John Steinbeck Resources and Research
by Paul Vieth and Mette Flynt
Listed below is a selections of resources related to John Steinbeck. Click on the blue title of any of the resources to learn more.
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This is a museum and 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Salinas, CA that honors Nobel prize winning author John Steinbeck.
The collection features previously unknown writings by California's only Nobel laureate in literature as well as many rare family photographs that cast new light on Steinbeck's life.
This is the only university research archive in the world dedicated solely to John Steinbeck's life and work. The center promotes Steinbeck's goals of empathy and understanding by supporting education, inquiry, and the literary arts.
The collection contains movie stills from The Moon is Down, personal correspondence, a life mask of John Steinbeck, and uncorrected galley proofs of The Grapes of Wrath.
The John Steinbeck Collection of Papers contains a manuscript, a typescript, correspondence, and legal documents. The manuscript, in Steinbeck's hand, is the foreword to his novel, Tortilla Flat, and the typescript is an article about the author by Joseph Henry Jackson. The correspondence consists of letters from the author, dating from 1937 to 1962. The library's digital collection features film adaptations stills, portraits of Steinbeck, advertisements for stage and screen adaptations, and interviews.
The collections document the literary career of John Steinbeck through manuscripts and publications by the author, and literary criticism of his work. The collection contains first editions, foreign language editions, issues and manuscripts of the Steinbeck Quarterly and the Steinbeck Monograph Series, Steinbeck Society records, literary criticism, biographies, bibliographies, galley proofs, pamphlets, periodicals, correspondence, and photographs. The Steinbeck Collection consists of over 1,000 volumes and 25 cubic feet of manuscript material.
These collections consist of over 900 volumes including many signed firsts, multiple later editions, and translations into more than fifty languages. Highlights include two first editions of Steinbeck's first published work, A Cup of Gold; a publisher's prospectus for Grapes of Wrath; and an annotated presentation copy of Steinbeck's Nobel prize acceptance speech (1962).
This collection consists of typescripts with holograph corrections of The Grapes of Wrath (1940) and Sea of Cortez (1941), the latter coauthored by Edward Flanders Ricketts, together with related material; and a letter (1962 March 24) written by Steinbeck to Cynthia and Robert Wallsten, describing Steinbeck's stay on Capri Island, Italy.
Steinbeck in the Schools includes summaries of Steinbeck's works, historical context, and lesson plans.
This collection includes correspondence, ephemera, and mansucripts crafted by or related to Steinbeck.
The John Steinbeck Collection at the University of California, Santa Cruz includes correspondence, bibliographical materials, and clippings.
This collection includes Steinbeck ephemera.
The Morgan Library and Museum holds correspondence and manuscripts associated with Steinbeck.
The library's collections include ephemera and correspondence, such as the papers of film agent Annie Laurie Williams.
The Bancroft Library holds Steinbeck correspondence, manuscripts, and photographs.
The Houghton Library at Harvard has correspondence and four of Steinbeck's early short stories.
Researchers will find rare photos, correspondence, clipping files, and ephemera. The library offers significant holdings on Ed Ricketts.
Steinbeck Review publishes scholarly articles focused on the life of John Steinbeck. The publication also includes notes, book and performance reviews, creative writing, and original artwork.