We would like to thank the recipients of the "In the Souls of the People" Steinbeck Award for their generous support of the Center for Steinbeck Studies. 

Advisory Board member James Levitt first conceived of the Steinbeck in the Schools project and has given generously to support the development of this website and the curriculum it provides. 

Ted Cady, Event Director for the SJSU Event Center (part of Student Union, Inc) has organized most events sponsored by the Center, including all those associated with the Steinbeck Award. Mr. Cady's support and imagination have been indispensable to the development of the Steinbeck in the Schools project.

Staff salaries and other financial support are provided by Associated Students of SJSU, Student Union Inc., SJSU College of Humanities and the Arts, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Library. Thanks to Cathy Busalacchi, Executive Director of Student Union; Dr. Lisa Vollendorf, Dean of Humanities and the Arts; and Ruth Kifer, Dean of the SJSU Library, for their ongoing commitment to the Center.

The Center for Steinbeck Studies is dependent upon donors for many of its ongoing activities.  If you are interested in supporting the work of the Center or finding out more about its activities, please contact us at or call 408-808-2067.