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John Steinbeck:

An Inventory of His Literary File Photography Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968
Title: John Steinbeck Literary File Photography Collection
Dates: 1930s-1970s
Extent: 68 items
Abstract: The John Steinbeck Literary File Photography Collection consists of 68 photographic prints, including images of Steinbeck alone and with others, and movie stills.
Call Number: PH-02939
Language: English
Access: Open for research. To make an appointment or to reserve photography materials, please email Visual Materials Reference staff. Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials.
Use Policies: Ransom Center collections may contain material with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in the collections without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Ransom Center and The University of Texas at Austin assume no responsibility.
Restrictions on Use: Authorization for publication is given on behalf of the University of Texas as the owner of the collection and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder which must be obtained by the researcher. For more information please see the Ransom Centers' Open Access and Use Policies.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation John Steinbeck Literary File Photography Collection (PH-02939). Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
Acquisition: Internal transfers
Processed by: Susan McClellan, 2006

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin,

Scope and Contents

The John Steinbeck Literary File Photography Collection 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 may be available in a card catalog in the repository.
This file forms a part of the Literary Files Photography Collection that is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally includes portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

Related Material

Associated and related material by and about Steinbeck can be found in the Center's library and in the John Steinbeck Collection (MS-04002).

Index Terms


Dunbar, Maurice, 1928-.
Goldstone, Adrian H. (Adrian Homer), 1897-1977.
Kazan, Elia.
Otis, Elizabeth, -1981
Steinbeck, Elaine A.
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
Valjean, Nelson, 1901-1975.


East of Eden (Motion picture).
Grapes of wrath (Motion picture).
Motion pictures--Production and direction.
Nobel prizes--1960-1970.
Viva Zapata! (Motion picture).


Northern Ireland.

Document Types

Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic prints.

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