University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

John R. Kramer Papers, [circa 1938-2006]

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kramer, John R., 1937-2006
Title: John R. Kramer papers
Dates: [circa 1938-2006]
Abstract: Comprising photographs, correspondence, notes, research files, and legal documents, the John R. Kramer Papers, [ca. 1938-2006], document Kramer's life and career in legislation, legal education, social action, and private legal practice.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00570
Extent: 34 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in New York City, John R. Kramer (1937-2006) graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1958 before earning a law degree from the same institution in 1962. After law school, Kramer went to work on Capital Hill, as Assistant United States Attorney (1963-1965); a legal commentator for PBS on the Watergate hearings (1973-1974); and special counsel to Representatives Adam Clayton Powell on the House Committee on Education and Labor and Thomas Foley on the House Committee on Agriculture (1975-1986). As Executive Director for the National Council on Hunger and Nutrition (1968-1982), Kramer drafted major food stamp and school lunch legislation.

In 1971, Kramer joined the faculty of Georgetown University law school as an Associate Professor and was named Associate Dean for education five years later. From 1986 to 1996, Kramer was Dean of Tulane University law school. At both universities, he pioneered the establishment of legal clinics, giving law students practical experience while providing legal representation to underprivileged individuals and organizations in their communities. Throughout his career in education and legislation, Kramer represented private clients, including Federal Employees Against the War in Vietnam, the Mattachine Society, Students for a Democratic Society, the National Pork Producers, and the United Gamefowl Breeders of America. He also served as president of the Field Foundation (1981-1991) and founding chair of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (1981-2002) and was an active member of the American Bar Association.


Holly, Joe. "Law Professor John R. Kramer; Led GU's Legal Clinic Program." Washington Post. March 10, 2006.

Scope and Contents

Comprising photographs, correspondence, notes, research files, and legal documents, the John R. Kramer Papers, [ca. 1938-2006], document Kramer's life and career in legislation, legal education, social action, and private legal practice. Photographs and papers concern Kramer's family history and his father Milton R. Kramer's diary of his legal career representing such companies as David O. Selznick's Vanguard Films, the National Department Stores Corporation, and the Cuba Railroad Company. The collection chronicles Kramer's education from elementary school through his undergraduate and legal studies at Harvard as well as his tenure as a Fulbright Scholar at Cambridge University. Kramer's early career as a law clerk for Thurgood Marshall, legal consult for U. S. Representatives Adam Clayton Powell and Thomas Foley, and a partner at the Washington, D. C., law firm Shea and Gardner are documented in the papers, along with his research and writing on specific "War On Poverty" legislation, including the Food Nutrition Act of 1970, the Food Distribution Act of 1972, and the Bureaucratic Accountability Act of 1973. The collection also concerns Kramer's later career in private practice and as a law professor and dean at Georgetown University and Tulane University. Additionally, his leadership as president of the Field Foundation, member of the American Bar Association, and founding chair of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities as well as his philanthropic projects in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina are discussed in the papers.


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Index Terms

Personal Names
Foley, Thomas S.
Kramer, John R., 1937-2006
Kramer, Milton R.
Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993
Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr., 1908-1972
Selznick, David O., 1902-1965
Family Names
Kramer (Family)
Corporate Names
American bar association
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)
Cuba Railroad
Field Foundation (New York, N.Y.)
Georgetown University. School of Law
National Department Stores Corporation
Shea and Gardner (Washington, D.C.)
Tulane Law School.
Vanguard Films (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Food stamps
Hurricane Katrina (2005)
Law--Study and teaching
Poverty--Government policy
Social legislation
Social policy
New Orleans
United States
Washington, D.C.

Related Materials

See also Field Foundation Archives

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Library Unit.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John R. Kramer Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Processing Information

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.

This collection contains unprocessed materials.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

2007-080/1 Family of Origin
Playbills, Brochures, etc…from Europe, 1950's
Correspondence with Melvin and Sylvia Kafka, 1935-1975
M.A.K., Education - Harvard Law School
Milton A. Kramer - Personal - Marriage to Enid Saper
Milton Kramer
Milton Kramer - Last Will and Testament
Milton Kramer and Enid Kramer
Milton A. Kramer - "Receipts, taxes and letters"
Milton Kramer
Milton Kramer, 1917-1955
Milton A. Kramer "David O. Selznick"
Milton Kramer - Career - David O. Selznick
Milton Kramer, 1917-1955
Milton Kramer "Cuban Railroad"
Cuba, 1940's
Milton A. Kramer - Career - Cuba Company
Milton A. Kramer (Last Will and Testament)
Milton Kramer "Harvard Reunion 1926"
Enid S. Rosenthal - Last Will and Testament
John and Enid Rosenthal (Last Will and Testaments)
John Rosenthal and Enid Rosenthal
2007-080/20 Ed Rosenthal

2007-080/1 Personal
Childhood, Diary from Cuba, 1949
"Sick Sick Sick" Homemade Book
Matchbook with Kramer's Photograph on Cover, 1944
Writings on Back of Typed Paper, Undated
Fam. Of Origin-"Kramer History"
Enid and John Rosenthal (mother and stepfather) Letters to Mrs. Kafka - Enid's College Roommate to Bryn Mar College
John's Step-brother and sister - Edward and Zita Rosenthal/Joan and Michael Sovern
Family of Origin - Melvin Nessel, obit.
2007-080/2 Milton Kramer - Programs, 1914, 1918-1922, 1924, 1951
Milton Kramer - "Brookline High School Graduation Class of 1922-1942", Directory with Biographical Notes, 1942
Milton Kramer - Report Cards, Undated
Milton Kramer - Certificates, 1925-1931
Milton Kramer - Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, 1922-1951
Misc., 1964-1967
JRK and SSK 1961-2006 - Honeymoon (California), 1969
JRK and SSK 1961-2006, 1969-1970
JRK and SSK 1961-2006, 1971-1972
JRK and SSK 1961-2006, 1972-1975
JRK and SSK 1961-2006, 1976-1979
JRK and SSK 1961-2006, 1979
JRK and SSK 1961-2006 - Terrentine Club, 1971-2006
Letters/Correspondence - From SSK, 1969-1992
Letters/Correspondence from Friends to JRK and SSK, 1980's and 90s
Sandra S. Kramer - Career
JRK Financial Holdings, 1970s, 1980s
JRK Major Documents - Passports
Appt. Books and Calenders

2007-080/3 Education
Public School Years +HM
Horace Man
Religious Education, 1945-1951
Sports Programs
New York Giants 25th Anniversary, 1949
NCAA Eastern Finals, March 25, 1950
New York Giants, 1950
Dodgers, 1950
Yankees, 1949
Yankees, 1950
World Series Dodgers vs Yankees, 1949
World Series Yankees vs Phillies, 1950
Yankees Sketch Book, 1950
Columbia vs Harvard, October 1, 1949
Harvard vs Yale, November 25, 1950
Harvard vs Yale, November 21, 1953
Harvard vs Princeton, November 7, 1953
Harvard vs Yale, November 19, 1955
2007-080/4 High School/University
Exeter Fairo
The Loomis Chaffee School Alumni Directory, 1987
Class of 1954 Phillips Exeter Academy 50th Reunion, May 20-23, 2004
Exeter, 1951-54
Exonian of 53-54
Exeter, 1951-53
Harvard Soph, 1955-56
Freighter Around the World, 1957
2007-080/5 Harvard Junior, 1956-57
Harvard Senior, 1957-58
Sputnik Team
Articles on Religion + Princeton Bicker
Graduation, 1958
Phi Beta Kappa
Law School - Woodrow Wilson
Virgin Islands
Stuart, Florida
Lytton Strachey and the Victorian Age, March 3, 1958
Fulbright - Receive
Cambridge - Fulbright
The Second Five Years: A Report on the Fulbright Programme, August 1960
Cambridge Supervision
2007-080/6 Cambridge University - 1959, Fulbright Scholar, 1958
Law School, 1960-61
Admin Law
Constitutional Law
Federal Courts
Fed CTS-2
Legal Process
Legal Process
Law School, 1960-61

2007-080/6 Career
NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Chrm.; Thurgood Marshall, 1960-1962
Misc. Letters after Law School requesting JRK as an employee for employment, 1960s
NAACP - Civil Rights Movement, 1963
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - San Francisco, 1962-1963
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - San Francisco, 1962-1964
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - Judge Charles Merrill - San Francisco, 1962-1963
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - San Francisco (Rudolph Pearson Case), 1962-1963
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - San Francisco (Means Trial, Guildy 1/28/65), 1962-1963
Asst. U.S. Attorney, Washington D.C., 1963-1965
Asst. U.S. Attorney, Washington D.C. - Various Briefs, 1963-1965
Asst. U.S. Attorney, D.C. "Earl Trial", 1963-1965
Asst. U.S. Attorney, D.C. (1963-65) (U.S. Book Exchange Case), 1964
Citizens' Crusade Against Poverty Second Annual Meeting, April 13-14, 1966
House Committee on Education and Labor
Education and Labor Comm. - "Integrated Education Act", 1966
Education and Labor Comm. Press/Articles "Higher Education Bill", 1965-66
Adam C. Powell, Education and Poverty Comm. - Press/Articles, 1965-66
Education and Labor Committee Press Release/Articles, 1965-66
Education and Labor Comm. Adam C. Powell, Chrm., 1965-66
Education and Labor Comm. (Community Action Program), 1965-66
Education and Labor Comm., Adam Clayton Powell Fires JRK/A.C. Powell gets censored, 1965-66
Adam C. Powell Articles/Press, 1965-66
House Comm. Education and Labor (A. Clayton Powell), 1965-66
Adam C. Powell, Chrm. Education and Labor Comm./1965-66 - Higher Education Bill, 1965
1965-1966 - Counsel to Adam Clayton Powell - Higher Education Act, 1965
Adam C. Powell, Educ. And Poverty Comm. - "Letters/Correspondence", 1965-66
Comm. Of Education and Labor, A.C. Powell - De Facto School Segregation, 1965-66
2007-080/7 Education and Poverty Comm./A.C. Powell/Legal Services Program, 1965-66
Education and Labor Committee Press/Articles, 1965-66
Education and Labor Committee Press/Articles "Higher Education Act", 1965-66
Counsel to Education and Poverty Comm. Chairm. Adam Clayton Powell (Higher Education Bill), 1965-66
Higher Education Act of 1965
Founders - "War on Poverty" Edgar and Jean Cahn
Article - War on Poverty (magazine) - Refers to JRK and Johnson (LBJ), 1988
Bound Legislation
Investigation of the Schools and Poverty in the District of Columbia, October 1965, January 1966
Antipoverty Program in New York City and Los Angeles, July and August 1965
Economic Opportunity Amendments of 1966, June 1, 1966
Economic Opportunity Amendments of 1965, May 27, 1965
Bound Law Journals and Reports
Introduction to Law - Selected Essays, 1957
The Significance of the Income Clause in a Corporate Mortgage, April 1930
The New Sovereign Immunity, March 1968
Proceedings - National Conference on Law and Poverty, June 23-25, 1965
Conference Proceedings - The Extension of Legal Services to the Poor, November 12-14, 1964
Law and Poverty 1965, June 23-25, 1965
Service Credits: A New Currency for the Welfare State, July 1986
Balancing the Scales of Justice, 1976
Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol 13 No 1, Winter 1992
The Yale Law Journal, Vol 79 No 6, May 1970
Harvard Law Review - The New Sovereign Immunity, March 1968
What Price Justice: The Civilian Perspective Revisited
The Yale Law Journal - Power To the People or the Profession? - The Public Interest in Public Interest Law, May 1970
New York University Law Review, Vol 40 No 2, April 1965
Human Rights, Vol 1 No 2, July 1971
Journal of Legal Education, Vol 43 No 3, September 1993
The Yale Law Journal, Vol 73 No 8, July 1964
The Yale Law Journal - The War on Poverty: A Civilian Perspective, July 1964
Shea and Gardner - Misc. Cases Law Firm, 1966-1969
Shea and Gardner Law Firm - Pro Bono Work (Nat. Capital Area Civil Liberties Union) - Flage Salute Case, 1967
Shea and Gardner Law Firm (66-69) - Pro Bono Work ("Braxton Case 1968-69")
Shea and Gardner (1966-69) - Pro Bono Work ("Fed. Employees against War in Vietnam"), 1968
Citizen's Crusade Against Poverty - Richard Boone, Exec. Director, 1967
National Council on Hunger and Malnutrition
Pre-NCHM - "Citizens Crusade Against Poverty" Report, 1968
"Hard Times" Publication started by JRK, 1968-70
Sen. Muskie, Itinerary for Des Moines, 1968
Council - Creation in January 1969 - JRK, Exec. Director
Nat. Council Hunger and Malnutrition, Photo - Executive Director JRK
Publication - Hunger USA, 1969
2007-080/8 Press Release - Initial, 1969
Tax Exemption, 1969
Statement of Purpose - "What is the National Council…", 1969
Courier Journal Article on the Council and Kramer, 1969
Budget, 1969
USDA Advisory Committee, 1969
Hunger Legislative Task Force, 1969
Legislative Task Force, 1969
Board Members, 1969
Prospectus, 1969
John R. Kramer, 1969
Dr. Jean Mayer, 1969
Article written by JRK - War on Poverty, 1960s
Letters, Correspondence, April 23, 1969 - July 31, 1969
Letters, Correspondence, August 1, 1969 - December 31, 1969
Former Personnel, 1969
Washington Post - Logue vs Kramer, August 3, 1969
Fat Content in Sausage - USDA Hearings - Kramer Statement, June 24, 1969
Action Report #1 - Extra Copies and permanent file copies, February 1969
Action Report #2 - Extra Copies and Permanent File Copies, April 1969
Action Report #3 - Permanent File Copies and Extra Copies, May 1969
Farm Subsidies, 1969
Food Stamp Testimony (JRK) + Press Release, 1969
Testimony - Kramer Senate Agric. Food Stamps, May 27,1969
D.C. Tables - Cost of Food Stamps, 1969
U.S. Tables - Cost of Food Stamps, 1969
VISTA Proposal, 1969
Letter to President (Mayber and Kramer), May 2, 1969
Press Release re EFMS and White House Conference, November 8, 1969
White House Conference - Press Release, 1969
White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health, 1969
Press and White House Conference, Post-1969
Middle Tennessee, Women's Committee on Hunger and Malnutrition, 1969
Welfare w/o Food Stamps, 1969
Mondale Speech - "White House Conf. on Food, Nutr. And Health", 1969
Council for Community Action, undated
World Hunger Year and Action Committee on Hunger Invitation, 1969
Report by NCHM - Fed. Food Assistance in Pennsylvania's Model Cities, 1969
Letter from Rep. T Foley to JRK, October 1969
Agriculture Reports, Food Stamps, 1969
JRK Testimony Senate Committee on Agriculture, May 1969
2007-080/9 Testimony Before House Agriculture Committee, October 27, 1969
Congressional Bill to Amend Food Stamps Act of 1964 - Rep. Foley (House), 1970
JRK Speeches and Papers (1 of 2), 1969-1971
JRK Speeches and Papers (2 of 2), 1969-1971
Draft of Letter to Nixon Presidential Response, Moynihan, 1969
Senate - Kramer - School Lunch, October 1, 1969
Semi-National School Lunch Week, 1969
National School Lunch, 1970
Letter from Sen. Jacob Javits, 1970
Buffalo, 1970
Nixon '70 - WH Conferee Materials, 1970
Nat. Council of Hunger and Malnutrition
Wash St., 1970
Action Reports, 1970
Pennsylvania Dept. Comm. Affairs, 1970
"Capital Head Start", 1970
Letters from JRK for D. Rumsfeld (OEC); SW Oklahoma Comm. Action Group, 1970
Conference in California, 1970
JRK Letters, January 1, 1970 - March 31, 1970
Council Clippings
Fiscal Relief and Welfare Program, 1971
Bill (Draft 3/12/1971) "Comprehensive Child Dev. Act", 1971
Hunger Report 1971 - Post Article, Foley and Hunger Act, 1971
Congressional Records, 1970-1971
Earl Butz, 1971-1972
Triple-E Committee - Education Reform, 1971
"Food Distribution Act of 1972", 1972
"Comprehensive Child Nutrition Act of 1972", 1972
Publication - Hunger USA Revisited, 1972
George McGovern/Democratic National Convention - Miami, 1972
Articles, Press, 1972
New York State Leg. Seminar, 1973
Hunger Conference at UNC Chapel Hill, 1974
Letter from US Rep. J. Benitez, 1974
Puerto Rico
Congressional Record of Food Stamp Bill (JRK Story), 1974
Press Releases
National Council on Hunger
Articles, By-Laws, and Incorporation Papers
JRK and WMS's Lawsuit/Nixon, 1974
2007-080/27 Publications about Hunger and Malnutrition, 1972-1977, undated
2007-080/10 Publication - Georgetown Law Journal - "Presidential Impoundment Part I…" and Part II, 1974
Impoundment Act, 1974
Bound Legislation
Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, June 11, 1974
Court Challenges to Executive Branch Impoundments of Appropriated Funds, March 15, 1974
Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, January 1979
The Georgetown Law Journal, Volume 63, Number 1, October 1974
Documents Relating to Impoundment Issues, March 1982
Oversight on the Impoundment Control Process, March 29, 1982
Executive Impoundment of Appropriated Funds, March 23-25, 1971
Impoundment of Appropriated Funds by the President (S. 373), January and February 1973
Capital Hill
US Attorney
Gorsuch US v US House
US v US House of Rep.
Clear Title - The Lobby
Rep. Frederick Richmond
Tom Langman
J. Abramson
Conference on Citizenship
Capitol Hill Workshops
Judic/Medi/Int Crps
Emergency Assistance
Bureaucratic Accountability
Accountability Background
Democratic Unaccountability
Pork Legislation
Meat Industry
Professional Activities - "Capital Hill"
Ninth Circuit - Correspondence
Self Gov. Act - House Sub-Committee on Gov. Operations - Sen. W. Gray, 1979
Dinner Honoring Gov. A. Harriman (The Dem. Study Group), 1974
Rep. Foley - House Report from Hon. T.P O'Neill, Jr., 1974
House - Agriculture Comm., 1975
Rep. Foley - Copies of Congressional Records - McInnis v. Weinberger 1975, 1975, 1976
Rep. Foley - Letter from Rep. Charles Vanik, 1976
Foley Speech - Agriculture Comm.
House - Agriculture Comm. Minues (Food Stamp Meeting), 1976
House - Food Stamp Leg. (Minutes), 1976
2007-080/11 House - WIC Symposium, 1977
House - Agr. Comm. Seminar, 1977
Rep. Foley - Letter from JRK, SSI, 1978
House - Agr. Comm. Rules - Rules and Manual Dem. Caucus, 1978
Food Stamps Bill - Written by JRK, 1977
Rep. T. Foley - (Food Stamps) - Dept. of Agriculture, 1979
Reader's Digest
2007-080/11 House - Press, Articles, etc…Agric. Committee Reports, 1975-1979
House - Press, Articles, Memos Agric. Committee, 1975-1979
Publication - Nat. Agricul. Form - "Alternatives for U.S. Food and Agric. Policy", 1984
NCHM - Sen. McGovern's Committee, 1969
George McGovern, U.S. Senate, "Select Comm. On Nutr. And Hunger Needs", 1970
"Tax Reimbursement Act of 1971" - Sen. E. "Gritz" Hollins: Notes, Press and the Bill
Earned Income Tax Credit, 1975
Speaker Tom Foley - Filing System - Senate
Capital Hill
Agricultural Committee
2007-080/12 UCC
FIEI + Phoenix
Agriculture Comm.
Agriculture Comm. - New Orleans ACA
Agriculture Comm. - Farmland + Co-ops
Private Speaking Engagement
Agriculture Comm.
Food Program/Poverty
Food Program Speeches
Washington - Capital Hill
Pork/Agr. Comm.
Agriculture Comm.
Food Stamps
Tom Foley
Washington - Capital Hill
Foley Speech
Welfare/Jobs Bill - Pres. Carter, 1978-1979
Letter from Vice Pres. Mondale, 1978
Magazine/Newspaper/Journal Excerpts
New York Times Magazine, July 22, 1973
New York Times Magazine, January 13, 1974
Bound Legislation
Food Security Act of 1985, September 13, 1985
Agriculture and Food Act of 1981, December 9, 1981
Index to Publications on Nutrition and Human Needs, 93d Congress, March 1975
Review of Problems Related to Purchase of Mortgaged Agricultural Commodities, November 16, 1983
Costs and Comparative Analysis of Food Stamp Alternatives, May 18, 1976
Chronological Legislative History of Food Stamp Program, June 1974
Datebooks, 1976-1977, 1979-1980, 1982-1983
Watergate, 1973-1974
Articles, Press - Impeachement
PBS Commentary - press and Correspondence from friends and colleagues
(NPR/Lehrer) Clippings and Articles
Nixon/Watergate, 1973
Correspondence from colleagues, friends, students, etc…
2007-080/13 Bound Legislation
Senate Hearings - Watergate and Related Activities - Books 1-6, May-July 1973
Impeachment - Selected Materials, October 1973
Transcripts of Eight Recorded Presidential Conversations - Impeachment Hearings, May-June 1974
Committee on Agriculture - Hunger Study, June 11,1968
Establishment of the Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs: Legislative History and Activities of the Sub-Committee on Employment, Manpower, and Poverty (S. Res. 281), September 1968
Nutrition and Human Needs: Part I - Problems and Prospects, December 17-19, 1968
Nutrition and Human Needs: Part 2 - USDA, HEW, and OEO Officials, January 8-10, 1969
The Food Gap: Poverty and Malnutrition in the United States, August 1969
Hunger Study Supplement, August 17, 1968
General Farm Program and Food Stamp Program, Serial Q, Parts 1 and 2, July-October 1969
Poverty, Malnutrition, and Federal Food Assistance Programs: A Statistical Summary, September 1969
Nutrition and Human Needs Part 1 - Review of the Results of the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health, February and March 1971
Field Investigation of the Operation of the Food Stamp Act of 1964, December 8, 1970
Hunger and the Reform of Welfare: A Question of Nutritional Adequacy, February 1972
Food Stamp Program: Investigation and Extension, March and April 1973
Federal Food Programs: Part 2 - Hunger in 1973, June 4, 1973
National Nutrition Policy Study: Report and Recommendation - III, June 1974
Suspension of Food Stamp Regulations, January 31, 1975
Economic Opportunity Amendments of 1969 - S. 1809, April-June 1969
Economic Opportunity Amendments of 1969 - H.R. 513, Parts 1 and 4, March-June 1969
Course Packets
Supplementary Materials on Injunctions, Spring 1977
IV The Right to Judicial Review - The Right/Privilege Distinction
3. The Stepfather: Successor to Man-in-the-House
VIII Consumer Due Process, A. Garnishment
Cases and Materials for Law and the Poor
2007-080/14 Magazine/Newspaper/Journal Excerpts
Committee Report: What Makes Same Dash
Annals of Politics: Income by Right ~II (Daniel P. Moynihan, The New Yorker), January 20, 1973
Who Killed Cock Robin Hood? (Review of The Politics of a Guaranteed Income, Daniel P. Moynihan)
He Left at Half Time (Review of The Politics of a Guaranteed Income, Daniel P. Moynihan - The New Republic), February 17, 1973
Family Assistance Plan - Workfare/Welfare (by Richard P. Nathan) (The New Republic), February 24, 1973
Welfare reform: born, Aug. 8, 1969; died, Oct. 4, 1972-: A sad case study of the American political process (by James Welsh, NYT Magazine), January 7, 1973
Let them eat dog food? (by Robert J. Samuelson, Columbia Journalism Review), September/October, 1974
Richer Rich, Poorer Poor, And a Fatter Green Book (by Jason DeParle, NYT), May 26, 1991
Patrick Moynihan's Ship of Fools (by Taylor Branch, The Washington Monthly), January 1973
The Poverty of Welfare: Alternative Approaches to Income Maintenance (by Christopher Jencks, Working Papers), Winter 1974
Why Six Million Poor Southerners Can't Be Fed (by Robert Greenstein, New South), Winter 1973
Journal of Nutrition Education, Vol 12, No 2, 1980
Food to Nurture the Mind (Bruno Bettelheim, The Children's Foundation), 1970
A Report on the Second National WIC Symposium (The Children's Foundation), 1981
New South Vol 26, No 4, Fall 1971
New South Vol 27 No 4, Fall 1972
The Food Stamp Program and How It Works, Vol 1, August 1970
Summary of AFDC Waiver Activity Since February 1993, October 1994
AFDC Based on Incapacity: Still Forgotten After All These Years, September 1994
The Children's Foundation 2nd National WIC Symposium, Workshop Schedule, June 1979
School Lunch and Other Child Nutrition Programs, April 1971
The Children's Foundation Annual Report, 1977-78
The Commodity Distribution Program and How it Works, Vol 2, August 1970
Conference on Nutrition and the American Food System: A New Focus; Proceedings, July 27-28, 1977
Academic Papers
Supplemental Games: Budgetary Politics and the Food Stamp Program (Ronald F. King), 1994
An Integrated Strategy for Cashing Out Food Stamps
Budgeting Entitlements: Caps and Costs in the Food Stamp Program (Ronald F. King, two drafts), November 1993
The New Politics of Poverty: The Food Stamp Program in Congress and the Courts (R. Shep Melnick), 1990
New Schools for the Poor: Designs for Equality and Excellence (Harvey Pressman), January 1966
Nutrition Planning Vol 1, No 3, November 1978
Unidentified Handwritten Draft, undated
Govt Pamphlets
The Food Stamp Program: Income or Food Supplementation?, 1977
"Having the Power, We have the Duty" Report of the Advisory Council on Public Welfare, June 1966
The Negro Family: The Case for National Action, March 1965
Welfare Reform: Issues, Objectives, and Approaches, July 1977
Chap 9. Family Budgets (BLS Handbook of Methods)
The Poor in the City and Suburb, 1964 (by Mollie Orshansky, Social Security Bulletin), December 1966
Counting the Poor: Another Look at the Poverty Profile (by Mollie Orshansky, Social Security Bulletin), January 1965
Recounting the Poor - A Five-Year Review (by Mollie Orshansky, Social Security Bulletin), April 1966
Congressional Presentation - Office of Economic Opportunity, March 1966
OEO Congressional Presentation Appendix Vol 2, April 1965
Social Security Bulletin Vol 29, No. 5, May 1966
Bound Legislation
S. 1512, April 5, 1971
H.R. 6748, March 25, 1971
White House Conference "To Fulfill These Rights": Council's Report and Recommendations to the Conference, June 1-2, 1966
Income Security for Americans: Recommendations of the Public Welfare Study, December 5, 1974
Studies in Public Welfare Paper No. 4: Income Transfer Programs: How They Tax the Poor, December 22, 1972
Explanatory Material to Accompany H.R. 10950, the Better Jobs and Income Act, March 24, 1978
Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, June 3, 1964
Hunger and Malnutrition in the U.S. - S. Res. 281, May and June 1968
Social Welfare Reform Amendments of 1979, September 20, 1979
Examination of the War on Poverty Program, April 1965
Family Assistance Act of 1970, H.R. 16311, Part 2, July and August 1970
Administration's Welfare Reform Proposal, H.R. 9030, Part I - Administration Witnesses, September 1977
Income Maintenance Programs, Vol 1: Proceedings, June 1968
Malnutrition and Federal Food Service Programs - H.R. 17144, 17145, 17146, 17872, 17873 - Parts 1 and 2, May and June 1968
Human Nutrition Act of 1969 - H.R. 7919, 9100, 9104, April 1969
Dietary Goals for the U.S., December 1977
Food Stamp Program and Commodity Distribution - S.6, 339, 1608, 1864, 2014, May 1969
Nutrition and Human Needs, Parts 3, 4, 5A, 7, 8, and 12, January 1969-May 1969, September 1969
2007-080/15 Academic Papers
Directions for the 80's for Nutrition Advocates: Do We Need Geritol? (two copies)
World Without Work: Causes and Consequences of Black Male Joblessness, December 1994
Making Work Pay: The Unfinished Agenda (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities), May 1993
Smaller Slices of the Pie: The Growing Economic Vulnerability of Poor and Moderate Income Americans (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities), November 1985
Holes in the Safety Nets: Poverty Programs and Policies in the States - National Overview (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities), April 1988
Five-Year Focus Planning Seminar Proceedings: Put the Future in Focus (American School Food Services Association), December 7-11, 1980
Nutrition Guidelines toward a national strategy, October 2-3, 1979
Food, Agriculture, & Resources: Policy Choices '85; Preregistered Participants, December 2, 1984
Working Agenda: Food Agriculture, and Resources: Policy Choices 1985; A National Conference, December 4-6, 1984
Conference on Nutrition and the American Food System Part II, Proceedings, June 1 and 2, 1978
Bound Legislation
Congressional Record Vol 131 No. 175 - Part II, December 17, 1985
White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health - Final Report, 1970
Food Stamp Reform Parts 1 and 2, October and November 1975
Minutes of the Business Meetings and Hearings of the Committee on Agriculture House of Representatives, June 30, 1977
Food and Agriculture Act of 1981, May 19, 1981
Minutes of the Business Meetings and Hearings of the Committee on Agriculture House of Representatives, Part 1, June 28, 1979
Minutes of the Business Meetings and Hearings of the Committee on Agriculture House of Representatives, Part 2, June 25, 1981
Legislative History of the Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, October 1976
Food Stamp Program - Hearings on HR 4904, 4039, 4318, 5057, Part 2, October and November 1979
Food Stamp Program - Hearings on HR 4844, February 1977, March 1977, April 1977
Public Law 96-58, August 14, 1979
Hunger in America: Ten Years Later - Hearing before the Subcommittee on Nutrition, April 30, 1979
Food Stamp Act Amendments of 1979, June 11, 1979
Compilation of Selected Federal Nutrition Statuses, July 1982
Food Stamp Act Amendments of 1980 (two copies), May 14, 1980
Public Law 96-249, May 26,1980
Food Stamp Authorization for 1979 - Hearing on S.1309, June 14, 1979
Food Stamp Excess Medical and Shelter Cost Deductions for the Elderly, Blind, and Disabled Act, June 21, 1979
Food Stamp Legislative Alternatives, November 1975
Federal Food Programs - 1975: Hearings, Part 9 - Food Stamp Certification Problems, March 4, 1975
Selected Materials Concerning Major Food Stamp Reform Legislation, January 26,1976
Food Stamps: The Statement of Hon. William E. Simon, Secretary of the Treasury, with a Staff Analysis, December 1975
Options for Reforming the Food Stamp Program - Hearing, July 31, 1975
Who Gets Food Stamps?, August 1, 1975
National Food Stamp Reform Act of 1976, March 13, 1976
Edible TV: Your Child and Food Commercials, September 1977
Minutes of the Business Meetings and Hearings of the Committee on Agriculture, March 31, 1977
Public Law 95-113, September 29, 1977
Agriculture and Food Act of 1981, December 9, 1981
Food and Agriculture Act of 1977, September 12, 1977
Food Stamp Program Profile, Part 1, August 1976
Food Stamp Program Profile, Part 2 - Appendix, August 1976
Food Stamp Program - Staff Study by the Committee on Agriculture, September 1976
Food Stamp Regulation Proposals, January 30, 1975
Expedited Food Stamp Certification, July 31, 1975
Federal Food Programs - 1975: Hearings, Part 8 - Administrative Failure of Food Stamp Program, February 6, 1975
Food Stamp Program - Hearings, January-April 1976
Minutes of the Business Meetings and Hearings of the Committee of Agriculture, September 30, 1977
Food and Agriculture Act of 1977, S. 275, May 16, 1977
2007-080/16 Georgetown University Law Center
Deanship, 1988
Father Healy Search Comm.
GULC Bulletin, 1973-1978, 1984-1985
"Legislation as a Course", 1981
Res Ipsa Loquitur, Summer 1986
Publication - Urban Scene in the Seventies (Dust Jacket), 1974
Georgetown Law Weekly
Personal Correspondence in DC/GULC 1980s
Georgetown Pictures, 1971-1986
Articles, memos, misc. press, etc., 1971-1986
Constitutional Law Examination, 1984
Letters, Invitations, Programs, misc., 1971-1986
Journal of Legal Education - "Solvency and Survival After…", 1984
Sunday Bulletin Sports, November 4, 1973
The Evening Star, April 6, 1968
The Washington Post, April 7, 1968
Georgetown University Law Center
Georgetown - McCarthy
Publication - Mentally Retarded Citizen and the Law - "The Non-Evolution of the Right…", 1975
Georgetown Law Weekly, October 1971-November 1971, August 1972, October 1972, November 1972, January 1973, April 1973, January 1974, November 1985
Academic Papers
Really Representing Tenants in the District of Columbia - by Prof John R. Kramer (2 copies), August 1977
Hunger in America: The Federal Response - by Nick Kotz (2 copies)
"Food Research Action Center" Article (Food Stamp Program), 1984
Datebooks, 1996, 1998-2001, 2003-2004
2007-080/17 Tulane Law School
Misc Papers: Articles/News Clippings, Correspondence, Programs, etc., 1986-87
Tulane Press Clippings
Portrait Unveiling, 2004
Hiroshima Bombing 50th Anniversary - News Clippings and Correspondence, 1994-97
O-C Debate
Almond Board
Misc Papers: Programs and Correspondence, 1986-88
Directions - UN
Graduation 1995
Court XX, 1997
Environmental Clinic
2007-080/18 Unveiling of JRK Portrait
Misc Papers: Correspondence, Programs, Notes, News Clippings, 1986-92
Investiture Ceremony, March 8, 1994
Weber Revisited
Title VI
Final Paper
Contra Macho
Clinic 1990-96
Bork Letters
2007-080/19 Datebooks, 1984, 1987-1988, 1990-1991, 1993, 1995-1996, 2002
Tulane Law School (Pro Bono Work)
National Corn Growers Association (Folder "Position")
By-Laws Revised
Iowa Law
Missouri Law
Old By-Laws
Aug Letter
Nov Memo re: Canadian Countervailing Duties
Corn Growers Work
JK Memos
Illinois Pork Council
American Pork Congress
NPPC Farm Policy
Order (Pork Case)
Long-Term K
Delegates Meeting, July 24-25, 1985
Time Line of Events - O'Reilly vs PMIC
Misc. Letters, Press, etc.
Photo Album
2007-080/20 Tulane Law School
US Judges/Correspondence
University of Mississippi Deanship, 1986
Supreme Court Justices
Justice Powell
Justice Scalia
Deanship - Hiring of JRK - interviews/Letters, 1986
Outside Activities/Civic Work, 1989
Louisiana Activities (outside activities)
Sen. Alfanse D'Amato
V. Palmer
Congratulations on Deanship Appointment
Outside Activities
Extra-Curricular Activies: Democratic Convention
Legislation, April 7, 1989
Letters, Pres. E. Kelly
Alumni Correspondence
Student Correspondence
Law School Deans and Politics
Weinmann Building
War on Poverty, November 14, 1989
Quinnipiac College School of Law - Consultant
Graduation Ceremonies
Legal Education
Leaving, 1996
Field Foundation
National Pork
Pork Conference
Pork Statutory Evolution
Pork Act
Nat. Pork Producers
Background Data
To Be Filed, February 26, 2007
2007-080/21 Sy Hersh and Ridenhour
Impoundment Act, 1974
Proposal for Establishment of National Counsel for the Poor
AMI Speech + Asstd Materials
Gomez Papers
US v Adams
Democratic Forum
Land Grant Suit
Barone, Tony
Fund for Const. Government
Paralegal Teaching
Earlham College, 1977-1983
National Pork Producers
Nat. Pork Act, 1996
1996 Regulations and 1999 Guidelines + comments
Proposed Regulations, comments
Intervenors, 2001
Mandate - Goetz v Wileman, 1997-2000
Act, 2000
Belin Materials, 2000-2001
Affidavits, 2001
CT Opinion/Order, 2000-2001
Settlement, 2001
Complaint, 2001
Memo - National Pork Production, 2000
Dec/Jan Email Correspondence, 2001
Michigan Pork Producers v Veneman, 2001
2007-080/22 Michigan Pork Producers v Veneman, 2001
Economic Evaluation
GAO Report
Court Orders
Federal Register, July 13, 2000
Task Force Report + Comments
Ballot Count
Legislative History
Professional Volunteer Social Action Activities
Children's Foundation
1980 Democratic National Convention - Asst. to Parliamentarian
Marshall Field Foundation
Common Cause
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Poverty/Welfare Reform
Food Stamps - Welfare Reform
General Governance
Legal Analysis, 2000
CBPP Board Minutes, 1988-2001
Food Research and Action Center
Earl Butz
American Association of marriage and Family Therapy - Ethics
Speeches, Miscellaneous
2007-080/23 Access Group - Founded by JRK, 1993-Present
American Bar Association
Legal Education, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1997
MacCrate Report, 1989-2000
Council of Section on Legal Education and Admissions to Bar
ABA and Open Society Institute Meetings
Legal Education - Law School Admissions Council
AALS, 1986
Legal Education
OSI Conference
Legal Education
Time Value of Money
LSAC Oral History Project - Walter Raushenbush
Supreme Court - Teaching Course
Legal Education - Teaching
Paralegal Association
National Paralegal - Basic Documents
Unidentified Rally Photograph, undated
2007-080/24 Democracy
Gay Rights Ordinance, December 1986
Plessy Conference
ABA Annual, 1997
Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference + Ethics, 1995
Puerto Rico Legal Education Conference
ABA Workship Baltimore, 1996
Prize Night/Commencement
ABA, February 1994
Dean Kramer Interviews/Articles
Sacred Heart
CEELI Russia and NIS
2007-080/25 AALS
Harvard Club
Direct Consolidation
December Conference
Annie E. Casey Foundation Contract
Law School Cost of Attendance
Gov Rels
JK Speeches/Article
Draft Testing Statute
Casey Foundation Travel Receipts
Public Defender - Indigent Prisoners
Law Access
Annie Casey
Debt Burden
Tiered Pricing
Basic Terms
Private Loans
Indebtedness Articles
Old Articles
LSAC/J+ Task Force - FinAid, 1978, 1985, 1992
2007-080/26 Private Clients
Influencing Legislation
Public MTGs
National Corn Development Foundation Board Materials
National Corn Growers Association Staff
Standard Oil
Motor Vehicles Act
Specific Statutes
Sweet Home Chapter of Communities for a Great Oregon
"Face of Evil" Hitler Backup Materials
Affidavit Drafts
Final Affidavit
Court Proceedings
Thornhill Notes
Ct Opinion
Thornhill Complaint
JK Affidavit
Rebuttal Brief
ANR Brief
ANR Production Company
Oil and Gas
Prudential-Bache Energy Income Partnerships Litigation
Henderson Amended Complaint
2007-080/27 Tulane Law School Dean
Tulane Law Review Vol 71 No 6 Part A, June 1996
Washington University Journal of Law and Policy Vol 4, 2000
Misc Cards, Letters, Memos, etc.
ACLU Award, 1996
Legislation Final Exam, 1998
Millsaps Lecture, 1991
Legislation Exam, 1997
Kaye Scholar, "Do Not Ask For Whom the Bell Tolls", 1992
American Criminal Law Review, 1994
Legislation, 1997
Misc. Papers
USD Court LA Case (Misc Papers)
Examination in Legal Profession, Fall 2002
"Social Policy and the Criminalization of Comm. Conduct", Dec 18, 1999
"The Emperor Should Buy Some New Clothes", April 1, 1998
Journal of Legal Education - "Who Will Pay the Piper", 1990
National Black Law Journal - Forward, 1989
New Mexico Law Review - Symposium on Prof. Skills and Legal Education, 1989
Duke Law Journal - "Will Legal Education Remain Affordable…", 1987
Louisiana Bar Journal - "New Orleans Impact Upon the Civil War Amendments…", 1987
ABA - National Conference on Legal Education for a Changing Profession, 1988
Louisiana Bar Journal - "Reaching for the Brass Ring…", 1988
Journal of Legal Education Vol 3 No 3, Sept 1993
Louisiana Bar Journal Vol 45 No 5 - "Archibald Cox, Conscience of a Nation" Review by JRK, 1998
ABA - Legal Education and admission to the Bar - "Sharing in Bankruptcy or Maybe the Cash Cow Won't Be Able to Moo", 1993
Cumberland Law Review Vol 21 No 3, 1990-1991
"Financing Your Law School Education", 1986
JRK Publications
Handwritten Book Dedications [photocopies], 1969, undated
2.325/F265 [SRH1230001024] Audiovisual Materials

2007-080/27 Memorial
Tulane Law Review: "A Beautiful Mind: Remembrance of John Kramer"
Tulane Law Review Vol 81 No 1
"Write-ups" in various newsletters
Equal Justice Works "Dinner Honoring JRK", October 2006
EJW Awards Dinner - "Dean John R. Kramer Award", 2006
Friends/Influenced Career

Oversized material

2.325/AA13c [SRH1230010050] Oversized diplomas
3S176 [SRH1230021893] Oversized photos
3T399 Panoramic photo