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Roko Gallery records, 1929-1982, bulk 1970-1978

Contents and Arrangement

The Roko Gallery records are arranged into eight series:

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Series 1: Correspondence , 1936, 1952-circa late 1970s
(Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Correspondence is with gallery directors Michael Freilich and Cynthia Bernadini, and to a lesser degree, Manu Sassoonian and Lloyd Lózes Goff. Topics cover general gallery operations, sales of artwork, artists interested in exhibiting at the gallery, and letters to Ann Freilich Schutz regarding Michael Freilich's death. In addition, there is a small group of personal postcards from Freilich to his niece, 1952-1955. Scattered correspondence with artists includes Lambro Ahlas, Mike Cook, Hermann Dahl, Salvatore Del Deo, Raymond Dowden, Charles Kaiman, Peggy Muray (Mrs. Nicholas Muray), Raphael Soyer, George Sugarman, Anne Parker Wigglesworth, Jan Wunderman, and Hank Virgona. Additional correspondence with artists is also found in Artist Files, circa 1946-1979.
Folders are arranged chronologically.
Description Container Select
Correspondence, 1936, 1952-circa late 1970s
1
1
Correspondence, 1969-1972
1
2
Correspondence, 1973-1974
1
3
Correspondence, circa 1975
1
4
Correspondence, 1975 January - June
1
5
Correspondence, 1975 July
1
6
Correspondence, 1975 August - December
1
7
Correspondence, 1976-1978
1
8

Series 2: Business and Financial Records , circa 1956-1980
(Box 1; 0.8 linear feet)

Business and financial records include calendars, address books, mailing lists, visitors' registers, receipt books, consignment agreements mostly from 1975-1977, invoices and receipts, and materials for tax returns. The bulk of the records are from the mid-1970s.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material.
Description Container Select
Address Book and Loose Names/Addresses, undated
1
9
Calendar, 1973
1
10
Calendars, 1975-1976
1
11
Calendars, 1977-1978
1
12
Consignment Agreements, Artists A-G, 1975-1977
1
13
Consignment Agreements, Artists H-Q, 1975-1977
1
14
Consignment Agreements, Artists R-Z, 1975-1977
1
15
Consignment Agreements, Miscellaneous, 1963, 1974, undated
1
16
Engagement Books, 1975-1977
1
17
Invoices/Receipts, 1970-1980, undated
1
18
Legal Forms, 1975-1976, undated
1
19
Mailing Labels, undated
1
20
Mailing Lists, 1974, undated
1
21
Notes, circa 1960s-1970s
1
22
Notes, 1970-1978, undated
1
23
Press Notices, Mailing Lists, circa 1956-1971
1
24
Receipt Books, 1964-1965, 1973
1
25
Receipt Books, 1975 February - 1978 June
1
26
Receipt Books, 1977 October - 1978 February
1
27
Tax Materials, 1959, 1969-1979
1
28
Visitors Register, 1970 January 31 - 1972 October 31
1
29
Visitors Register, 1972 November - 1975 June
1
30
Visitors Register, 1975 June 21 - 1978 June 3
1
31

Series 3: Artist Files , circa 1948-1979
(Box 2-5; 3.5 linear feet)

Artist files contain correspondence, exhibition catalogs, clippings, original artwork, receipts and lists, photographs, and slides of work. Among the nearly 200 artists are Murat Brierre, Faith Bromberg, Claire Burch, Lawrence Calcagno, Victor Candell, Arthur Cohen, Giuseppe Di Lieto, Edward Eichel, Ann Freilich, Dennis Fritz, Mary Heisig, Herbert Kallem, Doris Klein, Elizabeth Korn, Stefan Martin, Randall Morgan, Anne Parker, Dorothy Robbins, May Stevens, Hank Virgona, Walter Williams, and Jan Wunderman.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by the artist's last name.
Description Container Select
Rosters of Artists, 1972, undated
2
1
Abrams, Ruth, 1959, undated
2
2
Ahlas, Lambro, 1972-1977, undated
2
3-4
Aiken, Mary Hoover, 1964, undated
2
5
Allen, Abe, 1975-1976
2
6
Amantea, Christopher, 1975
2
7
Atkins, Jerry, 1977-1978, undated
2
8-9
Bageris, John, 1956, undated
2
10
Baranik, Rudolf, 1958-1964, 1971, undated
2
11
Bayor, Andrew, undated
2
12
Bek-Gran, Robert, 1956
2
13
Ben-Zion, 1959
2
14
Bennett, Gale, 1966, undated
2
15
Black, Harold, 1957
2
16
Block, Dorothy, 1955, 1958, undated
2
17
Brierre, Murat, 1967-1973, undated
2
18-19
Brigadier, Anne, undated
2
20
Brodsky, Stan, 1973-1976, undated
2
21
Bromberg, Faith, 1974-1977, undated
2
22-23
Brown, Carol, 1970-1973, undated
2
24
Burch, Claire, 1962-1971, undated
2
25-28
Burr, Steven, undated
2
29
Calcagno, Lawrence, 1962-1978, undated
2
30-32
Cameron, Polly, undated
2
33
Candell, Victor, 1972-1978, undated
2
34-35
Case, Malcom Edgar, 1951, undated
2
36
Case, Reginald, 1977
2
37
Cassanelli, Victor, 1971, 1975, undated
2
38
Chapman, Robert, 1963-1966, undated
2
39
Christopher, William, undated
2
40
Cohen, Adele, 1974
2
41
Cohen, Arthur, 1970-1973, undated
2
42-43
Comins, Jeremy, 1962, 1965, undated
2
44
Craig, Martin, 1956
2
45
Crampton, Nancy, 1976, undated
2
46
Currie, Bruce, 1960-1962, undated
2
47
Davis, Esther, 1967, undated
2
48
Delaney, Beauford, 1961, 1964-1978
2
49
DeMauro, Don, 1964, undated
2
50
Detweiler, Russell, undated
2
51
Di Lieto, Giuseppe (Peppino), 1962, 1967-1969, undated
2
52-53
Dimondstein, Morton, 1969-1976
2
54
Diska, Pat, undated
2
55
Dobbs, John, 1975
2
56
Dorcely, Roland, 1975
2
57
DuBack, Charles, 1955, undated
2
58
Efrem, Myrl, 1955, undated
2
59
Egris, Ruth, Ted and Charles, 1947
2
60
Eichel, Edward, 1962, undated
2
61-62
Elmaleh, Victor, 1977
3
1
Ely, Richard, 1973
3
2
Esman, Betty, undated
3
3
Ettinger, Stephen, undated
3
4
Evans, Minnie, 1975-1978, undated
3
5
Farrugio, Remo, undated
3
6
Feder, Jack, 1976, undated
3
7
Fejes, Claire, 1961-1962, undated
3
8
Finkelstein, Louis, 1956, 1960, undated
3
9
Flack, Audrey, undated
3
10
Flynn, Charles, 1972, 1974
3
11
Frank, Trudi, 1975, undated
3
12
Frei, Linae, 1976-1977, undated
3
13
Freilich, Ann, 1949-1978, undated
3
14-17
Freund, Marjorie, 1975, undated
3
18
Fritz, Dennis, 1967-1975, undated
3
19-20
Gambini, William, 1953
3
21
Garner, Joan, undated
3
22
Giorgi, Fiorenzo, 1961, undated
3
23
Giron, Xavier, 1970-1975, undated
3
24
Goff, Lloyd Lózes, 1960-1974, undated
3
25
Golbin, Andrée, 1964, undated
3
26
Gold, Fay, 1964, undated
3
27
Gourevitch, Jacqueline, 1966, undated
3
28
Goyri, Roberto González, 1952, undated
3
29
Gregory, Bruce, 1974, undated
3
30
Gromberg, Jacob, 1962, undated
3
31
Heinemann, Peter, 1954-1956, 1959, undated
3
32
Heisig, Mary, 1949-1966, undated
3
33-35
Helsy, Kate, 1963, 1968, 1976, undated
3
36
Hirschberg, Phyllis, 1966, undated
3
37
Homitzky, Peter, 1974, undated
3
38
Huff, Linda, 1975
3
39
Interian, Luis, undated
3
40
Jackson, Clifford, 1958, 1961
3
41
Jagel, John, 1962, 1964, undated
3
42
Jones, Amy, undated
3
43
Kaiman, Charles, undated
3
44
Kainen, Jacob, 1961-1964, undated
3
45
Kallem, Herbert, 1948-1977, undated
3
46-47
Katz, Alex, 1957, undated
3
48
Klein, Doris, 1967-1972, undated
3
49-51
Klein, Ruth, undated
3
52
Klement, Vera, 1950, 1958, 1960, 1976, undated
3
53-54
Koppelman, Chaim, 1973, undated
3
55
Korn, Elizabeth, 1967-1975, undated
3
56-60
Kotuk-Krauss, Maggie, 1975-1978, undated
3
61
Kovacevic, Boža, 1966, undated
4
1
Kuh, Howard, 1957, undated
4
2
Ladenson, Sam, 1971-1973
4
3
Laks, Sylvia, undated
4
4
Langlais, Bernard, 1955-1958
4
5
Lasky, Stephen J., undated
4
6
La Verdiere, Bruno, undated
4
7
Leaf, Ruth, 1967
4
8
Leiber, Gerson A., 1963-1973, undated
4
9
Levine, Marion Lerner, 1975
4
10
Levit, Herschel, 1958, 1962
4
11
Lewen, Si, 1948-1959, 1978, undated
4
12
Licht, Evelyn, undated
4
13
Li-Fa, Shaih, undated
4
14
Long, Hubert, undated
4
15
Lubalin, Sylvia, 1973, undated
4
16
Lubner, Lorraine, 1969-1974, undated
4
17
Lubner, Martin, 1975-1976, undated
4
18
Mandel, Howard, 1956-1957, undated
4
19
Martin, Stefan, 1961-1974, undated
4
20
Martin, Stefan, 1970, undated
4
21
Martin, Stefan, undated
4
22-23
McCartin, Jan, 1966, undated
4
24
Melnicoff, Mitzi, 1964-1973, undated
4
25-26
Metz, Frank, 1961-1968, undated
4
27
Miller, Shirley U., 1969-1974, undated
4
28
Mitchell, Fred, 1970, 1973, undated
4
29
Morgan, Maud, 1975, undated
4
30
Morgan, Randall, 1957-1969, undated
4
31-32
Moscan, Hannah, 1957, 1964
4
33
Moss, Milton, undated
4
34
Muller, Marion, 1972-1973, undated
4
35
Myerson, Margery Deckinger, 1966
4
36
Nagase, Yoshiro, 1963
4
37
Nappi, Nicholas, 1963-1974, undated
4
38
Neel, Alice, undated
4
39
Nelson, Don, 1975-1976, undated
4
40
Nelson, Robert A., 1955, undated
4
41
Nodjoumi, Nickzad, 1977-1978, undated
4
42
Orkin, Ruth, 1974-1976, undated
4
43
Ossaye, Roberto, undated
4
44
Parker, Anne, 1968-1978, undated
4
45-46
Parker, Robert Andrew, 1950-1966, undated
4
47-48
Perigord, J., undated
4
49
Perret, Nell, 1976, undated
4
50
Phillips, Blanche, 1957, 1959, undated
4
51
Pierucci, Massimo, 1970, 1973, undated
4
52
Piper, Rose, undated
4
53
Polakov, Lester, 1957, undated
4
54-55
Powell, Leslie, undated
4
56
Powers, Elizabeth, undated
4
57
Regensburg, Sophy, 1962-1963
4
58
Reid, Charles, 1972-1975, undated
4
59
Revi, Leo, 1973-1974, undated
4
60
Richards, Ken, 1971, undated
4
61
Robbins, Dorothy, 1964, 1968, undated
4
62-64
Roeburt, undated
4
65
Rohowsky, Meyers, undated
4
66
Rosenblum, Sadie, 1959-1964, undated
4
67-68
Rosenquit, Bernard, 1955-1966, undated
4
69
Rutledge, James, 1975, undated
4
70
Schnurr-Colflesh, E., 1977
4
71
Schreyer, Greta, 1978-1979, undated
4
72
Schuller, Grete, 1965-1966
4
73
Seidler, Doris, 1964, undated
4
74
Selden, Ellen, 1967-1969, undated
4
75-76
Seley, Clara, 1964
4
77
Seley, Jason, undated
4
78
Shahn, Ben, undated
4
79
Shiffrin, Roy, undated
4
80
Simon, Sidney, undated
4
81
Smith, Robert L., 1975, undated
4
82
Sonenberg, Jack, 1962, undated
4
83
Soshana, 1957-1965
4
84
Spitz, Sherie, 1967-1968, undated
4
85
Stavropoulos, Theo, 1965-1970, undated
5
1-2
Steig, Arthur, 1948
5
3
Stevens, May, 1962-1970, undated
5
4-5
Storm, Nikolaj, undated
5
6
Suhl, Yuri, 1976
5
7
Sweat, Lynn, 1973, undated
5
8
Tabachnick, Anne, 1971-1976, undated
5
9
Tarlow, Lois, 1975-1978, undated
5
10
Tasch, Frederick, undated
5
11
Thompson, Brian M., undated
5
12
Tytell, Louis, 1962-1969, undated
5
13
Velay, undated
5
14
Vennekamp, Johannes, 1977, undated
5
15
Vevers, Tony, undated
5
16
Virgona, Hank, circa 1970-1978
5
17-19
Waldenfels, C.V., undated
5
20
Wasserman, Helene, undated
5
21
Weihs, Erika, 1961-1976, undated
5
22-23
Weymouth, Fleur, 1981
5
24
Williams, Walter, 1957-1969, undated
5
25-27
Wunderman, Jan, 1963-1977, undated
5
28-29

Series 4: Subject Files , undated
(Box 5; 1 folder)

Subject files contains one folder of a proposal by the Rainbow Art Foundation.
Description Container Select
Rainbow Art Foundation, undated
5
30

Series 5: Exhibition and Event Files , circa 1956-1978
(Box 5; 0.3 linear feet)

Anniversary and group exhibitions, a memorial exhibition to Michael Freilich, and events held at the Roko Gallery are documented through printed material, press releases, notes, price lists of works, correspondence, and agreements. Material regarding solo and group exhibitions from 1967-1978 is found in a disassembled notebook containing prices and lists of works exhibited at the Roko Gallery between 1967-1978. Also found in the event files is typed and signed poetry by poet John Tagliabue. Additional material regarding exhibitions from 1947-1966 may be found in Scrapbooks, circa 1947-1966.
Exhibitions are filed before events. Among the exhibition files, exhibition schedules and a disassembled notebook are filed first, followed by exhibition folders arranged chronologically. Event files are arranged chronologically.
Description Container Select
Exhibitions
Exhibition Schedules, 1962-1965, 1975-1976, undated
5
31
Notebook of Exhibition Lists/Prices, Artists A-G, 1967-1977
5
32
Notebook of Exhibition Lists/Prices, Artists H-Z, 1967-1977
5
33
Notebook of Exhibition Lists/Prices, Group Shows, 1971-1978
5
34
10th Anniversary Exhibition (November 17 - December 7, 1956), 1956
5
35
Artists Critics (October 3-26, 1962), 1962
5
36
Group Exhibition (January 1966), 1966
5
37
20th Anniversary Exhibition (December 10, 1966 - January 4, 1967), 1966
5
38
Group Exhibition (June 1-23, 1967), circa 1967
5
39
American Graphic Art Exhibition (May 11-31, 1968), 1968
5
40
Group Exhibition (June 4-28, 1968), 1968
5
41
Group Exhibition (June 3-24, 1970), 1970-1971
5
42
24th Anniversary Exhibition (1970), circa 1970
5
43
Group Exhibition (June 2-30, 1971), circa 1971
5
44
25th Anniversary Exhibition - Homage to the Tanager (December 4-31, 1971), circa 1971-1972
5
45
Group Exhibition (June 2-23, 1972), circa 1972-1973
5
46
Group Exhibition (June 5-29, 1973), circa 1968-1973
5
47
Group Exhibition, circa 1974-1975
5
48
"Line, Form, Vision" (Sept. 27-Oct. 18, 1975), 1975
5
49
Memorial to Michael (February 3-28, 1976), circa 1975-1976
5
50
Miniatures Exhibition (November 22-January 4, 1976), circa 1975
5
51
Ten American Collagists Exhibition (February 1-27, 1977), circa 1977
5
52
31st Annual Group Exhibition (April 1-27, 1977), circa 1977
5
53
Group Exhibition (June 1-30, 1977), circa 1976-1977
5
54
The Tenth Street Exhibition (December 10, 1977 - January 8, 1978), circa 1977-1978
5
55
Group Drawing Exhibition, "Retreat from Reality" (January 1-28, 1978), circa 1978
5
56
32nd Annual Group Exhibition (April 1-29, 1978), circa 1978
5
57
Roko Gallery, Miscellaneous, 1956, 1975, undated
5
58
Events
Meet the Composer Program, circa 1974-1976
5
59
Poetry Readings Program, circa 1975-1977
5
60
Poetry Readings Program - Biographical Materials, circa 1975-1977
5
61
Poetry Readings Program - Correspondence, 1975-1977
5
62

Series 6: Scrapbooks , circa 1947-1966
(Box 5-6; 0.5 linear feet)

This series includes disassembled scrapbooks in their original order of printed material and clippings about solo and group exhibitions held at the Roko Gallery from 1947-1966. Among the many artists represented are Claude Clark, Beauford Delaney, Paul England, Peter Heinemann, Herbert Kallem, Herschel Levit, Si Lewen, Howard Mandel, Rose Piper, Sadie Rosenblum, Herbert Scheffel, Erika Weihs, Walter Williams, and Jan Wunderman.
Folders are arranged chronologically according to the original order.
Description Container Select
Scrapbook, circa 1947-1951
5
63-64
Scrapbook, circa 1948-1952
5
65
Scrapbook, circa 1948-1957
6
1
Scrapbook, circa 1957-1959
6
2
Scrapbook, circa 1958-1964
6
3
Scrapbook, circa 1961-1964
6
4
Scrapbook, 1964-1966
6
5

Series 7: Printed Material , 1929-1982
(Box 6; 0.4 linear feet)

Printed material includes newspaper clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, reproductions of artwork, and miscellaneous notes. Among the exhibition catalogs, galleries represented include Buchholz Gallery, Marie Harriman Gallery, C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries, Julian Levy Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, Reinhardt Galleries, Valentine Gallery, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Printed material that pre-dates the founding of the gallery was collected by Michael Freilich.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material.
Description Container Select
Clippings, 1939-1959, undated
6
6
Clippings, 1960-1978
6
7
Exhibition Announcements/Catalogs, 1929-1930
6
8
Exhibition Announcements/Catalogs, 1931
6
9
Exhibition Announcements/Catalogs, 1932-1937
6
10
Exhibition Announcements/Catalogs, 1938-1955
6
11
Exhibition Announcements/Catalogs, 1957-1960
6
12
Exhibition Announcements/Catalogs, 1962-1979
6
13
Exhibition Announcements/Catalogs - Group Exhibitions, circa 1930s-1960s
6
14
Exhibition Announcements/Catalogs - One Man Exhibitions, circa 1930s-1970s
6
15
Newsletters, 1975-1979
6
16
Newsletters, Primitive Art Newsletters, 1978-1982
6
17
Newsletters, Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1979
6
18
Pamphlets and Brochures, circa 1957-1980
6
19
Pamphlets and Brochures, Business Committee for the Arts, circa 1978
6
20
Reproductions of Artwork, undated
6
21
Miscellaneous, 1962, 1977, undated
6
22

Series 8: Photographic Material , 1946-circa 1970s
(Box 6; 0.3 linear feet)

Found are black and white photographs, a handful of color snapshots, slides, and negatives of artwork. Photographs of gallery directors Michael Leon Freilich, Cynthia Bernadini, and Manu Sassoonian, and other unidentified people are found in this series.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material, then alphabetically by subject.
Description Container Select
Photographs
Artwork by Unidentified Artists, 1975, undated
6
23
Cynthia Bernadini and Friends, circa 1975-1977
6
24
Michael Leon Freilich and Friends, circa 1950s-1970s
6
25
Michael Leon Freilich and Friends, circa 1960s-1970s
6
26
Manu Sassoonian, undated
6
27
Miscellaneous, 1946, undated
6
28
Negatives and Color Transparencies, Artwork, undated
6
29
Slides, Artwork Unidentified, undated
6
30
Slides and Negatives, Michael Leon Freilich and Friends, undated
6
31

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.