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 correspondence from Wendy Brown of McClelland and Stewart Limited and copies of letters from Budge Wilson to "Marilyn" and "Marge" regarding illustrations for her book, "The Sale". The file also includes copies of Wilson's illustrations for her own book.
File contains correspondence from other writers sent to Budge Wilson, and some photocopies of her outgoing correspondence to writers. The writers include Julie Johnston, Sheila Dalton, Joan Clarke, Betsy Struthers, Leonie M. Poirier, Katherine Paterson, Claire MacKay, Malcolm Ross, Sylvia McNicoll, Donez Xiques, Janice Kulyk Keefer, Weiner Zimmerman, Bill Percy, Sylvia Gunnery, Pam Donogh, Kit Pearson, Paul Robinson, Yan Martel, Timothy Findley, Joyce Barkhouse, Margaret Hammer, Tim Wynne-Jones, Carol Shields, and Sandra Bridsell.
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).
File contains a typed and annotated draft of Budge Wilson's book "Mystery Lights at Blue Harbour" and a letter from her editor at Scholastic-TAB Publications Ltd., Sheila Dalton. The draft is missing some pages and included pages are out of order. A note from Budge Wilson on one of the pages reads "pages missing may not have needed edit."
File contains a typed and annotated draft of Budge Wilson's book "Mystery Lights at Blue Harbour" and handwritten pages with Wilson's notes. The draft was typed by a professional typist after the first handwritten draft and Wilson's first typed version.