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Michael Castro Papers

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Correspondence

Material Toward Books

Manuscripts

River Styx

Ephemera

Audiovisual



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Michael Castro Papers, 1964-2014 | MS Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

Title: Michael Castro Papers, 1964-2014Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1964-2014

ID: MS/MS/ms151

Primary Creator: Castro, Michael (1945-)

Extent: 19.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 02/18/2014

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Michael Castro Papers consists of books (estimated 170 volumes) by mostly St. Louis area authors, journals and little magazines, cassette tapes and CD's (estimated 400 items) largely of poetry readings, often by their authors.  Also includes are materials from Castro's editorial work and own literary career, ephemeral items including advertisements and posters for local literary events, correspondence including Ira Cohen, John Brandi, Maurice Kenney, Phil Sultz, and Madeline Morningstar Myers.  The majority of the correspondence concerns Castro's "Poetry Beat" program including Allen Ginsberg, Jerome Rothenberg, Robert Creeley, Gary Snyder, etc.

Collection Historical Note

Michael Castro has been active as a poet, arts activist, and educator since the late 1960's, He has a Ph.D. in American Literature from Washington University, and has taught at the University of Missouri St. Louis (1971-79) and Lindenwood University (1980-2012), from which he retired as Professor Emeritus of Communications. He has published eight books and five CD;s of his own poetry with musical setting; and four books of translations of modern Hungarian poetry with Gabor G. Gyukics. In 1975 he co-founded the literary organization and magazine, River Styx, which pioneered literary mullti-culturalism and has been in continuous operation since then. He has hosted three literary radio programs over the years: River Styx Poets (KDNA St. Louis 1970-73), Ars Poetica (KWMU St. Louis 1975-78), Poetry Beat (KDHX St. Louis 1989-2003). He is the author of Interpreting the Indian: 20th Century Poets and the Native American University of New Mexico Press (1984), University of Oklahoma Press paperback (1991), a historical and critical study of modern poets influenced by Native American cultures, which has been called "essential reading for anyone interested in Native American literature." He is the recipient of two awards for lifetime achievement: The Guardian Angel of St. Louis Poetry award from River Styx, and the Warrior Poet Award from Word in Motion.

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Administrative Information

Repository: MS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Gift and purchase from Michael Castro

Acquisition Method: Accession number 2014.004

Related Materials: See also the Jan Garden Castro Papers (MSS136) and the River Styx Archive (MSS127)

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Material Toward Books],
[Series 3: Manuscripts],
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Series 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ackerman, Diane, No dateAdd to your cart.
2 items
Folder 2: Adam, Helen, 1984-1985, No dateAdd to your cart.
3 items
Folder 3: Adelman, Blaine, 1993Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 4: Antler, 1987Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 5: Auser, Cortland P., 1982Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 6: Barron, Jonathan N., 1998Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 7: Benet, Brocher, 1982Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 8: Bly, Robert, 1982Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 9: Bogan, Jim, 1981-1997, No dateAdd to your cart.
8 items. Also includes clippings and check stub for a payment to Castro.
Folder 10: Brailow, David G., 1994Add to your cart.
2 items
Folder 11: Brandi, John, 1988-2009, No dateAdd to your cart.
25 items. Also includes two photographs, Brandi's C.V., and a biographical note
Folder 12: Bruchac, Joseph, 1975-1991Add to your cart.
2 items
Folder 13: Brutus, Dennis, 1988Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 14: Burch, Wendy, 1991, No dateAdd to your cart.
2 items
Folder 15: Call, Steven, 1991Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 16: Campbell, Hari Sky, 2008Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 17: Camhi, Morrie, No dateAdd to your cart.
1 item
Folder 18: Castro, Jan Garden, 1982-1992Add to your cart.
4 items. Includes postcards from Jan Castro addressed to Jomo Castro.
Folder 19: Castro, MichaelAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Brandi, John, 1998Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 2: To: Sultz, Phil and Jan, 1998Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 20: Catalano, Joe, 1995Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 21: Clewell, David, 1993-1999Add to your cart.
2 items
Folder 22: Cohen, Ira, 1991-2003, No dateAdd to your cart.
13 items
Folder 23: Coleman, Wanda, 1995Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 24: Coltelli, Laura, 1987Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 25-26: Corr, Michael, 1971-2007Add to your cart.
19 items
Folder 27: Creeley, Robert, 1971Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 28: Cryer, Susan, 1994Add to your cart.
1 item
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Donald, Cassandra, 1997Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 2: Dorman, Willaim, 1992Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 3: Duarte, Maria Hernandez, 2000Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 4: Ehrlich, Marty, 1975-1995Add to your cart.
2 items
Folder 5: Eigner, Janet, 1999Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 6: Ellis, Neenah, 1987Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 7: Espada, Marty, 1990Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 8: Feinstein, Sascha, 1994Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 9: Fischbach, Christopher, 1996Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 10: Fleck, Alan, 1976Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 11: Franck, Philippe, No dateAdd to your cart.
1 item
Folder 12: Friedman, Paula, 1988Add to your cart.
2 items
Folder 13: Fromer, Rebecca, 1988-1994Add to your cart.
3 items
Folder 14: Gander, Forrest, No dateAdd to your cart.
1 item
Folder 15: Ginsberg, Allen, 1976Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 16: Gosciak, Josh, 1982-1988Add to your cart.
3 items
Folder 17: Guenther, Charles, 1993Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 18: Hadas, Beth, 1982Add to your cart.
2 items
Folder 19: Hamilton, Angela, No dateAdd to your cart.
1 item
Folder 20: Harjo, Joy, 1988Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 21: Hellerman, William, 1987Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 22: Jaffe, Dan, 1994, No dateAdd to your cart.
2 items
Folder 23: Johnston, Fred, 1994Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 24: Katz-Levine, Judy, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
4 items
Folder 25: Kenny, Maurice, 1980-1994, No dateAdd to your cart.
18 items
Folder 26: Kingsbury, Anne, 1999Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 27: Knoepfle, Peg, 1984Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 28: Laughter, Fred, 1981Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 29: Lewis, Boyd, 1981Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 30: Liabling, Lauren, No dateAdd to your cart.
1 item
Folder 31: Liebler, M.L., 1991-1992Add to your cart.
3 items
Folder 32: Lincoln, Ken, 1981Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 33: Mack, Robin, 1981Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 34: Mathews, Richard B., 1988Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 35: Mattingly, Yvonne, 1994Add to your cart.
3 items
Folder 36: Matza, Diane, 1994-1996Add to your cart.
3 items
Folder 37: McElroy, Colleen, 1998Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 38: McKim, Elizabeth, 1993Add to your cart.
2 items
Folder 39: McMurray, Mark, 1998Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 40: Messerli, Douglas, 2004Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 41: Metz, Jerred, No dateAdd to your cart.
1 item
Folder 42: Meyer, Jan, 1994Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 43: Meyers, Madeline Morningfire, 1996Add to your cart.
7 items
Folder 44: Morrill, Donald, 1987Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 45: Nayak, Sharada, 1992Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 46: Niederlander, Carol, 1995Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 47: Oritz, Chris, 1996Add to your cart.
1 item
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Panepinto, Nicolo, 1981Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 2: Patnem, Lou, 1991Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 3: Patterson, Raymond, 1996Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 4: Pommy-Vega, Janine, 1992Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 5: Poniewaz, Jeff, 1987Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 6: Ratner, Rochelle, circa 1980Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 7: Redmond, Eugene B., 1999Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 8: Reniker, Sherry, 1992Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 9: Revard, Carter to Achtert, Walter, 1980Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 10: Rothenberg, Jerome, 1987Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 11: Rutlin, Ajule, 2006Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 12: Ruoff, LaVonne, 1983Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 13: Sanders, Ed, 1988Add to your cart.
6 items
Folder 14: Sears, Cameron, 1995Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 15: Serels, Mitchell, 1987Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 16: Shot, Danny, 1994Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 17: Shulman, Bonnie, 1976Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 18: Sighto, Alan, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
2 items
Folder 19: Silberman, Leah, 1998Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 20: Simon, Jean, 1992-2009Add to your cart.
3 items
Folder 21: Skylar, David, 1991Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 22: Snyder, Gary, 1984Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 23: Spainhower, James I., 1985Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 24: Spindel, Carol, 1989Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 25: Starkman, Elaine, 1988-1993Add to your cart.
4 items
Folder 26: Stewart, Robert, 1981Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 27: Stoller, Francy, 1993, No dateAdd to your cart.
2 items
Folder 28: Strahan, Brad, 1985-1987Add to your cart.
4 items
Folder 29: Suarez, Carlos, 1988-1995, No dateAdd to your cart.
3 items
Folder 30: Sultz, Phil and Jan, 1993-2005, No dateAdd to your cart.
9 items
Folder 31: Swan, Brian, 1981Add to your cart.
2 items
Folder 32: Sze, Arthur, 1987-1991Add to your cart.
4 items
Folder 33: Tarn, Nathaniel, 1992Add to your cart.
2 items
Folder 34: Theil, Paul, No dateAdd to your cart.
1 item
Folder 35: Thurman, Solomon, 2013Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 36: Tieman, John, 1987-2005Add to your cart.
5 items
Folder 37: Von Spanckeren, Kathryn, 1987Add to your cart.
3 items
Folder 38: Willems, J.R., 1992Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 39: Young, Karl, 1996Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 40: Unidentified, 1975-1999, No dateAdd to your cart.
20 items

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[All]


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