The Peter Wild Correspondence with Germaine Moon is a collection of correspondence from Wild to Moon during the course of
his research in support of his several publications on the history of the Mojave Desert and especially, the Van Dyke family.
The collection is comprised of Peter Wild’s correspondence and enclosures he shared with Germaine Moon.
Peter Wild is a noted writer of poetry and nonfiction prose. Wild is well-known for his literary works such as Cochise and Easy Victory. His poems have been published in numerous magazines, which include Ironwood, Chicago Review, and The American Poetry Review.
Wild has become the foremost authority on John C. Van Dyke and the Mojave Desert. His contributions to this field include
Daggett: Life in a Mojave Frontier Town; The White Heart of Mojave: an Adventure with the Outdoors of the Desert; and John C. Van Dyke: The Desert. Peter Wild was been a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Arizona, Tucson, from 1971 until his
death in 2009.
Property rights reside with the Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association. For permission to reproduce or to publish,
please contact the Archivist at the Mojave Desert Archives.
The collection is open for research. For access, please contact the Archivist at the Mojave Desert Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org.