0.5 cubic feet (2 boxes).
Arranged in the following series: Series 1: George, Stephen K. papers, 1998-2004. Series 2: George, Stephen K. audio recordings, 2001.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Stephen K. George papers and audio recordings, Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries.
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.
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.
Electronic finding aid available on the Internet: http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/196650.
No further additions are expected.