Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00436 - Jan Garden Castro Papers

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Jan Garden Castro Papers


  • 1977-2004 (Creation)

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8 boxes (1.5 metres)

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Jan Garden Castro lives in the United States and has held the position of Senior Lecturer in Humanities at Lindenwood College, Missouri. She was one of the founders of the literary journal River Styx and a contributing editor for Sculpture magazine. She has conducted interviews with various literary and artistic figures, including Margaret Atwood, Eavan Boland, William Cass, Christopher Merrill, and Quincy Troupe. She has written numerous reviews and is author of The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe. She and Kathryn Van Spanckeren are editors of Margaret Atwood: Vision and Forms, a collection of critical essays on Atwood's work.

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Gift of Jan Garden Castro, 2005.

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Collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence and papers relating to Margaret Atwood and the book Margaret Atwood: Vision and Forms.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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