Preston Beyer Collection

of

John Steinbeck

(C0768)
 

A Brief Guide
 

Manuscripts Division
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Princeton University Library



Box/Folder Listing

 
I. Preston Beyer Correspondence Relating to John Steinbeck
Includes correspondence (ca.1939-1993), arranged alphabetically, of Beyer with many bibliographers, critics, collectors, biographers, friends, libraries, and others concerned with the life and works of Steinbeck. 
Box/Folder                                                                              Dates
1 1 A
2 American Studies Research Institute 1970-1974
3 Astro, Richard 1969-1974
4 B-Be
5-6 Benson, Deborah 1971-1989
7 Ber-By
8 C-Cu
9 Cohn, Marcia Yarmus 1971-1986
2 1 D-De
2-5 DeMott, Robert 1971-1992
6 Di
3 1-3 Ditsky, John 1973-1992
4 Do-Dr
5-6 Dunbar, Maurice 1972-1983
7 E
4 1 F
2 Fontenrose, Joseph 1972-1983
3-7 French, Warren 1964-1993
5 1 G
2-5 Goldstone, Adrian 1963-1971
6 Gressley, Gene M. 1960-1986
7 Ha
6 1 Hargrave, John 1970-1972
2 Harmon, Robert 1979-1991
3-7 Hayashi, Tetsumaro 1965-1971
7 1-7 Hayashi, Tetsumaro 1972-1985
8 1-4 Hayashi, Tetsumaro 1986-1994
5 Hayman, Lee R. 1970-1991
6 He-Hu
9 1 I
2 John Steinbeck Library, Salinas, Ca. 1967-1993
3 Jones, Lawrence W. 1970-1971
4 K
9 5-8 Kansai Universiy (Kiyoshi Nakayama) 1979-1993
10 1 La-Le
2 Lehner, Lois 1965-1980
3 Li
4 Lisca, Peter 1955-1990
5 Lo-Ly
6 M
7 McIntosh & Otis, Inc.(J.S's agent) 1955-1979
8 McMahon, Elizabeth 1969-1975
9 Morioka, Sakae 1965-1970
11 1 N
2 O
3 P
4 Perez, Betty 1972-1973
5 R
6 Sa-Sh
7-10 Sheffield, Carlton A. (Dook) 1976-1990
11 Si
12 1-9 Simmonds, Roy S. 1970-Aug.1976
13 1-10 Simmonds, Roy S. Sept.1976-1988
14 1-4 Simmonds, Roy S. 1989-1994
5 Simmonds, Roy S. undated
15 1 Sn-Sp
2 Spies, George 1969-1979
3 St-Sy
4 Steinbeck, Elaine 1973-1991
5 Steinbeck, Gwendolyn 1969-1972
6-9 Steinbeck Research Center, San Jose 1970-1993
(see also: DeMott, Robert)
10 Sturz, Herbert 1991-1992
16 1 T
2 U
3 V
4-6 Valjean, Nelson 1970-1975
7 W
8 Wallsten, Robert 1973
9 X-Y-Z
II. John Steinbeck Papers
A. John Steinbeck Letters
Box/Folder
17 1 Ayers, Lemuel
3 TLsS, 3 ALsS 1953-1957
2 Beyer, Preston
3 TLsS, 2 ALsS, 1 AL
(by secretary N. Pearson),
1 TL(carbon) to JS (by Beyer) 1963-1967
3 Bradford, Mary
2 ACsS, 1 TL
(by secretary J. Beckman) 1963-1964
3 Carroll, Jon
1 TLS 1963
3 Conrad, Barnaby
2 TLs(copies), 1 TLS by
Conrad to [Beyer] 1952-1953
3 Dunning, Philip
1 TLS 1963
3 Folsom, Mr.
1 L(copy) orig. in Olin Library,
Cornell 1938?
3 Hargrave, John
1 L (copy) [sent to P. Beyer by
J. Hargrave in 1971] 1937
3 Henderson, June
1 TLS (with cat. description) 1958
3 King, [Martin Luther]
1 TLS March 31, 1965
3 Lehner, Mrs. [Lois?]
2 ALs (by secretary N. Pearson) 1965
3 Poore (sic.), Mr.
1 ALS 1951
3 Porelli, Maggie
1 TCS 1964
3 Sturz, Herbert
1 ALS (Xerox copy) 1953
unidentified
1 ALS (fragment) n.d.
1 ALS (Xerox copy) to "Dear John" n.d.
B. John Steinbeck Manuscripts
17 4 "Rationale," TMsS, 3 pp., n.d.
5 Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, prepared text by The Viking Press, signed by JS, TMsS, 2 pp., Dec. 10, 1962
6 1 photograph (copy) of JS taken by Carlton A. Sheffield (Dook), April 1962. See Sheffield's letter to Beyer, July 2, 1987.
7 Clippings (2) signed by JS, photos of JS and his work den, 1968
III. Steinbeckiana
Box/Folder
17 8 Steinbeck's "Uncovered Wagon": Review by George Stevens, AMsS, 7 pp., pub. in "Saturday Review of Literature", April, 15, 1939
9 The Pearl: dance-drama adaptation by John H. Jones, TMsS (Xerox copy) spring 1954, in 2 parts, (1) staging, (2) vocal script, 78 pp.
10 Also: related correspondence with J.H. Jones, Robert Guy Barrows and the Univ. of Ca., a program and reviews, 1954-1974
11 John Steinbeck Memorial: photo of JS house in Salinas, Ca., certificate for Beyer of Memorial gift, 1971
12 The Grapes of Wrath: Steppenwolf Theatre Co. Chicago, Ill, publicity material and reviews of the dramatic production of GOW, directed and adapted by Frank Galati, 1988
18 1-2 Published articles and reviews (copies) about Steinbeck, collected by Roy S. Simmonds
3 Ephemera: includes a location list of JS works translated into Japanese, event programs, first-day cover stamps, and a William Blake quote printed by Ives St. Press, 1983
4 T-Shirt: The Grapes of Wrath, 1939-1989 made for An "Interdiscipline Forum, March 16-18, 1989, San Jose State University"
[III. Steinbeckiana]
These items were not kept with the manuscript portion; they were separated out and put with the main book collection:
"Pacific Weekly, A Western Journal of Fact and Fiction," pub. Nov. 9, 1936, vol. V, no. 19, contains JS's story "Breakfast" (1 p.), later used in The Grapes of Wrath.
"Vanderbilt Clinic by John Steinbeck," a report for the friends and supporters of the Hospital, pub. March 1947.
"The Monterey Beacon, The Literary Magazine of the West," June 22, 1935, vol. 1, no. 44, stamped "This Book Belongs to Carol and John Steinbeck," contains JS's story "The Snake."
"The Smoker's Companion," March 1927, 2 photostat copies of JS's[?] story "The Gift of Iban" by John Stern (pseud.?), also photostat of the table of contents (2 pp.), order form for the copy from the New York Public Library, & letters to the National Assoc. of Tobacco Distribution in search of this story.
Dinner program in honor of Carl Sandburg on his 85th birthday, and the publication of his book of poems Honey and Salt, June 6, 1963, the guest list includes Mr. & Mrs. John Steinbeck.
Note:
See the curator of the Rare Books Division for information concerning the Preston Beyer Collection of John Steinbeck books and related published material.
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