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Collection Number: 03988

Collection Title: Kramer Brothers Company Records, 1917-1962.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 25 items)
Abstract Kramer Brothers Company of Elizabeth City, N.C., was a family operated lumber business incorporated in 1917. The collection includes the business records of Kramer Brothers Company including minutes of directors' and stockholders' meetings, 1917-1961, financial information, a record of stockholders, and material pertaining to the company's liquidation in 1961.
Creator Kramer Brothers Company (Elizabeth City, N.C.)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Kramer Brothers Company Records, #3988, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Loaned by Frank K. Kramer, Junior of Elizabeth City, N.C., March 1974.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Kramer Brothers Company of Elizabeth City, N.C., was a family operated lumber business incorporated in 1917. It owned and operated sawing and finishing facilities, timberlands, and related property at Elizabeth City. It was sold to L. R. Foreman and Sons in 1961. The first president was Allen K. Kramer (1861-1919). J. H. Kramer served as president from 1919 until 1934, and Frank K. Kramer was president from 1934 until liquidation.

Kramer Brothers Company was the fifth Kramer lumber company in succession. The first company, D. S. Kramer, was started by Daniel Steigerwalt Kramer (1834-1899), who came to Elizabeth City in 1871 from Watsontown, Pa., and established a shop and planing mill the same year. His company was succeeded by D. S. Kramer and Sons, Kramer Brothers, Kramer Brothers and Company, and finally Kramer Brothers Company in 1917.

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The collection includes business records of Kramer Brothers Company including minutes of directors' and stockholders' meetings, 1917-1961, financial information, a record of stockholders. There is also material pertaining to the company's incorporation, dissolution, and liquidation, as well as miscellaneous letters, notes, and memoranda.

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Contents list

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Kramer Brothers Company Records, 1917-1962 and undated.

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Oversize volume (SV-3988/1)

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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