University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ira and Cathryn Cram Collection, 1947-1979



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cram, Ira H, 1929-1991
Title: Ira and Cathryn Cram Collection
Dates: 1929-1991
Abstract: Collection consists of pamphlets, brochures, postcards and other publications related to Ira and Cathryn Cram’s travels around the world. Some photographs and motion picture films are also included.
Accession No.: 93-122
Extent: 7 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Ira Cram was a geologist who worked for Continental Oil Company. He was best known for his book Future Petroleum Provinces of the United States.


Scope and Contents

Collection consists of pamphlets, brochures, postcards and other publications related to Ira and Cathryn Cram’s travels around the world. Some photographs and motion picture films are also included.


Restrictions

Access restrictions

The collection is open for research. Access to slides is by appointment only. Films must be digitized for viewing. Contact repository for information.

Use Restrictions

This collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Cram, Cathryn--Photographs
Cram, Ira H., 1929-1991—Archives
Cram, Nancy--Photographs
Cram, Tad--Photographs
Subjects
Travel
Places
Africa
Asia
Central America
Cuba
Europe
Mexico
North Pole
Scandinavia
United States

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ira and Cathryn Cram Collection, 1947-1979, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Linda Peterson, September 2010.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3X3 Pamphlets, postcards, itineraries, printed material, notebooks, photographs:
Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, 1971
Norway, July 1957
Western trip, 1973
Hawaii, June 1971
Copper Canyon, 1974
Bermuda, 1960
box
3X4 Iran, 1962
Australia, 1962
Japan, 1962
Kenya and Egypt, 1955 (includes photographs)
Santa Fe trip, 1979
Quebec, 1956
Sweden, 1957
Meteor Cruise, North Pole, 1957
box
3X5 Australia, New Zealand, Orient, 1969
Alaska and Japan, 1971
Pacific Northwest, 1958
Greece, 1963
Mexico, 1954
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3X6 Big Bend National Park, 1970
Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Germany, 1968
China, 1978
South African animals and flowers, Bogota, Guatemala, 1967-68
South Africa, 1967
Copenhagen, Warsaw, Leningrad, Moscow, 1968
Bali, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, India, 1979
Australia and New Zealand, 1969
box
3X7
Places worth seeing in Texas
Europe, 1952 (“with Nancy,” 3 scrapbooks)
South Africa, 1967
Great Britain, 1965
Hawaii, 1952
Lebanon, Jordan, 1963
box
3X8 Scottsdale, 1976
Egypt, 1955
Notebooks on European and African holidays, 1946 and undated
China, 1978
Rhodesia and South Africa, 1967
Portugal and Spain, 1960
Florida and Cuba, 1946
Russia, 1960
Western trip, USA 1946 (2 scrapbooks, includes photographs)
Portraits of the Presidents of the United States
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3X9 Motion picture film and slides:
Europe, 1952
Summer 1948, winter 1951
Summer 1947, summer 1948
Kenya and Egypt, undated
Egypt, 1955
Scandinavia I-III, undated
Wild animals of Kenya, 1955
California and Hawaii, 1952
Summer 1951
Europe, undated
Yellowstone, undated
Unidentified