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Joyce Barkhouse fonds
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Correspondence from Joyce's great grandchildren

File contains correspondence from and about Joyce's great grandchildren. Materials include four cards from the grandchildren, one photograph of a child, correspondence regarding the children, and a poem written by Joyce called "First Pet" in 1950.

Personal documents and photographs of Joyce Barkhouse

Series contains personal documents that are generally unrelated to Joyce Barkhouse's professional career as a writer. The types of records included here are family photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts written by other family members. The series also contains records relating to Barkhouse's early career as a teacher.

Photograph of Dr. Harold Edwin Killam

File contains one photograph of Dr. Harold Edwin Killam, Joyce Barkhouse's father, in his home office. Killam was involved with Dalhousie's Faculty of Medicine.

Photographs of Joyce Barkhouse with others

File contains four photographs of Joyce Barkhouse with other people. One photograph is taken when she was younger, and is posing with four other people around her age. The others feature Barkhouse as an older woman, posing with other people of similar ages outside, on a deck, or in the woods with pails.

Photograph of schoolchildren taught by Harold Edwin Killam

File contains one mounted photograph of schoolchildren taught by H.E. (Harold Edwin) Killam (1878-1957) when he was 16 years old. Killam is seated in the centre of the photograph. The children of varying ages are posed for a group shot, and the photograph is taken outside.

Photographs of Joyce Barkhouse's family

File contains two photographs of Joyce Barkhouse's family. One is in the form of a Christmas card from 1946, and depicts Joyce's children Janet and Murray standing outside with the caption "Love & best wishes from Joyce & Milton." The other depicts Joyce and her husband and children along with her father, pictured standing outside of a house.

Assorted documents and photographs of Joyce Barkhouse

File contains articles by Joyce Barkhouse (and others) for the Wesley Knox United Church, including "For Mothers and Others"; the announcements of the Thomas H. Raddall endowment at Dalhousie University Libraries; family postcards; photographs of Joyce Barkhouse; correspondence; printouts of Google search results for Joyce Barkhouse; magazines featuring her writing (including 10 "Canadian Boy" magazines with installments of her story "Purple Cloak"); programs from the Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children's Literature (1991); newspaper clippings; Janet Barkhouse's nomination of her mother for the Order of Nova Scotia; and a draft of "Doctor's Daughter."

Joyce Barkhouse fonds

  • MS-2-646
  • Fonds
  • [1860-1899], 1906-2012

The Joyce Barkhouse fonds consists of published and unpublished manuscripts of books, short stories, articles, and other writings, as well as photocopies and clippings of published materials, personal and professional correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, promotional material, and other material collected and created by Joyce Barkhouse.

This fonds consists of nine series: Articles and other writings, Books, Short stories, Associations, Awards, Biographical materials and other documents, Correspondence, Personal documents, and Promotional material.

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Books of Joyce Barkhouse

Series contains records related to published books including Abraham Gesner, Anna's Pet, George Dawson: The Little Giant, The Pit Pony, The Purple Cloak, The Smallest Rabbit, The Witch of Port LaJoye, The Lost Ship, and The Story of Little Martin. Types of records included here are drafts, galleys, published books, research materials, sketches, and audio-visual materials relating to published works.

Smallest Rabbit and related documents and photographs

File contains a copy of "Smallest Rabbit" by Joyce Barkhouse and illustrated by Barbara Martin, published by Lancelot Press, along with correspondence regarding the book and photographs of Barkhouse and Martin with the book. The file also contains a copy of Barkhouse's speech about the book, a partial draft, and order form.

Correspondence regarding Pit Pony audio book

File contains correspondence with Janet and Joyce Barkhouse about making an audio book version of Pit Pony. The file includes pricing for the book, sales, an agreement, and a photograph of Joyce Barkhouse with the book, and a newspaper clipping. The file also includes correspondence relating to a song by Rosalee Peppard written for Joyce Barkhouse.

Photographs with family and friends, including vacations

File contains various photographs belonging to Joyce Barkhouse depicting her family (including Margaret Atwood), friends, and travels. These include a trip to Oberammergau in 1980 with Mary Wade, Mildred Smith, and Frances Brown, as well as trips to London and Newfoundland. Some of the photographs are scanned onto black and white sheet of paper in batches, while others are originals.

Short Stories of Joyce Barkhouse

Series contains short stories, both published and unpublished. The types of records included here are drafts, clippings of published articles, copies of publications containing short stories, and related correspondence, research, photographs, and notes.

Documents regarding appointment to the Order of Nova Scotia

File contains correspondence, invitations to the ceremony, programs, congratulations cards, newspaper clippings about the event, and the agenda for the ceremony. The file also contains three photographs of Joyce Barkhouse and others in attendance.

Photograph of Dr. Harold Leslie Atwood

File contains a matted photograph of Dr. Harold Leslie Atwood, the brother of writer Margaret Atwood and nephew of Joyce Barkhouse. The photograph was likely taken for his graduation from the University of Toronto (B.A.).

Photograph of Margaret Atwood

File contains a matted photograph of Margaret "Peggy" Atwood, Joyce Barkhouse's niece, likely taken for her graduation from the University of Toronto i n 1961.

Assorted documents and photographs of Joyce Barkhouse

File includes a letter to children's author Claire MacKay and copies of publications that include stories by Joyce Barkhouse, including Hi Venture magazine and the Canadian Children's Literature journal. The file also includes photographs of Blomidon, King's County, Nova Scotia and the Town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in addition to copies of poems, birthday invitations, an edited biography of Joyce Barkhouse from the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia website, and family history documents.

Drafts and other documents for Anna's Pet

File includes correspondence, licensing and royalty information, a draft of the book with illustrations, a published copy of the book, and the publishing agreement with Lorimer for the children's book Anna's Pet by Joyce Barkhouse and Margaret Atwood. The file also has two photographs from a puppet adaptation of Anna's Pets by Mermaid Theatre, directed by Fred Thury and designed by Tom Miller. Two other stories by Margaret Atwood, "Flying Rabbits and their Ancestors" and "Silent Sam and the Singing Sausage from Saturn" are also included.

Documents and photographs related to A Saga of the Dark One

File contains documents and photographs related to A Saga of the Dark One. Photographs depict ships in the Halifax waterfront with many people standing around them, possibly for the Tall Ships Festival. Documents include typed pages regarding vikings. Magazines including Maclean's and Horizons Canada, both with articles on vikings.

Drafts of short stories by Joyce Barkhouse

File contains typescript and handwritten drafts of short stories, including "Doctor's Daughter," "The Excursion," "For Marian" (eulogy for Marian Lacey), "Adventures in an Automobile," "The Indian Connection," and "Song of the Brook." The file also contains a poem by Joyce Barkhouse, "After School"; a story written by her nephew David, entitled "Grandfather 15 June 09"; and some correspondence regarding Marian Lacey and Margaret Atwood (nee Killam). A photograph of eight children (Keith Porter, Lorna, Joyce, Fred, Bernie, Boyd Burgess, Kay, and Margaret) at a culvert on the North Mountain Railway is also included.

Awards of Joyce Barkhouse

Series contains records related to awards and honours received by Joyce Barkhouse, including the Marianna Dempster Memorial Award, the Ann Connor Brimer Award, the Order of Nova Scotia, and the Order of Canada. The types of records included here are acceptance speeches, programs, photographs, certificates, newspaper clippings, and related correspondence.

Documents related to the death of Charles Edward Ells

File contains documents related to the death of Charles Edward Ells, Joyce Barkhouse's cousin. Materials include a selective pictorial biography with family pictures, correspondence with his immediate family, an obituary, articles, and a photograph of Ellis in his youth.

One photograph of Milton Joseph Barkhouse

File contains one photograph of Milton Joseph Barkhouse, Joyce's husband, at age 16. He is pictured facing sideways, wearing a jacket, tie, and shirt. The photograph is mounted, and was taken by Canadian School Studios.

Photograph of Margaret and Kathleen Killam

File contains one photograph of Margaret and Kathleen Killam around the time of their weddings. It is a portrait style photograph, with both people looking off to the side.

Photographs of Margaret Atwood

File contains seven photographs of Margaret "Peggy" Atwood, taken by Oliver Cogswell, the son of Kay, Joyce Barkhouse's sister.
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