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A Finding Aid to the Focus Gallery records, 1963-1987

Focus Gallery records, 1963-1987

Focus Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 11.8 linear feet

Summary: The records of San Francisco's Focus Gallery measure 11.8 linear feet and date from 1963-1987. The bulk of the collection consists of exhibition files. There are also artists files, sales information, correspondence, and scattered records of the gallery's companion bookshop.

Biographical/Historical Note

Focus Gallery was founded by Helen Head Johnson (1916-1989) in 1966 on Union Street in San Francisco.

Provenance

The Focus Gallery records were donated by the estate of owner Helen Johnston, care of Gerald O'Conner, executor.

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