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Guide to the John Steinbeck Collection, 1902-1979 M0263
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  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights
  • Access

  • Title: John Steinbeck collection
    Identifier/Call Number: M0263
    Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 8.5 Linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1902-1979
    Abstract: 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.
    creator: Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968

    Arrangement

    Data organization: Correspondence, 1928-1972 (boxes 1-8), Literary manuscripts, 1923-1975 (boxes 8-12), Photographs, artwork and ephemera, 1902-1979 (boxes 12-17).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.

    Biography / Administrative History

    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Gifts and purchases from various sources.

    Preferred Citation

    John Steinbeck collection, M0263. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Publication Rights

    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.
    Copyright administered by:
    Mc Intosh and Otis, Inc.
    475 Fifth Ave.
    New York, NY 10017
    Attention: Julie Fallowfield
    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.

    Access

    Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.