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Frances Hodgson Burnett and The Secret Garden

This series consists of materials collected by Dr. Margaret Mackey and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. It contains materials in multiple media formats that relate to Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1911 book, The Secret Garden. Contained within are various editions and versions of the original The Secret Garden novel, motion picture adaptations both live-action and animated in both VHS and DVD format, audio recordings on both CD-Rom and audiotape of play adaptations and audiobooks, computer software, and pieces of ephemera. This series contains the following subseries: Books (1950-2006), Audio Recordings (1991-1994), Videos and Software (1949-1997), and Ephemera (1995-1997).

Books

This subseries consists of fiction and nonfiction books relating to The Secret Garden, that were collected by Dr. Margaret Mackey and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. The books come in mass paperback, hardcover, and miniature editions. The contents range from original unabridged versions of the story, abridged versions with illustrations, picture books, activity books, and colouring books. All from a number of different publishers.

Audio Recordings

This subseries consists of audiotapes and CDs relating to The Secret Garden that were collected by Dr. Margaret Mackey and donated to the University of Alberta libraries. The contents range from abridged audiobooks, dramatizations, and musicals. Two of the audiotapes are packaged with accompanying books.

Videos and Software

This subseries consists of videos and computer software related to The Secret Garden collected by Dr. Margaret Mackey and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. It contains both live-action and animated adaptations of The Secret Garden on both DVD and VHS, and an interactive storybook CD-Rom.

Ephemera

This subseries consists of ephemera relating to The Secret Garden that was collected by Dr. Margaret Mackey and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. It is made up of three identical small sticker collections and two programs for stage adaptations of The Secret Garden put on in Edmonton, AB.

Personal Files

This series consists of the personal files of Dr. Margaret Mackey that were donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. It contains newspaper articles, various editorials on subjects relating to literature (specifically children's literature), catalogues, correspondences, teaching materials, information on business, mainly relating to publishers Pearson P.L.C., reference searches, receipts and inter-library loan requests, reviews, materials relating to conferences and the University of Alberta, and two file folders that contain pieces relating to the aforementioned series. This series also contains three miscellaneous items that do not fit in any of the sub-series. These are an instructional manual for a Barbie Doll, an Easter themed envelope, and a plastic bag from The Welsh Lovespoon Store. This series contains the following subseries: News (1995-2001), Editorials and Other Writings (1991-1998), Catalogues (1993-1996), Correspondences (1995-2007), Teaching Materials and Assignments (1977-1995), Publisher Information and General Business (1994-2001), Reference Searches (1981-1995), Receipts and Inter-Library Loans (1994-1996), Conference and University of Alberta Files (1995-1996), Reviews (1987-2007), File Collections (1985-2001).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

L.M. Montgomery and Anne of Green Gables

This series consists of materials collected by Dr. Margaret Mackey and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. It contains materials in multiple media formats that relate to L.M. Montgomery and her early 20th century book series, Anne of Green Gables. Contained within are books about L.M. Montgomery and her works, as well as various versions and editions of those works and related series. It also contains video adaptations and computer software adaptations of Anne of Green Gables, and various collectible and ephemeral materials. This series contains the following subseries: Books (1990-2013), Videos and Computer Software (1994-2000), Collectibles, and Ephemera (2000-2009).

Books

This subseries consists of books relating to L.M. Montgomery and her book series Anne of Green Gables, as well as print adaptations of the television series Road to Avonlea, based on L.M. Montgomery's novel series Chronicles of Avonlea. All of which were collected by Dr. Margaret Mackey and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. Contained within this subseries are fiction and non-fiction books, pop-up books, photo collections, and collections of journal articles. This subseries consists of the following sub-subseries: Anne of Green Gables (1994-2013), About L.M. Montgomery (1990-2013), and Road to Avonlea (1992).

Anne of Green Gables

This sub-subseries consists of books relating to the Anne of Green Gables novel series that were collected by Dr. Margaret Mackey and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. It contains edited and adapted versions of the original novels, non-fiction books that explore Anne of Green Gables and society, other books within the Anne of Green Gables canon written by L.M. Montgomery and Canadian author Budge Wilson, books relating to the 1985 television mini-series, activity books, scrapbooks, and a pop-up book.

About L.M. Montgomery

This sub-subseries consists of non-fiction books about author L.M. Montgomery and her life, that were collected by Dr. Margaret Mackey and donated to the University of Alberta Libraries. It contains collections of essays on L.M. Montgomery and her works, biographies written by various writers and an autobiography, and books about her life and both written and artistic works.

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