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Kramer family collection

Kramer Family Collection

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Finding aid for the Kramer Family Collection

MSS.07.29

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Kramer, Frederick, 1829-1896
Title: Kramer Family Collection
Dates: 1897-1925
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This small collection contains two photograph albums owned by members of the Kramer family of Little Rock, along with a few single photographs.
Identification: MSS.07.29
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically and chronologically in one box.


Scope and Contents

This small collection contains two photograph albums owned by members of the Kramer family of Little Rock, along with a few single photographs. Included are a few photographs of Kramer and Darragh family members, as well as scenes of Little Rock and Hot Springs in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. The earliest dated photograph is from 1897, and the latest is from 1925. Most are undated.


Biographical Note

Frederick Kramer was born December 22, 1829, in Prussia, and emigrated to America in 1848. He served in the United States Army from 1852-1857, and was stationed in Little Rock. In 1858, he became a resident of Little Rock. He partnered with F. A. Sarasin in a mercantile business, Sarasin and Kramer. At the time of his death, he was president of the Bank of Commerce in Little Rock. Kramer was elected as the first president of the Little Rock School Board in 1869. He served continuously on the board for twenty-five years. In 1873, he was elected mayor of Little Rock. He was elected again in 1881, and served until 1887. He was also a leader in the Scottish Rite Masons, achieving the rank of thirty-third degree. At the time of his death he was Grand Treasurer of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Arkansas. Kramer married Adaline Reichardt in 1857. They had six children: Louisa, Mattie, Charles, Frederick, Henry, and Emma. In the summer of 1896, Frederick Kramer had become ill. He went with his wife and daughter Emma to Colorado, seeking rest and a change of climate. He died at the Alta Vista Hotel in Colorado Springs on September 8, 1896. Frederick Kramer is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Little Rock.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Cramer family
Fred Kramer School. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Kramer, Adaline Reichardt
Kramer, Frederick, 1829-1896

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kramer Family Collection, MSS 07-29, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2007


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