We are pleased to announce the release of the transcript of the 2013 "Class of '31" oral history interview in university history with Professor of Anthropology Laura Nader.
For the 2014 "Class of '31" oral history interview in university history, ROHO has selected Edith Kramer, Emeritus Senior Film Curator and Director Pacific Film Archive. Kramer has been associated with the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive since 1975 when she joined the staff as Assistant Film Curator. During her tenure at the Pacific Film Archive, she was named Officier dans l'Ordre des Artes et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, and Member First Class of the Royal Order of the Polar Star by His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, in recognition of her contribution to French and Swedish culture, respectively. In June 2003, the University of California, Berkeley, awarded Ms. Kramer The Chancellor's Distinguished Service Award. Ms. Kramer holds an M.A. in Art History from Harvard University, and a B.A. in Art History from the University of Michigan. She was Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Oregon, Eugene 1962-66, during which time she initiated film history courses in the curriculum. Subsequently, she taught film history at UC Davis and the San Francisco Art Institute. Upon arriving in the Bay Area in 1967, she managed Canyon Cinema Cooperative and was instrumental in the founding of Canyon Cinematheque (now the San Francisco Cinematheque); and between 1970-73, she served as Film Curator of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Previous "Class of 1931" Interviewees
2013 Professor Laura Nader