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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1532

Lawrence Clark Powell papers concerning John Steinbeck

Papers concerning American author John Steinbeck, assembled for bibliographic work by UCLA Librarian Lawrence Clark Powell.

Dates

  • 1935-1941

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Extent

1 linear feet (2 boxes)

Papers assembled for Powell's bibliographic research on author John Steinbeck. Correspondence is between Powell and Steinbeck's friends, editors, publishers, collectors of his books, etc... Includes a typescript volume of unpublished poems and illustrations by Carol Steinbeck (his first wife) and three 1935 issues of The Monterey Beacon, including verse by Carol Steinbeck. Also includes other Steinbeck-related materials: Powell's manuscripts and printed copies of his articles on Steinbeck; reviews, articles, advertisements, and announcements of Steinbeck's books; clippings concerning The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, The Long Valley, and others; and other bibliographic and biographical data.

With photographs of John Steinbeck and many of Powell's book collection and a 1938 Los Angeles Public Library exhibition of Powell's Steinbeck materials.

Biographical / Historical

John Steinbeck (1902-1968) was an American author. Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001) was University Librarian at the University of California at Los Angeles and director of their William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. Among his other interests, Powell conducted bibliographical studies on Steinbeck and collected Steinbeck's first editions.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series:
  1. I. Correspondence
  2. II. Compositions
  3. III. Subject files
  4. IV. Photographs and negatives

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Gift of Lawrence Clark Powell, University Library, UCLA, Los Angeles, California; received: 1941 October 8.

See curatorial file for additional information and original list of gift.

Related Materials

See also: John Steinbeck Letters to Lawrence Clark Powell and Essays (fMS Am 1190-1190.1).

General note

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Title
Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-2001. Lawrence Clark Powell papers concerning John Steinbeck, 1935-1941: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
hou02139

Repository Details

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