Joseph Wood Krutch (1893-1970) was an author, educator, and naturalist. Author of social criticism, critical biographies, and later naturalist essays, he retired to Tucson, AZ in 1952 and completed several works.
The collection includes typescripts, some with holograph corrections, of published manuscripts forThe Desert Year (1952), Voice of the Desert: A Naturalist's Interpretation (1955), The Great Chain of Life (1957), Grand Canyon: Today and All its Yesterdays (1958), The Forgotten Peninsula: A Naturalist in Baja California (1961), Herbal (1965), and the introduction for The Best Nature Writing of Joseph Wood Krutch (1970). Also present are printer copies for Great Chain of Life, Forgotten Peninsula, and Grand Canyon, as well as notes and miscellaneous material related to Herbal. Typescripts of unpublished travel diaries, 1965-1967, concern trips to France, Greece, and Baja California.