The John Steinbeck Collection documents the literary career of John Steinbeck through manuscripts and publications by the author, and literary criticism of his work. The collection contains  first editions, foreign language editions, issues and manuscripts of the Steinbeck Quarterly and the Steinbeck Monograph Series, Steinbeck Society records, literary criticism, biographies, bibliographies, galley proofs, pamphlets, periodicals, correspondence, and photographs. The Steinbeck Collection consists of over 1,000 volumes and 25 cubic feet of manuscript material. Titles are available in University Libraries CardCat.

Mrs. Elaine Steinbeck, Dr. Tetsumaro Hayashi, and Elizabeth R. Otis at the formal opening the John Steinbeck Collection in Bracken Library.

 Photograph of Elaine Steinbeck, Dr. Tetsumaro Hayashi, and Elizabeth R. Otis at the formal opening the John Steinbeck Collection in Bracken Library held on March 26, 1976. To find more information about John Steinbeck and the Steinbeck Collection at Ball State, visit the Digital Media Repository.

Additional information about the Steinbeck Collection may be found in The Special Steinbeck Collection of the Ball State University Library: A Bibliographical Handbook compiled by Tetsumaro Hayashi and Donald L. Siefker in 1972, A Catalog of John Steinbeck Material In the Ball State University Libraries  created by Ball State University Archives and Special Collections and the Hayashi Steinbeck Collection. Digital collections, such as The Steinbeck Quarterly and the Steinbeck Monograph Series, may also be found in the Digital Media Repository.  For information on reprinting articles, please visit our reprint permission and rules and procedures document.