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Robert E. (Bud) Cramer Congressional Collection

Identifier: MC-39
Papers, photographs, correspondence, art objects relating to the Congressional career of Robert E. (Bud) Cramer.


  • Majority of material found within 1988 - 2009


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research in the Archives & Special Collections reading room. Handling guidelines and use restrictions will be communicated and enforced by archives staff members.

Conditions Governing Use

This material may be protected under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) which governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted materials. You may use the digitized material for private study, scholarship, or research. Though the University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections has physical ownership of the material in its collections, in some cases we may not own the copyright to the material. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections.


540 Linear Feet (600 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Robert "Bud" Cramer is a politician who represented Alabama's Fifth Congressional District for nine terms (1991-2009). Prior to his election as a Represenative, Cramer was both the Assistant District Attorney (1975-1980) and District Attorney (1985-1990) in Madison County. He also helped found the National Children's Advocacy Center. He was born in Huntsville in 1947, graduated from Alabama Law School in 1972, and serving in the U.S. Army in 1972 in active duty and in the reserves from 1976 to 1978. He co-founded the Blue Dog Coalition, a United States House of Representatives caucus of centrist Democrats, in 1995. Cramer retired from politics in 2008, and he has a research hall named after him at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robert "Bud" Cramer, 2008.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, and competing priorities. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives & Special Collections Repository

M. Louis Salmon Library
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899 Alabama 35899 United States of America