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Dalhousie University Archives Budge Wilson fonds
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Notices of Budge Wilson's appearances

File contains newspaper and magazine clippings, newsletters, posters, programs, and flyers, advertising appearances (mainly readings) by Budge Wilson at various places, including writers' unions, libraries, schools, book stores, and book festivals.

Awards and grants received by Budge Wilson

File contains Budge Wilson's applications for grants, clippings and newsletters announcing awards and prizes won by Wilson, and programs from awards' ceremonies. The awards/prizes include the CBC Literary Competition, Canadian Children's Book Centre Memorable Canadian Books for Young People, Nova Scotia's Aid to Established Writers Award, the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award, Canada Council for the Arts' grants, and the Ann Connor Brimer award from the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia.

Order of Canada investiture program

  • MS-2-650.2018-042, Box 89, Folder 9
  • File
  • March 10, 2005 - March 11, 2005
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains a copy of the program for the Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony at Rideau Hall, Ottawa on March 11, 2005, where Budge Wilson became a member of the Order of Canada. The file also includes a card from David Smythe, general manager of the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa, where she stayed.

Queen Elizabeth Medal event

File contains the invitation, certificate and accompanying letter, and two copies of the program for the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Investiture held at Government House, Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 11, 2012. Budge Wilson was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Hubbards Writers Festival tribute to Budge Wilson

File contains two copies of the event program, copies of correspondence calling for "Roasts and Toasts for Budge" that were sent out to her closest friends and colleagues, and a copy of the book "Budge" with tributes published by the Hubbards Writers Society.

Speech for Short Story Award at the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia Gala

File contains Budge Wilson's presenting speech for the Short Story Award at the 1999 Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia Gala (WFNS). The file includes her handwritten draft and final typed copy of the speech and a copy of the program for the event. The Short Story Award was won by André Narbonne with Leigh Anne Williams (second), Eve Mills Nash (third), and Lindsay Preston and Karen Leah Whalen (honourable mentions). Wilson's speech briefly discusses each individual and their short story submission.

Profiles on Budge Wilson

File contains copies of newspaper and magazine clippings and programs with profiles on Budge Wilson.

Electronic email messages and letters of Budge Wilson regarding a talk at the LBANS/NSLA Conference

File consists of the typescripts of electronic email messages and letters of Budge Wilson regarding a talk at the LBANS/NSLA (Library Boards Association of Nova Scotia / Nova Scotia Library Association). The conference was held in Greenwich, Nova Scotia, October 3-5, 2008. Includes the conference program booklet.

Reflexions : letters to kids

File contains two drafts of letters written by Budge Wilson to accompany the "RefleXions Un-Program," a language arts program run by Scholastic Canada Ltd. that distributed books to Canadian classrooms.

Budge Wilson's tributes to Margaret Laurence

File contains a copy of Budge Wilson's memorial talk for Margaret Laurence, delivered at Trent University on February 2, 1987 and later published in the Canadian Woman Studies journal. The file also contains a copy of the program from Wilson's memorial tribute and a copy of an article on Budge Wilson's address at the Halifax Main Library on Margaret Laurence.

Awards and honours

Series contains records relating to Budge Wilson's awards and honours, including correspondence, programs, certificates, and speeches.

Programs for awards ceremonies

File contains programs from awards ceremonies from awards that Budge Wilson was nominated for and/or won, including the City of Dartmouth Book Ward (for Cordelia Clark, 1995); the Ann Connor Brimer Award (for Sharla, 1998); and the Children's Book Week Gala (at which Wilson gave the Ann Connor Brimer Keynote Address in 1999).

Material related to Budge Wilson awards

File contains programs and itineraries for the Order of Nova Scotia, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the Mount Saint Vincent University convocation ceremonies.

Correspondence between Budge Wilson and Mount Saint Vincent University on honourary degree ceremony

  • MS-2-650.2018-042, Box 89, Folder 16
  • File
  • May 17, 2012 - May 18, 2012
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains correspondence (incoming and copies of outgoing) relating to Budge Wilson's honorary degree from Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU). The file also includes her biography used at the convocation, invitations, a copy of the Spring Convocation program, and a copy of the citation presented by Susan Drain at the convocation.

Canadian itinerary for the Sharla Project

File contains Budge Wilson's notes, correspondence, and programs for the Sharla Project, which included appearances in Churchill, Winnipeg, and Mexico City. The Canadian portion of the trip went from October 26 to November 4, 1998.

Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia Short Story Award introduction notes

File contains Budge Wilson's introductory speech for the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia Short Story Award and a program from the event. The award was won by Jane Elizabeth Ledwell with Beverley Morash (second), Beth Ryan (third), and Kathleen Knowles, Joyce Simpson and Abby Whidden (honourable mentions). Wilson's speech discusses each of the recipients and their submissions in turn.

Remembrance Day address at Chester United Baptist Church

  • MS-2-650.2018-042, Box 93, Folder 1
  • File
  • October 24, 2000 - November 11, 2000
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains three drafts of Budge Wilson's speech (two handwritten, one typescript). The file also contains correspondence from the Royal Canadian Legion, F.E. Butler Branch 44 of Chester, Nova Scotia regarding the ceremony and two tentative programs for morning.

Thank you letter from Genevieve Mullally, Workplace Education Program, Queen Elizabeth II Health Science Centre, to Budge Wilson

File consists of a thank you letter from Genevieve Mullally, Workplace Education Program, Queen Elizabeth II Health Science Centre, to Budge Wilson regarding talk Budge gave to a class of the Workplace Education Program. Includes a graduation program with a hand-written note to Budge Wilson. Also includes the report from the Workplace Education Program for 1998-99 with a review and photographs of the visit by Budge Wilson.
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