Finding aid to the Joan Corbin papers, 1937-2013 Coll2013.012

Finding aid prepared by Kyle Morgan
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
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Title: Joan Corbin papers
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.012
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet. 1 archive carton
Date (inclusive): 1937-2013
Abstract: The collection primarily consists of drawings and poetry created by Joan Corbin, 1937-1987, as well as biographical material written about her, circa 1995-2013. Joan Corbin, pseudonym Eve Elloree, planned, designed, and illustrated ONE Magazine as an editorial staff member, 1953-1954, and art director, 1954-1963.
creator: Corbin, Joan, 1921-2004

Acquisition

Two folders were donated by Catherine Lord, January 2013; and one by Riley Black, June 2010.

Biography

Joan Corbin was born on May 25, 1921, in Armada, Michigan. She grew up in Richmand, Michigan, and moved to Los Angeles, California, in January 1946. She soon moved in with Irma "Corky" Wolf, pseudonym Ann Carll Reid, and both joined ONE Incorporated as founding board members in 1953. Using the pseudonym Eve Elloree, Joan Corbin planned, designed, and illustrated ONE Magazine as an editorial staff member, 1953-1954, and art director, 1954-1963. Joan Corbin continued to draw and write poetry when in August 2000 she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She died in 2004.

Scope and Contents

The collection primarily consists of drawings and poetry created by Joan Corbin, 1937-1987, as well as biographical material written about her, circa 1995-2013. While the ONE Incorporated records contain the artwork she created while working for ONE, 1953-1963, this collection contains the works she created prior to and after her years at ONE. The artwork and poetry includes short illustrated stories, including "A Few Probabilities of Birds," and an untitled A through Z poem. Note that some of the poetry and illustrations may have been reprinted in ONE Incorporated publications.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Joan Corbin Papers, Coll2013-012, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Processing Information

Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

Related Archival Materials note

ONE Incorporated records, Coll2011.001, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Drawings (visual works)
Lesbian artists--United States
Poetry

Box 1, Folder 1

Biographical information circa 1995-2013

Box 1, Folder 2

Drawings and poetry 1964-1987

Box 1, Folder 3

Drawings, poetry, and assorted documents 1937-1953, undated