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Series VII: Personal Library, 1939-1992, inclusive


5 Linear Feet in 5 record cartons.

Scope and Contents

Series VII: Personal Library consists of nearly one hundred books from Wong's own personal collection, many of which served as source material for Wong's trademark images - firefighters, constellations, sign language, prison, and Chinatown, among others. Three items in this series also include drawings by Wong and by Daze on the inside cover; these items are marked with an asterisk.


This series is arranged alphabetically by author surname, with unidentified material following.

Abbott, Jack Henry, with Norman Mailer. In the Belly of the Beast: Letters from Prison. New York: Random House, 1981, 1981

Box: 21, Folder: 1 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Abrams, Richard I., and Warner A. Hutchinson. An Illustrated Life of Jesus: From the National Gallery Art Collection. New York: Bell Publishing, 1988, 1988

Box: 21, Folder: 2 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Amadon, Alfred Mason. The Fold-Out Atlas of the Human Body: A Three Dimensional Book. New York: Bonanza Pop-Up, 1984. **NOTE: Pen & ink sign language and brick drawing by Wong, in front cover**, 1984

Box: 21, Folder: 3 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Amiel, Leon, Ed. The San Francisco I Love. New York: Tudor Publishing, 1970, 1970

Box: 21, Folder: 4 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Amnesty International. Torture in the Eighties: An Amnesty International Report. London: Amnesty International Publications, 1984, 1984

Box: 21, Folder: 5 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Bannerman, Helen. The Story of Little Black Sambo. New York: Platt & Munk, [n.d.], undated

Box: 21, Folder: 6 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Beijing Summer Palace Administrative Office and the Department of Architecture of Qinghua University. Summer Palace. Beijing: Zhaohua Publishing House, 1981, 1981

Box: 21, Folder: 7 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Berger, Melvin. Early Humans: A Prehistoric World. A Pop-Up Book. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1988, 1988

Box: 21, Folder: 7A (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Bernstein, Barry. Literature and Language: American Literature. Evanston, IL: McDougal, Littell, 1994, 1994

Box: 21, Folder: 8 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Bertinetti, Marcello and Angela Bertinetti. San Francisco. New York: Gallery Books, 1984, 1984

Box: 21, Folder: 9 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Betti, Silvio, Ed. Africa: Project Against Apartheid. Istituto Europeo di Design: 1988/89, 1988, 1989

Box: 21, Folder: 10 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Boullet, Jean. Bizarre: La Galerie des Monstres. Paris: Societe pour la Creation et la Diffusion des Livres, 1961, 1961

Box: 21, Folder: 10A (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Brown, Margaret Wise, and Edith Thacher Hurd. Five Little Firemen. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1948, 1948

Box: 21, Folder: 11 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Cameron, Robert, and Robert E. Burger. Robert Cameron's Alcatraz: A Visual Essay. San Francisco: Cameron and Co., 1989, 1989

Box: 21, Folder: 12 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Camhi, Morrie. The Prison Experience: Photography. Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle, 1989, 1989

Box: 21, Folder: 13 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Carraher, Ronald G. Artists in Spite of Art. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1970, 1970

Box: 21, Folder: 14 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Champlin, Charles. George Lucas: The Creative Impulse (The Star Wars Trilogy Collector's Edition). New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1992, 1992

Box: 21, Folder: 15 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Chase, Alice Elizabeth. Famous Paintings: An Introduction to Art for Young People. New York: Platt and Munk, 1951, 1951

Box: 21, Folder: 16 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Coleman, Joe. The Mystery of Wolverine Woo-Bait. New York: Joe Coleman, 1982. [OVERSIZE: in Box 25], 1982

Box: 21, Folder: 16A (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Colman, Elizabeth. Chinatown U.S.A. New York: John Day, 1946, 1946

Box: 21, Folder: 17 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Davidson, R. Theodore. Chicano Prisoners: The Key to San Quentin. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1974, 1974

Box: 21, Folder: 18 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Davies, Nancy Millichap. San Francisco. New York: Gallery Books, 1990, 1990

Box: 22, Folder: 19 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Deluca, Chuck. Firehouse Memorabilia: A Collector's Reference. York, ME: Maritime Antique Auctions, 1989, 1989

Box: 22, Folder: 20 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

DeNevi, Don. Alcatraz '46: The Anatomy of a Classic Prison Tragedy. San Rafael, CA: Leswing Press, 1974, 1974

Box: 22, Folder: 21 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Drimmer, Frederick. Until You Are Dead.: The Book of Executions in America. New York: Windsor, 1992, 1992

Box: 22, Folder: 22 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Du Bois, William Pene. The Forbidden Forest. New York: Harper & Row, 1978, 1978

Box: 22, Folder: 23 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Duggan, Moira. New York City. New York: Gallery Books, 1990, 1990

Box: 22, Folder: 24 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

F. Rolin & Co. African Ivories. New York: F. Rolin & Co., 1978, 1978

Box: 22, Folder: 25 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Flying Saucer News. Flying Saucers: An Analysis of the Air Force Project Blue Book Special Report No. 14. New York: Flying Saucer News, 1955, 1955

Box: 22, Folder: 26 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Flying Saucers from Other Worlds. Oct 1957. Evanston, IL: Palmer Publications, 1957

Box: 22, Folder: 27 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Freed, Leonard. New York Police. Paris: Centre Nationale de la Photographie, 1990, 1990

Box: 22, Folder: 28 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Gelman, Woody, and Barbara Jackson. Disaster Illustrated: Two Hundred Years of American Misfortune. New York: Harmony Books, 1976, 1976

Box: 22, Folder: 29 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Genthe, Arnold, and John Kuo Wei Tchen. Genthe's Photographs of San Francisco's Old Chinatown. New York: Dover, 1984, 1984

Box: 22, Folder: 30 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Gibbon, Dave, Ted Smart, and Edmund Nagele. San Francisco: A Picture Book to Remember Her By. New York: Crescent, 1978, 1978

Box: 22, Folder: 31 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Gnagy, Jon. Learn to Draw With Jon Gnagy. [1945?], 1945

Box: 22, Folder: 32 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Gross, Steve, and Susan Daley. Old Houses. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1991, 1991

Box: 22, Folder: 33 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Hall, Douglas Kent. In Prison. New York: Henry Holt, 1988, 1988

Box: 22, Folder: 34 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Hall, George N., and Thomas K. Wanstall. FDNY: New York's Bravest. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1984, 1984

Box: 22, Folder: 35 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Hall, George N., and Thomas K. Wanstall. FDNY: New York's Bravest. Mill Valley, CA: Squarebooks, 1984, 1984

Box: 22, Folder: 36 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Harris, Bill, with Louise Houghton. California: A Picture Memory. New York: Crescent Books, 1990, 1990

Box: 22, Folder: 37 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Haycox, Ernest. Man in the Saddle. New York: Triangle Books, 1941, 1941

Box: 22, Folder: 38 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Hibbert, Christopher. Versailles. New York: Newsweek, 1972, 1972

Box: 22, Folder: 39 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Hoefer, Hans. Stoned Images. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1978, 1978

Box: 22, Folder: 40 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Hogg, Ian V., John Weeks, and Joseph J. Schroeder. Pistols of the World. Northfield, IL: DBI Books, 1982, 1982

Box: 22, Folder: 41 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Hollander, Zander. The Complete Handbook of Pro Hockey: 1980 Season. New York: Signet, 1979. **NOTE: Pen & ink drawing of weeping Christ figure by Wong, in front cover**, 1979

Box: 23, Folder: 42 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Important Chinese Ceramics From the J. M. Hu Family Collection. New York: Sotheby's, 1985, 1985

Box: 23, Folder: 43 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Johnson, Paul C., Ed. Beautiful California. Menlo Park, CA: Lane, 1963, 1963

Box: 23, Folder: 44 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Karp, Walter. The Smithsonian Institution. Washington: The Smithsonian Institution, 1965, 1965

Box: 23, Folder: 45 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Katsui, Mitsuo, and Toshifumi Kawahara, Eds. World Graphic Design Now: Computer Graphics. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1989, 1989

Box: 23, Folder: 46 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Klepsch, Marvin, and Laura Logie. Children Draw and Tell: An Introduction to the Projective Uses of Children's Human Figure Drawings. New York: Brunner/Mazel, 1982, 1982

Box: 23, Folder: 47 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Krell, Dorothy, Ed. Beautiful California. Menlo Park, CA: Lane, 1969, 1969

Box: 23, Folder: 48 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

La Venus de Milo [Chinese language text], undated

Box: 23, Folder: 49 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Liberty: A Centennial History of the Statue of Liberty in Post Cards. New York: Madison Square Press, 1986, 1986

Box: 23, Folder: 50 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Liu, Lawrence G. Chinese Architecture. New York: Rizzoli, 1989., 1989

Box: 23, Folder: 51 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents

Graffiti art by Daze on front cover.

Liu, Lawrence. Chinese Architecture. New York: Rizzoli, 1989., 1989

Box: 25, Folder: 51 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents

Graffiti art by Daze on front cover.

Loyd, Chuck. The Gang Rape. New York: Spade Classics, 1972, 1972

Box: 23, Folder: 52 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Lynch, Edie. With Glory I So Humbly Stand. New York: Vantage, 1982, 1982

Box: 23, Folder: 53 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Maass, Robert. Fire Fighters. New York: Scholastic, 1989, 1989

Box: 23, Folder: 54 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Madigan, Paul J. Institution Rules and Regulations, United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz, California. [no publ. Information], undated

Box: 23, Folder: 55 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Manas, John H. Flying Saucers and Space Men: A Scientific and Metaphysical Dissertation in Interplanetary Traveling. New York: Pythagorean Society, 196-?, 196-

Box: 23, Folder: 56 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Mattern, Jimmie. Cloud Country, Book Two: Hawaii to Hollywood. Pure Oil Company, 1936, 1936

Box: 23, Folder: 57 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Mauricheau-Beaupre, Charles. Versailles. Monaco: Les Documents d'Art, 1949, 1949

Box: 23, Folder: 58 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Mauskopf, Norman. Dark Horses. Altadena, CA: Twin Palms Publishers, [n.d.], undated

Box: 23, Folder: 59 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

McCarty, Cara. Information Art: Diagramming Microchips. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1990, 1990

Box: 23, Folder: 60 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

McDowell, Jack, Ed. San Francisco. Menlo Park, CA: Lane, 1969, 1969

Box: 23, Folder: 61 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

McNally, Tom. Fishing for Boys. Chicago: Follett, 1962, 1962

Box: 23, Folder: 62 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Merchants Association of New York. New York the Wonder City. Chicago: Curt Teich, 1939, 1939

Box: 24, Folder: 63 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloisters. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1945, 1945

Box: 24, Folder: 64 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Miller, H. Tatlock, and Loudon Sainthill. Undoubted Queen. New York: Doubleday, 1958, 1958

Box: 24, Folder: 65 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Mitchell, Lucy Sprague, Irma Simonton Black, and Jessie Stanton. The Taxi That Hurried. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1946, 1946

Box: 24, Folder: 66 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Mitchell, Lucy Sprague. A Year in the City. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1948, 1948

Box: 24, Folder: 67 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Monkhouse, Richard, and John Cox. 3-D Star Maps. New York: Harper & Row, 1989, 1989

Box: 24, Folder: 68 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Moorhouse, Geoffrey. The Great Cities: San Francisco. Amsterdam: Time-Life Books, 1979, 1979

Box: 24, Folder: 69 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Navy Exchange Photographic Services Center. The Keel: Recruit Training Command. Great Lakes, IL: Walsworth Publishing, [n.d.], undated

Box: 24, Folder: 70 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

New York State Special Commission on Attica. Attica: The Official Report of the New York State Special Commission on Attica. New York: Bantam, 1972, 1972

Box: 24, Folder: 71 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Obenzinger, Hilton. New York on Fire. Seattle: Real Comet Press, 1989, 1989

Box: 24, Folder: 72 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Page, Lou Williams. A Dipper Full of Stars: A Beginner's Guide to the Heavens. Sacramento: California State Department of Education, 1959, 1959

Box: 24, Folder: 73 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Peery, Rex, and Arnold "Swede" Umbach. Wrestling. New York: Sterling, 1980, 1980

Box: 24, Folder: 74 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Perkins, D. M. Deep Throat. New York: Dell, 1973, 1973

Box: 24, Folder: 75 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Perkins, Peter, and Richard Reinhardt. Chinatown, San Francisco. Berkeley: Lancaster-Miller, 1981, 1981

Box: 24, Folder: 76 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Pienkowski, Jan. Robot. New York: Delacorte, 1981, 1981

Box: 24, Folder: 76A (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Preston, Andrew. San Francisco: A Picture Memory. New York: Crescent Books, 1990, 1990

Box: 24, Folder: 77 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Rasmussen, Henry. Fire Trucks: American Fire Fighters on the Street. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1987, 1987

Box: 24, Folder: 78 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Reed, Eli, and Fouad Ajami. Beirut: City of Regrets. New York: W.W. Norton, 1988, 1988

Box: 24, Folder: 79 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Ridpath, Ian, Ed. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Space. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1979, 1979

Box: 24, Folder: 80 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Riekehof, Lottie L. The Joy of Signing: The Illustrated Guide for Mastering Sign Language and the Manual Alphabet. Springfield, MO: Gospel, 1987, 1987

Box: 24, Folder: 81 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Smith, Dennis, and Jill Freedman. Firehouse. New York: Doubleday, 1977, 1977

Box: 24, Folder: 82 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc. Fine Oriental Miniatures, Manuscripts and Islamic Works of Art Including the Fraser Album. New York: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1980, 1980

Box: 25, Folder: 83 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Sotheby's. Contemporary Art, Part I. New York: Sotheby's, 1993, 1993

Box: 25, Folder: 84 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Spooner, Peter, et. al. BIOkinetic. Normal, IL: Illinois State University, 1989, 1989

Box: 25, Folder: 85 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Stephen, R.J. Fire Engines. New York: Franklin Watts, 1986, 1986

Box: 25, Folder: 86 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Swinglehurst, Edmund. San Francisco. New York: Mayflower Books, 1979, 1979

Box: 25, Folder: 87 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Tanizaki, Junichiro. In Praise of Shadows. Trans. Thomas J. Harper and Edward G. Seidensticker. New Haven: Leete's Island Books, 1977, 1977

Box: 25, Folder: 88 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Toda Granada. Barcelona: Escudo de Oro, 1972, 1972

Box: 25, Folder: 89 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Viktor IV. XXXX IV Logbook Pages. Copenhagen: Brondum, 198-?, 1985

Box: 25, Folder: 89A (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Yim, S. Y., Ed. A Century of Cantonese Opera. Hong Kong: The Regional Council, 1989, 1989

Box: 25, Folder: 90 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Unidentifiable movie script: "Fade in: Ext. - Old City of Jerusalem.", undated

Box: 25, Folder: 91 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Chinese-language texts (2), undated

Box: 25, Folder: 92 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Library List of Wong Personal Library **prior to processing**, undated

Box: 25, Folder: 93 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)
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