File contains letters from students and their teachers from two Grade 2 classes at Harold F. Loughin Public School in Brampton, Ontario. The letters are about Wilson's books "Going Bananas," "Mr. John Bertrand Nijinsky and Charlie," and "Madame Belzile and Ramsay Hitherton-Hobbs," which the classes read.
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.
File contains a copy of Budge Wilson's short story "The Dandelion Garden : A Modern Fable for Elderly Children," as it appeared in the "Integrated Language Arts Anthology" (1995) for Grade 6 students, and two copies of the Permissions Request form from ScottForesman to Budge Wilson for the non-exclusive reprint rights to this short story (originally published in her anthology "The Dandelion Garden and Other Stories").
File contains two drafts of Budge Wilson's short story "Mr. Manuel Jenkins" and a copy of the story as it appeared in "Atlantica: Stories from the Maritimes and Newfoundland" (edited by Lesley Choyce and published by Goose Lake). This story was included in Wilson's 2002 anthology "Fractures."
File contains a typed and annotated draft of Budge Wilson's book "Mystery Lights at Blue Harbour". The draft was typed by a professional typist, following her handwritten draft and her first typed draft (typed by Wilson).