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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The Joyce Barkhouse fonds consists of published and unpublished manuscripts of books, short stories, articles, and other writings, as well as photocopies and clippings of published materials, personal and professional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

Books of Joyce Barkhouse

Series contains records related to published books including Abraham Gesner, Anna's Pet, George Dawson: The Little Giant, The Pit Pony, The Purple Cloak, The Smallest Rabbit, The Witch of Port LaJoye, The Lost Ship, and The Story of Little Martin. Types of records included here are drafts, galleys, published books, research materials, sketches, and audio-visual materials relating to published works.

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)

Stories for my godson

File contains an illustrated story, written by Dr. Northway ("Godmother Mars") to her godson, Karl. Budge Wilson did the illustrations circa 1955. The file also

Short stories by Budge Wilson

Series consists of independent short stories written by Budge Wilson (i.e., those not included in complete anthologies by Wilson). Series includes drafts and proofs with annotations by Budge Wilson and her editors.

Books and short story anthologies by Budge Wilson

Series consists of research, manuscripts, and drafts of books and short story anthologies written by Budge Wilson. Series also contains some draft illustrations by Budge Wilson and artists with whom she collaborated, including Terry Roscoe, and signed, published copies of her books.

Associations of Joyce Barkhouse

Series contains records regarding associations that Barkhouse was involved with. The types of records included here are correspondence, promotional material, reports, newsletters, and programs.

Reviews and promotional material

Series contains newspaper clippings, printouts from websites, and publisher's catalogues that feature reviews and promotional material about Budge Wilson's books. The series also contains drafts of press releases written by Budge Wilson to promote her books and newspaper articles that feature Budge Wilson and her writing career.

The sale in Magook, no. 2

File contains a copy of Magook No. 2 (1977), which contains Budge Wilson's short story "The Sale."

Izzie : the Christmas that almost wasn't

Subseries contains handwritten and typescript drafts of the first book in Budge Wilson's Izzie series, "The Christmas that Almost Wasn't." The book was originally titled "The Christmas of the Big Blow."

The Christmas of the big blow : drafts

File contains two drafts of Budge Wilson's book "The Christmas of the Big Blow," which was later published as "The Christmas that Almost Wasn't."

Donna Morrissey fonds

  • MS-2-753
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2012
Fonds contains manuscripts and typescripts (print and electronic), drafts, page proofs, illustrations, digital photographs, and published copies of the novels, scripts, and short stories written by Donna Morrissey. It also contains e-mail and printed correspondence, press material and book reviews, and resource material from a workshop.

Morrissey, Donna, 1956-

School visits

Series consists of cards, letters, artwork, and stories given to Budge Wilson by children in schools that she visited in her capacity as an author.

The best/worst Christmas present ever

Subseries consists of handwritten and typescript drafts of Budge Wilson's children's book "The Best/Worst Christmas Present Ever." The book was previously titled "The Gift." Subseries also contains a sketch for an illustration by Terry Roscoe.

Student artwork given to Budge Wilson

File contains student artwork given to Budge Wilson from various presentations that she gave at elementary schools. The artwork relates to her books, including "Manfred the Unmanageable Monster," the Lorinda Dauphinee book series, "The Long Wait," "Mystery Lights at Blue Harbour," "A House far from Home," and "The Worst Christmas Present Ever."

The gift : handwritten first draft

File contains the first handwritten draft of Budge Wilson's book "The Gift," later published as "The Best / Worst Christmas Present Ever," and a letter to Sandra Bogart, Acquisitions Editor at Scholastic Books.

The diary : drafts

File contains four draft typewritten version of short story The Diary. This short story appeared in the book The Leaving, 1983.

The pen-pal : drafts

File contains three revised typewritten copies of short story The Pen-Pal. This short story was published The Leaving, 1990.

The pen-pal : copy-edited version

File contains two typed and annotated drafts of Budge Wilson's short story "The Pen-pal," which was published in her anthology "The Leaving" (1990).

The metaphor from Chatelaine Magazine

File contains Budge Wilson's short story "The Metaphor," as it appeared in Chatelaine Magazine, after winning second prize in their short story competition.

The leaving

Subseries contains handwritten and typescript drafts of Budge Wilson's short story anthology "The Leaving." The anthology contains the following short stories: "The Metaphor," "The Diary," "Mr. Manuel Jenkins," "Lysandra's Poem," "My Mother and Father," "The Leaving," "My Cousin Clarette," "The Reunion," "Waiting," "Be-ers and Doers," and "The Pen Pal."

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.

My cousin Clarette : handwritten

File contains a notebook with a handwritten draft of Budge Wilson's short story "My Cousin Clarette," which was published in her anthology "The Leaving" (1990).

The charmers : handwritten first draft

File contains a handwritten draft of Budge Wilson's short story "The Charmers" (later named "The Charmer"), which was published in the anthology "Cordelia Clark" (1994).

Cordelia Clark

Subseries consists of handwritten and typescript drafts of the short stories included in Budge Wilson's anthology "Cordelia Clark." The stories included in this anthology are: "The Charmer," "Cordelia Clark," "Loretta and Alexander," "Birds, Horses and Muffins," "Was It Fun on the Beach Today?," "The Happy Pill," "Just Give me a little More Time, Eh?," "Dreams," "Joanna and the Dark," and "The Listener."

Big little Jerome : Crackers magazine

File contains the Crackers magazine that includes Budge Wilson's short story "Big Little Jerome," as well as a typed page with Wilson's original ending to the story, which was cut by Crackers and other anthologies in which the story appears.

Was it fun on the beach today? : handwritten

File contains a notebook with a handwritten draft of Budge Wilson's short story "Was it Fun on the Beach Today?," which was published in the "Blue Jean Collection" (1992).

Profile article for CANSCAIP newsletter : Tanglefoot

File contains a draft of Budge Wilson's article on the Peterborough-based music group Tanglefoot, which she wrote for the CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers) newsletter.
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