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Stephen K. George papers and audio recordings

Identifier: SPEC-003

Scope and Contents

This collection includes originals and photocopies of correspondence from noted authors and scholars such as Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, Gore Vidal, John Kenneth Galbraith, John Updike, Studs Terkel, and Tom Wolfe from 1998-2004. Also included is a manuscript copy of an interview conducted by George with Thom Steinbeck, son of John Steinbeck, and George's book, The Moral Philosophy of John Steinbeck.


  • 1998-2004

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Correspondence with original signatures has been restricted. Researchers may access photocopies of originals. Contact archivist with requests to access restricted material.

Copyright Notice

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.

Biographical Note

Stephen K. George was a Professor of English at Brigham Young University, Idaho. He has published some 30 articles and book reviews in journals and books such as Steinbeck Studies, Steinbeck Yearbook, and Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature. He has also edited three books about John Steinbeck. Known as a Steinbeck scholar and literary critic, George was well known in the academic community. He founded the John Steinbeck Society of America (JSSA) by bringing together two different American journals and academic societies into one literary group. The Society works with the long-standing John Steinbeck Society of Japan (JSSJ).


0.5 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

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Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: George, Stephen K. papers, 1998-2004

Series 2: George, Stephen K. audio recordings, 2001

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Dr. Stephen K. George in 2005 and 2006.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie IN:

SPEC.012: Hayashi Steinbeck collection and archives, 1970-2005

SPEC.047: John H. Timmerman papers, 1983-2009

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2006/07/08 by Rachel N. Miller. Finding aid created 2006/07/08 by Rachel N. Miller. EAD finding created 2012/08/14 by Stephen Jones. EAD finding aid revised 2012/08/15 by Bethany Fiechter.

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Repository Details

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Alexander M. Bracken Library
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Muncie Indiana 47306 USA