Included in the collection are carbon copies of Sheffield's correspondence with John and Elaine Steinbeck through the years
1944-1971. There are also copies of Sheffield's correspondence with Peter Lisca, another friend of Steinbeck. The clippings
Sheffield collected are also included, covering Steinbeck's books, articles, Nobel Prize, exchanges with Communist writers,
tour in Vietnam, and death. Clippings concerning several biographies of Steinbeck and a few related topics (i.e. Steinbeck
Country and Cannery Row, and the "Oakies") are also included. Additionally, Sheffield collected clippings of almost any mention
of Steinbeck in the newspaper, which we have arranged by date.
Carlton Sheffield was a friend and Stanford roommate of the late author, John Steinbeck. He continued his friendship with
Steinbeck after their college years and throughout his writing career through correspondence with Steinbeck and his wife.
Sheffield also amassed a collection of clippings, fliers, and articles both about and by Steinbeck, which constitutes the
source of this collection.
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permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.