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Su Zan Noguchi Swain was born on March 8, 1916 in Iliff, Colorado. While growing up, she and her four sisters spent many hours learning about and experiencing nature, while their father explained nature's phenomena. Due to her interest in nature, she took many biology electives while earning a degree in fine arts from the University of Colorado in 1938. While at school she created scientific drawings for biology professors and after graduation took a position at the American Museum of Natural History.
She married Dr. Ralph Swain, an entomologist. Together they published their first book, The Insect Guide (1948), with Su Zan Noguchi Swain an providing the illustrations. After her husband's death in 1953, she continued producing books about nature, sometimes with Dorothy Shuttlesworth as the author.
Scope and Content
The collection contains typescripts, layouts, illustrations, proofs, dummies, press sheets and galleys for four titles. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created.
Three of the four books in the collection are about insects. The Doubleday First Guide to Insects (1961) is a picture book about various species of insects. There is a typescript, partial galleys, layouts, mounted watercolor illustrations, and partial proofs for this title. Insects in Their World (1955) also describes the habits of various types of insects. There is a typescript and a bound dummy for this title. The last book about insects in the collection is The Story of Spiders (1959). There are color proofs for this title. The Story of Rocks (1966) is an introduction to geology and rock descriptions. There are color proofs and a press sheet for this title.
Series and Subseries
Box/Folder A. Books The Doubleday First Guide to Insects written and illustrated by Su Zan Noguchi Swain (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1961). 1/1 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, pp. 1-31. 1/2 Partial galleys, title page, table of contents, and pp. 4-5. 1/3 Layouts with pasted text and illustrations, pp. 1-32. 1/4 Mounted illustrations, watercolor, 2 items. 1/5 Partial proofs, pp. 13-28. Insects in Their World written and illustrated by Su Zan Noguchi Swain (Garden City, New York: Garden City Books, 1955). 1/6 Typescript, carbon copy, pp. 1-58. 1/7 Bound dummy with pasted text and illustrations, 1 item. 1/8 Labels for illustrations, 12 pp. The Story of Rocks by Dorothy Shuttlesworth, illustrated by Su Zan N. Swain (Garden City, New York: Doubleday,1966). ---- Press sheets, 3 oversized items. Housed in map case 5P/1. 2/1 Color proofs for end papers, 7 items. The Story of Spiders by Dorothy Shuttlesworth, illustrated by Su Zan N. Swain (Garden City, New York: Garden City Books, 1959). 2/2 Color proofs, p. 29, 7 items.
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Hattiesburg, MS 39406
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