Guide to the Frank Calkins papers,
1968-1975

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Calkins, Frank, 1932-
Title: Frank Calkins papers
Dates: 1968-1975 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 8 boxes (3.5 linear ft. )
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 29
Summary: 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).
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-1663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

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 Description

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.)

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

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, 1968-1975. (COLL MSS 29). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Correspondence arranged alphabetically. Other materials organized by publication.

Acquisition Information :  

The material in this collection was donated to Utah State University Special Collections & Archives by Frank J. Calkins in 1978 and 1985.

Related Materials :  

Frank Calkins Papers Addendum (COLL MSS 91)


Detailed Description of the Collection

Correspondence and Diaries of Calkins, , 1968-1975.
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 Correspondence, A-J
1 2 Correspondence, K
1 3 Correspondence, K
1 4 Correspondence, L-S
1 5 Correspondence, U-Y
1 6 Published reviews of Rocky Mountain Warden and Jackson Hole
1 7 Diary 1970 June-July
1 8 Diary 1970 July-August
1 9 Diary 1970 June-August
1 10 Diary 1970 September-October
1 11 Diary 1971 July
1 12 Diary 1971 July-August

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Rocky Mountain Warden, rough drafts and final draft
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
2 1 Chapter 1
2 2 Chapter 2
2 3 Chapter 3
2 4 Chapter 4
2 5 Chapter 5
2 6 Chapter 6
2 7 Chapter 7
2 8 Chapter 8
2 9 Chapter 11 and 12
2 10 Chapter 13 and 14
2 11 Chapter 15
2 12 Final draft, chapter 1 and 2
2 13 Chapter 4
2 14 Chapter 5 and 6
2 15 Chapter 7 and 8
2 16 Chapter 9 and 10
2 17 Chapter 11 and 12
2 18 Chapter 13
2 19 Chapter 14 and 15
2 20 Final draft, after changes, chapters 1 and 2
2 21 Chapter 3 and 4
2 22 Chapter 5 and 6
2 23 Chapter 7 and 8
2 24 Chapter 9 and 10
2 25 Chapter 11 and 12
2 26 Chapter 13 and 14
2 27 Chapter 15 and correspondence concerning the publications
3 1 Rocky Mountain Warden, setting copy, chapter 1
3 2 Chapters 2 and 3
3 3 Chapters 4 and 5
3 4 Chapters 6 and 7
3 5 Chapters 8
3 6 Chapters 9
3 7 Chapters 10
3 8 Chapters 11
3 9 Chapters 12
3 10 Chapters 13
3 11 Chapters 14 and 15
3 12 Rocky Mountain Warden, miscellaneous

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Jackson Hole
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
3 13 Jackson Hole, chapters 1 and 2
3 14 Chapters 3 and 4
3 15 Chapters 5 and 6
3 16 Chapters 7
3 17 Chapters 8 and 9
3 18 Chapters 10 and 11
3 19 Chapters 12
3 20 Chapters 13
3 21 Chapters 14
3 22 Chapters 15
3 23 Chapters 16 and 17
4 1 Rough draft, acknowledgements, reading list and list of chapter
4 2 Chapter 1 and 2
4 3 Chapter 3
4 4 Chapter 4
4 5 Chapter 5
4 6 Chapter 6 and 7
4 7 Chapter 8
4 8 Chapter 9 and 10
4 9 Chapter 11 and 12
4 10 Chapter 13
4 11 Chapter 14 and 15
4 12 Chapter 16 and 17
4 13 Final draft, acknowledgements, table of contents, chapter 1 and 2
4 14 Chapter 3-5
4 15 Chapter 6 and 7
4 16 Chapter 8
4 17 Chapter 9-12
4 18 Chapter 13-15
4 2 Chapter 16 and 17, reading list

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Galley proof, Rocky Mountain Warden
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
5 1 Galley proof, Rocky Mountain Warden

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Drafts -A Winter's Job-, published as The Long Riders' Winter
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
6 1 Chapter 1
6 2 Chapter 2
6 3 Chapter 3
6 4 Chapter 1
6 5 Chapter 2
6 6 Chapter 1
6 7 Chapter 2
6 8 Chapter 3
6 9 Chapter 1
6 10 Chapter 1
6 11 Chapter 2
6 12 Chapter 3
6 13 Chapter 4
6 14 Chapter 5
6 15 Chapter 6
6 16 Chapter 7
6 17 Chapter 8
6 18 Chapter 9
6 19 Chapter 10
6 20 Chapter 11
6 21 Chapter 12
6 22 Chapter 13
6 23 Chapter 14
6 24 Chapter 15
6 25 Chapter 16
6 26 Chapter 1
6 27 Chapter 2
6 28 Chapter 3
6 29 Chapter 4
6 30 Chapter 5
6 31 Chapter 6
7 1 Chapter 7
7 2 Chapter 8
7 3 Chapter 9
7 4 Chapter 10
7 5 Chapter 11
7 6 Chapter 12
7 7 Chapter 13
7 8 Chapter 14
7 9 Chapter 15
7 10 Chapter 16
7 11 Proofreaders note
7 12 Introduction
7 13 Chapter 1
7 14 Chapter 2
7 15 Chapter 3
7 16 Chapter 4
7 17 Chapter 5
7 18 Chapter 6
7 19 Chapter 7
7 20 Chapter 8
7 21 Chapter 9
7 22 Chapter 10
7 23 Chapter 11
7 24 Chapter 12
7 25 Chapter 13
7 26 Chapter 14
7 27 Chapter 15
7 28 Chapter 16

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Copy of The Long Riders' Winter, Western Heritage Awards, correspondence
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
8 1 Copy of The Long Riders' Winter
8 2 Invitations to 1984 Western Heritage Awards
8 3 Cowboy Hall of Fame Guidebook
8 4 Persimmon Hill Anniversary Book
8 5 Schedules and literature for Western Heritage Awards
8 6 Incoming correspondence, A-Z
8 7 Outgoing correspondence, 1984

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Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Calkins, Frank, 1932-
    • Calkins, Frank, 1932- Jackson Hole.  ( contributor)
    • Calkins, Frank, 1932- Long riders' winter.  ( contributor)
    • Calkins, Frank, 1932- Rocky mountain warden.  ( contributor)
    • Hunter, Rodello.
    • Corporate Names :
    • Charley Russell Western Heritage Association.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Authors--West (U.S.)--Correspondence.

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