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Personal and professional papers including correspondence, literary manuscripts (including DAY OF THE DEAD, THE RAIN GOD, THE KING OF TEARS, and several short stories), literary criticism, files, course work notebooks (1960s), teaching material, photographs, etc. A later accession, 2000-272, includes journals and diaries, 1959-1991, as well as five photos, typescripts, 1989-1990, and some miscellaneous correspondence. There is no separate finding aid for this accession.
Gift of Arturo Islas, 1985, the estate of Arturo Islas, 1991 and 1992, and a transfer from Paul Skenazy, 2000.
Finding aid available in Special Collections Reading Room and online.