Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Guide to the John Steinbeck Collection, 1902-1979 M0263
M0263  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (92.44 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
8.5 Linear feet
Restrictions
The library does not have full title to the portion of the collection comprising Steinbeck's letters to Elaine Steinbeck (78-011). This material cannot be photocopied without first obtaining permission through Julie Fallowfield at the address below.
Availability
Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.