Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Finding aid to the Joan Corbin papers, 1937-2013 Coll2013.012
Coll2013.012  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (75.80 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Details
 
Table of contents What's This?
  • Acquisition
  • Biography
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • 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