McCague, James (1909-1977)
The James McCague collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, research material and printed material.
Manuscripts include The Fortune Road (1965); Flatboat Days on the Ohio River; Steamboats on the Mississippi; When The Rails Went West; Hoxey's Comet; Moguls and Iron Men (Harper and Row 1964); The Cumberland (Holt, Rinehart, and Winston 1974); and The Second Rebellion (Dial Press, 1968).
Correspondence includes business correspondence dated from 1963 to 1966.
Research material consists of various items sorted into subjects by McCague. Topics include Africa; airplanes; Black history; Chicago; Chisolm Trail; clipper ships; the FBI; the Presidency; and Tecumseh.
Printed material includes reviews of The Big Ivy, The Cumberland, Fiddle Hill, The Great Gold Mountain, Moguls and Iron Men, The Second Rebellion, and To Be A Hero. Also included are various clippings about these works and original artwork, by Larry Lurin, for the book jacket of To Be A Hero.