File contains royalty reports, draft agreements with handwritten annotations, and correspondence. The documents relate to Joyce Barkhouse's books Pit Pony, Saga of the Dark One, George Dawson: The Little Giant, and A Name for Himself: A Biography of Thomas Head Raddall.
File contains written histories of various uses and publications of books by Joyce Barkhouse, termination and publication agreements, correspondence, and some photocopied newspaper clippings of reviews. Books referenced in this file include: The Witch of Port LaJoye, A Name for Himself: A Biography of Thomas Head Raddall, Yesterday's Children, George Dawson, The Little Giant (originally called The Little Doctor), Anna's Pet (with Margaret Atwood), and Smallest Rabbit. The file also includes the brochure for an exhibit at the Mary E. Black Gallery by the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design of "The Lorenzen Pottery, Ernst and Alma Lorenzen: Contributions to Nova Scotia Craft Since 1949."
File contains Joyce Barkhouse's Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) letter, a copy of her handwritten living will, list of contacts, a letter to her children (Janet and Murray) and correspondence with her lawyer, Jeffrey R. Blucher of McInnes Cooper & Robertson.
File contains two Grade 2 class registers with lists of students taught by Joyce Killam at Liverpool School Section No. 8 in Queens County, Nova Scotia. The file also contains a copy of her teacher's license, originally issued in 1937 and re-issued in 1969 by the Department of Education, Nova Scotia.
File contains a photocopy of a newspaper article about a story written by Joyce Barkhouse for the New York Times entitled "In Nova Scotia, Mushrooms to Go," which was about Alma and Ernst Lorenzen of Lantz and their collection of ceramic Nova Scotian mushrooms.
File contains typescript and handwritten poems by Joyce Barkhouse: "Hostess" (unpublished); "The Happy Clam" (unpublished); "The Chickadee"; "Nostalgia" (rewrite); "Annapolis" (published posthumously in "Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things," 2017); "The Shades of Night" (written at age 15); "Vengeance" (unpublished); "Little Hunter" (unpublished); "Snow" (published); "A Winter Prayer"; "The Frightened Witch" (published); "Little Hunter"; "First Pet"; and "After School." The file also includes a copy of "Obedience" by Isaac Watts (1674-1748).
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."
File contains three books: a personal expenses ledger, including insurance payments and income cheques for Joyce Barkhouse (1948-1952); an inventory of household furniture and personal effects (January 23, 1959); and a wedding record with notes about her wedding to Milton Joseph Barkhouse (September 16, 1942). The wedding record also includes invitations and cards in the back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
File includes correspondence, a list of Joyce Barkhouse's selected books and awards, a description of Pit Pony by Barkhouse, including thematic links and activity ideas, and biographies of other nominated books. Some of Barkhouse's notes are handwritten.
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.
File contains correspondence regarding Joyce Barkhouse's books The Little Giant, George Dawson and A Name for Himself, Biography of Thomas Raddall. The file also includes royalty statements for both books, a termination agreement, and three copies of a description of The Little Giant, George Dawson.
File contains correspondence between Joyce Barkhouse and the Formac Publishing Company about the reprint of the Pit Pony. The file includes emails about the illustrations and the movie, royalty statements, a copy of a proposed illustration, Amazon reviews of the book, and a newspaper clipping of Maclean's bestseller list.
File contains records relating to Joyce Barkhouse's appointment to the Order of Canada, including congratulations cards, photographs from the event, the invitation, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and programs.
File contains eight certificates given to Joyce Barkhouse from Government House, Halifax, Nova Scotia (on her 90th birthday); South Shore Literary Club (Lifetime Achievement Award); Nova Scotia Library Association (Ann Connor-Brimer Award); Federation of Nova Scotian Heritage (Dr. Phyllis R. Blakeley Lifetime Achievement Award); Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia (Honourary Life Member and the creation of the Joyce Barkhouse Award); Nova Scotia Children's Literature Roundtable (for contributions to children's literature); Canadian Authors Association (Marianna Dempster Memorial Award); and the Cultural Federation of Nova Scotia (Cultural Life Award).
File contains newspaper clippings about the cancellation of the Pit Pony TV series and efforts to safe the the wharf in Harbourville, Nova Scotia, attached to a letter sent from Joyce Barkhouse to her sister. The file also contains a poster for the Pit Pony audio book, narrated by Richard Donat.
File contains newspaper clippings and printouts from websites. Included are obituaries from the Chronicle Herald, The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin, Globe and Mail, The Canadian Press, and Toronto News.
File contains clippings of articles about the announcement of the Pit Pony television series; plays by Joyce Barkhouse and Margaret Atwood performed by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia; an article by Kathleen Hickey (granddaughter); a press release on a course on Global History by Murray Barkhouse; and a copy of a letter from Amy (Helene Bennet's granddaughter) to the CBC Radio program Crosswords. The file also contains a letter from Maureen E. Lipkewich of the Mining Association of British Columbia to Joyce Barkhouse about the use of her novel Pit Pony in the British Columbia curriculum, and a letter from Joyce to her cousins with copies of newspaper articles about a house in Concord, a symposium in children's literature at Acadia University that she was involved in, and Anne Perry.
File also contains the program for the presentation of the first Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children's Literature to Joyce Barkhouse for her book Pit Pony, and newspaper articles about her niece Margaret 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.).
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.
File contains two diaries, one kept while Joyce Barkhouse was living with her mother in Woodville, Nova Scotia, and the other written during a trip overseas with her cousin Mary Burton from Portage-la-Prairie, Manitoba.