The Bibliographical resources offered by the Center for Steinbeck Studies include:

The Cox-Manville Searchable Bibliography, a comprehensive database of everything written by or about John Steinbeck.

Here is an updated Keywords List for our Bibliography

A complete on-line version of Robert DeMott's Steinbeck’s Reading: A Catalogue of Books Owned and Borrowed.

If you are a Steinbeck fan and collector, you may wish to check our listings of Steinbeck Booksellers.

If you have any further questions about access to our sources, please contact the Center's archivist, Peter van Coutren


Audio recordings

This comprehensive collection houses interviews, lectures, documentaries, broadcasts, audiobooks, music, and other recordings pertinent to John Steinbeck’s life. 


Carol Steinbeck Record Collection

Carol and John were both great admirers of music from an eclectic range of genres, ranging from flamenco, jazz, classical, blues, Cuban folklorico, swing, and Mexican rancheros. 


Journal Issues List

The Steinbeck Center houses complete issues of the majority of magazines and journals that published Steinbeck’s essays, articles, and short fiction. 


Richard Hayman Collection

In 2004, Richard Hayman, a lifetime Steinbeck scholar and collector, donated his collection of Steinbeck books and memorabilia to the Steinbeck Center at SJSU. The collection features playbills programs, and brochures from Steinbeck events, as well as unique editions of his fiction. 


Virginia Scardigli Collection

This collection is primarily composed of correspondence from Edward Ricketts, John Steinbeck, and others; it also includes early draft typescripts of "The Philosophy of Breaking Through" by Edward Ricketts, an introduction for The Sea of Cortez, among others.


Video Collection

This collection contains video recordings related to Steinbeck’s fiction, life, and scholarly simpact. The collections includes, but is not limited to, panel discussions, lectures, documentaries, films, and plays. 


Photo Collection

Private and professional photographs representing Steinbeck's life and "Steinbeck Country" are collected here.