File contains descriptions of Joyce Barkhouse's family and mother, written by her. Materials contain several written works about her mother and her mother's ancestors (Webster), a tribue to her mother, a glimpse of her mother's diary from 1899, age 16 (typed), as well as a story of Barkhouse's childhood titled "The Girls."
File contains descriptions of Joyce Barkhouse's early life and school days, written by her. Materials also contain a letter to her grandchildren and one newspaper article featuring the "Man About News" column by Alex Nickerson, a Dalhousie graduate.
File contains two photographs, one of Norene Smiley, Jane Buss, Joyce Barkhouse, and Susan Kerslake at a residence on Elm Street in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, and the other of Susan Kerslake, Joyce Barkhouse, Budge Wilson, and Jane Buss at a residence on Tower Road in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
File contains eight certificates given to Joyce Barkhouse from Government House, Halifax, Nova Scotia (on her 90th birthday); South Shore Literary Club (Lifetime Achievement Award); Nova Scotia Library Association (Ann Connor-Brimer Award); Federation of Nova Scotian Heritage (Dr. Phyllis R. Blakeley Lifetime Achievement Award); Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia (Honourary Life Member and the creation of the Joyce Barkhouse Award); Nova Scotia Children's Literature Roundtable (for contributions to children's literature); Canadian Authors Association (Marianna Dempster Memorial Award); and the Cultural Federation of Nova Scotia (Cultural Life Award).
File includes a letter to children's author Claire MacKay and copies of publications that include stories by Joyce Barkhouse, including Hi Venture magazine and the Canadian Children's Literature journal. The file also includes photographs of Blomidon, King's County, Nova Scotia and the Town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in addition to copies of poems, birthday invitations, an edited biography of Joyce Barkhouse from the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia website, and family history documents.
File contains two diaries, one kept while Joyce Barkhouse was living with her mother in Woodville, Nova Scotia, and the other written during a trip overseas with her cousin Mary Burton from Portage-la-Prairie, Manitoba.
File contains descriptions of Joyce Barkhouse's family histories, written by her. Materials contain writing on "Uncle Scott's Brook," "The Ice House," and "The Indian Connection" in regards to the Killam family. Materials also contain one notebook with handwritten ancestry notes.
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 incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence between Budge Wilson and Lindsay Brown, books editor for the Sunday Daily News and two drafts of Wilson's review of "Words Unrealized: Short Stories of Adolescence by Canadian Writers," edited by Andrew Garrod and Janet Webster (St. John's: Breakwater Press, 1991).
File contains a copy of a flyer advertising Irwin west coast writers (including Budge Wilson) and another flyer listing silent auction items (which included "Budge Wilson's Oyster Buoy") for a Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia event .
File contains newspaper and magazine clippings, newsletters, posters, and flyers, advertising appearances (mainly readings) by Budge Wilson at various places, including writers' unions, libraries, schools, book stores, and book festivals.
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.