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Budge Wilson fonds

  • MS-2-650
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2018
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.

Wilson, Budge (Marjorie)

Draft of speech for the Halifax Public Libraries freedom to read week program on remembering Margaret Laurence

  • MS-2-650.2010-031, Box 55, Folder 7
  • File
  • June 2, 1983 - March 3, 1993
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File includes Budge Wilson's handwritten speech and a copy of a speech by Margaret Laurence "On Censorship...A Speech given to Ontario Provincial Judges and their Wives" and "Remarks on Margaret Laurence" by Joan Y. Johnston. The file also contains a letter from the Halifax City Regional Library about her participation in the event.

Budge Wilson talk at Blandford Show opening

File contains Budge Wilson's handwritten speech for the Blandford Show Opening. The speech discusses here writing career, and the photographs and paintings at the Show.

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.

Typescript of a speech

File consists of the hand-written speech of Budge Wilson given at the book launch for Before Green Gables, in February 2008. Includes three photographs taken at the event.

Handwritten script of commentary regarding the Swissair disaster on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's radio program Information Morning

File consists of the hand-written draft of a script by Budge Wilson, regarding the Swissair disaster, on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Halifax Information Morning program. Includes two photocopies of letters to Dick Miller, a CBC producer. Also includes three copies of the final typescript of the speech.

Typescript of a speech and other materials of Budge Wilson regarding a school reunion at Branksome Hall

File consists of: the typescript of a speech of Budge Wilson; the typescripts of electronic email messages; the itinerary for the reunion; photocopied photographs of the Class of 1945 (Budge Archibald Wilson's class) and gravestone of Edith MacGregor, Principal of Branksome Hall; class list with addresses; and the Branksome Hall school reunion program.
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