The Roko Gallery records are arranged into eight series: Series 1: Correspondence, 1936, 1952-circa late 1970s (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet); Series 2: Business and Financial Records, circa 1956-1980 (Box 1; 0.8 linear feet); Series 3: Artist Files, circa 1948-1979 (Box 2-5; 3.5 linear feet); Series 4: Subject Files, undated (Box 5; 1 folder); Series 5: Exhibition and Event Files, circa 1956-1978 (Box 5; 0.3 linear feet); Series 6: Scrapbook, circa 1947-1966 (Box 5-6; 0.5 linear feet); Series 7: Printed Material, 1929-1982 (Box 6; 0.4 linear feet); Series 8: Photographic Material, 1946-circa 1970s (Box 6; 0.3 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
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The Roko Gallery records measure six linear feet and date from 1929-1982, with the bulk of the records from 1970-1978. Founded by Michael Leon Freilich in 1946, the records of this New York gallery consist primarily of artists' files. Also found are scattered correspondence, business and financial records, a subject file, exhibition files, disassembled scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.
Roko Gallery records, 1929-1982, bulk 1970-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The Roko Gallery is an art gallery in New York, N.Y. Est. 1946 by Michael Leon Freilich. Featured work by young, lesser known artists, most living in New York.
Donated 1975-1988 by Ann Freilich, sister of founder Michael Frielich, and by Cynthia Bernardi, former director of the gallery.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001