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Frank Calkins Papers Addendum, 1970-1986

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Calkins, Frank, 1932-
Title
Frank Calkins Papers Addendum
Dates
1970-1986 (inclusive)
Quantity
8 boxes, (4 linear ft )
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 91
Summary
Correspondence and drafts of the novels Tan faced children, Riley's last hunt and the short story, "Modern humor." Includes incoming correspondence for wife Rodello Hunter as well as correspondence for Frank Calkins.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
Restrictions

Open to public research.

Languages
English.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Frank James Calkins was born in Portland, Oregon (1932), but moved to Utah while in his teens. Calkins graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor's degree in English. After serving as a commissioned officer in the Navy, he completed a master's degree in Wildlife Management at Utah State University. Calkins worked as a warden for the state of Utah for several years and also edited Utah Fish and Game magazine before moving to Star Valley, Wyoming to become a freelance writer. As a conservationist, his writings concern western land issues and environmental politics.

USU libraries have three of Calkins books (Rocky Mountain Warden (1971), Jackson Hole (1973), and Riley's Last Hunt (1987)), his thesis Farmer's Reaction Toward Upland Bird Hunting in two Utah Counties, 1957 (1963), and a taped interview with Calkins and his wife Rodello Hunter, who is also a western author (1973). (Rodello Hunter's papers are in MSS #28.)

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains correspondence and drafts by western author Frank James Calkins. Most of the letters are responses to his books from general readers and also from his publishing company, Alfred A. Knopf. In addition, the collection contains letters addressed to his wife, Rodello Hunter, who also is a western author specializing primarily in Mormon history. The drafts included are for the novels The Tan Faced Children (1983), Riley's Last Hunt (1987), and the short story "Modern Humor."

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Frank Calkins papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Frank Calkins papers, 1970-1986. (COLL MSS 91). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Manuscript, "The Last Divide" Later Titled "The Tan Faced Children," Original First Draft And RevisionsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1-5
Original first draft of Chapters 1-5 (with revisions)
1 6-7
Revisions of Chapter 1
1 8
Revisions of Chapter 2
1 9
Revisions of Chapter 3
1 10
Revisions of Chapter 4
1 11
Revisions of Chapter 5
1 12-16
Clean Draft of Chapters 1-5, including Title Page and Synopsis, addressed to Paul K. Reynolds, Inc
1 17-18
Carbon of Clean Draft, Chapters 1-5, Title Page, and Synopsis

Second And Third Draft, the Tan-faced childrenReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
2 1-15
Chapters 1-15 and Epilogue, Second Draft
2 16-28
Chapters 1-15 and Epilogue, Third Draft

Fourth And Fifth Draft, the Tan-faced childrenReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
3 1-15
Introductory Pages, Chapters 1-15, Fourth Draft
3 16-23
Introductory Pages, Chapters 1-15, Fifth Draft

Final Draft With Editors Corrections And ChangesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
4 1
Style Sheet, Title Page, Verso, Dedication, other Introduction Pages, Chapter 1
4 2-16
Chapters 2-16 and Epilogue
4 17-22
Carbon Copy of Final Draft (without editor's changes) Introductory Pages, Title Page, Chapters 1-16, and Epilogue

MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
5 1
Letter (from Nels Johnson) with items in following folders, also memo enclosed--items sent from Doubleday and Company Inc. to Frank Calkins
5 2
Readers Galleys-"The Tan Faced Children"
5 3
Page Proofs the Tan-faced children
5 4
Short Story "Modern Humor"

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
6 1
Rodello Hunter Calkins incoming correspondence A-L
6 2
Rodello Hunter Calkins incoming correspondence M-Z
6 3
Rodello Hunter Calkins incoming correspondence miscellaneous without last name
6 4
Frank James Calkins incoming correspondence (alphabetic)
6 5
Frank James (Jim) and Rodello Hunter Calkins incoming correspondence (alphabetic)
6 6
Miscellaneous correspondence related to Frank James Calkins and Rodello Hunter Calkins

Addendum To The Papers Of Frank CalkinsReturn to Top

Updated on December 1, 1986. Included in this addendum are three manuscript drafts, an editors galley, and a published copy of Frank Calkin's western novel Riley's Last Hunt.

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
7 1
Correspondence from author Frank Calkins to Bradford Cole, manuscripts librarian at Utah State University. The letter accompanied this collection at time of donation
7 2-17
First draft of the novel Riley's last hunt. Chapters 1-16
7 18-33
Second draft of the novel Riley's last hunt. Chapters 1-16
7 34-44
Third draft of the novel Riley's last hunt. Chapters 1-11
8 1-5
Third draft of the novel Riley's last hunt. Chapters 12-16
8 6
Style sheet for the novel Riley's last hunt. Sent to the author with the editor's galley sheets for the book from Doubleday and Company, Inc
8 7
Editors Galley copy of the novel Riley's last hunt. Chapters 1-16
8 8
Autographed copy of the published book Riley's last hunt
8 9
Letter dated Jan. 6, 1987 from Frank Calkins. This accompanied the donation of the larqe print edition proofreading galleys for the novel Riley's last hunt
8 10
First edition Large Print proofreaders galley copy of the novel Riley's last hunt, Title page to page 182
8 11
First edition Large Print proofreaders galley copy of the novel Riley's last hunt, pages 183-353