Finding aid to the Eve Ganson manuscript pages and drawings MS.643

Finding aid prepared by Anna Liza Posas
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2013


Title: Eve Ganson manuscript pages and drawings
Identifier/Call Number: MS.643
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Date: before 1928, 1961
Abstract: Eve Ganson was an artist, author, and poet who was a resident of Los Angeles, California circa 1930. This collections contains ink drawings and manuscript pages for Desert Mavericks: Caught and Branded illustrated and written by Eve Ganson and published in 1928.
creator: Ganson, Eve

Acquisition

Bequest by Eve Ganson through her brother George Van Campen for the Munk Library of Arizoniana, 1961.

Processing history

Initial inventory created by Michelle Bourdin, 2011. Finding aid completed by Anna Liza Posas, 2013. Final processing of collection and publication of finding aid made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Preferred citation

Eve Ganson manuscript pages and drawings, 1928, 1961, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.643, [item title][date].

Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Access

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Biographical note

Eve Ganson was an artist, author, and poet who was a resident of Los Angeles, California circa 1930. Articles she wrote about French fashion was published in Vogue magazine in 1914. She illustrated French Heels to Spurs, a book by Loraine Hornaday Fielding, published in 1930. Ganson also authored and illustrated the books, Horn, thorn, tooth and claw; who's who on the Arizona desert, rhymes and caricatures and Desert mavericks, caught and branded. Both books were published in 1928 and feature Ganson's humorous depictions of Arizona wildlife.

Scope and contents

This collections contains ink drawings and manuscript pages for Desert Mavericks: Caught and Branded, alternate title Who's Who on the Arizona Desert, drawn and written by Eve Ganson some time before the book publication date of 1928.
Included are the sixty-two animals drawings, poems or "rhymes", frontispiece, title page, index, dedication page, and forward that appears in the published version of the book. In addition are three unpublished drawings and the letter of donation from Ganson's brother, George Van Campen, dated 1961 July 5.
Most of the drawings are titled and signed by Ganson; include Ganson's editorial notes in the margin; and are stamped on the back by American Engraving and Electroype, Los Angeles, California.

Arrangement

Kept in the original order created by Eve Ganson.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Desert animals
Desert Mavericks: Caught and Branded Horn, Thorn, Tooth and Claw: Who's Who on the Arizona Desert
Ink drawings
Manuscripts
Poetry
Southwest, New -- Humor

item 1, Box 1

Donation letter 1961 July 5

item 2, Box 1

Caught and Branded by Eve Ganson

Scope and contents

Unpublished oversized pen and color drawing of woman with desert animals.
item 3

Desert Mavericks: Caught and Branded page illustration

Scope and contents

Unpublished pen and color drawing of woman with desert animals and title of book.
item 4

Desert Mavericks by Eve Ganson

Scope and contents

Unpublished pen and ink drawing of woman with cougar.
item 5

Title Page

Scope and contents

Typed Title "Desert Mavericks: Caught and Branded by Eve Ganson or Who's Who on The Arizona Desert". Illustrated ink borders of snakes and lizards. Author's notations in ink. Stamped on back by American Engraving and Electrotype, Los Angeles, California.
item 6

Dedication to J.A. Munk

Scope and contents

Typed dedication to J. A. Munk and Munk Library of Arizoniana.
item 7

Forward by W.T. Hornaday

Scope and contents

Typed Forward by William Temple Hornaday (zoologist).
item 8

Illustration A. Lizard

item 9

Illustration B. Antelope

item 10

Illustration C. Prairie Dog

item 11

Illustration D. Child

item 12

Illustration E. Cougar

item 13

Illustration F. Young Woodpeckers: "Fraid-Cat! Fraid-Cat!"

Scope and contents

Pen drawing of bird in cactus with meowing cat.
item 14

Turkey Buzzard

item 15

Banded Gecko

item 16

Diamond-Back

item 17

Prairie Dog

item 18

Kangaroo Rat

item 19

Coyote

item 20

Pronghorn Antelope

item 21

Gila Monster

item 22

Desert Tortoise

item 23

Gridiron-Tailed Lizard

item 24

Cougar

item 25

Road Runner

item 26

Horned Toad

item 27

Peccary

item 28

Mexican Hairless Dog

item 29

Bobcat

item 30

Antelope Chipmunk

item 31

Side-winder

item 32

Spotted Skunk

item 33

Elf Owl

item 34

Swift lizard

item 35

Black-tailed Jack

item 36

Gambel's Quail

item 37

Black Tarantula

item 38

Centipede

item 39

Tarantula Hawk

item 40

Calling Hare

item 41

Lobo Wolf

item 42

Mule Deer

item 43

Spade-Foot Toad

item 44

Burrowing Owl

Scope and contents

Pen drawing and poem of Burrowing Owl and young chicks.
item 45

Gila Woodpecker

item 46

Desert Fox

Scope and contents

Pen drawing and poem of Desert Fox chased by dogs and a man on a horse.
item 47

Praying Mantis

item 48

Vingaroon

item 49

Desert Bighorn

item 50

Burro

Scope and contents

Illustration depicts a man on Burro about to fall off a cliff.
item 51

Arizona Green Jay

item 52

Catus Wren

item 53

Trap-Door Spider

item 54

Antelope Jack

item 55

Pack Rat

item 56

Desert Bear

item 57

Porcupine

Scope and contents

Pen drawing also includes images of dogs stung with quills.
item 58

Scorpion

item 59

Mearns' Quail

item 60

Armadillo

Scope and contents

Pen drawing and poem of Armadillo looking at fashion advertising.
item 61

Pocket Gopher

item 62

Badger

item 63

Phainopepla

item 64

Black Widow

item 65

Ring-Tailed Cat

Scope and contents

Author notes the animal is also called a Cacomixtle, Bassaris or Raccoon Fox.
item 66

Kaibab Deer

item 67

Vanishing Longhorn

item 68

Pallid Bat

item 69

Frontispiece: "The Cowboy Takes Forty Winks"

item 70

Who's Who

Scope and contents

Three page typed list of "Who's Who" table of contents or index for "Desert Mavericks". Animals are arranged by personality ascribed by artist.