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Museum curator , author , exhibit designer

Richard Joseph Koke, Author, exhibit designer, museum curator. Recipient 1st prize history essay contest sponsored by Colonial Dames of New York, 1940.


Koke, Richard Joseph was born on September 19, 1916 in New York City. Son of Joseph and Emily Josephine (Chevrolet) Koke.


Student, Art Students League, 1935;student, Cooper Union The Art Institute of Chicago, 1935-1937;Bachelor of Arts, New York University, 1941;Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1947.


Historian,, Bear Mountain (New York) Trailside History Museum, 1935-1937;curator, Stony Point (New York) Battlefield Museum, summers 1937-1941;research consultant, Hudson Valley Survey, 1946-1947;historian, Saratoga National History Park, 1947;curator music, New York History Society, 1947-1983;curator emeritus, New York History Society, since 1983. Conducted archaeological investigations on Revolutionary War military sites inHighlands of the Hudson, New York, 1935-1941.



Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Art dir, in charge cartographic department Medical Corps 1942-1944. Battlefield history research analyst. history section Hdgrs.

1944-1945; engaged in collection and editing of military data pertaining to tactical operations American forces, preparation official army histories of Services of Supply, 1st, 3d, 7th, 9th, 15th armies World War 11, Western European Front.


Married Mary A. Kimbley, January 1, 1955.

Joseph Koke

Emily Josephine (Chevrolet) Koke

Mary A. Kimbley