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Finding aid to the Joan Corbin papers, 1937-2013

Finding aid prepared by Kyle Morgan, (c) 2013

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator - Creator
Corbin, Joan, 1921-2004
Title
Joan Corbin papers
Collection no.
Coll2013.012
Date [inclusive]
1937-2013
Extent
0.2 linear feet., 1 archive carton
Language
English
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.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Joan Corbin Papers, Coll2013-012, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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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.

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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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
(c) 2013
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 821-2771
askone@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

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.

Acquisition

Two folders were donated by Catherine Lord, January 2013; and one by Riley Black, June 2010.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

ONE Incorporated records, Coll2011.001, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Drawings (visual works)
  • Poetry

Subject(s)

  • Lesbian artists--United States

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 Biographical information circa 1995-2013 

1 1

 Drawings and poetry 1964-1987 

1 2

 Drawings, poetry, and assorted documents 1937-1953, undated 

1 3

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