Finding aid to the Joan Corbin papers, 1937-2013
Table of Contents
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.
- ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
- Creator - Creator
- Corbin, Joan, 1921-2004
- Joan Corbin papers
- Collection no.
- Date [inclusive]
- 0.2 linear feet., 1 archive carton
- 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.
[Box/folder #, or item name] Joan Corbin Papers, Coll2013-012, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
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.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
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.
Two folders were donated by Catherine Lord, January 2013; and one by Riley Black, June 2010.
Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.
Related Archival Materials note
ONE Incorporated records, Coll2011.001, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California
Controlled Access Headings
- Drawings (visual works)
- Lesbian artists--United States
Biographical information circa 1995-2013
Drawings and poetry 1964-1987
Drawings, poetry, and assorted documents 1937-1953, undated