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Sidney S. Kramer collection

 Collection — Folder: S2513
Identifier: S2513

Scope and Contents

This collection contains an undated poem entitled "Pride of Indiana" by Sidney S. Kramer, handwritten on Sidney's Uniform Co. stationary and two booklets, "The Hoosier 'Howdy Book': Service Men's Guide to Indianapolis" published by the Indiana Bell Telephone Company in 1940 and the February, 1944 issue of This Week in Indianapolis (Vol. 17, no. 4), a tourist guide for visitors to the city.


  • 1940-circa 1977


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Sidney S. Kramer was born in New York on February 29, 1912. In 1929, he moved to Evansville, Indiana, where he attended the University of Evansville. Kramer married Theresa M. Siegel and they had three children. In 1940, he lived at 908 East Guon Street, Evansville, Indiana, with "Tresa," age 25, and son Larry R., age 2. Kramer owned Sidney's Uniform Co., located at 200 Main Street in Evansville. He was a state senator from Posey and Vanderburgh counties in 1967 and 1969 and served on the 8th District Central Committee and the Republican state platform committee. Kramer was a member of the Optimists, B'nai B'rith, Governor's Youth Council, and the Regional Mental Health Planning Commission for southwestern Indiana. He retired as president of Sidney's Uniform Company in 1978 and moved to Palm Beach, Florida. Kramer died on June 22, 2007 in Sun City, Arizona.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Governor Otis R. Bowen on 1977/12/12.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/09/15 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid completed 2016/09/15 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2016/09/30 by Brittany Kropf.
Sidney F. Kramer collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.