Consists of Stone's correspondence; research material, drafts, publicity, and ephemera related to his writings; professional
and personal papers; and subject files, along with some papers of his wife, Jean Stone. Stone's correspondence reflects his
many activities as both a private person and a public figure. His writings contain files for all his major works, chiefly
biographical novels, but also including biographies, history, novels, short stories, dramatic works, articles, speeches, and
reviews, as well as books he edited himself or with Jean Stone, and works by others to which he contributed segments. Also
includes files related to Stone's appearances, interviews, travels, bio-bibliographic information, contracts, honors and awards,
and teaching, along with family correspondence and some personal miscellany.
Jean Stone papers includes biographical material; an article written by her; files related to appearances, interviews, travel,
and awards, as well as material detailing her activities within community organizations; and some personal miscellany. Jean
Stone's edits of Irving Stone's drafts are found with his files for each work.
Number of containers: 553 boxes, 33 oversize boxes, 37 oversize folders, and 3 v. -- not including an additional 11 boxes
(numbered 554-564) of fragile, restricted originals for which archival photocopies have been substituted within the collection.
Linear feet: 247
Copyrights to Irving Stone’s works have been assigned to the beneficiaries of the Jean Stone Living Trust: University of California,
University of Southern California, and the Sierra Club Foundation. Materials in these collections are protected by the U.S.
Copyright Law (17 U.S.C. § 101 et seq.) and generally may not be used without permission. Please contact Bancroft Library
for permission requests. Use may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, privacy and
publicity rights, licensing terms, and trademarks. All permission requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise
use these collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University
of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.