Frank Calkins Papers Addendum, 1970-1986 PDF
- Calkins, Frank, 1932-
- Frank Calkins Papers Addendum
- 1970-1986 (inclusive)19701986
- 8 boxes, (4 linear ft )
- Collection Number
- USU_COLL MSS 91
- 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.
- Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Utah State University
- Access Restrictions
Open to public research.
- Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
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
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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.
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
Original first draft of Chapters 1-5 (with revisions)
Revisions of Chapter 1
Revisions of Chapter 2
Revisions of Chapter 3
Revisions of Chapter 4
Revisions of Chapter 5
Clean Draft of Chapters 1-5, including Title Page and Synopsis, addressed to Paul K. Reynolds, Inc
Carbon of Clean Draft, Chapters 1-5, Title Page, and Synopsis
Second And Third Draft, the Tan-faced childrenReturn to Top
Chapters 1-15 and Epilogue, Second Draft
Chapters 1-15 and Epilogue, Third Draft
Fourth And Fifth Draft, the Tan-faced childrenReturn to Top
Introductory Pages, Chapters 1-15, Fourth Draft
Introductory Pages, Chapters 1-15, Fifth Draft
Final Draft With Editors Corrections And ChangesReturn to Top
Style Sheet, Title Page, Verso, Dedication, other Introduction Pages, Chapter 1
Chapters 2-16 and Epilogue
Carbon Copy of Final Draft (without editor's changes) Introductory Pages, Title Page, Chapters 1-16, and Epilogue
MiscellaneousReturn to Top
Letter (from Nels Johnson) with items in following folders, also memo enclosed--items sent from Doubleday and Company Inc. to Frank Calkins
Readers Galleys-"The Tan Faced Children"
Page Proofs the Tan-faced children
Short Story "Modern Humor"
CorrespondenceReturn to Top
Rodello Hunter Calkins incoming correspondence A-L
Rodello Hunter Calkins incoming correspondence M-Z
Rodello Hunter Calkins incoming correspondence miscellaneous without last name
Frank James Calkins incoming correspondence (alphabetic)
Frank James (Jim) and Rodello Hunter Calkins incoming correspondence (alphabetic)
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.
Correspondence from author Frank Calkins to Bradford Cole, manuscripts librarian at Utah State University. The letter accompanied this collection at time of donation
First draft of the novel Riley's last hunt. Chapters 1-16
Second draft of the novel Riley's last hunt. Chapters 1-16
Third draft of the novel Riley's last hunt. Chapters 1-11
Third draft of the novel Riley's last hunt. Chapters 12-16
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
Editors Galley copy of the novel Riley's last hunt. Chapters 1-16
Autographed copy of the published book Riley's last hunt
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
First edition Large Print proofreaders galley copy of the novel Riley's last hunt, Title page to page 182
First edition Large Print proofreaders galley copy of the novel Riley's last hunt, pages 183-353
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Authors--West (U.S.)--Correspondence.
- Personal Names :
- Calkins, Frank, 1932-
- Calkins, Frank, 1932- Riley's last hunt. (contributor)
- Calkins, Frank, 1932- Tan-faced children. (contributor)
- Hunter, Rodello. (contributor)
- Hunter, Rodello.