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John Steinbeck, 1902-1968
Literary File, Photography Collection

68 items (1 box)

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Susan McClellan, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None


Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The John Steinbeck Literary File consists of 68 photographic prints, including portraits of Steinbeck alone, with his third wife Elaine in various places, and at the 1962 Nobel Prize festivities in Sweden. There are also movie stills from productions based on Steinbeck's works, including East of Eden and The Grapes of Wrath. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

*Items are located at PH:LF:Steinbeck, J., Box.


Item List

Accession / P No. Description
P1Photographic reproduction of a painting of Steinbeck by Stjernstrom.
P3Image of Steinbeck in Rome, 1954.
P4 Image of Steinbeck in Florence, 1957.
P5-P7 Images of Steinbeck in Poland, Hungary, and the Soviet Union, 1963.
P8Publicity photograph of Steinbeck, 1965.
P9 Portrait of Steinbeck.
P11A-P11C Photographic reproductions of a bronze bust of Steinbeck.
P12 Image of Steinbeck at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, 1963.
P13-P14 Images of Steinbeck in Poland, 1963.
P15 Image of Steinbeck with an officer on board a ship, 1957.
P16-P17Images of Steinbeck with Elaine and others in Venice.
P18-P22 Images of Steinbeck with Elaine and others in the Soviet Union, Poland, Germany, and Finland, 1963.
P23Image of Steinbeck with Elaine walking into a banquet hall, 1963.
P24Image of Steinbeck with Elaine at a dinner in Bangkok, 1967.
P25Image of Steinbeck with Elaine and Elia Kazan and his wife at the East of Eden premiere, 1955.
P26-P29Images of Steinbeck with various people at the Nobel Prize festivities in Stockholm, Sweden, 1962.
P30-P32Images of Steinbeck with various authors, 1963.
P33-P34 Images of Steinbeck at formal dinners in the Soviet Union, 1947.
P35-P39Images of Steinbeck with unidentified people in Poland, Hungary, and the Soviet Union, 1963.
P40Image of Steinbeck with an unidentified man in the Soviet Union, 1947.
P41Image of Steinbeck with an unidentified man outside of a house in Northern Ireland, 1952.
P43A-P43BImages of cakes made to look like Italian editions of Steinbeck's works, 1954.
P44A-P44RMovie stills from productions based on Steinbeck's works, including The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, and Viva Zapata! , 1939-1955.
P45Image of Elaine Steinbeck.
P46A-P46B Images of Nelson Valjean, author of John Steinbeck.
P47A-P47CImages of Nelson Valjean with Adrian Goldstone, Maurice Dunbar, and Norman Carlson.
P48Image of Elaine Steinbeck and Steinbeck's literary editor Elizabeth R. Otis, 1976.


Index of Photographers

Ball State University--P48
Baracz, Piotr--P5, P13, P37-P38
Drankowski, Tadeusz--P35
Dunbar, Maurice, 1928- --P45, P46A-P46B, P47A, P47C
Farabola, G.--P4
Foto Ferruzzi--P16-P17
Frissell, Toni, 1907-1988--P9
Keleti, Eva, 1931- --P6, P36
Ksiazek, Wieslaw--P14
Marchiori (Florence, Italy)--P4, P43A
MCA Inc.--P44C
Pressebild Schubert--P12, P21, P32
Saarinen (Helsinki, Finland)--P23
Svenskt Pressfoto--P26, P28
Text & Bilder--P29
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation--P44A-P44B, P44F-P44J, P44L-P44M, P44P, P44R
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)--P44K, P44Q


John Steinbeck Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 18 June 2007)

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