of his writings in German, accompanied with English translations. Series II consists of genealogical material, family trees, vital records, etc. (in German and English) of the Kramer family.

Arrangement

  1. SERIES I: WRITINGS
  2. SERIES II: GENEALOGICAL MATERIAL

Microfilm

Collection is available on 7 reels of microfilm (MF 923).
  1. Reel 1: 1/1-1/10
  2. Reel 2: 1/11-2/3
  3. Reel 3: 2/4-2/13
  4. Reel 4: 2/14-3/7
  5. Reel 5: 3/8-3/17
  6. Reel 6: 3/18-3/19
  7. Reel 7: 4/1-4/13

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

Bibliography

See also books in LBI library DS 135 G5 K712 K7 and DS 135 G5 K712
Title
Guide to the Simon Kramer Family Collection, 1813-1990 AR 25091 / MF 923
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • March 2011: Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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