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Teaching Materials and Assignments

This subseries consists of teaching materials and assignments collected by Dr. Margaret Mackey and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. It contains marked assignments based on Peter Rabbit and children's literature, marking rubrics, and study/classroom guides related to Peter Rabbit, media literacy, and LGBTQ issues in the English classroom.

Reference Searches

This subseries consists of reference searches conducted for (and by) Dr. Margaret Mackey that were collected and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. They relate to the subjects of Beatrix Potter and Petter Rabbit, copyright law, and animation.

Green Folder

This sub-subseries consists of various files put together by Dr. Margaret Mackey and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. It contains newspaper clippings relating to Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit, and other children's characters such as Thomas the Tank Engine and Winnie the Pooh. It also contains printouts and newspaper clippings that relate to business news and publishers Pearson P.L.C.. There are also some of Dr. Margaret Mackey's personal correspondences, more Peter Rabbit materials such as reviews, webpage printouts, erotic poems, and advertisements, and a photocopy of an article on collective memory.

Files Collections

This subseries consist of 2 file folders and the material contained within them that were collected by Dr. Margaret Mackey and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries.

Reviews

This subseries consists of reviews from magazines and news articles collected by Dr. Margaret Mackey and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. There are reviews for books, movies, TV shows, and educational software. Some of which relate to Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit.

Editorials and Other Writings

This subseries consists of various articles collected by Dr. Margaret Mackey and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. The articles deal with how children's and other forms of literature have changed over the years (with several articles citing Peter Rabbit). Some also deal with education, and another detailing a librarian who received letters from various authors (including Beatrix Potter).

Pink Folder

This sub-subseries consists of various files put together by Dr. Margaret and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. It contains 3 comic pages from the Edmonton Journal which contain a series of Peanuts comics that contain Peter Rabbit as a character, an overhead presentation about Peter Rabbit from its publisher F. Warne & Co., a newspaper article on publisher Pearson P.L.C., works relating to Dr. Margaret including an advertisement for a presentation, a catalogue on Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit works catalogued by her and an article on Peter Rabbit and its publication. It also contains an order form for The Bradford Exchange, and four copies of an article on choosing the best CD-Rom encyclopedia.

Catalogues

This subseries consists of various catalogues and similar materials collected by Dr. Margaret Mackey and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. It contains catalogues for Barbie Dolls, education software, Christmas gifts, and a photocopy of a page containing a list of reviews for TV programs from the Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature.

Publisher Information and General Business

This subseries consists of materials that relate to publishing and business news, specifically focusing on Pearson P.L.C. and its subsidiaries and related groups such as Penguin Random House and Dorling Kindersley, as well as other companies such as Hewlett-Packard and Simon & Schuster. All of which were collected by Dr. Margaret Mackey and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. The news articles are pulled from The Wall Street Journal, The Globe and Mail, The Edmonton Journal, The New Yorker, The Independent, The Observer, New York Times, website The Bookseller, as well as official press releases. These articles contain information on general business news, earnings reports, press releases, business deals, mergers, profits, and management.

Receipts and Inter-Library Loans

This subseries consists of receipts and quotes, and inter-library loan requests collected by Dr. Margaret Mackey and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. The receipts and quotes are from bookstores in Edmonton and England, and the University of Alberta. The inter-library loans were made at the University of Alberta Libraries and pertain to requests for a newspaper and materials relating Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit.

News

This subseries consists of newspaper clippings collected by Dr. Margaret Mackey and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. It contains clippings relating to Thomas the Tank Engine, hieroglyphics, and general entertainment news.

Conference and University of Alberta Files

This subseries consists of materials relating to the University of Alberta and conferences there that Dr. Margaret Mackey took part in. All of which were collected by Dr. Margaret Mackey and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. It consists of two pamphlets from the University of Alberta, one dealing with the Graduate Student Association awards night, and one detailing research at the University of Alberta. There are also materials relating to the 1995 conference "Intersecting Disciplines: Issues in Comparative Studies", including: an advertisement flyer, a program, and a paper proposal submitted by Dr. Margaret Mackey on "Cultural Diversity and Learning: Plural Narratives and Consequences for Children". It also contains a banner for "The Commercial Face of Children's Literature: The Commodification of a Classic".

Correspondences

This subseries consists of a sample of Dr. Margaret Mackey's personal correspondences collected and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. It contains personal correspondences relating to Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit, communications with publishers and colleagues, and about presentations. The correspondences are on cards, scrap paper, and email printouts from listservs. Some correspondences were sent with other materials such as articles, and media software (floppy discs).

Dr. Margaret Mackey Collection

  • Collection

The collection consists of materials collected by Dr. Margaret Mackey (1948-) and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. It contains materials that have been collected by Dr. Margaret Mackey over the course of her lifetime and include books, videos, audio recordings, collectible items, electronic games, reports, ephemera, and some of her personal files. The materials contained in this collection relate to various children's book series that Dr. Margaret Mackey was interested in, including: Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, Lewis Carrol's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, P.L. Traver's Mary Poppins, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz, and Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Along with those series, the collection also contains educational materials relating to mainly the teaching of English. As well as numerous personal files collected by Dr. Margaret Mackey, in the form of correspondences, news articles (print and online), teaching materials, personal writings, and materials related to publisher Pearson P.L.C. This collection contains the following series: Frances Hodgson Burnett and The Secret Garden (1949-2006), L.M. Montgomery and Anne of Green Gables (1985-2013), Philip Pullman and His Dark Materials (1995-2013), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1960-2012), P.L. Travers and Mary Poppins (1996-2014), Louisa May Alcott and Little Women (1933-2011), Education Materials (1950-2013), L. Frank Baum and The Wizard of Oz (1934-2017), Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit (1955-2013), and Personal Files (1977-2007).