Michael Anania papers

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 1950s–2006

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

30.5 linear feet of material consisting of drafts, manuscripts, proofs of books and poems, book reviews, publications, biographical material, college coursework, correspondence, ephemera, newspaper clippings, photographs, audio cassettes, compact discs, and video cassettes documenting poet Michael Anania’s personal life, academic career, involvement in professional and literary organizations, and writing and editorial career. Included is correspondence with artist Ed Colker, 2 folders of material on exhibitions of Colker’s work, and an undated manuscript titled “Ed Colker’s Assemblage of Years.”

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, N.Y. Colker founded the not-for-profit fine art publisher Haybarn Press studio.

Additional Notes

Ed Colker papers are in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution