Guide to the S.J. Neighbors collection of John Steinbeck papers M2467

Malgorzata Schaefer
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
May 2019
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064
specialcollections@stanford.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: S.J. Neighbors collection of John Steinbeck papers
Identifier/Call Number: M2467
Physical Description: 3.21 Linear Feet (6 manuscript boxes, 1 half box, 2 oversize flat boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1859-1999
Abstract: 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.

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of S.J. Neighbors, 2019. Accession 2019-052.

Biographical / Historical

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.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], S.J. Neighbors collection of John Steinbeck papers (M2467). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California

Related Materials

Among several collections on Steinbeck, Stanford holds the John Steinbeck collection (M0263): https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4082967

Scope and Contents

The collection is organized into eight series: Series 1: Letters by John Steinbeck. Series 2: Letters to John Steinbeck. Series 3: Correspondence - other. Series 4: Works by and about John Steinbeck. Series 5: Official documents. Series 6: Gabilan High School and Stanford University. Series 7: Family (with 5 subseries) and Series 8: Other.
In order to find more detailed descriptions of items on the donor's listing (Appendix A, located in Box 4, Folder 0), the donor's item number is written in brackets below the box/folder number on each folder, and in brackets on the finding aid.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Nobel Prize winners
American literature -- 20th century.
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968
Steinbeck, John A.
Steinbeck, Elaine A.
Lyons, Leonard, 1906-1976
Meredith, Burgess
Gossage, Howard, 1917-1969
Bennett, Robert

 

Series 1. Letters by John Steinbeck

Box 1, Folder 1

Steinbeck to: Robert Bennett, handwritten letter and typed transcription, [earliest known original letter written by Steinbeck], 4pp [1] 1921-04-20

Box 1, Folder 2

Steinbeck to: Rose (Katherine Kempff), typed letter with handwritten addition and typed transcription, written from Tallac, 3pp [8] 1928-01-31

Box 1, Folder 3

Steinbeck to: Rose (Katherine Kempff), typed letter and typed transcription, 2pp [7] 1928-03-03

Box 1, Folder 4

Steinbeck to: Rose (Katherine Kempff), typed letter and typed transcription, 2pp [6] 1928-04-21

Box 1, Folder 5

Steinbeck to: Rose (Katherine Kempff), handwritten letter and typed transcription, 1p [9] 1929-01-26

Box 1, Folder 6

Steinbeck to: Rose (Katherine Kempff), handwritten letter and typed transcription, 2pp [10] 1932-01-07

Box 1, Folder 7

Steinbeck to: Rose (Katherine Kempff), handwritten letter and typed transcription, 2pp [11] 1932-12-19

Box 1, Folder 8

Steinbeck to: Rose (Katherine Kempff), handwritten letter and typed transcription, 2pp [12] 1934-11-14

Box 1, Folder 9

Steinbeck to: Rose (Katherine Kempff), postcard from Pacific Grove [13] 1935-08-19

Box 1, Folder 10

Steinbeck to: Mr. Whitkick, handwritten letter, 1p, undated [14] c. 1933-1935

Box 1, Folder 11

Steinbeck to: Wilbur Needham, handwritten letter, 1p [15] 1939-03-04

Box 1, Folder 12

Steinbeck to: Reverand King (Dr. Martin Luther King), typed letter, refers to King's stabbing and violence between blacks and whites, 2pp [16] 1964-07-22

box 1, folder 13

Steinbeck to: Howard Gossage, handwritten letter, 1p, and dealer description, [17] 1962-11-09

box 1, folder 14

Steinbeck to: Howard Gossage, typed letter, 1p [18] 1963-05-07

box 1, folder 15

Steinbeck to: Howard Gossage, typed letter, 2pp [19] 1963-05-11

box 1, folder 16

Steinbeck to: Howard Gossage, handwritten letter and typed transcription, 4pp, and dealer description [20, 21] 1963-05-14

box 1, folder 17

Steinbeck to: Howard Gossage, typed letter, 1p [22] 1963-05-22

box 1, folder 18

Steinbeck to: Howard Gossage, typed letter, 2pp [23] 1963-05-27

box 1, folder 19

Steinbeck to: Howard Gossage, typed letter, 1p [24] 1963-06-06

box 1, folder 20

Steinbeck to: Howard Gossage, typed letter, 2pp [25] 1963-06-11

box 1, folder 21

Steinbeck to: Howard Gossage, typed letter, 3pp [26] 1963-07-17

box 1, folder 22

Steinbeck to: Howard Gossage, handwritten letter and typed transcription, 4pp; Certificate of Authenticity, RR auction [27] 1963-07-17

box 1, folder 23

Steinbeck to: Howard Gossage, typed letter, 1pp [29] 1963-07-28

box 1, folder 24

Steinbeck to: Howard Gossage, typed letter, 2pp [30] 1963-08-09

box 1, folder 25

Steinbeck to: Howard Gossage, handwritten letter, 3pp; black and white photograph of J. Steinbeck; photograph of Steinbeck's silver hood ornament for his Rover; and dealer description [32] 1965-04-23

box 1, folder 26

Steinbeck to: Howard Gossage handwritten letter and typed transcription, 3 pp; four black and white photographs of Steinbeck's car and dog; dealer description [33] 1965-06-06

box 1, folder 27

Steinbeck to: Howard Gossage, handwritten letter and typed transcription, 5pp, and dealer description [34] 1965-06-21

box 1, folder 28

Steinbeck to: Howard Gossage, handwritten letter, 1p; Certificate of Authenticity Markus Brandes [33] 1961-02-02

box 1, folder 29

Steinbeck to: Howard Gossage handwritten letter, 1p, and dealer description [36] 1963-05-07

box 1, folder 30

Steinbeck to: Howard Gossage handwritten letter and typed transcription, 1p, and dealer description [37] 1964-01-18

Box 1, Folder 31

Steinbeck to: Harold Guinzburg [President and Founder of The Viking Press], handwritten letter, 1p. [39] 1957-01-09

Box 1, Folder 32

Steinbeck to: Dave, "a good friend," handwritten letter, 1p [40] 19??-01-17

Box 1, Folder 33

Steinbeck to: Tom [Steinbeck, son], handwritten letter, 2pp [42] 1956-07-03

box 1, folder 34

Steinbeck to: Buzzy [Burgess Meredith] typed letter, 2pp [50] 1942-04-02

Material Specific Details: Fragile paper.
box 1, folder 35

Steinbeck to and from: Buzzy [Burgess Meredith] handwritten letter, 2pp [51], [1943?]

box 1, folder 36

Steinbeck to: Burgess [Buzzy Meredith] handwritten letter and typed transcription, 1p [52] 1943-02-17

box 1, folder 37

Steinbeck to: Buzzy [Burgess Meredith] handwritten letter and typed transcription, 1p [53] c. 1942-1943

box 1, folder 38

Steinbeck to: Steinbeck to: Burgess [Buzzy Meredith] handwritten letter and typed transcription, 1p [54] c. 1942-1943

box 1, folder 39

Steinbeck to: Buzzy [Burgess Meredith] handwritten letter and typed transcription, 2p [55] c. 1942-1943

box 1, folder 40

Steinbeck to: Buzzy [Burgess Meredith] handwritten letter and typed transcription, 2p [56] [1947?]- 05-26

box 1, folder 41

Steinbeck to: Miss Hunter, handwritten letter, 1p [59] c. 1940's

box 1, folder 42

Steinbeck to: Nancy Pearson, handwritten letter, 12pp [60] 1964-08-04

box 1, folder 42

Steinbeck to: "My dear friend," handwritten letter, 1p [60] 1964-05-09

box 1, folder 42

"A Writer's Credo" Nobel Prize for Literature acceptance speech, Stockholm [60] 1962-12

Box 1, Folder 43

Steinbeck to: Murray A. Louis, handwritten letter, 1p [61] 1964-04-20

Box 1, Folder 44

Steinbeck to: Bill, handwritten letter and typed transcription, 4pp [64] 1960-05-24

Box 1, Folder 44

50th anniversary The Grapes of Wrath Steinbeck Festival X, Salinas, historical postcard #2 with photograph of John Steinbeck [64] c. 1963

Box 1, Folder 45

Steinbeck to: Vincent, handwritten letter, 1p [65] [1962?]-10-26

box 2, folder 1

Steinbeck to: Gabe and Mack, handwritten letter, 2pp, with envelope addressed to Mr Bickmell in Monterey, CA [66] 1953-11-13

box 2, folder 2

Steinbeck to: Lenny (Leonard Lyons), typed letter, 1p [67] 1962-11-21

box 2, folder 3

Steinbeck to: Lenny (Leonard Lyons), typed letter, 1p [68] [19??]-08-01

box 2, folder 5

Steinbeck to: Leonard Lyons, handwritten letter, 1p [70] [19??]-10-09

box 2, folder 4

Steinbeck to: Lenny (Leonard Lyons), handwritten letter, 1p [69] c. July 22, 1950

box 2, folder 6

Steinbeck to: Sylvia and Lenny (Leonard Lyons), postcard, [71] c. 1962-11-06

box 2, folder 7

Steinbeck to: Leonard [Lyons], handwritten letter, 2pp [72] c. 1944-11-23

box 2, folder 8

Steinbeck to: Marie Fraioli, handwritten letter, 1p, and reply [73] 1955-08-1955-09

box 2, folder 9

Steinbeck to: Paul Jordan Smith [LA Times literary critic], postcard and typed transcription [74] 1937-01-1955-09

box 2, folder 10

Steinbeck to: Mr. Strong, Manager, typed letter, 1p [75] 1963-03-08

box 2, folder 11

Steinbeck to: Marguerite Tuttle, typed letter, 1p, and dealer description [76] 1958-04-21

box 2, folder 12

Steinbeck to: Ed Sheehan, handwritten letter, 1p [82] 1963-08-01

box 2, folder 13

Steinbeck to: Mr. Carpenter, handwritten letter, 1p, [83] 1941-01-21

box 2, folder 14

Steinbeck to: Laurence and Arming, handwritten letter, 1p, Tuesday [84] 1920

box 2, folder 15

Steinbeck to: Robert, handwritten letter, 2pp [85] [1960-02-24?]

box 2, folder 16

Steinbeck to: Bill [probably Dekker, his sister's husband], handwritten letter, 2pp [86] 1960-06-30

box 2, folder 17

Steinbeck to: John Steinbeck IV [son], handwritten letter, 1p, and dealer description [87] 1966-05-08

box 2, folder 18

Steinbeck to: Bill, typed letter, 2pp [88] 1958-09-10

box 2, folder 19

Steinbeck to: Robert Sherrill, typed letter, 2pp [89] 1964-03-20

box 2, folder 20

Steinbeck to: Gene Beley, typed letter, 1p [90] 1963-02-25

Box 2, Folder 21

Steinbeck to: Mr. Moore, typed letter, [91] 1935-01-03

Material Specific Details: Very brittle.
box 2, folder 22

Steinbeck to: Robert Wallston, handwritten letter, 1p, [92] 1961-09-20

box 2, folder 23

Steinbeck to: Francesca, handwritten letter, 1p, [93] 1964-03-02

box 2, folder 24

Steinbeck to: Mahlon Blaine, postcard, [94] 1938-03-11

Box 1, Folder 25

Steinbeck to: Joyce and Jules Buck, postcard, [95] 1951-06-04

box 2, folder 26

Steinbeck to: Robert and Cynthia [Wallston], handwritten letter and typed transcription, 2pp, [109] 1962-02-10

box 2, folder 27

Steinbeck to: Steinbeck to: Robert [and Cynthia Wallston] handwritten letter and typed transcription, 2pp, [110] 1961-12-20

box 2, folder 28

Steinbeck to: Robert Wallston, handwritten letter and typed transcription, 4pp, [116] 1963-07-21

box 2, folder 29

Steinbeck to: Robert and Cynthia Wallston, handwritten letter and typed transcription, 2pp, [117] 1963-01-09

box 2, folder 30

Steinbeck to: Malraux, handwritten letter and typed transcription, 1p, [118] 1961-11-14

box 2, folder 31

Steinbeck to: Stuart Hample, typed letter, 2pp, [119] 1955-04-13

box 2, folder 32

Steinbeck to: Lloyd Nosler, typed letter, 1p, [132] 1940-10-11

box 2, folder 33

Steinbeck to: Lloyd Nosler, typed letter, 1p, [133] 1939-05-17

box 2, folder 34

Steinbeck to: Lloyd Nosler, handwritten letter and typed transcription 1p, [134] 1940-09-28

box 2, folder 35

Steinbeck to: Lloyd Nosler, typed letter, 3pp, [135] 1953-04-15

box 2, frame 36

Steinbeck to: Charles Bracket, Tewntieth Century Fox Film Co., typed letter, 4pp, and dealer description, [136] 1956-12-10

box 2, folder 37

Steinbeck to: Pink's Sophomore English class, postcard and dealer description, [137] 1962-10-30

box 2, folder 38

Steinbeck to: Mary [Steinbeck], typed letter, 2pp, [144] 1946-12-24

box 2, folder 39

Steinbeck to: Pamela [Marsh], typed letter, 2pp, [145] 1947-02-13

box 2, folder 40

Steinbeck to: Pamela Marsh, handwritten letter, 2pp, [146] 1949-01-13

box 2, folder 41

Steinbeck to: Pamela Marsh, handwritten letter, 2pp, [147] 1949-01-29

box 2, folder 42

Steinbeck to: Pamela Marsh, handwritten letter, 2pp, [148] 1949-02-25

box 2, folder 43

Steinbeck to: Pamela Marsh, handwritten letter, 2pp, [149] 1949-05-20

box 2, folder 44

Steinbeck to: Pamela Marsh, handwritten letter, 2pp, [150] 1949-05-24

box 2, folder 45

Steinbeck to: Tom [Steinbeck], handwritten letter, Monday, 1p, undated; postcard, 1966-08-18; typed letter from John Jefferson from Boca Raton, Fl regarding the two items [151] 1966-2015

Box 2, Folder 46

Steinbeck to: Lynn Hester, a postcard in response to her typewritten fan letter (enclosed), 1p [156] 1967-10-02

Box 2, Folder 47

Steinbeck to: Stuart Hannon of Radio Free Europe in response to Hannon's typewritten letter (enclosed), typed letter, 1p [157] 1968-11-06

Box 2, Folder 48

Steinbeck (via Janet Beckman) to: California Rodeo, Salinas, CA, typed letter in response to telegram (enclosed), 1p [158] 1963-07

Box 2, Folder 48

J. Steinbeck (via Janet Beckman) to: Editors, artists and writers of the Rodeo Edition, typed letter, 1p [158] 1963-07-25

Box 2, Folder 49

Steinbeck to: Harry Golden of The Carolina Israelite, typed letter, 1p [159] 1963-12-23

Box 2, Folder 50

Steinbeck to: Robert R. Sears, typed letter, in response to Sears' letter (enclosed), 1p, [162] 1963-09-26

box 3, folder 1

Steinbeck to: Henry Ringling North, typed letter, 1p [164] 1963-09-26

box 3, folder 2

Steinbeck to: Robert Feuer, typed letter, 1p, in response to Feuer's letter (enclosed) [167] 1963-09-26

box 3, folder 3

Steinbeck to: Plitt-Ford Agency, typed letter, 1p [173] 1963-04-23

box 3, folder 4

Steinbeck to: Felicia Giffen, American Academy of Arts and Letters, typed letter, 1p, and Giffin's two responses (enclosed), [175] 1963-04-25

box 3, folder 5

Steinbeck to: Mark Schorer, typed letter 1p, [176] 1959-02-19

box 3, folder 6

Steinbeck to: Mike Thomas, typed letter, 1p, [177] 1959-02-19

box 3, folder 7

Steinbeck to: Senator Theovald Moorehead, typed letter, 1p, [178] 1959-02-19

box 3, folder 8

Steinbeck to: U S Department Of Agriculture Import Permit Section New Jersey, typed letter, 1p, [179] 1963-03-01

box 3, folder 9

Steinbeck to: Oscar, typed letter, 1p, [180] 1956-06-06

box 3, folder 10

Steinbeck to: Richard Rodgers, Rodgers & Hammerstein Pictures, Inc., typed letter, 1p, [182] 1954-08-23

box 3, folder 11

Steinbeck to: Senator Harry Byrd Jr., typed letter, 1p, in response to Byrd's letter (enclosed), [183] 1963-09-26

box 3, folder 12

Steinbeck to: Preston Beyer, typed letter, 1p, in response to Preston's daughers request (enclosed) [185] 1963-05-03

box 3, folder 13

Steinbeck to: John Fearnley [casting agent for Oscar & Hammerstein productions], typed letter, 2pp, [187] 1958-11-25

box 3, folder 14

Steinbeck to: Elia Kazan, typed letter, 2pp, [188] 1958-11-20

box 3, folder 15

Steinbeck to: Archibald Macleish, typed letter, 2pp, [189] 1958-11-20

box 3, folder 16

Steinbeck to: Lilian Shapell, handwritten response written on her typed letter, 1p; Steinbeck to Joe, handwritten letter, 1p, [191] 1963-03-13

box 3, folder 17

Steinbeck to: Miss Roberta Cannizzaro, typed letter, 1p, in response to Cannizzaro's letter (enclosed), [193] 1965-11-08

box 3, folder 18

Steinbeck to: Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., handwritten letter and typed transcription, 2pp, and 1p of notes [194] 1963-05-17

box 3, folder 19

Steinbeck to: Nancy Pearson, handwritten letter discussing experiences in Russia, 8pp; copy of Steinbeck's A Writer's Credo, Nobel Prize for Literature Acceptance Speech, and a form letter to Dear Friends, [256] [1964-08-04]

 

Series 2. Letters to John Steinbeck

box 4, folder 1

Howard Gossage to Steinbeck, handwritten letter, 2pp, and response from Steinbeck's secretary Janet Beckman [28] 1963-07-11

box 4, folder 2

Howard [Gossage] to Steinbeck, typed letter, 1p, [31] 1963-08-16

box 4, folder 3

[Burgess Meredith] to Steinbeck, typed letter, 1p, [57] 1947-06-04

box 4, folder 4

[Burgess Meredith] to Steinbeck and Gwyn, typed letter, 1p, [58] 1947-05-22

box 4, folder 5

Henry Ringling to Steinbeck, postcard, [163] 1963-09-09

box 4, folder 6

Blue Star Line Ltd. to Steinbeck, typed letter, handwritten annotations, 1p, [169] 1962-11-23

box 4, folder 7

Cypaldos Brothers Steamship Co. to the Steinbecks, typed letter, 1p, [181] 1963-07-11

box 4, folder 8

David Battan to Steinbeck, typed letter, 1p, with response from Janet Beckman and a final response from Battan 1961-06-05 - 1963-05-13

box 4, folder 9

Howard [Hunter] to Steinbeck, typed letter, undated, 2pp; typed letter from Adlai E. Stevenson to Howard, 1p 1963-08-15

 

Series 3. Correspondence - Other

Box 4, Folder 10

Frederick A. Colwell, Department of State, to Steinbeck, typed letter, 2pp, [190] 1959-01-29

Box 4, Folder 11

Robert Hyland and Enid Douglas, typed letters, 6pp []2,3,4] 1975-01-25-1975-01-31

box 4, folder 12

Annie Laurie Williams to Milly, typed letter, 1p, [43] 1947-04-16

box 4, folder 13

Barnaby Conrad to Mr. McKinney, handwritten letter, 1p, [48] undated

box 4, folder 14

Carlos Bakera, Princeton, to Murray J. Smith, typed letter, 1p [62] 1975-05-23

box 4, folder 15

Bruce Ariss to James Dougarian, handwritten letters (2) and postcards (2), [96-99] 1986-11-24-1988-06-11

box 4, folder 16

Annie Laurie Williams to Mr. Nosler, typed letter, 1p, [131] 1953-03-19

box 4, folder 17

Pare Lorenz and others: Lloyd Nosler, George Volck, Major Rex Smith, typed letters and one telegram, 12p, [138-142] 1940-1942

box 4, folder 17

Janet Beckman [Steinbeck's secretary] to Jury Clerk Supreme Court, typewritten letter, 1p [160]; to Captain Arthur W. Crimmins, typed letter, 1p, and Crimmins letter [161] 1963

box 4, folder 18

Janet Beckman [Steinbeck's secretary] to Miss Kathe J. Green, typed letter, 1p [165]; to Mrs. John F. Kennedy, typed letter 1p [174] 1963

box 4, folder 19

Mrs. Houston Hill and others: David Magee, Charles Hamilton, Jackson Benson, typed letters, 6pp; copy of article The True Adventures of John Steinbeck by Jackson J. Benson, 15pp [no description in donor's original listing] 1962-1977

 

Series 4. Works By and About John Steinbeck

Box 3, Folder 20

"Madison Avenue and the Election" [for Saturday Review?] by Steinbeck, handwritten, 3pp, and copy of final article, [63] undated

Box 3, Folder 21

Article about camping [for Popular Science, issue 5/67?], handwritten, 5pp [122] undated

Box 3, Folder 22

Short story about Hungarians, by Steinbeck, handwritten, 1p, [41] undated

Box 3, Folder 23

"The Vikings" by Steinbeck, typed manuscript, [the only known copy in existence], 49pp, [77] undated

Box 3, Folder 24

"The Raid" by Steinbeck, typed manuscript, 8pp, [120] undated

Box 4, Folder 20

"The Wrath of John Steinbeck or St. John Goes to Church" by Robert Bennett, The Albertson Press in association with Bunster Creeley, Los Angeles, 1939 and advertising sheet by Albertson Press [5A, 5B, 5H]

Box 4, Folder 21

"The Wrath of John Steinbeck or St. John Goes to Church," version 1 handwritten, versions 2-4 typed, [5C-5F] 1930's

Box 4, Folder 22

The Monthly Record 65th Anniversary, 1896-1960, with reprint of "The Wrath of John Steinbeck,"; letter from J. E. Reynolds, Bookseller to Bob, [5G] 1970-03-04

Box 4, Folder 23

Out West, volume 4, published by J. Wilson McKenney, with article about Steinbeck, [49] 1969-10

Box 4, Folder 24

"A Medal for Benny" movie script, Paramount Pictures [108] 1944-12-07

Box 4, Folder 25

"An Impression of John Steinbeck - Writer," short film, typed document, 18pp, [130] 1969

Box 4, Folder 26

Obituary article written by Steinbeck (?) about Old Eddie [166] 1963-03-20

Box 4, Folder 26

Photograph of a store front and partial automobile, black and white [166] undated

 

Series 5. Official Documents

Box 3, Folder 25

Steinbeck granting rights to David Merrick to produce the musical Zapata, typed document, signed, 5pp [38] 1963-06-11

Box 3, Folder 26

Letter of understanding between Steinbeck and Jackson Wagner for "A Medal for Benny," typed document, signed, 1p, [107] 1943-02

Box 3, Folder 27

Agreement between Steinbeck and Herbert Kline regarding the collaboration on a film about the condition of peons in Mexico, typed document, 3pp, [121] 1940-04-02

Box 3, Folder 28

Last Will and Testament of John Ernest Steinbeck, typed document, signed, 11pp, [143] 1968-08-05

Box 3, Folder 29

Steinbeck's Red Square pass to Russian Revolution Celebration, 1 card and dealer description, [155] 1963

Box 3, Folder 30

Steinbeck's affidavit to State Department that he is not a Communist, typed document, 6pp [168] 1954-03-06

Box 4, Folder 27

Pedigree document for poodle, Charlie, typed, 1p, [154] 1951-04-21

Box 4, Folder 28

Security watch ID for Steinbeck's boat, 1 card, [171] 1964-05-26

 

Series 6. Gabilan High School and Stanford University

Box 6, Folder 17

El Gabilan High School yearbook [signed by teacher that motivated Steinbeck] [251] 1915-05

Box 6, Folder 18

El Gabilan High School yearbook [252] 1917

Box 6, Folder 19

El Gabilan High School yearbook [first published articles by Steinbeck], 2 copies, [253, 254] 1919

Box 6, Folder 20

Stanford University Time Schedule, Winter quarter, 1925-26, [44]

Box 6, Folder 21

Stanford University Bulletin, Directory of Officers and Students, Spring quarter 1919-20 and Autumn quarter, 1925-1926, [45, 46]

half-box 9

The Stanford Quad, vol. 27, signed by Steinbeck in two places; photographs of Steinbeck on p. 68, p. 321 [first from right], p. 325-327, p. 445 [3rd row from the front, 9th from right], p. 454, p. 512 [2nd from the left], [255] 1921

 

Series 7. Family

 

Sub-series 1. Letters

Subjects and Indexing Terms

American literature -- 20th century
Box 5, Folder 1

Elaine Steinbeck to [J. Wilson McKenney], handwritten letter, 1p, [47] 1969-12-12

box 5, folder 2

Nathaniel Benchley to Catbird [John Steinbeck IV], 6pp [78] [1966?]

box 5, folder 3

Elizabeth Ainsworth [Steinbeck's sister] to Paul North Jr., typed letter, 1p [79] 1971-01-08

box 5, folder 3

Esther Steinbeck Rodgers to Paul H North Jr., handwritten letter, 2pp, [80] 1971-01-05

box 5, folder 4

Terrence McNally to [John Steinbeck IV], typed letter, 2pp, [81] 1966-08-01

box 5, folder 5

Elaine Steinbeck to James Dourgarian, handwritten letter and 6 postcards, [100-106] 1975-08-24-1999-09

box 5, folder 6

Elaine Steinbeck to Murray Smith, handwritten letter, 2 postcards, and 1 photograph of Elaine and John Steinbeck with John and Thom Steinbeck and Terrence McNally; typed letter from Murray Smith to Mrs. Steinbeck [111-115] 1994-1995

box 5, folder 7

Elaine Steinbeck to Barnaby Conrad, letters [123-129] 1975-11-05-1989-05-24

box 5, folder 8

Carol Steinbeck to James G. Newlands, handwrittren letter, 2pp, [153] 1938-11-28

box 5, folder 9

Carol to John Steinbeck, telegram, [172] 1963-05-15

box 5, folder 10

David Heyler Jr. to Elaine Steinbeck, typed letter, 2pp, and newspaper clipping of John Steinbeck IV settling in Encinitas, [192] 1989-11-29

box 5, folder 11

John A. Steinbeck to his wife [Almira], handwritten letter, 4pp, [213] 1861-12-29

box 5, folder 12

John A. Steinbeck to his wife [Almira], handwritten letter, 4pp, [214] 1862-08-04

box 5, folder 13

John A. Steinbeck to his wife [Almira], handwritten letter, 3pp [216] 1862-09-27

box 5, folder 14

U. S. Consul, Jaffa, to Mary Grossteinbeck, typed letter, 1p, [223] 1867-07-03

box 5, folder 15

Almira Steinbeck to John Ernest Steinbeck, handwritten letter, 3pp [234] 1918-04-23

box 5, folder 16

Steinbeck family members to Grandma [Almira Steinbeck], handwritten letter and drawing of the signatories, 2pp, [235] undated

flat-box 7, Folder 1

Philip [Dickson] to sister Almira, handwritten letter with a detailed sketch of the house where missionaries were living in Palestine, 4pp, [203] 1852-11-21

 

Sub-series 2. Documents and Certificates

box 5, folder 17

A. [Almira] D. Steinbeck oath of allegiance to the U. S. certification, handwritten, 1p, [201] 1862-05-21

box 5, folder 18

Form 31 certificate, John A. Steinbeck exempt from military duty, 1p, [202] 1863-08-08

box 5, folder 19

U.S. Consulate for Syria and Palestine employment certification for John A. Steinbeck and for Fredrick William Steinbeck, handwritten document, each 1p, [204, 205] 1854-08-09

box 5, folder 20

Power of Attorney to John A Steinbeck from [Corinne] S. Minor, handwritten document, 1p, [208] 1855-09-23

box 5, folder 21

Document signed by John A. Steinbeck regarding assignment of the services of a captive, handwritten, 1p, [209] 1858-05-21

box 5, folder 22

Marriage certificate of John A. Steinbeck and Almira Ann Dickson in Jerusalem, 1p, [210] 1858-06-01

box 5, folder 23

Passport document from Consulate USA in Jerusalen to John A. Steinbeck, handwritten, 2pp, [212] 1858-05-27

box 5, folder 24

Documents certifying that John A. Steinbeck is not a citizen of the United States, handwritten, 2pp, [217, 218] 1862-06-26

box 5, folder 25

Application of John A. Steinbeck to be discharged from military service, handwritten document, 2pp, [219] 1862-08-11

box 5, folder 26

Travel permission for Mrs. [Almira] Steinbeck during Civil War, handwritten document, 1p, [220] 1862-09-09

box 5, folder 27

John A. Steinbeck certifying as POW that he will not bear arms against USA, handwritten document, 1p, [221] 1862-09-22

box 5, folder 28

Health Office, Fitchburg, permission to remove the remains of Mary Steinbeck, 1p, [224] 1867-12-11

box 5, folder 29

John A. Steinbeck, citizenship of USA, 1p, [226] 1869-11-02

box 5, folder 30

Samuel Hamilton, patent issued for plowshare attachments, document with seal, [228] 1885-02-10

box 5, folder 31

Samuel and Eliya Hamilton promissory note, handwritten document, 1p, [229] 1899-05-08

box 5, folder 32

John A. Steinbeck Last Will and Testament, handwritten, 2pp, [230] 1905-01-31

box 5, folder 33

Treasury Department to Mrs. [Almira] Steinbeck for service, typewritten letter, 1p, [241] 1919-07-31

flat-box 7, Folder 2

Passports of Almira Ann Dickson and Sarah Dickson in connection with journey to the Holy Land from the U. S., oversized documents, 2pp each, [198, 200] 1853-09-23

flat-box 7, Folder 3

U. S. Consulate Jaffa, document stating that Charles Minor deeded property in Palestine to William Ballard and witnessed by John A. Steinbeck, handwritten document, [206] 2019-05-03

flat-box 7, Folder 3

Deed written by Clorinda Minor giving right and title of land to William Ballard, signed by witness John A. Steinbeck, handwritten document, [207] 1855-02-12

flat-box 7, Folder 3

Document signed by John A. Steinbeck leaving land and property to Mr. Metzler in a year and a half, handwritten, with a wax seal, [211] 1858-06-04

Material Specific Details: Document torn at the seal, with many pieces of old adhesive tape.
 

Sub-series 3. Journals and Writings

Box 5, Folder 34

John A. Steinbeck's diary, primarily during he Civil War, handwritten mainly in pencil, leather-bound, over 200pp, [195] 1859-1862

Material Specific Details: In poor condition but a transcript is available in folder 35.
Box 5, Folder 35

John A. Steinbeck's diary, primarily during the Civil War, transcription, 70pp 1859-1862

Box 5, Folder 36

"On board Bark Winthrop commanded by Capt. Shephard Blanchard October 10 eight, 1853, Tuesday," a journal describing a journey from America to the Holy Land, [196] 1853-10-10

Box 5, Folder 37

" A Sketch of the Life of John A. Steinbeck, the Dickson Family and the Jewish Mission in Palestine Asia," approximately 30pp, [233] c. 1917

Box 5, Folder 38

Four lengthy addresses written and delivered by John A. Steinbeck with respect to Palestine, handwritten, [197 A-D]

 

Sub-series 4. Athena

Box 6, Folder 1

Chapter No. 46, death of Herbert E. Steinbeck, handwritten letter to the members, 4pp, [236] undated

Box 6, Folder 2

Chapter No. 46 and San Benito Lodge, the death of John A. Steinbeck, typed letters, 1p each, [237, 238] 1913-09-12-1913-09-17

Box 6, Folder 3

Chapter No. 46, O.E.S., 10th and 25th anniversaries, 1890 and 1905, [239-240, 242]

Box 6, Folder 4

Chapter No. 46, O.E.S., sympathy letters, 1909, 1913 [244, 245]

Box 6, Folder 5

Chapter No. 46, O.E.S., summary of meeting, [246] 1898-11-16

Box 6, Folder 6

O.E.S., worthy patron Wm P. Steinbeck, card, [247] 1893-10-05

Box 6, Folder 7

San Benito Lodge No. 211, Program schedule, [248] 1907-06-01

 

Sub-series 5. Other

Box 6, Folder 8

Photograph of John E. Steinbeck Sr. as a child with a lock of his hair; very light print of Almira Steinbeck as a young woman [249, 250] and of John A. Steinbeck and Almira Steinbeck c. 1939-1940

Box 6, Folder 8

A card with 2 small photographs of John E. Steinbeck Sr. as a child; includes a small photograph of John A. Steinbeck and Almira Steinbeck [in late 30s-40's?] [249, 250] undated

Box 6, Folder 9

Photographs taken by Elaine Steinbeck (6) of a house, dog, Steinbeck; includes further description of photographs by Carino Conservation of Books and Paperk, [152] [1966?]

Box 6, Folder 10

Newspaper clipping poem about John A. Steinbeck "Homecoming," [222] 1862-10

Material Specific Details: Damaged, many strips of adhesive tape, and newspaper is wrinkled so hard to read
Box 6, Folder 11

Receipts, [225, 227] 1860's

Box 6, Folder 12

Receipt for incineration of John A. Steinbeck's remains, [232] 1913-08-28

Box 6, Folder 13

Evening Free Lance article that John A. Steinbeck has died, copy, [243] 1913-08-11

Material Specific Details: Original very brittle. Digital scan available.
flat-box 8

Evening Free Lance article that John A. Steinbeck has died, [243] 1913-08-11

Material Specific Details: Original very brittle. Digital scan available.
Box 6, Folder 14

Notice of Steinbeck's divorce, copy from The Washington Post 1948-10-31

 

Series 8. Other

flat-box 7, Folder 4

Sales map of Beach Haven (on the shore), Sag Harbor, Southampton, [170] undated

Box 6, Folder 15

"Rab and his Friends,", the Owen series of five-cent classics, 32pp, [believed to have belonged to Steinbeck when he was a child], [231]

Box 6, Folder 16

Richmond to Hon. E. Banksdale about aliens residing in the confederate states being subject to confederacy, partial handwritten document, 1/2p, [215] 1862-05-13

Box 4, Folder 0

Appendix A: Neighbors Steinbeck collection - donor's detailed description and/or background information about each document