Ed Colker papers

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Unprocessed. 0.5 linear feet of material consisting of exhibition publicity materials, clippings, original artwork, and sketches and page proofs for books of poetry and one broadside by Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel with illustrations by Ed Colker. Also included is a memorial booklet for Chicago poet and artist Manuel Blanco-Gonzales featuring images of his prints.

Biographical Historical Note

Ed Colker is a printmaker, educator, poet, and administrator active in Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York. He is married to artist Elaine Galen and resides in Mt. Kisco, New York. Colker founded the not-for-profit fine art publisher Haybarn Press studio. 

Additional Notes

Ed Colker papers, 1946-2011, are in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.