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Joyce Barkhouse fonds

  • MS-2-646
  • Fonds
  • [1860-1899], 1906-2012

The Joyce Barkhouse fonds consists of published and unpublished manuscripts of books, short stories, articles, and other writings, as well as photocopies and clippings of published materials, personal and professional correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, promotional material, and other material collected and created by Joyce Barkhouse.

This fonds consists of nine series: Articles and other writings, Books, Short stories, Associations, Awards, Biographical materials and other documents, Correspondence, Personal documents, and Promotional material.

Barkhouse, Joyce Carmen

Correspondence regarding The Secret of Silk

File contains correspondence related to Barkhouse's short story "The Secret of Silk," which was originally "Unimportant Princess" and renamed for OWL magazine. Materials also contain the first page of the story.

Personal documents and photographs of Joyce Barkhouse

Series contains personal documents that are generally unrelated to Joyce Barkhouse's professional career as a writer. The types of records included here are family photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts written by other family members. The series also contains records relating to Barkhouse's early career as a teacher.

Song of Hiawatha

Item consists of one book titled "Song of Hiawatha" owned by Joyce as a child and later read to her children. The book is small and bound in maroon leather.

Photograph of Dr. Harold Edwin Killam

File contains one photograph of Dr. Harold Edwin Killam, Joyce Barkhouse's father, in his home office. Killam was involved with Dalhousie's Faculty of Medicine.

Photographs of Joyce Barkhouse with others

File contains four photographs of Joyce Barkhouse with other people. One photograph is taken when she was younger, and is posing with four other people around her age. The others feature Barkhouse as an older woman, posing with other people of similar ages outside, on a deck, or in the woods with pails.

Photograph of schoolchildren taught by Harold Edwin Killam

File contains one mounted photograph of schoolchildren taught by H.E. (Harold Edwin) Killam (1878-1957) when he was 16 years old. Killam is seated in the centre of the photograph. The children of varying ages are posed for a group shot, and the photograph is taken outside.

Photographs of Joyce Barkhouse's family

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.

Assorted documents and photographs of Joyce Barkhouse

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."

Articles and other writings of Joyce Barkhouse

Series contains articles and other writings such as speeches, poems, and plays. The types of records included here are drafts, clippings of published articles, copies of publications containing these articles, and some related notes and correspondence.

How Old is Old

File contains a copy of an article written by Joyce Barkhouse and published in Hi-Venture.

Northern Builder

File contains an article written by Joyce Barkhouse and published in The Young Soldier and Crusader.
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