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Wild (Peter) Correspondence with Germaine Moon
AR.2003.002  
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Arrangement
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Custodial History
  • Processing Information
  • Related Materials
  • Bibliography

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Mojave Desert Archives
    Title: Peter Wild Correspondence with Germaine Moon
    creator: Wild, Peter T., 1940-2009
    creator: Moon, Germaine L. Ramounachou (Germaine Louise Ramounachou), 1933-2003
    Identifier/Call Number: AR.2003.002
    Physical Description: 2 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1996-2002
    Abstract: 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.

    Scope and Contents

    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 materials are comprised of Peter Wild’s correspondence and enclosures he shared with Germaine Moon. Enclosures include bibliographies, magazine, newspaper and book clippings, pamphlets, genealogies, obituaries, wills, court records, probate records, research notes, and photographs. This collection is arranged as a single series, chronologically by correspondence date.

    Biographical / Historical

    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.
    Germaine Moon was a local historian and author based in Barstow, California, who performed research for over 30 years for the Mojave River Valley Museum, western universities and colleges, and authors such as Peter Wild. She authored the book Barstow Depots and Harvey Houses and collaborated in the writing of Once Upon A Desert. Moon died in 2003.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research. For access, please contact the Archivist at the Mojave Desert Archives at archivist@mdhca.org.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged as a single series, chronologically by correspondence date.

    Preferred Citation

    Peter Wild Correspondence with Germaine Moon. AR-2003-002. Mojave Desert Archives, Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association, Goffs, California. Date accessed.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Archivist, Mojave Desert Archives, 37198 Lanfair Road # G-15, Essex, CA 92332. Consent is given on behalf of the Mojave Desert Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gifted by Mickey Earl Moon to the Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association, 18 June 2003.

    Custodial History

    Custody has remained with the Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association following its receipt from Germaine Moon's husband, Mickey Earl Moon, to the Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association on 18 June 2003.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Chris Ervin and Tina Vervoorn.

    Related Materials

    Related materials are found in the following collections:
    Germaine Moon San Bernardino County Research Collection, 1809-2002. AR-2003-001. Mojave Desert Archives. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c87d30rt
    Papers of Peter Wild, 1989-2004. MS 389. University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections. http://bit.ly/2lsk2Dy

    Bibliography

    Van Dyke, John Charles, and Peter Wild. 1993. The autobiography of John C. Van Dyke: a personal narrative of American life, 1861-1931. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.
    Van Dyke, John C., David W. Teague, and Peter Wild. 1997. The secret life of John C. Van Dyke: selected letters. Reno (Nev): University of Nevada Press.
    Van Dyke, Dix, and Peter Wild. 1997. Daggett: life in a Mojave frontier town. Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins University Press.
    Wild, Peter. 2003. The old Van Dyke Ranch on the Mojave Desert: its three desert writers and a movie director, Theodore Strong Van Dyke, Dix Van Dyke, Mary Beal, W.S. "Woody" Van Dyke : an essay and bibliography . Johannesburg, Calif: Shady Myrick Research Project.
    Wild, Peter. 2007. Fantasy and reality in Daggett: John Muir's Desert Correspondence. Johannesburg, Calif: Shady Myrick Research Project.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Frontier and pioneer life
    Mojave Desert--History, Local.
    Wild, Peter T., 1940-2009
    Moon, Germaine L. Ramounachou (Germaine Louise Ramounachou), 1933-2003
    Van Dyke family