Finding-Aid for the Jan Garden Castro Papers (MSS136)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Box and Folder Listing


Collection Outline

I. Correspondence

II. Manuscripts

III. Research Material

IV. River Styx

V. Teaching and School Material

VI. Miscellaneous Jan Castro Material

VII. Print Material

IX. Audiovisual

X. Realia

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Castro, Jan Garden, 1945- . American author.
TitleJan Garden Castro Papers
Quantity: 18 linear feet
Identification: MSS136

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Biographical Note

Biographical information on Jan Garden Castro can be found in Contemporary Authors volume 120 (Gale Research Co.: Detroit).

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Scope and Contents Note

Accession: 23074 and 23082

Consists of correspondence, manuscripts, research material, River Styx material, teaching and school material, print material, audiovisual material, and realia.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Some Restrictions. Contact Curator.

Use Restriction

Some Restrictions. Contact Curator.

Users of the collections must read and abide by the Rules for the use of manuscript collection materials.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent publish manuscript collection materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

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Box and Folder Listing

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Box/folder
1-3/-

I. Correspondence, (4.5 linear feet, 81 folders)

Consists of personal and business correspondence.

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4-5/-

II. Manuscripts, (2.0 linear feet, 34 folders)

Consists of Castro poems, essays, articles, and book reviews. See Series III for more material.

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5-11/-

III. Research Material, (10.5 linear feet, 184 folders)

Consists of research materials used by Castro as source for articles and book reviews. Materials may also have been used in the production of River Styx issues. Many folders contain typescripts and correspondence. Consult in-house finding-aid for more information.
Consists of research material on the following people and places: A/D Gallery, Margaret Atwood, Austral Gallery, Francis Bacon, James Baldwin, Jennifer Bartlett, William A. Bascom, William Bernoundy, Robert Bly, Edward Boccia, Eavan Boland, Robert Boynes, Joseph Brodskey, Arthur Brown, Joe Bruchac, Harry Cargas, Seth Carlin, Christ Church, Amy Clampitt, Francesco Clemente, COCA, J.M. Coetzee, Thulani Davis, Maryanne De Julio, Willem De Kooning, Vine Deloria, Michael Eastman, Mary Beth Edelson, Joan and Stanley Elkin, Mary Engelbreit, Alison Ferring (William Shearburn Gallery), Linda Fisher, Ian Friend (Museum of Contemporary Religious Art), Carolyn Forché, Forum for Contemporary Art, Donal Fox, Douglas Freed, Carlos Fuentes, Andrea Fuhrman, William Gaddis, William Gass, H.L. Gates Jr., Allen Ginsburg, Günter Grass, Nancy Graves, Clement Greenberg, Greenburg Gallery, Dan Gualdoni, Peter Halley, Helen and Newton Harrison, William Hawk, Sheldon Helfman, Julius Hemphill, John Hicks, Leon Hicks, John Irving, Matthew Kangas, Michael Kenna, Anselm Kiefer, Jamaica Kincaid, John Knoepfle, Bill Kohn, Bob Kolbrener, Julia Kristeva, Barbara Kruger, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Belinda Lee, Floyd LeFlore, Annette Lemieux, Robert Lobe, Locus Gallery, Rose Lee Lovell, Mark Madsen, Edward Maeder (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Robert Mapplethorp, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Pier Marton, James Merrill, Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel, W.S. Merwin, Oliver Messiaen, Czeslaw Milosz, Renee Montileone, Toni Morrison, Iris Murdock, Howard Neverov, Louise Nevelson, Sharon Olds, Yoko Ono and John Lennon, Ursula Oppens, Nicanor Parra, Gary Passanise, Octavio Paz, Carl Phillips, Darryl Pinckney, Robert A. Powell, Public art in St. Louis, Shannon Ravenel, R. Duane Reed, Ishmael Reed, Eugene Redmond, Marissa Regini, Carter Revard, Adrienne Rich, Alina Rivera, Alejando el Romero, John Rozelle, Salman Rushdie, Glen Savan, Jane Saver, Nancy Scheinman, Schmidt Comtemporary Art Gallery, Pat Schuchard, Howard Schwartz, Martin Schweig, Seattle, Ntozake Shange, Leslie Silko, Howard Michael Singerman, Elliott Smith, Mary Sprague, St. Alphonsus Church, St. Louis Art Museum, Sid Stebel, Stein Gallery, The Sunflower, Sue Lyn Thomas, Quincy Troupe, Ernest Trova, Uri Eviatar Gallery, Derek Walcott, Herb Weitman, Nelson Wu, Mona Van Duyn, and Adam Zagajewski.

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Box/folder
12-14/-

IV. River Styx, (4.5 linear feet, 72 folders)

Consists of layouts, mock-ups, artist's proofs, and typescripts for issues of River Styx. Also, includes board information, Duff's Poetry Series material, River Styx PM Series material, ephemera, and correspondence. See Series I for more correspondence and Series III for research material.

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Box/folder
15-16/

V. Teaching and School Material, (3 linear feet, 38 folders)

Consists of material toward classes taught by Castro, student grades and evaluations, student work, and material from Castro's undergraduate and graduate work.
This material is temporarily restricted. Consult Curator for more information.

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Box/folder
17/-

VI. Miscellaneous Jan Castro Material, (0.5 linear feet, 5 folders)

Consists of Castro's vita and recommendations; material concerning her work for a local cable show, "The Writer's Circle;" and materical concerning her YMCA Leadership Award.

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Box/folder
17/-

VII. Print Material, (1.5 linear feet)

Print Material is divided into five subseries: Miscellaneous Print Material, Broadsides, Artwork and Posters, Books Transferred to Rare Books Division, and Journals Transferred to Rare Books Division.
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VII.1 Miscellaneous Print Material, (11 folders)
Consists of book, exhibit, and film catalogues; loose notes and clippings; Arizona Living (Vol. 6, No. 28, July 11, 1975); Mind Breaths: Poems 1972-1976 by Allen Ginsburg; The Riverfront Times (No. 168, Dec. 9-15, 1981); Roof Book News (undated); American Book Review (Vol. 16, No. 3, August-September 1994); Segue Distributing (1993); Third Annual Meeting of the Missouri Philological Association (1978); and North Atlantic books catalogue (1975).
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VII.2 Broadsides, (2 folders and oversize)
Consists of broadsides by Diane Burn, Michael Castro, Hugh Fox, and Maurice Kenny.
Broadsides by Castro and Fox are located in oversize in section B-3-3.
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VII.3 Artwork and Posters, (3 folders and oversize)
Consists of artwork and posters by Break Word with the World III: A Commemorative Collection, Alejandro el Romero, Joe Kemp, Anthony Loman, Peace eye poets, Margaret Sheperd, and Sun Ra.
Artwork and posters by Break Word with the World III: A Commemorative Collection, Alejandro el Romero, Anthony Loman, and Peace eye poets are located in oversize in section B-3-3.
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VII.4 Books Transferred to Rare Books Division,
Consists of books transferred to rare books division. See in-house finding-aid for complete listing.
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VII.5 Journals Transferred to Rare Books Division,
Consists of journals transferred to rare books division. See in-house finding-aid for complete listing.

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Box/folder
18/-

IX. Audiovisual, (1.5 linear feet)

Audiovisual is divided into three subseries: Cassette Tapes, Reel-to-reel Tapes, and Videotapes.
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IX.1 Cassette Tapes, (19 cassette tapes)
Consists of seven cassette tapes featuring William Gass discussing Plato’s The Republic (1990) and twelve tapes featuring Robbe-Grillet (1988).
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IX.2 Reel-to-reel Tapes, (13 reel-to-reel tapes)
Consists of thirteen reel-to-reel tapes. The titles listed by Castro have been maintained.
The original reel-to-reel tape boxes are located in box 17.
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1. River Styx, 7/23/72, (Pentangle of Rabbi Solomon, From the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Jan. 15th is a nat’l holiday, Don Juan - Education of Byron),
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2. Continuation of Don Juan – Byron, Marty on the Sax, 7/23/72,
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3. J.C. Penny Co. Nov. ’69, Bill Weber KMOX, River Styx 3/3,
The tape itself states "19 cuts Kentucky Fried Chicken"
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4. KDNA Reading on free radio Saturday, Marlin, Jan, Mike Castro, Jim Marshall, SDS, Carol, Dwight, Byron Lazar, and KDNA staff,
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5. River Styx 7/23, 3/3, 50’s R &B,
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6. unidentified,
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7. Joe & Eddie…Coast to Coast, Side 1 1. What’s That I Hear 2. The First Time 3. Farewell My Cindy Jane 4. Laurie 5. Crawfish 6. Amens, Side 2 1. San Francisco Bay Blues by ----; Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs at Carnegie Hall!, Side 2 1. The Martha White Theme 2. I Wonder Where You Are Tonight 3. Mama Blues 4. Take This Hammer 5. Fiddle and Banjo 6. Yonder Stands Little Maggie 7. Let the Church Roll On, Side 1 1. Alty Dog Blues 2. Durham’s Reel 3.Hot Corn, Cold Corn 4. Footprints in the Snow 5. Flint Hill Special 6. Dig a Hole in a Meadow; Belafonte Returns to Carnegie Hall, Side 3 Miriam Makeba 1. The Circle Song 2. One More Dance, Belafonte Folk Singers 1. The Ox Drivers 2. The Red Rosey Bush 3. Didn’t it Rain, Side 4 Belafonte 1. Mama Ma Too 2. I Know Where I’m Going 3. Old King Cole 4. La Bamba,
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8. Side 1, 1-6 Dylan’s ‘looking back’, Side 3 Ramblin Thru the World, Bob Zimmerman’s Dream, Tomorrow’s a Long Time, New Orleans Rag, The Walls of Red Wing, Hero Blues, Who Killed Dewy Moore, Side 1, Tell Me Mama, I Don’t Believe You, Baby Let Me Follow You Down, Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues; 6-10, Burroughs reads “Naked Lunch”, 10 Visions of Johanna; Side 2 – “ “, 4th Time Around, Just Like a Woman, Desolation Row, Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat, One Too Many Mornings, Ballad of a Thin Man, Like a Rolling Stone,
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9. Peace Eye Reading May ’71 WU Brown Lounge St. Louis, Mike Castro/Mike Corr/ Jay Zelenha (?)/Ajulé, Jim Marshall – Sax, Dwight – Sax, flute, Ajulé – Drums; Dylan/Band – Liverpool,
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10. Oct. 7, 1970, River Styx 2/3, Kentucky Fried Chicken KFC – 9 Dub 19 cuts,
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11. The Peace Eye Poets Meet the Immediate ?,
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12. River Styx Poets 3/19/72,
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13. River Styx Poets 3/19/72,
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IX.3 Videotapes, (19 cassette tapes)
Consists of onve videotape titled, YMCA of Metropolitan St. Louis.

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X. Realia, (0.5 linear feet)

Consists of bookbinding materials and two t-shirts, Heart of St. Louis Arts Festival 1987 and St. Louis Writers Are…The Living End, Duff’s Restaurant.

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