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After Swissair draft six

File contains the sixth draft of Budge Wilson's book "After Swissair," an extended poem. The draft was sent to Eileen Richmond at the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with annotations by Budge Wilson.

This week in Nova Scotia history

  • MS-2-650.2018-042, Box 91, Folder 35
  • File
  • April 28, 2018 - April 30, 2018
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains the printed version (published April 30, 2018) and online version (published April 28, 2018) of a newspaper article in The Nova Scotian, which includes an entry and photograph of Budge Wilson.

After Swissair draft five and handwritten notes by Budge Wilson

File contains the fifth draft of Budge Wilson's book "After Swissair," an extended poem. The draft was sent to Eileen Richmond at the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A note at the top of the first page from Budge Wilson to Eileen indicates that it is the "Most final to March 5. Edited and returned to Eileen March 13."

Chronicle Herald spotlight on cultural development in Nova Scotia

File contains a newspaper clipping of an article from The Chronicle Herald, which includes Budge Wilson's comments on the question "Which political party would foster cultural development in Nova Scotia?". The newspaper article also features responses from Charlotte Wilson-Hammond, Clam Harbour artist; Jamie Bradley, ACTRA Maritime national councilor and national vice-president of ACTRA; Josh MacDonald, playwright and screenwriter; Gordon Lamp, executive director of Music Nova Scotia; Walter Forsyth, Halifax-based filmmaker; and Mary Pat Mombourquette, managing director of Symphony Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotian review of Friendships

File contains a review of Budge Wilson's compilation of short stories "Friendships," which appeared in The Nova Scotian (or The Chronicle Herald) newspaper.

Draft four of After Swissair

File contains the fourth draft of Budge Wilson's book "After Swissair," an extended poem. A note on the original envelope that the draft was stored in indicates that the draft has three new poems and that it is the "Most recent draft before Eileen's [Eileen Richmond] latest [edits?], which, as of March 25, she's still working on. End of last poem very different."

A fiddle for Angus : final draft and note to agent Leona Trainer

  • MS-2-650.2018-042, Box 91, Folder 14
  • File
  • November 25, 2000 - November 26, 2000
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains the final draft of Budge Wilson's children's story "A Fiddle for Angus," and a note to her agent, Leona Trainer, about the draft. The file also contains the typescript of a short story entitled "My Heroine, Murphy Brown," by Budge Wilson (undated), which was included in the anthology "Friendships" (2006).

Talk notes to Junior League of Halifax Sustainers Garden Club

File contains Budge Wilson's notes for her presentation to the Junior League of Halifax Sustainers Garden Club. The file also includes a schedule of events for the club (including Wilson's presentation), and the contact information for the Club's members in 2001.

Ann Connor Brimer keynote address launching Canadian Children's Book Week

File contains a copy of Budge Wilson's "Ann Connor Brimer Talk," the keynote address at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, which launched Canadian Children's Book Week in 1999. The speech addresses the state of children's literature in Nova Scotia. The file also includes a copy of a fax sent to Budge Wilson from regarding the schedule for the Canadian Children's Book Week Gala.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Order of Nova Scotia investiture

File contains correspondence regarding Budge Wilson's appointment to the Order of Nova Scotia in 2011. The file also includes a copy of the program, guidelines for the Investiture Ceremony, Peggy MacKinnon's ticket, and the invitation to the ceremony.

Canadian Library Association acceptance speech for The Leaving

File contains a copy of Budge Wilson's acceptance speech printed in School Libraries in Canada (Summer 1991) for her Canadian Library Association (CLA) Young Adult Canadian Book Award for "The Leaving," and a copy of her letter to the magazine regarding the omission of the title of her book from the published speech. The speech was originally delivered at the CLA/CACL Book Awards Banquet in Montreal, Quebec. The file also includes an annotated, typescript copy of the speech, possibly used at the awards presentation.

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.

Electronic email messages and letters of Budge Wilson regarding the Dalhousie University Alumni Award ceremony and annual dinner

File consists of the typescripts of electronic email messages and letters of Budge Wilson regarding the Dalhousie University Alumni Award ceremony and annual dinner held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 16, 2008. The Alumni Achievement award was bestowed on Budge Wilson at the ceremony.

Electronic email messages of Budge Wilson regarding a talk at the Canadian Association of School Administrators Summer Leadership Academy

File consists of the typescripts of electronic email messages of Budge Wilson regarding a talk at the Canadian Association of School Administrators Summer Leadership Academy held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 10-13, 2008. Includes the conference program. Also includes a photocopied page from "Leaders and Learners" (volume 4, issue 23, September 2008, page 16).

Letters to Budge Wilson

File consists of: one note from Carol; and a letter from Armbrae Academy. Includes a newspaper clipping from "The Chester Clipper", May 3, 2005 (page 6).
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