Letters to Leslie S. Brady, 1954-1964
- Physical description
- .5 linear ft.
At the library
- Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
- 48 letters (91 p.) from Steinbeck to Brady, 16 carbons of Brady's responses. Background notes by Mary and Lee Brady. 17 carbon copies of Steinbeck's LE FIGARO articles (which had been given to Brady for review, but all remain unchanged). Box 2 is a set of photocopies of Steinbecks portion of the correspondence.
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- During his stay in Paris in 1954 Steinbeck wrote 17 articles for LE FIGARO. He contacted Leslie S. (Lee) Brady, then U.S. Public Affairs Officer in charge of Press, Information and Cultural Affairs (USIA) to review his manuscripts before submission, hoping to insure that he not inadvertantly offend French sensibilities and damage the delicate Franco-American relations of the time. The two maintained their friendship throuh the following years, and in 1963 Steinbeck was able to travel to the Soviet Union to meet writers and intellectuals through the auspices of Lee Brady who at that time was Assistant Director of USIA for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
- Purchased by the Associates of Stanford University Libraries in honor of retiring Director of Libraries, David C. Weber, 1992.
- Included Work
- Le Figaro (Paris, France)