Archives and Special Collections
Collection C0003 - William R. Castell collection of authors' pictures.
CA ACU SPC C0003
William R. Castell collection of authors' pictures.
- 19--?-1978 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
ca. 520 pictures; 9 p. on 6 leaves of textual records.
Name of creator
Canadian librarian. Born in Toronto, Ont. Educated at the University of Toronto, University of Minnesota and University of Michigan. Chief Librarian Fort William Public Library, 1937-1945; Director of Calgary Public Libraries, 1945-1973. Past President of the Canadian and Alberta Library Associations.
Acquired in 1978.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Collection consists of reproductions of paintings, drawings, etchings and photographs of celebrated 14th to 20th century European and North American authors. Items mounted on mattes and identified with authors' names. Pictures occasionally contain information about the original work of art from which the reproduction was made. Includes several pictures of some authors and holograph notes by unidentified author, commenting on the pictures.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
File level inventory available at repository.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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Title based on contents of collection.