Fonds MS-2-650 - Budge Wilson fonds

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Budge Wilson fonds

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  • Graphic material
  • Sound recording
  • Textual record
  • Moving images

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  • 1948-2018 (Creation)

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12.2 m of textual records and other material

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Custodial history

Materials were donated by Budge Wilson in twenty-nine accessions from 1993 to 2018. Prior to that, the materials were in the custody of Budge Wilson. The 1994-031 and 1994-020 accessions were assessed and listed together and not distinguishable at the time of processing; these accessions are both identified as "MS-2-650.1994-020" in the fonds. Donations prior to 1994 are not distinguished within the physical records or the case file and are simply identified as "MS-2-650."

Scope and content

Fonds consists of manuscripts and proofs of Budge Wilson's books and short stories; correspondence with publishers, students, and teachers; publicity material; photocopies and clippings of reviews, profiles, and notices regarding awards and appearances; diaries; recorded radio interviews; and an assortment of other documents created and collected by the author throughout her writing career. The fonds also contains materials relating to the adaptation of Wilson's novel "Before Green Gables" into a Japanese animated television series.

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Materials are arranged into eleven series, which are listed alphabetically: Adaptation of Before Green Gables for television; Articles by Budge Wilson; Audio and video recordings of interviews and readings; Awards and honours; Books and short story anthologies by Budge Wilson; Correspondence; Personal material; Presentations at workshops, conferences, and other appearances; Reviews and promotional material; School visits; and Short stories by Budge Wilson. See each series description for each series's organization.

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  • English

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This material is mainly in English, with some Japanese, French, and Danish.

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Diaries and calendars closed until 2030.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Budge Wilson fonds, MS-2-650.[accession number], Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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