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Neighbors, S. J. collection of John Steinbeck papers
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Description
This collection consists of manuscripts and printed materials created by the Nobel Prize winning author John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr., by members of the Steinbeck family, and related colleagues and friends. About half of the items in the collection consist of John Steinbeck’s correspondence, including both original signed letters as well as carbon copies. The collection is rich in Steinbeck family history as well, including the original diary of his grandfather, John A. Steinbeck, written while in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, and journals of Almira Steinbeck, his grandmother, during her trip to Jaffa.
Background
John Steinbeck (1902-1968), the author of many novels and short stories dealing with social issues, particulary the struggling working class, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962. Born in Salinas, California, he attended Stanford University intermittently but did not graduate.
Extent
3.21 Linear Feet (6 manuscript boxes, 1 half box, 2 oversize flat boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Folders in boxes 1-3 can only be viewed one folder at a time.