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Pamela Kramer Papers RG.009

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Brooklyn, New York, 11201
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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Kramer, Pamela
Creator: Kramer-Koehler, Pamela
Title: Guide to the Pamela Kramer Papers, 1978 - 1999
Dates [inclusive]: 1970-1999
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1978-1995
Abstract: Pamela Kramer began working at Polytechnic University in 1972 as a psychology instructor in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department. Over the course of her career at Polytechnic, she was an assistant professor, associate professor, Director of Women's Programs, and Assistant Provost for Freshman Studies. Her research initially dealt primarily with psycholinguists and developmental psychology, though she eventually came to focus on women and minorities in science . She planned, implemented, and directed numerous programs while at Poly, all aimed at helping women and minorities succeed in the engineering field.
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet 2 boxes
Location note: Poly Archives & Special Collections Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology 5 MetroTech Center Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone: (718) 260-3943 Fax: (718) 260-3756 archives@library.poly.edu
Call Phrase: RG.009

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Biographical/Historical note

Pamela Kramer began her long career at Poly in 1972 as a Psychology instructor, two years after completing her Masters in Education and Developmental Psychology at Tufts University. After earning her PhD in Psycholinguistics in 1973, Kramer was promoted to an Assistant Professorship position in 1974. Over the course of her career at Polytechnic, Kramer also served the Director of Women’s Programs (1981- 1985) and as Department Chair of Social Sciences (1985- 1990). Kramer also planned, executed, directed, and evaluated numerous grant funded activities and programs focusing on women and minorities in the science and engineering fields, including the Careers in Research for Minority Scholars program, funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense Office of Naval Research, reentry programs for women in polymer sciences and other engineering fields, and the Gateway Program at Polytechnic University. In 1991 Kramer earned the position of Assistant Provost for Freshman Studies and was promoted to full professor in 1996. She died in Brooklyn on February 18, 1999.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains documents relating to the research and grant programs designed and directed by Kramer, publications, and biographical information, including her CV and records detailing her recommendation and eventual appointment to full professorship. The files also contain grant proposals to the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education for projects concerning museum and university based learning and helping minority girls acquire computer skills. Annual reports for the Gateway and Careers in Research for Minority Scholars programs are also included, along with documentation of the Women in Polymer Science and Engineering, and Minority Women in Management and Technical Fields programs. Publications and manuscripts include some of Kramer’s work on developmental psychology and psycholinguistics, including a bound copy of her master’s thesis. The collection also includes a black and white photographic print of Kramer, original drawings used in research, and an issue of the Polytechnic Reporter with an article about her death.

Arrangement note

This collection is arranged into three series:

I. Biographical Information and Vita II. Publication and Manuscripts III. Research and Grant Projects

Folders within series are arranged by subject, chronologically.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Annual reports
  • Correspondence
  • Grant proposals
  • Masters theses
  • Publications

Subject Organizations

  • Careers in Research for Minority Scholars in Materials Science.
  • National Science Foundation (U.S.).
  • Polytechnic University (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • United States. Office of Naval Research.

Subject Topics

  • Developmental psychology
  • Engineering
  • Minority college students
  • Minority graduate students
  • Psycholinquistics
  • Social sciences
  • Social Sciences -- Research
  • Women college students
  • Women engineering students
  • Women in the social sciences

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for research without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from:

Poly Archives & Special Collections Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology 5 MetroTech Center Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: (718) 260-3943 Fax: (718) 260-3756 E-mail: archives@library.poly.edu

Preferred Citation note

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; RG-009: Pamela Kramer Papers; box number; folder number; Poly Archives & Special Collections at Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology.

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Container List

Series I: Biographical Information and Vita, 1978-1999

Scope and Contents note

This series contains documents concerning Kramer's career, and her death in 1999. Specifically, folder 1 includes a black and white photo of Kramer, two iterations of her CV (one from the late 1970s, and another from the mid 1990s), a brief biographical sketch, an issue of the Polytechnic Reporter with news of her death, and correspondence with the New York Times concerning her obituary. Folder two contains all of the documentation regarding her appointment to full professor in 1996, including her application and letters of reference from colleagues.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Biographical Information
1978-1999
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Full Professor Appointment
1994-1996

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Series II: Publications and Manuscripts, 1970-1994

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Masters Thesis, Tufts University, 1970
1970
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Original Research and Reprints, 1980- unknown
1980- unknown
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Original Drawings
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Women in Technology, 1982- 1994
1982-1994

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Series III: Research and Grant Projects, 1978-1998

Subseries A: Women in Science, 1978-1985

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Women in Polymer Science, 1978
1978
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Minority Women in Management and Technical Fields, 1979- 1982
1979-1982
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Helping Minority Girls Acquire Skills in Computers, 1985
1985

Subseries B: Careers in Research for Minority Scholars (CRMS), 1993-1998

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 4 CRMS, 1993- 1998
1993-1998
Box: 2 Folder : 5 CRMS Annual Reports, 1993-1998
1993-1998

Subseries C: Elementary and Junior High School Education, 1984-1995

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Museum and University Based Learning, 1984
1984
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Junior Academy, 1995
1995

Subseries D: Gateway Program, 1994-1997

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Gateway, 1994- 1995
1994-1995
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Gateway, 1997
1997

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