Guide to the Aaron Kramer (1921-1997) Papers, undated, 1943-1968

*P-533

Finding aid by Michael Montalbano as part of the CJH Holocaust Resource Initiative, made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany

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Machine-readable finding aid was encoded by Michael Montalbano in March 2013. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator:Aaron Kramer (1921-1997)
Title:Aaron Kramer (1921-1997) Papers
Dates:undated, 1943-1968
Abstract: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.
Languages:The collection is in English.
Quantity: 0.25 linear feet (1 manuscript box).
Identification:P-533
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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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

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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.

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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.

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Access and Use

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: reference@ajhs.org

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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

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Aaron Kramer (1921-1997) Papers; P-533; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY.

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Access Points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Click the box in the request column to open the form that allows you to request a box for onsite viewing in the reading room at the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY.

 

Aaron Kramer (1921-1997) Papers, undated, 1943-1968

The series is in English.
0.25 linear feet (1 manuscript box). Box 1, Folder 1 to Box 1, Folder 4.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 1 Biographical Information and Literary Background 1957-1963 request_box
1 2 MA Thesis on Emma Lazarus 1951 request_box
1 3 Rare Poetry Compilations (Copies) undated, 1943-1968 request_box
1 4 The Tune of the Calliope (Copy) 1958 request_box
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