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Omar S. Castaneda Papers, 1990-1994

Summary Information
Title: Omar S. Castaneda papers
Dates: 1990-1994
Creator: Castaneda, Omar S., 1954-
Extent: 1 box (1.0 cubic foot)
Language: Collection material in English
Collection Number: CLRC-775
Collection contains production materials for three children's books written by Omar Castaneda.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Omar Castaneda, 1995.

Access Restrictions:

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.


Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Omar S. Castaneda papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Biographical Sketch

Omar Castaneda was born in Guatemala and received a bachelors' degree and an MFA from Indiana University. He taught at Western Washington University until his death in 1997.

In addition to publishing short stories in prestigious periodicals, he wrote books for children. The focus of his writing was on the clash of cultures and bringing to light struggles of ethnic and minority issues within American and global societies.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , v.71, pp. 43-44.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production materials for three children's books written by Omar Castaneda. Materials include typescripts, proofs, and correspondence.

Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Among the Volcanoes, 1991 
Box 1
Notes, Corrected Front Matter, Corrected Typescript 1991  Box 1, Folder 1-2
Corrected Page Proof 1990  Box 1, Folder 3-4
Dummy 1990  Box 1, Folder 5
Imagining Isabel, 1994 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Front Matter undated  Box 1, Folder 6-7
Corrected Page Proofs, Correspondence 1994  Box 1, Folder 8-10
Where the Sky Settles to Earth, 1991 
Box 1
Typescript 1991  Box 1, Folder 11