The collection is arranged as 8 series: Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1946-circa 2011 (Box 1; 1 folder) Series 2: Correspondence,1954-2011 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet) Series 3: Interviews, 1981-2008 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet) Series 4: Writings, 1961-1990s (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet) Series 5: Subject files, 1952-2013 (Boxes 2-3; 1.3 linear feet) Series 6: Printed Material,1944-2011 (Box 3; 0.7 linear feet) Series 7: Photographs, circa 1960s-2010 (Box 4; 0.2 linear feet) Series 8: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1963-2020 (Box 5; 0.2 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original material requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The papers of painter, printmaker, educator and administrator Ed Colker are dated 1944-2020 and measure 3.4 linear feet. Colker's painting, printmaking, and Haybarn Press, as well as his career as an art teacher and university administrator, are documented through biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, writings, subject files, printed material, and photographs. There is a 0.2 linear ft. addition to the collection donated in 2020 that includes lists of works of art, exhibition information, letters to Colker, talks and lecutres by Colker, printed material and miscellany.
Ed Colker papers, 1944-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Ed Colker (b. 1927) is a painter, printmaker, educator, and administrator who has worked in Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York City. Colker founded the not-for-profit fine art publisher Haybarn Press. He is married to artist Elaine Galen and resides in Mt. Kisco, NY.
The collection is in English.
Donated by Ed Colker in 1991, 2013 and 2020.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001