The collection is primarily letters and documents written by Steinbeck to family, friends and business associates. Also included
are letters written to Steinbeck and letters written about him. Includes manuscripts and typescripts of works by Steinbeck,
proofs of books, tearsheets, and photocopies of published works by him. Reviews of Steinbeck's work, articles about him, press
coverage of his travels, memorabilia, photographs, and artwork complete the collection.
John Ernst Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California 27 February 1902. He was the author of short stories and novels, of which
some became plays and films. He died in New York City 20 December 1968.