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Creators:
Koke, Robert A., d. 1996
Koke, Louise G. (Louise Garrett)
Dates:
1933-1992
bulk 1935-1949
Size:
2.4 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A2019.05
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The personal papers of Robert "Bob" and Louise Koke consist of 2.4 cubic feet and document the couple's years traveling and living in Asia before, during, and after World War II. The bulk of the material is from 1935 through 1949 and consists of correspondence, a travel diary, financial documents, and photographs. The papers concern their initial travels through Asia, their time running a hotel in Bali, Bob's military service in Sri Lanka and India during World War II, and their experiences in Shanghai after the war and before the Communist takeover of China, with a small number additional materials from the period following their return to the United States.