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Steinbeck Abroad: The Pearl (Members’ Special)

National Steinbeck Center Archivist, Lisa, leads an exploration of some of the implications of Steinbeck’s story “The Pearl”. Also, she shows some of the the National Steinbeck Center’s most precious artifacts, including a page from the manuscript of “The Pearl.”

Steinbeck Abroad: The Sea of Cortez

In this on-going series, “Steinbeck Abroad,” join NSC Archivist Lisa in a discussion of The Sea of Cortez. You’ll get to take a close up look at a first edition copy of ‘The Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research’, owned by co-author Edward Ricketts.

Steinbeck Abroad: Steinbeck in Mexico

In this video, National Steinbeck Center Archivist Lisa Josephs, takes a close look at Steinbeck’s relationship with Mexico, answers member submitted questions and brings out some treasures from our archives!

Mother’s Day Special Video

Let’s continue to celebrate Mother’s Day with a sketch of Olive Hamilton Steinbeck, mother of Nobel Prize winning author, John Steinbeck! Archivist for the National Steinbeck Center, Lisa, takes a look at Olive’s influence on young John and shows us an item from her personal effects.

Steinbeck Abroad: The Pearl

Explore John Steinbeck’s “The Pearl” with National Steinbeck Center Archivist, Lisa. In this video, she discusses how “The Pearl” came to be written and where Steinbeck was living and working in Mexico during its writing and filming.

Steinbeck Abroad: Introduction

Today we continue with our “Steinbeck Abroad” video series and in this exclusive members-only video, our Archivist at the National Steinbeck Center, Lisa, is bringing out from our archives two of John Steinbeck’s passports from the 1950s and 1960s, showing Steinbeck’s travel destinations.

Steinbeck Abroad: Introduction for Members

“We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” During his life, Steinbeck traveled tens of thousands of miles. Join us in this new “Steinbeck Abroad” series, exploring the role that travel had on Steinbeck’s life and works.