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Audiovisual Materials, 1913, 1969-2006 and undated


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Ed Paschke Papers fill 129 boxes and span the years from 1950-2004, comprising materials that cover his artistic career of over 40 years, as well as family life and trips. Contained within the collection are photographs, correspondence, cards, exhibit cards and catalogs, books, periodicals, records, audiocassettes, videocassettes, CDs, film in various formats, posters, artifacts from his studio, and personal items.

The collection is organized into thirteen series: Biographical Materials; Correspondence; Subject Files; Teaching Career; Slides, Transparencies, Photographs; Visual Reference Materials; Publications; Audio Visual Materials; Financial Documents; Medical Records; Miscellaneous Restricted Files; Artifacts; and Oversize materials.

Biographical Materials, found in box 1, includes Curricula Vitae, obituaries for both Ed and Nancy Paschke, exhibits, invitations, news articles and press releases, and clippings for both Ed and Nancy Paschke.

Correspondence, found in boxes 1-9, is arranged according to the first letter of the senders' last name, except where indicated otherwise (as in First Name Only). This includes an array of letters, postcards and notes from family, friends, business and artist colleagues, etc. Box 9 includes outgoing letters from Ed Paschke as well as correspondence from Marc Paschke and condolence letters.

The Subject Files series, found in boxes 9-11, inc'ludes a variety of materials that all have a direct connection to Pashckes artistic career, or involve people he worked with and met through his work and other civic activities.

Teaching Career materials, found in boxes 12-16, includes items related to Paschke's early teaching positions, but mostly cover his career at Northwestern University. Included are administrative documents from Northwestern, materials on the Mary Jane Crowe Chair in Art and Art History and John Evans Professor of Art, and tenure materials. Also included are course materials, articles on technique, general materials on teaching art, Paschke's teaching philosophy and student grades, and papers (some of which are restricted).

Slides, Transparencies, Photographs, found in boxes 17-37, primarily include slides and some transparencies of all of Paschke's artwork, and span the years 1950-2004. Travel and family slides from 1966-1977 make up the rest of the slides. Also included in boxes 17-34 are miscellaneous photographs of exhibit openings, slides and photographs of the work of various artists, and photographs Paschke had on the walls of his studio. The materials in boxes 34-37 consist of items used as visual references in Paschke's paintings, or images and objects that he found interesting. Records in boxes 35 and 36 may contain sensitive materials; consultation with University Archivist required prior to use.

Publications, found in boxes 37-72, include exhibit cards, publicity, news clippings, exhibit catalogs, books and periodicals.

Audiovisual Materials, found in boxes 71-86, include family films and artistic projects, and videocassettes that cover interviews, lectures, and artists and film makers. The audiocassettes, CDs, and records are primarily music, some having a Paschke painting on the cover.

Financial Documents, found in boxes 87-97, contain general banking documents, receipts and tax information for both Ed and Nancy Paschke.

Medical Records, found in boxes 98-99, contain medical, dental, and prescription records for both Ed and Nancy Paschke.

Miscellaneous Restricted Files, found in box 100, are restricted, and contain various lists of people, employer tax returns, expenses and income and personal papers and notes.

Artifacts are found in boxes 101-107, and contain various art supplies and realia, as well as notecards, postcards, posters, and museum and novelty items.

Oversize Materials, found in boxes 108-129, contain exhibits catalogs, books, periodicals, newspapers, film reels, and some additional larger artifacts.


  • 1913, 1969-2006 and undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


From the Collection: 130 Boxes

Language of Materials


Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US