Mainly drafts and final copies of his three major publications (Rocky Mountain Warden (1971), Jackson Hole (1973), Long Riders' Winter (1983), along with correspondence and diaries. Correspondence mainly between Calkins and the Alfred A. Knopf Pub. Co., and various government agencies as part of Calkins research for his first book, Rocky Mountain Warden. The collection also includes information on the Western Heritage Association which granted Calkins the 1984 Western Heritage Award in the fiction category for his book Long Riders' Winter (1983).
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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.)
This collection contains the papers of freelance writer Frank James Calkins which span the period of 1968 to 1984. This eight box collection contains Calkins' correspondence, diaries, along with drafts and final copies of his three major publications Rocky Mountain Warden, Jackson Hole, and Long Riders' Winter His correspondence primarily concerns his dialogue with various government agencies as part of his research for Rocky Mountain Warden This collection also includes information on the Western Heritage Association which granted Calkins the 1984 Western Heritage Award in the fiction category for Long Riders' Winter
Researchers interested in Calkins should also see Coll Mss 91: Frank James Calkins Addendum.
USU also contains Calkins' MA thesis, "Farmer's Reaction Toward Upland Bird Hunting in Two Utah Counties," 1957, and a taped interview with Calkins and his wife Rodello Hunter, who is also a western author (1973). (USU also contains some of Rodello Hunter's papers catalogued as Coll Mss 28.)
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