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Steinbeck’s Phalanx: John Ernst and Olive Steinbeck

John Steinbeck’s childhood was shaped by two dedicated, loving parents, John Ernst Steinbeck Sr. and Olive Steinbeck. They were the foundation of Steinbeck’s earliest experiences. These experiences live on in Steinbeck’s fiction, appearing again and again throughout his writing career. Join National Steinbeck Center Archivist, Lisa, in hearing about their lives in this exclusive video just for you!