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A Guide to the Sol Kramer Papers

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
March 2005

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kramer, Sol
Title: Sol Kramer Papers
Dates: 1950-1982
Abstract: Correspondence from the 1950s and 1970s; an unpublished manuscript; articles and notes on ethology; and notes taken during a course on cancer held by Wilhelm Reich in 1950.
Extent: 0.2 Linear feet. 1 box.
Identification: Ms Coll. 14
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Professor of Biological Sciences in Psychiatry. He studied and taught at the Max Planck Institute in Germany during the 1950s. Dr. Kramer joined Florida's faculty in 1964 and taught in several disciplines. His primary area of study was ethology, in particular, human ethology.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of fragmented correspondence from the 1950s and 1970s, an unpublished manuscript, and two papers. Of particular importance are notes taken at a cancer course held by Wilhelm Reich at the Orgone Institute Laboratory, Orgonon, Rangely, Maine, July 24-August 11, 1950.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sol Kramer Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Contents List

1 "Biological Aspects of Mystical Experience and Transcendence", American Civilization Seminar. January 10, 1973
1 "Breakdown" authorship unknown
1 Correspondence. 1950s
1 Correspondence. 1970s
1 "Ethological Contributions to the Medical and Behaviorial Sciences", Symposium on the Future of Animals, Cells, Models and Systems: Research, Development in Education and Testing, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences. October 22-23, 1975
1 Orgone Institute Laboratory, notes from Wilhelm Reich lectures. 1950
1 Notes on Wilhelm Reich
1 Wilhelm Reich Museum. 1980s
1 "Personality: Its Biological Roots" unpublished manuscript.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Human behavior.
Orgone Institute (Rangeley, Me.)
Reich, Wilhelm, 1897-1957.

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