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More Information | A Finding Aid to the Raymond Saroff papers, 1953-2009

Raymond Saroff papers, 1953-2009

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A Finding Aid to the Raymond Saroff papers, 1953-2009, in the Archives of American Art
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Finding aid prepared by Margot Chandler and Rachel Salzmann
Scope and Content Note
The Raymond Saroff papers are dated 1953-2009 and comprise 1.2 linear feet. Letters, printed material and photographs compiled by Saroff document his interest in Claes Oldenburg and “Happenings.” Also included are a videotape of Saroff’s film
Claes Oldenburg’s “Ray Gun Theater – 1962”
and receipts for artwork purchased for his modern art collection. The 2014 addition includes a catalog essay by curator and collector Howard Rose, Saroff’s partner, for an exhibition of their folk art collection at Bard College (1991). Also found are financial records regarding his collections, related printed material, and photographs of artwork.
Language
English
Provenance
Gift of Raymond Saroff, 2011 and 2014.
Processing Information
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Margot Chandler in 2011. The 2014 addition was processed to a minimal level and the finding aid updated by Rachel Salzmann in 2015.