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John Bennett Shaw collection of John Steinbeck ephemera

Identifier: 1963-002

Scope and Contents

Along with over 125 volumes of primary and secondary Steinbeck materials, the Steinbeck collection includes a set of signed advance galley proofs for the first edition of Steinbeck's 1937 novel Of Mice and Men as well as proofs for Grapes of Wrath. Another unusual item is the 1936 Christmas present from Steinbeck's publisher announcing the publication date for Of Mice and Men.


  • Creation: 1932 - 1962


This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

John Ernst Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California. He graduated from Salinas High School in 1919 and attended Stanford University. He left Standford without a degree and traveled to New York to begin his writing career. He returned to California to work and eventually married Carol Henning. Steinbeck's father loaned him money to support himself while he wrote. His first publication was "Tortilla Flats." He would go onto earn a Pulitzer Prize for his book "The Grapes of Wrath." He died on December 20, 1968.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Physical Location

Collection shelved on 3rd floor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


John Bennett Shaw collection of John Steinbeck ephemera
Milissa Burkart
2016 August
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa 74104-3123 USA
(918) 631-2496