Finding Aid for the Collection of Don Louis Perceval Illustrations, 1955-1957

Processed by Brooke Whiting; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Collection of Don Louis Perceval Illustrations, 1955-1957

Collection number: 677

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Brooke Whiting, 6 January 1958
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
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Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, April 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of Don Louis Perceval Illustrations,
Date (inclusive): 1955-1957
Collection number: 677
Creator: Perceval, Don Louis
Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Don Louis Perceval grew up in California and studied at Chouinard Art Institute, London's Royal College of Art and the Heatherley Art School. In addition to his work as a commercial artist, he also served on the faculty of Chouinard Art Institute and the Art Department of Pomona College. The collection consists of illustrations, books, and ephemera related to Don Louis Perceval and his work as an artist.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lawrence Clark Powell, 1958.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of Don Louis Perceval Illustrations (Collection 677). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2722764 

Biography

Perceval was born in Woodford, Essex, England, in 1908; he grew up in California and studied at Chouinard Art Institute; attended London's Royal College of Art and the Heatherley Art School; in addition to his work as a commercial artist, he also served on the faculty of Chouinard Art Institute and the Art Department of Pomona College; he is noted as a painter of Hopi and Navajo Indians.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of illustrations, books, and ephemera related to Don Louis Perceval and his work as an artist. Includes proposed murals for the main reading room of UCLA's library (1957).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Perceval, Don Louis--Archives.
Illustrators--Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1

Hayes, Will. The Biggest Pine Tree. Los Angeles, Melmont. 1957.

Scope and Content Note

Illustrated by Don Perceval.
Box 1

Clark, Ann Nolan. The Little Indian Pottery Maker. Los Angeles, Melmont. 1955.

Box 1

DeVoto, Bernard. The Easy Chair for the Wayward and Beguiled. n.p. 1950.

Physical Description: 3 copies.

Scope and Content Note

Reprinted with Mr. DeVoto's permission from Harper's Magazine for December 1949 and copyrighted by Harper and Brothers 1949.
Drawings by Don Perceval.
Box 1

Sky Valley Ranch, Escondido, San Diego County, California. Registered and commercial Herefords. Ivon and Adele Parker, owners. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: 2 copies.

Scope and Content Note

Drawings by Don Perceval.
Box 1

Season's Greetings from Grace and Harry James.

Physical Description: 3 copies.

Scope and Content Note

Christmas card with drawings by Don Perceval.
Box 1

Lolomi Sherry Dubonnet Noel - G.C.J. / H.C.J. Christmas card for 1948 of Grace and Harry James with drawings by Don Perceval.

Box 1

Here Comes the Scatologist, Boys, Don't Let Her Down.

Scope and Content Note

Drawing by Don Perceval.
Box 1

The Independent Scene. vol.21 no.183. Sunday, August 2, 1953.

Scope and Content Note

Contains illustrated article by Russ Leadabrand on Don Perceval.
Box 1

The Branding Iron. Los Angeles, The Westerners, Los Angeles Corral, ca.1950. Publication 15.

Physical Description: 2 copies.

Scope and Content Note

Contains announcement of the 1950 Brand Book of which Don Perceval did one chapter, and also a drawing.
Box 1

The Trailfinder. Published by The Trailfinders School for Boys, Altadena, California. Special Life Members Edition - Spring 1948.

Scope and Content Note

Contains drawing by & news item on Don Perceval.
Box 1

The Trailfinder. Special Autumn Edition - 1948.

Scope and Content Note

Contains drawings by Don Louis Perceval.
Box 1

Art of Western America. Claremont, California, Pomona College Art Gallery. 1949. Printed by Westernlore Press.

Physical Description: 2 copies.

Scope and Content Note

Contains Foreword by Don Louis Perceval.
Box 1

Folder of correspondence. 1957.

Box 1

James, Harry C. The Hopi Indians, Their History and Their Culture. [Caldwell, Idaho]: Caxton. 1956.

Scope and Content Note

Illustrations by Don Perceval.

Note

This group is a gift of Lawrence Clark Powell, January 3, 1958.
Box 1

James, Harry C. A Day With Poli, a Hopi Indian Girl. Los Angeles, Melmont (1957).

Scope and Content Note

Illustrator Don Perceval.
Box 1

James, Harry C. A Day With Honau, a Hopi Indian Boy. Los Angeles, Melmont. (1957).

Scope and Content Note

Illustrator Don Perceval.
Box 1

Bynum, Lindley. A early California Christmas in the year 1775 taken from the manuscript diaries of J'n Bautista de Anza and Father Pedro Font through the courtesy of the Bancroft Library . Los Angeles: Homer H. Boelter Lithography (n.d.).

Scope and Content Note

Decoration by Don Louis Perceval. Translation from Herbert Eugene Bolton's Anza's California Expeditions vol.3 and 4.
Box 1

The Story of Christmas From the Gospel According to St. Matthew and St. Luke. Los Angeles, Homer H. Boelter Lithography, c.1956.

Scope and Content Note

Decoration by Don Louis Perceval. Typography by Homer H. Boelter.
Box 1

James, Harry C. The Cahuilla Indians. [Los Angeles]: Westernlore Press, c.1960.

Scope and Content Note

Illustrated by Don Louis Perceval.

Note

Gift of Lawrence Clark Powell, March 1960.
Box 1

Lawton, Harry. Willie Boy; a Desert Manhunt. Balboa Island, California: The Paisano Press, c.1960.

Scope and Content Note

Book and jacket design by Don Perceval.

Note

Gift of Lawrence Clark Powell, March 1960.
Box 1

Perceval, Don Louis. Bucking Horse Portfolio. Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, c.1960.

Scope and Content Note

13 unbound pictures of cowboys and bucking horses.
Box 1

Season's greetings [from] Homer H. Boelter. n.p. 1960.

Scope and Content Note

[Christmas card with drawings by Don Perceval].
Box 4

Don Louis Perceval's original drawings. 1957.

Scope and Content Note

For murals (projected but not done) in the Main Reading Room of the UCLA Library.
Box 1

Santa Fe, New Mexico. Museum of New Mexico. October 12-14, 1961.

Scope and Content Note

Program pamphlet of the conference on the history of Western America.
Prarie Schooner Lady, by Don Louis Perceval, reproduced on the front cover.
Box 1

Ephemera.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 2

Los Pastores [The Shepherds] An Old California Christmas Play. Hollywood, California: Homer H. Boelter Lithography. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Reproduced from the original manuscript at the Bancroft Library. With a foreword by Lindley Bynum. Translated by Maria Lopez de Lowther. Illustrations by Don Louis Perceval.
Intended as a Christmas gift by Mr. and Mrs. Boelter.
Box 2

The First Christmas Tree, [by] Henry Van Dyke... Hollywood, California: Homer H. Boelter Lithography. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Decorations by Don Louis Perceval and Homer H. Boelter.
Intended as a Christmas gift by Mr. and Mrs. Boelter.
Box 3

The first major exploration of Europeans into the American Southwest. Globe, Arizona, Southwest Parks and Monuments Association. 1977.

Scope and Content Note

Prepared by John P. Slack to accompany Don Perceval's route map.
With accompanying map.