Jan Garden Castro Papers
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All Series Level Scope and Content Notes

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.


Consists of personal and business correspondence.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


Consists of books transferred to rare books division. See in-house finding-aid for complete listing.


Consists of journals transferred to rare books division. See in-house finding-aid for complete listing.


Audiovisual is divided into three subseries: Cassette Tapes, Reel-to-reel Tapes, and Videotapes.


Consists of seven cassette tapes featuring William Gass discussing Plato’s The Republic (1990) and twelve tapes featuring Robbe-Grillet (1988).


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.


The tape itself states "19 cuts Kentucky Fried Chicken"


Consists of onve videotape titled, YMCA of Metropolitan St. Louis.


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.