Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
Ramón García Castro was Professor of Spanish at Haverford College and later Professor Emeritus. Haverford's Spanish Department was created in 1972, at which time Manuel García-Barrio and Ramón García-Castro were hired as faculty members. García-Castro specialized in Latin American literature. During his tenure at Haverford, García-Castro invited various luminaries in the field of Latin American literature to speak on campus, including Puerto Rican author Luis Rafael Sánchez, Chilean poets Nicanor Parra and Gonzalo Rojas, Argentine author Manuel Puig, and Cuban writers Reinaldo Arenas and Guillermo Cabrera Infante. Correspondence related to these writers is included in this collection. García Castro died on May 2, 2020.
This collection consists of correspondence between Haverford College Professor Emeritus of Spanish Ramón García Castro and literary figures of the Spanish-speaking world dating from 1973 to 1982. It contains materials related to Luis Rafael Sánchez, John Hassett, Nicanor Parra, Gonzalo Rojas, Manuel Puig, Reinaldo Arenas, and Guillermo Cabrera Infante. Most of the letters pertain to writers' visits to Haverford for speaking engagements. In a 1977 letter, Puig asks if one of García Castro's students can pick up a package of books and papers while he is in Buenos Aires.
Materials are arranged chronologically and by correspondent.
Transferred to the College Archive by Ariana Huberman, February 2018
Processed by Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger, completed November 2019
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger
- Finding Aid Date
- November, 2019
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)