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Guide to the Edwin Castagna Collection, 1909-1982
1884-1923  
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Description
Clippings, notes, articles, speeches, interviews, correspondence, drafts, manuscripts, periodicals, reprints, genealogy, personal journals, travel journals.
Background
Born in Petaluma, California, in 1909, Edwin Castagna graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, Library School and directed libraries in Reno, Nevada; and Ukiah, Glendale, and Long Beach in California. As director of the Enoch Pratt Library in 1960-1977, Castagna began a Baltimore inner-city outreach program, took over the Peabody Library, and made Pratt the state library resource center. He was known as a staunch defender of the right to read as fundamental to human liberty.
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Please credit California State Library.
Availability
Unrestricted.