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Finding Aid to the John de Kramer Personal Papers and Photographs MS.253
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Description
John de Kramer was an artist and Professor of art. In the 1930s, he attended Pasadena Junior College and earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1954, he began teaching in the Los Angeles City School system. He was a Professor of art at Pierce College located in Woodlands Hills, California, from 1963-1987. Throughout his career and after his retirement in 1984, de Kramer photographed his extensive and frequent travels to Mexico. The collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, study aids, photographs, and books that pertain to de Kramer's lifelong interest in pre-Columbian art. Of particular focus are Mayan archeological sites and the art and culture of Mexico. The material in this collection were created from 1963 through 1996.
Background
John de Kramer was an artist and Professor of art. In the 1930s he attended Pasadena Junior College and continued his interest in art while he earned a Bachelor of Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles. He worked his way through college as a lifeguard.
Extent
6.0 Linear feet (6 boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org. An item-level inventory is available from library staff.