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Dr. Barbara Heavilin papers

 Collection — Box: 3
Identifier: SPEC-052

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper articles, photographs, events programs, publications, and books from Dr. Barbara Heavilin in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1974 to 2008 regarding the life and works of John Steinbeck.


  • Creation: 1974-2008

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Separated materials are restricted. Contact the repository for more information.

Biographical Note

Dr. Barbara A. Heavilin received her PhD from Ball State University and is co-founder and co-editor of the Steinbeck Review, general editor of the Steinbeck Yearbook, and Associate Professor of English at Taylor University. She has published numerous articles and books on Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck, including "The Critical Response to John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath" and "John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath: A Reference Guide." In 2009, her book "A John Steinbeck Reader: Essays in Honor of Stephen A. George," was published by Scarecrow Press. Dr. Heavilin has served as a speaker at the Steinbeck Lecture series and is also the author of "The Quaker Presence in America: Let Us Then Try What Love Will Do."


2.3 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)


This collection is arranged alphabetically and in the following series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1996-2008 Series 2: Event Programs, Contracts, and Tributes, 2000-2006 Series 3: Manuscripts and Proofs, 1987-2008 Series 4: Research Materials and Photographs, 1991-2001 Series 5: Publications and Books, 1974-2007 Series 6: Restricted Files

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 & Archives SPEC 022, Roy S. Simmonds Papers SPEC 003, Stephen K. George Papers & Recordings SPEC 047, John H. Timmerman Papers SPEC 021, John Ditsky Papers Steinbeck Quarterly Journal, 1968-1993

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA