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Guide to the Steinbeck: a life in letters : production materials, 1975
Special Collections M0354  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Steinbeck: a life in letters : production materials,
    Date (inclusive): 1975
    Collection number: Special Collections M0354
    Creator: Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
    Extent: 1.25 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Abstract: The corrected typescript, galley proofs, some corrected galleys of the book of selected Steinbeck letters edited by Elaine Steinbeck and Robert Walsten.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item] Steinbeck: a life in letters : production materials, M0354, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Elaine Steinbeck and Robert Wallsten, 1977.

    Scope and Content

    John Steinbeck unknowingly wrote the story of his life in his personal correspondence to his friends and acquaintances. His wife, Elaine Steinbeck and his friend, Robert Wallsten, combined and edited his letters in chronological order to form the bulk of the book, Steinbeck--A Life in Letters, The Viking Press, New York, 1975.
    This collection consists of the corrected typescript, galley proofs, and a few corrected proofs of the book.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
    American literature--20th century.
    Steinbeck, Elaine Anderson, editor.
    Wallsten, Robert, editor.