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Collection Title


Collection Cataloged By
Various, including Mary Gamble, John Hooper, Herb Behrens, and Lisa Josephs

Finding Aid Prepared By
Lisa Josephs

Date Range

Scope and Contents

The collection of manuscripts in the Steinbeck Collection at the National Steinbeck Center is as follows:

  • “The Snake.” Typescript. Includes author’s handwritten note on page one, ca 1935
  • “War Journal.” Partial holograph manuscript, written in a spiral-bound composition book, ca 1943
  • “The Wizard of Maine.” Holograph manuscript, written in a hard-cover notebook, ca 1944
  • “The Pearl.” Holograph manuscript, ca 1947
  • “Roots.” Holograph manuscript, published as I go back to Ireland, ca 1953
  • “Merry Christmas to all Authorized Personnel.” Typescript with corrections, ca 1969
  • “Sweet Thursday.” Fragments of holograph manuscript and typescript, ca 1953. See Ernie and Twyla Martin Sweet Thursday Collection


  • Manuscripts