Guide to the Frank Calkins papers Addendum,
1970-1986

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

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

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 (COLL MSS 29)


Detailed Description of the Collection

Manuscript, "The Last Divide" Later Titled "The Tan Faced Children," Original First Draft And Revisions
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

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Second And Third Draft, the Tan-faced children
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

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Fourth And Fifth Draft, the Tan-faced children
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

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Final Draft With Editors Corrections And Changes
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

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Miscellaneous
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"

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Correspondence
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

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Addendum To The Papers Of Frank Calkins

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

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Subjects

    • 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.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Authors--West (U.S.)--Correspondence.

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