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Schramm, Robert W. 1934-

SCHRAMM, Robert W. 1934-

(Wolfgang von Schramm)

PERSONAL: Born November 13, 1934, in Wheeling, WV; son of George W. (owner of a wholesale food supply company) and Gladys (a homemaker; maiden name, Palmer) Schramm; married Jeanne Vannoy, February 3, 1967; children: Adriane V., Darian V. Ethnicity: "American of German-British ancestry." Education: Attended Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University), 1952–54; West Liberty State College, B.S. (physics), 1958; West Virginia University, M.S. (physics), 1959, further graduate study, 1966–67. Politics: "Liberal conservative." Religion: Unitarian-Universalist. Hobbies and other interests: Fine-art photography, daguerreotypy, alternative-process printing.

ADDRESSES: Home—Box 102, 108 Walnut St., West Liberty, WV 26074. Office—Schramm Studio of Fine Art Photography, P.O. Box 209, 108 Walnut St., West Liberty, WV 26074. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: West Liberty State College, West Liberty, WV, began as instructor, became professor of physics, 1958–97, senior lecturer in art, 1996–98, head of Department of Physics, Mathematics, and Industrial Technology, 1960–73, archivist, 1970–2003, staff photographer, 1998–2002. Schramm Studio of Fine-Art Photography, photographer, daguerreotypist, and alternative-process printer; Women's History Museum, co-owner and co-operator. Regional Science Fair, creator and director, 1959–89.

MEMBER: Daguerreian Society, Societé Française de Photographie.

AWARDS, HONORS: West Liberty State College, Medal of Distinction, 1990, included on Alumni Wall of Honor, 2002

WRITINGS:

West Liberty State College (pictorial history), Arcadia Publishing (Charleston, SC), 2001.

The Linsly School (pictorial history), Arcadia Publishing (Charleston, SC), 2003.

Moundsville (pictorial history), Arcadia Publishing (Charleston, SC), 2004.

Contributor of fiction to Physics Teacher. Some writings appear under the pseudonym Wolfgang von Schramm.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Short stories in a variety of genres; research on alternative photographic processes.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

ONLINE

Schramm Studio of Fine Art Photography Web site, http://www.schrammstudio.com/ (July 26, 2004).

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