Cramer Silver and Decorative Arts

The Cramer Collection, consisting of approximately 900 volumes, was compiled over several decades by Diana Cramer, Editor of Silver Magazine until her death in 1993, and author of a number of important articles on silver design and decorative arts. The principle strengths of the collection are in the history of silver design and silversmithing, worldwide, from early modern times to the present; however, also included are a range of materials on American decorative arts -- jewelry, glass, furniture, architecture -- from the colonial period through the early 20th century. The collection documents the craft process, as well as the end product, and includes trade catalogs, exhibition brochures, collectors guides, and miscellaneous research publications.

A title list may be viewed by doing a "word" or "author" search for "Cramer Silver" in JOSIAH.

The Cramer Collection supplements, and provides reference material for, the Gorham Company Archive.

Format(s): Books, Serials, Pamphlets
Library: John Hay
NOTE: Portions of this collection are housed off-site. Prior notice is needed for retrieval

Access to the collection:

Online Catalog (JOSIAH):
Individual records for most printed materials available on JOSIAH

In-house Access to the Collection:
Typescript Inventory

Related Collections:
Gorham Archive

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