Caras, Roger (1928-2001)
Scope:
The Roger Caras collection consists of both book-length and journal-length manuscripts; correspondence; some photographs; drafts of screenplays for both television and film; reports and speeches; and copious research files.

Book manuscripts with related materials include Antarctica: Land of Frozen Time (1962); Dangerous to Man: Requiem for the Wildlife of a Planet (1964); Wings of Gold (1965); The Custer Wolf (1966); North American Mammals: Fur-Bearing Animals of the United States and Canada (1967); Sarang (1968); Last Chance on Earth (1968); Monarch of Deadman’s Bay (1969); Panther (1970); A Perfect Harmony: the Intertwining Lives of Animals and Humans Throughout History (1996); The Bond: People and Their Animals (1997); and Going for the Blue: Inside the World of Show Dogs and Dog Shows (2001).

The drafts of manuscript material for magazine pieces focus predominantly on nature subjects, intended for such publications as Audubon Magazine, Family Circle, and This Week.  There are also unpublished drafts of articles and short stories.

Included in the screenplay section, is an early draft of the film story by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke from which the film 2001: A Space Odyssey was made.  Caras was serving as vice president of the film company that made the film.

Correspondence is both animal-related, regarding various humane societies and dog clubs, as well as media related, most specifically ABC News, as well as fan mail, personal, and other business related areas, such as the ASPCA and Caras’ various speaking engagements.

There are a number of manuscripts from others, submitted to Caras, primarily related to wildlife and pet subjects.  As mentioned above, there are copious amounts of notes, notebooks, and research files.
Notable Figures
1. Caras, Roger A.
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide
2. Radio Subject Guide