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Omar S. Castañeda Papers

Identifier: CLRC-775

Scope and Contents

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


  • 1990 - 1994


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Omar Castañeda 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, 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: "Omar S. Castaneda (1954-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 71. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1993.


1.0 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Collection contains production materials for three children's books written by Omar Castañeda.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Omar Castaneda, 1995.

Omar S. Castañeda Papers, 1990-1994
Leslie Czechowski
May 2004
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Revision Statements

  • July 2013: Collection reprocessed by Victoria Rieck; EAD updated by Karen Spilman.
  • April 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library