of his Steinbeck and Hamilton grandparents, the restlessness and energy that drove pioneers to California, that made each invest in place. Announcing the Steinbeck Fellows, we are excited to welcome six Steinbeck Fellows to sjsu for the academic year: Katie. Martha, who liked to get out of the classroom, took her students on day trips to Fremont Peak, Salinas, Monterey, and Cannery Row to see qumran, The Essenes And The Dead Sea Scrolls the places made famous in Steinbecks writing about California.
As a California native, I felt lucky to have landed a faculty position in the San Francisco Bay Area, John Steinbeck territory and the source and inspiration for much American literature, from Mark Twain to the present. Springsteen accepted the Steinbeck in the souls of the people Award, now a regular fundraising activity of the Steinbeck Studies Center, at a sold-out benefit performance attended by Martha, who was thrilled: When she met Bruce Springsteen, Susan recalls, she stood next to Elaine Steinbeck. In the classroom, she focused with memorable energy on the books and authors she loved most, a list that started with Steinbeck and never really ended. Martha enlisted San Jose State University students in fundraising and traveled whenever and wherever necessary to acquire copies of book reviews, academic papers, and feature articles for the Steinbeck center she founded on campus in 1971. She and her husband Cecil Cox eventually divorced, but remained friends: Cecil drove Martha back to Arkansas when Lyon College recognized her for endowing the professorship in American literature named in her honor, and the Leila Lenore Heasley Prize for distinguished writers, named in honor. Friday: 11:00 AM - 5:00. Throughout his fiction, Steinbeck the farmer is sensitive to weather patterns and rain, to flora and fauna, to drought and crop yield. Her colleagues in the Department of English werent exempt from service to the cause. Sunday: Closed, founded in 1973 as the Steinbeck Research Center, the Center is now the largest Steinbeck archive in the world. His characters find solace in secret places, dig into natural shelters. She became friends with Elaine Steinbeck, Johns widow, and Thomas Steinbeck, his son.