S.J. Neighbors collection of John Steinbeck papers, 1859-1999
- Physical description
- 3.21 linear feet (6 manuscript boxes; 1 half-manuscript box; 2 oversized flat boxes and contents of 1 thumb drive, 31 GB)
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Finding aidOnline Archive of California
Limited on-site access
Researchers in the Stanford community can request to view these materials in the Special Collections Reading Room. Entry to the Reading Room is by appointment only.
Items from this collection are featured in:
- Neighbors, S.J., collector.
- Finding aid
- Finding aid
- Organization & arrangement
- 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.
- 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.
- Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
- Steinbeck, John A.
- Steinbeck, Elaine A.
- Lyons, Leonard, 1906-1976.
- Meredith, Burgess, 1907-1997.
- Gossage, Howard, 1917-1969.
- Bennett, Robert.
- Steinbeck family.
- Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968 > Friends and associates.
- Authors, American.
- American literature > 20th century.
- Nobel Prize winners > American literature > 20th century.
- United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
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- Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Digital materials are closed until processed.
- Folders in boxes 1-3 can only be viewed one folder at a time.
- Cite as
- [identification of item], S.J. Neighbors collection of John Steinbeck papers (M2467). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California
- 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.
- Gift of S.J. Neighbors, 2019. Accession 2019-052.
- Stanford also holds the John Steinbeck collection (M0263): https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4082967
- 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.
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