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.
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Collection materials are in English.
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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 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."
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