Sandra Cisneros Collection
Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:
There is no restriction on access to the Sandra Cisneros Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.
Restrictions on use:
Requests for permission to publish material from Sandra Cisneros Collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.
Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:
[Identification of item], in Sandra Cisneros Collection [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library
History of the Collection
Amherst College purchased this collection from P. Scott Brown, Bookseller, in April 2003. Brown acquired the collection through Bryce Milligan, the publisher of Wing Press and a long-time friend and neighbor of Cisneros. Milligan edited the anthologies Daughters of the Fifth Sun: A Collection of Latina Fiction and Poetry and Floricanto, Si: A Collection of Latina Poetry. He is the author of several poetry collections and novels. According to Brown's catalogue, Milligan was an early champion of Cisneros. In an interview in the Texas Journal, Cisneros states: "Nobody paid any attention to The House on Mango Street, except for Bryce, until they came upon the same work by way of Random House." Milligan began exchanging work-in-progress with Cisneros in the mid-1980s. Most of the material in this collection was mailed to Milligan from the University of California-Berkeley where Cisneros spent time as a visiting writer or was given to him after her return to San Antonio.