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MS Am 1190-1190.1

Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. John Steinbeck letters to Lawrence Clark Powell and essays, 1936-1939: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Am 1190-1190.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
Title: John Steinbeck letters to Lawrence Clark Powell and essays,
Date(s): 1936-1939.
Quantity: 1 collection (.3 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Autograph postcards and letters from the American author John Steinbeck to University of California at Los Angeles librarian Lawrence Clark Powell, concerning Steinbeck's publications. Also includes miscellaneous typescript (unsigned) essays by Steinbeck.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

41-1640F. Purchased from Lawrence Clark Powell with the William Elwood Byerly Book fund; received: 1941 October 15. Recatalogued from AL 3523.21.5*
Essays purchased with the Byerly fund; received: 1941 October 15. Recat. from Al 3523.20.xx* (various)

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Steinbeck Letters to Lawrence Clark Powell and Essays, 1936-1939 (MS Am 1190 -1190.1 ). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Steinbeck was an American author. Powell (1906-2001) was University Librarian at the University of California at Los Angeles and director of their William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Chiefly autograph postcards and letters from Steinbeck to Powell. Includes a typed questionnaire prepared by Powell regarding Steinbeck's contributions to periodicals and books, and annotated by Steinbeck. Also includes one typed postcard to Roger W. Watkins. Also includes miscellaneous typescript (unsigned) essays by Steinbeck.

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