Omar S. Castañeda Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains production materials for three children's books written by Castañeda. Materials include typescripts, proofs, and correspondence.
- 1990 - 1994
- Castañeda, Omar S., 1954- (Person)
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.
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's stories, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guatemala -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Mayas -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Omar S. Castañeda Papers, 1990-1994
- Leslie Czechowski
- May 2004
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 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