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Raymond Saroff papers, circa 1960-1990

Raymond Saroff papers, circa 1960-1990

Saroff, Raymond, 1922-

Collector, Filmmaker

Collection Information

Size: 1.0 linear feet

Summary: Letters, writings, financial material, photographs and printed material relating to art collector and filmmaker Raymond Saroff.

Professional letters to Saroff regard loans of works of art for exhibitions. Writings include a catalog essay by Saroff's partner, curator and collector Howard Rose, for the folk art exhibition about the Saroff and Rose folk art collection at Bard College, 1991. Financial records include auction house statements and sales receipts, a significant portion of which concern the sale of Bruce Conner's work. Photographs and slides are of works of art. Printed material includes rare, early catalogs about prominent contemporary artists, and rare serials, including Mother, and Filmmaker's Cooperative, and exhibition announcements, posters, and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Raymond Saroff (1922-) is a collector of contemporary and American folk art and filmmaker.


Donated 2014 Raymond Saroff.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is being processed and is CLOSED to reserchers.

How to Cite This Collection

Raymond Saroff papers, circa 1960-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.