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Haus Cramer architectural records and papers, 1911-2004, bulk 1911-1955

Series II: Family Papers

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Subseries 1: Correspondence



Box 2 Folder 12 Architects to Hans Cramer, 1911 Jan 16-1912 Mar 02

Offering their services for the design of the villa; includes letters from Otto Berlich, Wilhelm Göhre, Arthur Hauschild, Max Landsberg, Felix Lindhorst, Oscar Müller, Paulus & Lilloe, Curt Pfennig, P. Prochnow & E. Pommer, Heinrich Straumer, and Taut u. Hoffmann



Box 2 Folder 13 Charlotte Cramer to Hans Cramer, 1949 Mar 19-1949 Mar 20

A letter mentions loan and Kinderzimmer but family states that this letter concerns the house in Mass., not Berlin



Box 2 Folder 14 Frederick Cramer to Hans Cramer, 1948 Oct 10



Box 2 Folder 15 Gertrude Cramer to Hans Cramer, 1937 May 09



Box 2 Folder 16 Hans Cramer to Leopold Badt, 1919 Aug 09

Fragment of a letter related to Hans Cramer's import business



Box 2 Folder 17 Hans Cramer to Ilse Schiftan, 1937 Sep 12

Relating to transport of furniture to Charlotte Cramer in New York



Box 2 Folder 18 Lionel M. Ettlinger to Hans Cramer, 1941 Dec 29-1943 Mar 11

Lionel Ettlinger thanks Hans Cramer for his recommendation to the Department of Justice



Box 2 Folder 19 Franz Heckner, Decorative Painter, to Hans Cramer, 1930 Feb 28

Offering their services for the decoration of the villa



Box 2 Folder 20 Dr. G. Nahrath, Lawyer, to Hans Cramer, 1920 Dec 29-1921 Jan 05

Regarding Hans Cramer's Import Business



Box 3 Folder 1 Landscape Architects to Hans Cramer, 1911 Mar-1912 May 23

Offering their services for the design of the garden; includes letters from Heinrich Fehr, Richard W. Köhler, L. Kühnemund, Körner & Brodersen, Max Rein, L. Späth, and Henri Vallette



Box 3 Folder 2 Neighbor to Hans Cramer, 1912 May 08-1912 May 12

Regarding acquiring a 1-2 meter wide strip of Cramer's property along the border of their adjacent properties



Box 3 Folder 3 Dr. Helmut Ruge, Lawyer, to and from Charlotte Cramer-Sachs, 1972 Dec 04-1973 Aug 27

Relating to Hans Cramer's will, a copy of which is included; letter in need of conservation belongs with this material



Box 3 Folder 4 Ilse Schiftan to Charlotte Cramer, 1937 Apr 26

Relating to transport of furniture to Charlotte Cramer in New York



Box 3 Folder 5 Paul Schur Möbeltransport to and from the Cramer Family [1 of 2], 1933 Jan 16-1936 Sep 08

Relating to transport of furniture to Charlotte Cramer in New York



Box 3 Folder 6 Paul Schur Möbeltransport to and from the Cramer Family [2 of 2], 1936 Aug 01-1940 Jan 09

Relating to transport of furniture to Charlotte Cramer in New York



Box 3 Folder 7 Karl Sturm to [Hans Cramer], 1912 Jan 14-1912 Jan 20



Box 3 Folder 8 Ernst Bürgel, Architect, to Hans Cramer, 1921 Nov 11

Offering his services for the design of the villa


Subseries 2: Financial Records/Real Estate Records



Box 3 Folder 9 Account Book, Bau-Terrain Cecilien Allee 18/20, Dahlem, 1912-1918

Includes lists of books, oil paintings, and art objects along with some bills which had been inserted into the account book



Box 3 Folder 10 Land register and tax documents relating to the parcel of land for Haus Cramer, Dahlem [1 of 3], 1911 Jun 02-1927 Nov 02



Box 3 Folder 11 Land register and tax documents relating to the parcel of land for Haus Cramer, Dahlem [2 of 3], 1913 Apr 04-1927 Mar 31

Includes letters denying extension on the remaining mortgage payments for the land and a notice of building codes which need to be met



Box 3 Folder 12 Land register and tax documents relating to the parcel of land for Haus Cramer, Dahlem [3 of 3], 1915 Feb 12-1927 Nov 03



Box 3 Folder 13 Gustav Schroeder, Land Surveyor and Engineer, to Hans Cramer, 1928 Feb 21

Regarding the cost of dividing the property in the land register



Box 3 Folder 14 Rudolf Erhard to Hans and Gertrude Cramer, 1929 May 15-1929 May 17

Regarding the sale of the property



Box 3 Folder 15 Notarized statement regardings Hans Cramer's property in Dahlem and the mortgages on that property, 1929 Aug 12-1930 Mar 04



Box 3 Folder 16 Rental contract for Else Cramer's apartment on Deidesheimerstrasse 9, Berlin, 1930 Aug 25



Box 3 Folder 17 Wirtschafliche Kurzbriefe über Steuer-Verkehrswesen, Wirtschaftskunde. [Financial short letters about taxes, transportation and economics], 1932 Nov 29

Document discussing tax policies



Box 3 Folder 18 Inventories of contents of house, related to the seizure for non-payment of taxes, [1933-1934]



Box 3 Folder 19 Amtsgericht [District Court], Berlin-Lictherfelde, to Hans Cramer, 1933 Mar 07-1940 Sep 30

Regarding taxes



Box 3 Folder 20 Pfändungsprotokoll [Record of Seizure], 1933 Nov 17

Seizure of assets due to an inability to pay taxes; related to restitution claims because Hans Cramer asserted that the laws affecting Jews made it difficult to make a living and therefore pay his taxes



Box 3 Folder 21 M. Cramer, Affidavit of ownership of abandoned furniture from Haus Cramer, 1934 Jan 02

M. Cramer asserts that the furniture abandoned by his brother has been his property since that time



Box 3 Folder 22 Correspondence between Finanzamt Zehlendorf and Charlotte and Fritz [Friedrich] Cramer, 1934 Jan 17-1954 Mar 16

Related to auction of house contents by the district of Zehlendorf; also includes a much later document which may have been prepared as part of the restitution suit



Box 3 Folder 23 [Hans Cramer] to Dr. W. Beuck, 1934 Jul 06



Box 3 Folder 24 Hans Cramer to the Amtsgericht (District Court), Berlin-Lichterfelde, 1934 Oct 23-1940 Mar 30

Regarding taxes



Box 3 Folder 25 Hans and Gertrud Cramer to the Landesfinanzamt [Tax Authority], Berlin, 1934 Nov 19

Protesting decision by the Finanzamt concerning the taxes on the property



Box 3 Folder 26 Auction records, inventories, 1935 Nov 19



Box 4 Folder 1 Victoria zu Berlin, Insurance Company, to Hans Cramer, 1939 Apr 17



Box 4 Folder 2 Hans Cramer to Victoria zu Berlin, Insurance Company, 1939 Apr 30



Box 4 Folder 3 Hans Cramer to Dr. Max Israel, 1939 May 09-1940 Feb 05

Hans Cramer consulted with Dr. May regarding his tax problems



Box 4 Folder 4 Dr. Max Israel May to Hans Cramer, 1939 May 26-1940 Mar 01

Hans Cramer consulted with Dr. May regarding his tax problems



Box 4 Folder 5 Correspondence, Frederick H. Cramer to American Kommandatur, 1948 Jun 16

Regarding sending the remaining pieces of furniture in Germany to the family in the US; includes official and handwritten lists of auctioned pieces



Box 4 Folder 6 Hans Cramer, draft of request for license to ship remaining furniture to Charlotte and Friedrich Cramer

Includes chronology of events leading to the departure from Germany and auctioning of possessions by government



Box 4 Folder 7 Steuerliche Fragen mit Bezug auf G.m.b.H. [Inquiries Related to Hans Cramer's Import/Export Business]


Subseries 3: General



Box 4 Folder 8 Certification of origin of imported grain, 1916 Aug 02

Related to Hans Cramer's import business



Box 4 Folder 9 Hans Cramer, Statement of support for Oscar Metzger's petition for United States citizenship, 1943 Mar 05

Oscar Metzer was an employee of Hans Cramer in Berlin



Box 4 Folder 10 Haus Cramer, tree in corner of garden, 1926



Box 4 Folder 11 Junge Kunst in Europa , 1931 Jan

Includes articles on Bruno Paul and Heinrich Tessenow, among others



Box 4 Folder 12 Financial notes, miscellaneous, undated

Unrelated to the house in Berlin



Box 4 Folder 13 Notice regarding the installation of a police public address system, 1927 Oct 12



Box 4 Folder 14 Untitled poem, 1939 Jul

Poem possibly authored by Charlotte Cramer



Box 8 Scrapbook of Haus Cramer

Includes photographs of Haus Cramer and a handwritten document entitled "Wuensche für den Bau", along with a description of the property