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Ann Blades fonds Series
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By the Sea: An Alphabet Book - Production, Publication

This series consists of materials related to the production and publication of By the Sea: An Alphabet Book, including correspondence, draft illustrations, and information regarding the sale of the original materials. In 1986 Blades received the E...

Personal Materials

This series consists of a photographic scrapbook containing photos of Blades giving presentations to school and library groups, general headshots, Blades attending various literary events, and a variety of newspaper clippings.

Mary of Mile 18 - production, reviews, film

This series consists of materials relating to Blades' first book, Mary of Mile 18. Included are a variety of correspondence (some regarding Blades' grievance against May Cutler), letters and test prints related to the 30th anniversary e...

Six Darn Cows-Production and Reviews.

Series contains a storyboard, page layout, sketches, rejected and accepted artwork, and reviews for the book, <i>Six Darn Cows</i>. Other documents relating to the publication of <i>Six Darn Cows</i>, can be found in the “A...

Anna’s Pet-Production and Reviews.

Series contains a storyboard, page layout, sketches, rejected and accepted artwork, and reviews for the book, <i>Anna’s Pet</i>. Also included are brochures from the Mermaid Theatre puppet production of the story. Other documents relat...

Professional correspondence

This series contains a variety of Blades' professional correspondence, from the publication of her first book to recent correspondence with other authors. General categories of correspondence include letters to and from publishers, agents, a...

Fowlini (unpublished) - production

This series contains materials related to the production and attempted publication of Fowlini, including letters to various publishers, draft and final copies of the manuscript, and draft and final copies of the illustrations.

General Publicity Materials

This series contains publicity materials not related to any specific book, including profiles, interviews, articles, newspaper clippings, and two taped radio interviews. Also included are flyers created and distributed by Blades when she was atte...

The Singing Basket-Production, Reviews and Materials.

Records in this series indicate that Blades was unsatisfied with the publication of <i>Jacques the Woodcutter</i>, so therefore purchased her rights to the artwork back from the publisher, and collaborated with author Kit Pearson to re...

Adolph (unpublished) - production

This series consists of materials related to the creation and attempted publication of Adolph, including letters to publishers, draft and final copies of the manuscript, and draft and final illustrations.

Willemina's Christmas (unpublished) - production

This series consists of materials relating to the production and attempted publication of Willemina's Christmas, including the draft and final illustrations and manuscript, and photographs and letters sent to publishers.

A Salmon for Simon-Production, Reviews and Awards.

Series contains sketches, drawings, paintings, a preparatory manuscript, correspondence, reviews, trade catalogues, royalty reports and award related materials, which document the production, sale and critical reception of the book, <i>A Sal...

Pettranella-Production and Reviews.

Series contains sketches, drawings, paintings, preparatory manuscripts, correspondence, reviews and royalty reports related to the production and sale of the book, <i>Pettranella</i>. Two watercolour paintings used for the cover and pa...

Anna’s Pet/Six Darn Cows Materials.

<i>Anna’s Pet</i>, and <i>Six Darn Cows</i>, written by Margaret Atwood and Joyce Barkhouse, and Margaret Laurence respectively, are both books in the Kids of Canada series, published by James Lorimer and Company.Series con...

General Financial Papers

This series contains Blades' general financial papers, including royalties statements and Public Lending Right statements. Public Lending Right is a Canadian national program which compensates authors whose work is freely available in public ...

A Candle for Christmas-Production and Reviews.

Series consists of sketches, drawings and watercolour paintings related to the production of <i>A Candle for Christmas</i>, including 16 watercolour paintings used for the book. Also included are correspondence and notes regarding the ...

Bau Xi Gallery

Series contains materials related to Blades' artwork showcased at and sold through the Bau Xi Art Gallery in Vancouver. Textual records include correspondence, statements, invitations, and sales information. Graphic records include mainly inc...

"Seasons," Board Books-Production and Reviews.

Series consists of sketches, drawings and watercolour paintings related to the production of Blades’ “Seasons,” board books (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter), including 24 watercolour paintings used for the books. Also included are correspondence and...

Canadian Books for Children - production

This series contains materials related to the creation of a cover for Canadian Books for Children, including several drafts and commentaries on them, sketches, and a mock cover. A copy of the published book has been removed from the series and ma...

A Dog Came, Too-Production, Reviews and Publicity.

Series contains a contract, a storyboard, a trade catalogue, a map, a periodical, sketches, drawings, paintings, preparatory manuscripts, correspondence, notes, clippings, research materials, reviews and royalty statements related to the productio...

A Ride for Martha-Production

Series contains a contract, a BC Book Prize certificate, a storyboard, sketches, drawings, paintings, preparatory manuscripts, correspondence, notes, clippings, research materials and royalty statements related to the production and sale of the bo...

Back to the Cabin-Production, Reviews and Publicity.

Series contains a contract, a storyboard, sketches, drawings, paintings, manuscripts, correspondence, notes, trade catalogues, reviews, clippings and publicity, which document the production, sale and critical reception of the book, <i>Back ...

Pond Seasons-Production and Reviews.

Series consists of sketches, drawings and watercolour paintings related to the production of <i>Pond Seasons</i>, including 27 watercolour paintings used for the book. Also included are correspondence and notes regarding the production...

Wolf and the Seven Little Kids-Production and Reviews.

Series contains a contract, sketches, drawings, paintings, research materials, correspondence, notes, galley proofs, reviews and clippings, which document the production and critical reception of the book, <i>Wolf and the Seven Little Kids&l...

Too Small-Production and Reviews.

Series contains a contract, a storyboard, a document regarding cover layout, sketches, drawings, paintings, research materials, manuscripts, correspondence, notes, galley proofs, a trade catalogue, reviews and clippings, which document the product...