|Creator:||McCaleb, Walter Flavius, 1873-1967.|
|Title:||Walter F. McCaleb Papers|
|Quantity:||22.5 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Papers of the American author. Correspondence, family and business; manuscript essays, plays, poems, short stories, and novels; notebooks; and clippings.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Walter Flavius McCaleb (1873-1967) was an American author of novels, plays, poetry, essays and non-fiction works regarding U.S. history.
The Walter F. McCaleb Papers consists of material relating to his activities as an author of novels, plays, poetry, essays and non-fiction, with special emphasis on the Southwest, banking and finance in the U.S. and Mexico, and correspondence as an officer in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. The collection contains autobiographical material, correspondence, writings (both published material and manuscripts), and memorabilia.
Autobiographical material contains autobiographical and genealogical material, student papers, family correspondence. Also included here are photographs, notes, and printed material relating to McCaleb's bicycle trip to Mexico in 1898.
Correspondence contains incoming and outgoing correspondence of a non-family nature; some deals with McCaleb's political and business concerns. Correspondence relating to Franklin D. Roosevelt is foldered separately, as is McCaleb's correspondence with his publishers.
Writings consists of manuscripts, typescripts, and typescript copies for books (both fiction and non-fiction), essays, plays, poetry, and short stories.
Memorabilia includes lists of McCaleb's library holdings, newsletters from the Aaron Burr Association, tax receipts, printed material, clippings, notebooks, and other assorted items.
Published material contains books by McCaleb.
The collection has received only minimal processing. Items are listed in the inventory below in alphabetical order, but within the boxes material remains in the order it was received.
The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Walter F. McCaleb Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Created by: DCA
Date: 3 Sep 1994
Revision history: 21 Oct 2009 - converted to EAD (MRC); 11 May 2017 - portrait photo returned to collection (MRC)
|Box 1-2||Miscellaneous 1892-1968 - autobiographical and genealogical material, student papers, correspondence with family members|
|Box 3||Bicycle trip to Mexico 1898 - printed material, photographs, typescripts, handwritten material|
|Box 3||Portrait of McCaleb 1898 - small black-and-white photograph|
|Box 4-12||Business, professional and political; incoming and outgoing 1901-1967|
|Box 13||Mayfield, John S. 1959-1968 - includes print item related to dedication of Mayfield Library and comments on Swinburne solicited by JM|
|Box 14||Roosevelt, Franklin D. 1936, undated - correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, relating to requests made to FDR, FDR's 1936 campaign, Harper and Bros., S. E. Burr Jr., S. H. Wandell|
|Box 15||Naylor Co. (publishers) 1950-1968|
|Box 40||WFM's library listing|
|Box 40||List of books owned by WFM|
|Box 40||Newsletters of the Aaron Burr Association|
|Box 40||Typescript copies and plans for McCaleb Adding Machine Co. 1910s|
|Box 40||Tax receipts|
|Box 40-41||Print items|
|Box 42||Manuscript notebooks, agendas|
|Box 43||Print clippings|
|Box 38||Bill and Emmie - manuscripts, typescripts|
|Box 38||Columbine - manuscripts, typescripts|
|Box 37||Pedro, Pat and Me - manuscripts, typescripts|
|Box 38||Peter Wembleton - manuscripts, typescripts|
|Box 39||A Child's History of Texas - manuscripts, typescripts|
|Box 39||The Mier Expedition - manuscripts, typescripts|
|Box 16-17||New Light on Aaron Burr - manuscripts, typescripts|
|Box 39||The Santa Fe Expedition - manuscripts, typescripts|
|Box 39||The Spanish Missions of Texas - manuscripts, typescripts|
|Box 39||Texas and the Mexican War - manuscripts, typescripts|
|Box 18-20||Miscellaneous, on national and international themes circa 1930-1960|
|Box 21-24||Miscellaneous - manuscripts and typescripts|
|Box 25||A-C - manuscripts and typescripts|
|Box 26||C-F - manuscripts and typescripts|
|Box 27||H-J - manuscripts and typescripts|
|Box 28||O-U - manuscripts and typescripts|
|Box 29||A-H - manuscripts and typescripts|
|Box 30||H-P - manuscripts and typescripts|
|Box 31||R-W - manuscripts and typescripts|
|Box 32||"Don Pedro" - manuscripts and typescripts|
|Box 33||"The Gold Finder" - manuscripts and typescripts|
|Box 34||"Helmet's Tale" - manuscripts and typescripts|
|Box 35-36||Margarita - manuscripts and typescripts|
|Box 44-45||Books by WFM|