Jack London Collection


Sonoma State University
University Library, Jean & Charles Schulz Information Center
American literature ; Authors, American -- 20th century ; Novelists, American -- 20th century ; Adventure and adventurers -- United States ; London, Jack, 1876-1916 ; London, Charmian, 1870-1955 ; Shepard, Eliza, 1877-1939 ; London family ; Sonoma County, (Calif.)
The story of this collection begins with its creator, Carl J. Bernatovech who was born in Buffalo, New York on September 8, 1943. Shortly after returning from the Vietnam War, Mr. Bernatovech read The Call of the Wild. He became enthralled with the writings and life of Jack London and began collecting material both by and about him. Mr. Bernatovech, in addition to his vocation as a heavy machine operator, was a longtime member of the Jack London Foundation. He often traveled from his home in Pennsylvania to Glen Ellen for the annual Jack London Birthday Dinner. Despite health problems later in life, he continued to attend book fairs and to meet with other collectors.
Dates covered:
1897 - 2005
Collection Size:
100 linear feet; 15 flat file drawers; 15 card file drawers
For more information:
Additional Information (SSU Jack London Collection webpage)
Additional Information (Jack London Online Collection)
Additional Information (SSU Library record)
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Collection policy:
By appointment