Thistledown Press Ltd.:

An Inventory of Its Records at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by John E.L. Richthammer and Meaghan Buchanan
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2
(July 1996; July/August 2002)

Finding aid encoded by Brett Lougheed (June 2006)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2

Creator:
Thistledown Press Ltd.

Title:
Thistledown Press Ltd. fonds

Dates:
1975-1990

Quantity:
10 m of textual records and other material

Identification:
MSS 116, PC 118 (A.90-64)

English

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Administrative History of Thistledown Press Ltd.

Thistledown Press was founded in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in 1975 to publish and promote the poetry of both new and established prairie writers. One of Canada's premiere literary presses, Thistledown was formed by Glen Sorestad (1937-), a writer, editor, and teacher who earned his Master's in English at the University of Saskatchewan, and Neil Wagner, a prairie artist who was also a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan.

Thistledown grew from modest beginnings during meetings in the kitchens of the Sorestads and the Wagners into a series of business offices to having a staff of employees. From the outset, its goal has been to publish new and established writers, especially from the prairies, and to produce a consistently high-quality literary product. At the time of its formation, its founders believed that there were not enough outlets for Canadian poets and that Canadian publishing generally had not created "a wider reading audience for poets."

Thistledown Press was one of a number of publishers which developed in the mid-1970s as a response to a proliferation of quality poetry (be it lyric, narrative or experimental) from mostly young writers throughout the western provinces of Canada. The creative writing movement which took root in the prairies was responsible for bringing to light such poets/writers as Bert Almon, Peter Christenson, Lorna (Uher) Crozier, Lorne Daniel, Joseph D. Fry, Patrick Lane, William Latta, Andrew Suknaski and many others. Among Thistledown's most prolific writers were John V. Hicks and Gertrude Story, both of whom began to be published later in life.

As a Canadian literary publisher, Thistledown quickly earned a national reputation as a company willing to give young or new writers a chance. Recognition in the form of awards for publishing quality works soon followed. Among others, Thistledown won the Canadian Authors Association Award for the best book of poetry published in Canada in 1980 (Leona Gom's Land of the Peace ).

Thistledown became known for organizing special community events including editorial workshops and poetry readings and especially, an annual autumn gala in Saskatoon. Thistledown proudly considers itself part of western Canada's business, cultural and artistic community, taking special delight in publishing an author's first book. Many evenings of readings by such articulate, entertaining authors have been held under the auspices of Thistledown.

Through the financially-responsible efforts of the Sorestads and the Wagners, Thistledown kept its financial head above water. Sonia Sorestad and Susan Wagner (a University of Saskatchewan graduate), spouses of the founders, had the responsibility of working with an outside accountant for the purpose of planning, updating and overseeing all financial objectives. Several government agencies, such as the Canada Council, provided essential financial support.

To maintain its high standard of book publishing, Thistledown established an editorial board consisting of Allan Forrie, Patrick (Paddy) O'Rourke, Raymond Penner and Glen Sorestad, all University of Saskatchewan graduates. This board ensured that every submission considered for publication was thoroughly appraised, that fair criticism was provided the author and that the original objectives of Thistledown were maintained.

Currently, Thistledown concentrates primarily on publishing poetry and fiction, both for adults and young adults, exclusively by Canadian writers. They also publish a series of teachers’ resources. They have also published several anthologies for both adults and young adults, including one commemorating their 20th anniversary of publishing. They have currently published over 250 books, with 170 still in print. In 2002, Thistledown published their first creative non-fiction title.

As of 2001, Thistledown Press had received a total of 12 awards. The most notable being the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book, won by Jeffrey Moore’s Prisoner in a Red-Rose Chain .

In 2000, Glen Sorestad, one of the founding members of Thistledown, was named as Poet Laureate for the province of Saskachewan. He retired from his position at Thistledown in 2000. The company is currently owned and operated by Allan Forrie and Patrick O'Rourke, with a staff of four.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Thistledown Press Ltd. fonds documents all of the activities of this Saskatoon-based literary publishing house from its inception in 1975 until 1985. Its business records consist of daily office journals (1977-1985), budgets, business correspondence (with granting institutions, governments of Saskatchewan and Alberta, arts councils and literary presses), legal, accounting, marketing and taxation records.

Of the fonds' important literary holdings, there are a substantial number of original manuscripts and a collection of every book published by Thistledown Press at the time of processing the fonds (101 titles in all, many of which are in both hardcover and softcover). These are all in mint condition (some are signed) and have been included after each series of manuscripts.

Also included are submission and rejection records, literary correspondence with poets, editors and other writers, author tours, workshops and book launchings. The overall coverage of the fonds is its greatest strength. The number of original manuscripts is most significant. Contained in literary correspondence records are letters from such luminaries as Earle Birney, W.P. Kinsella, Robert Kroetsch, Margaret Laurence, Dorothy Livesay, John Newlove and Alden Nowlan.

The Thistledown Press Photograph Collection consists mainly of authors' photographs as they appeared in the published books. In some cases there are photographs which were used in the book itself. The collection is fairly complete until the early-1980s. The records indicate at the beginning of press, author's and book photographs were retained, but by the early-1980s, they were routinely returned to authors.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into four series: Business Records; Literary Records; Published Works Post-1985; and Photograph Collection (PC 118). The Business and Literary Records Series are comprised of numerous sub-series.

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Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on the use of the material in this fonds. Any excerpts or quotations from the material in this fonds must not be used without acknowledgement and source attribution.

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Related Materials

MSS 116 (A.01-36)

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Custodial History

The Thistledown Press fonds wad purchased by the University of Manitoba Libraries in March 1990 and shipped from Saskatoon to Archives & Special Collections a short time later.

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Other Finding Aids

On-line and printed finding aids exist for MSS 116 (A.01-36).

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Business Records, [ 1976-1987 ]
Daily Journals and Log Books, 1977-1985
BoxFolder
11 Daily Journals and Log Books, 1977
2 Daily Journals and Log Books, 1978
3 Daily Journals and Log Books, 1979
4 Daily Journals and Log Books, 1980
5 Employee log book, 1980-1981
6 Daily Journals and Log Books, 1981
7 Daily Journals and Log Books, 1982
BoxFolder
21 Daily Journals and Log Books, 1983
2 Daily Journals and Log Books, 1984
3 Employee log book, 1984
4 Daily Journals and Log Books, 1985

Day-to-day activities of the Thistledown Press office in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Business Correspondence, 1976-1986
BoxFolder
25 Association of Canadian Publishers: Correspondence, 1980-1986
6 Association of Canadian Publishers: Membership, 1977-1983
7 Canada Council: Correspondence, 1976-1985
8 Canada Council: Grant Applications, 1978-1982
BoxFolder
31 Canada Council: Public Reading Program, 1981-1985
2 Canada Council: Book Purchase Program, 1977-1984
3 Canadian Book Information Centre: Correspondence, 1977-1985
4 Canadian Telebook Agency: Correspondence, 1983-1985
5 Catalogue of Thistledown publications, 1984
6 Cloudland Literary Press Group Distributors: Correspondence 1, 1978-1979
7 Cloudland Literary Press Group Distributors: Correspondence 1, 1980-1985
8 Customers (various), 1981-1985
9 Queries, 1983-1985
10 Queries, 1986
11 Prairie Publishers Group: Correspondence, 1979-1985
12 Other Publishers, 1976-1985
13 Saskatchewan Arts Board: Correspondence, 1978-1985
14 Saskatchewan Arts Board: Publishing Grant Applications, 1980-1981
15 Saskatchewan Arts Board: Special Projects Grants, 1979-1981
BoxFolder
41 Saskatchewan Cultural Secretariat: Correspondence, 1980-1981
2 Saskatchewan Department of Culture & Recreation: Correspondence, 1976-1985
3 Saskatchewan Department of Economic Development & Trade: Correspondence, 1977-1983
4 Saskatchewan Department of Education: Correspondence, 1977-1983
5 Saskatchewan Government: Correspondence, 1984-1985
6 Saskatchewan Publishers' Group: Correspondence, 1980-1981
7 Saskatchewan Writers Guild: Correspondence, 1980-1985
8 Saskatchewan Writers Guild: Policy Proposal, 1982
9 Standing Orders for Thistledown publications, 1980-1985
10 Writers Guild of Alberta: Correspondence, 1983-1985
Legal Records, 1979-1987
BoxFolder
411 Battleford's Bookery, 1982-1983
12 Lease agreements and correspondence, 1981-1987
13 Small claims case, 1979-1980
14 Wheatland "book store", 1981-1985
Accounting Records, n.d.
BoxFolder
415 Business corporations fees, n.d.
16 Business tax license, n.d.
17 Insurance: Liability, equipment & inventory, n.d.
18 Insurance: Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation, n.d.
19 Inventory valuation records, n.d.
20 Office procedures & policy, n.d.
21 Logged shareholders' office hours, n.d.
Marketing Records, 1976-1985
BoxFolder
422 Book publishing surveys (Statistics Canada), 1976-1985
23 In-house workshop: editorial workshop, 1981
24 In-house workshop: book design, n.d.
Taxation Records, 1975-1985
BoxFolder
51 Correspondence: excise tax, 1975-1985
2 Income Tax, 1978
3 Income Tax, 1979
4 Income Tax, 1980
5 Income Tax, 1981
6 Income Tax, 1982
7 Income Tax, 1983

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Literary Records, 1975-1988
Correspondence with Authors, Poets, Editors, and Other Writers, 1975-1985
BoxFolder
58 Adam, Ian, n.d.
9 Alford, Edna, n.d.
10 Allen, Elizabeth (Liz), n.d.
11 Almon, Dr. Bert, n.d.
12 Amabile, George (also see Dales, Kim), n.d.
13 Amprimoz, Dr. Alexandre L., n.d.
14 Armstrong, Patricia G., n.d.
15 Bailey, Leuba, n.d.
16 Bandura, Lynn D., n.d.
17 Barclay, Byrna, n.d.
18 Barbour, Douglas, n.d.
19 Bartole, Genevieve, n.d.
20 Beissel, Henry, n.d.
21 Bersea, Dianne, n.d.
22 Bett, Stephen, n.d.
23 Bidwell, Paul, n.d.
24 Birney, Earle, n.d.
25 Bissett, William, n.d.
26 Bornstein, Eli, n.d.
27 Borson, Roo, n.d.
28 Botan, Kenneth, n.d.
29 Bowman, James & Marlene, n.d.
30 Brewster, Elizabeth, n.d.
31 Brown, Ronald, n.d.
32 Buckaway, Catherine, n.d.
BoxFolder
61 Burroughs, Mary, n.d.
2 Calep, Daniel (Palliser Regional Library), n.d.
3 Campbell, Anne, n.d.
4 Carpenter, David, n.d.
5 Chalmers, John, n.d.
6 Choyce, Lesley, n.d.
7 Christensen, Peter, n.d.
8 Clark, Jude, n.d.
9 Cloak, Randall, n.d.
10 Collins, Christopher J., n.d.
11 Cooley, Dr. Dennis, n.d.
12 Crozier (Uher), Lorna, n.d.
13 Cuelho, Art, n.d.
14 Cugnet, Joanne, n.d.
15 Currie, Robert, n.d.
16 Cullen, Michael, n.d.
17 Dabydeen, Cyril, n.d.
18 Dales, Kim, n.d.
19 Daniel, Lorne, n.d.
20 Deimert, Elroy, n.d.
21 Dillon, Norma, n.d.
22 Dillow, Harry C., n.d.
23 Dyck, Edward F., n.d.
24 Enright, Robert, n.d.
25 Ford, Catherine, n.d.
26 Forrie, Jackie, n.d.
27 Foster, Thelma, n.d.
28 Frank, K. Gwen, n.d.
29 Freeman, Jean, n.d.
30 Fry, Joseph D., n.d.
31 Gom, Leona, n.d.
BoxFolder
71 Gourlay, Elizabeth, n.d.
2 Green, Christopher, n.d.
3 Green, James, n.d.
4 Hall, Edwin, n.d.
5 Hawley, Helen, n.d.
6 Hawley, Ilse, n.d.
7 Heath, Caroline, n.d.
8 Koehn, Lala Heine, n.d.
9 Henderson, G.B., n.d.
10 Hicks, John V. (also see Birney, Earle), n.d.
11 Hill, Gerald, n.d.
12 Hillis, Doris, n.d.
13 Hillis, Richard (Rick), n.d.
14 Horne, Lewis, n.d.
15 Hornsey, Richard, n.d.
16 Hughes, Kenneth, n.d.
17 Glenn, George, n.d.
18 Hunter, Bruce, n.d.
19 Hupka, George, n.d.
20 Hyland, Gary, n.d.
21 Inkster, Timothy, n.d.
22 Jankola, Elizabeth (Beth), n.d.
23 Johnson, William, n.d.
24 Kathrens, Martin, n.d.
25 Kazuk, Al, n.d.
26 Kerr, Donald, n.d.
BoxFolder
81 Kinsella, W.P. & Knight, Ann (Mrs. W.P. Kinsella), n.d.
2 Kroetsch, Robert, n.d.
3 Kyle, Wayne, n.d.
4 Lacelle, Aime, n.d.
5 Lane, Patrick, n.d.
6 Lane, Patrick (The Lane Anthology), n.d.
7 Latta, William, n.d.
8 Laurence, Margaret, n.d.
9 Lent, John, n.d.
10 Letendre, Henry, n.d.
11 Livesay, Dorothy, n.d.
12 Lizee, Simon, n.d.
13 Lowey, Mark, n.d.
14 Lynch, Gerald, n.d.
15 McCarney, Martin, n.d.
16 McIntosh, John H.B., n.d.
17 McNamara, Eugene, n.d.
18 McNeil, Florence, n.d.
19 Maltman, Kim, n.d.
20 Mandel, Miriam, n.d.
21 Marchand, Laureen, n.d.
22 Margoshes, David, n.d.
23 Marken, Ronald, n.d.
24 Marty, Sidney, n.d.
25 Melnyk, George, n.d.
26 Miller, David, n.d.
27 Millhouse, Cameron, n.d.
28 Mitchell, Kenneth, n.d.
29 Mitchell, Marsha, n.d.
30 Moir, James (Mac), n.d.
31 Morton, Colin, n.d.
32 Newlove, John, n.d.
33 Niskala, Brenda, n.d.
34 Noble, Charles, n.d.
35 Nowlan, Alden, n.d.
36 Olsen, Carol, n.d.
37 Onstad, Gary, n.d.
38 Ordt, Martin, n.d.
39 O'Rourke, Patrick (Paddy), n.d.
BoxFolder
91 Penner, Raymond, n.d.
2 Peters, Richard, n.d.
3 Pittman, Al, n.d.
4 Polson, Donald, n.d.
5 Raddysh, Garry, n.d.
6 Redl-Hlus, Carolyn, n.d.
7 Reid, Lynette, n.d.
8 Reid, Monty, n.d.
9 Rendall, Barbara, n.d.
10 Ricou, Laurie, n.d.
11 Rivard, Kenneth, n.d.
12 Rose, Clyde, n.d.
13 Rose, Mildred, n.d.
14 Rosenblatt, Joseph, n.d.
15 St. George, Marie Elyse, n.d.
16 Sanders, Robert, n.d.
17 Sapergia, Barbara, n.d.
18 Schmalz, Wayne, n.d.
19 Scriver, Stephen, n.d.
20 Senior, Nancy, n.d.
21 Shay, Timothy, n.d.
22 Silvester, Reg, n.d.
23 Simison, Gregory, n.d.
24 Smart, Anne, n.d.
25 Smith, Allen, n.d.
26 Snow, John H., n.d.
27 Sorestad, Glen, n.d.
28 Spink, Birute Ona, n.d.
29 Stevens, Peter, n.d.
30 Stevenson, Richard, n.d.
31 Stevenson, Robert, n.d.
32 Stilborn, Myra, n.d.
33 Story, Gertrude, n.d.
34 Suknaski, Andrew, n.d.
35 Szumigalski, Anne, n.d.
BoxFolder
101 Tihanyi, Eva, n.d.
2 Toombs, Lowry, n.d.
3 Toth, Nancy, n.d.
4 Tucker, Judge John R.H., n.d.
5 Turner, Myron, n.d.
6 Ursell, Dr. Geoffrey, n.d.
7 Vanderhaege, Guy & Margaret, n.d.
8 Varney, Ed, n.d.
9 Wall, Ann, n.d.
10 Walters, Louise, n.d.
11 Waltner-Toews, David, n.d.
12 Wayman, Thomas, n.d.
13 Weaver, Robert, n.d.
14 Wheatley, Andrew, n.d.
15 Whiten, Clifton, n.d.
16 Whyte, Jon, n.d.
17 Williams, Jonathon, n.d.
18 Williamson, Hector, n.d.
19 Willis, (Dr.) Gary, n.d.
20 Wiseman, Christopher, n.d.
21 Wong, Carling, n.d.
22 Woollatt, Richard D., n.d.
23 Woollings, Marty, n.d.
24 Wreggitt, Andrew, n.d.
25 Young, Gary, n.d.
26 Zend, Robert, n.d.
27 Zieroth, Dale, n.d.
28 Zwicky, Jan, n.d.
Published Literary Manuscripts and Books, Drafts and Related Correspondence, 1975-1988
BoxFolder
1029Wind Songs by Glen Sorestad (1975) - original manuscript, n.d.
30Wind Songs by Glen Sorestad (1975) - mock up, paste up and artwork negatives, n.d.
31 Wind Songs by Glen Sorestad (1975) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
32 Dark Honey by Ronald Marken (1974) - original manuscript, n.d.
33 Dark Honey by Ronald Marken (1974) - final manuscript, n.d.
34 Dark Honey by Ronald Marken (1974) - original typed paste-ups and separations, n.d.
35 Dark Honey by Ronald Marken (1974) - softcover first edition, n.d.
BoxFolder
111 Inside Is The Sky by Lorna (Uher) Crozier (1976) - original manuscript, n.d.
2 Inside Is The Sky by Lorna (Uher) Crozier (1976) - working manuscript, n.d.
3 Inside Is The Sky by Lorna (Uher) Crozier (1976) - original typed paste-ups and mock-ups, n.d.
4 Inside Is The Sky by Lorna (Uher) Crozier (1976) - softcover first edition, n.d.
5 Octomi by Andrew Suknaski (1976) - original manuscript, n.d.
6 Octomi by Andrew Suknaski (1976) - working manuscript, n.d.
7 Octomi by Andrew Suknaski (1976) - original typed mock-up, n.d.
8 Octomi by Andrew Suknaski (1976) - original typed paste-up, n.d.
9 Octomi by Andrew Suknaski (1976) - softcover first edition, n.d.
10 Summer's Bright Blood by William Latta (1976) - original manuscript, n.d.
11 Summer's Bright Blood by William Latta (1976) - editor's manuscript, n.d.
12 Summer's Bright Blood by William Latta (1976) - mock-up and paste-up, n.d.
13 Summer's Bright Blood by William Latta (1976) - two softcover first editions (colour and black and white), n.d.
14 Prairie Pub Poems by Glen Sorestad (1976) - manuscript, n.d.
15 Prairie Pub Poems by Glen Sorestad (1976) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
BoxFolder
121 Prairie Pub Poems by Glen Sorestad (1976) - typed mock-up and cover, n.d.
2 Portraits by Lala Heine Koehn (1977) - original manuscript and covers, n.d.
3 Portraits by Lala Heine Koehn (1977) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
4 Hailstorm by Peter Christensen (1977) - combination original/working manuscript, n.d.
5 Hailstorm by Peter Christensen (1977) - covers and mock-up, n.d.
6 Hailstorm by Peter Christensen (1977) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
7 Between the Lines by Stephen Scriver (1977) - original manuscript, n.d.
8 Between the Lines by Stephen Scriver (1977) - working manuscript and mock-up, n.d.
9 Between the Lines by Stephen Scriver (1977) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
10 Gathering Fire by Helen Hawley (1978) - original manuscript, n.d.
11 Gathering Fire by Helen Hawley (1978) - working manuscript, mock-uip and cover, n.d.
12 Gathering Fire by Helen Hawley (1978) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
13 Towards A New Compass by Lorne Daniel (1978) - combination original/working manuscript, n.d.
14 Towards A New Compass by Lorne Daniel (1978) - mock-up and cover, n.d.
15 Towards A New Compass by Lorne Daniel (1978) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
BoxFolder
131 Now Is A Far Country by John V. Hicks (1978) - original manuscript, n.d.
2 Now Is A Far Country by John V. Hicks (1978) - corrected proofing manuscript, n.d.
3 Now Is A Far Country by John V. Hicks (1978) - working manuscript, n.d.
4 Now Is A Far Country by John V. Hicks (1978) - mock-ups, cover and typed copy, n.d.
5 Now Is A Far Country by John V. Hicks (1978) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
6 Old Wives' Lake by Joseph D. Fry (1978) - original manuscript, n.d.
7 Old Wives' Lake by Joseph D. Fry (1978) - working manuscript, n.d.
8 Old Wives' Lake by Joseph D. Fry (1978) - final manuscript, n.d.
9 Old Wives' Lake by Joseph D. Fry (1978) - softcover and hardcover first edition, n.d.
10 Old Wives' Lake by Joseph D. Fry (1988) - softcover revised second edition, 1988
11 The Curried Chicken Apocalypse by Michael Cullen (1979) - original manuscript, n.d.
12 The Curried Chicken Apocalypse by Michael Cullen (1979) - working manuscript and cover, n.d.
13 The Curried Chicken Apocalypse by Michael Cullen (1979) - final manuscript, n.d.
BoxFolder
141 The Curried Chicken Apocalypse by Michael Cullen (1979) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
2 Ancestral Dances by Glen Sorestad (1979) - original/final manuscript, n.d.
3 Ancestral Dances by Glen Sorestad (1979) - working manuscript, n.d.
4 Ancestral Dances by Glen Sorestad (1979) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
5 East of Myloona by Andrew Suknaski (1979) - original manuscripts, n.d.
6 East of Myloona by Andrew Suknaski (1979) - working manuscript, n.d.
7 East of Myloona by Andrew Suknaski (1979) - final manuscript, n.d.
8 East of Myloona by Andrew Suknaski (1979) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
9 Blue Sunrise by (Dr.) Bert Almon (1980) - original/working manuscript and cover, n.d.
10 Blue Sunrise by (Dr.) Bert Almon (1980) - final manuscript, n.d.
11 Blue Sunrise by (Dr.) Bert Almon (1980) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
BoxFolder
151 The Mushroom Jar by Nancy Senior (1980) - original final manuscript, n.d.
2 The Mushroom Jar by Nancy Senior (1980) - working manuscript, n.d.
3 The Mushroom Jar by Nancy Senior (1980) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
4 Winter Your Sleep by John V. Hicks (1980) - original manuscript, n.d.
5 Winter Your Sleep by John V. Hicks (1980) - working manuscript, n.d.
6 Winter Your Sleep by John V. Hicks (1980) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
7 Dirt Hills Mirage by Barbara Sapergia (1980) - original manuscript, n.d.
8 Dirt Hills Mirage by Barbara Sapergia (1980) - working manuscripts, n.d.
9 Dirt Hills Mirage by Barbara Sapergia (1980) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
10 Land of the Peace by Leona Gom (1980) - working manuscript, n.d.
11 Land of the Peace by Leona Gom (1980) - editor's working manuscript, n.d.
BoxFolder
161 Land of the Peace by Leona Gom (1980) - two softcover first editions (different sizes) and one hardcover first edition, n.d.
2 Rig Talk by Peter Christensen (1981) - original manuscript, n.d.
3 Rig Talk by Peter Christensen (1981) - editorial copy, n.d.
4 Rig Talk by Peter Christensen (1981) - working manuscript, n.d.
5 Rig Talk by Peter Christensen (1981) - softcover first edition, n.d.
6 Disturbances by Greg Simison (1981) - original submitted manuscript, n.d.
7 Disturbances by Greg Simison (1981) - second original manuscript, n.d.
8 Disturbances by Greg Simison (1981) - revised original manuscript, n.d.
9 Disturbances by Greg Simison (1981) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
10 The Life of Ryley by Monty Reid (1981) - original manuscript, n.d.
11 The Life of Ryley by Monty Reid (1981) - original revised manuscript, n.d.
12 The Life of Ryley by Monty Reid (1981) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
BoxFolder
171 In Transit by Colin Morton (1981) - original manuscript, n.d.
2 In Transit by Colin Morton (1981) - original final manuscript, n.d.
3 In Transit by Colin Morton (1981) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
4 The Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech by Tom Wayman (1981) - original manuscript, n.d.
5 The Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech by Tom Wayman (1981) - working manuscript, n.d.
6 The Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech by Tom Wayman (1981) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
7 The Book of Thirteen by Gertrude Story (1981) - editor's working manuscript (original manuscript destroyed by fire at Thistledown), n.d.
8 The Book of Thirteen by Gertrude Story (1981) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
9 Branch Lines by Kim Maltman (1982) - original manuscript, n.d.
10 Branch Lines by Kim Maltman (1982) - working manuscript, n.d.
11 Branch Lines by Kim Maltman (1982) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
BoxFolder
181 White Noise by Garry Raddysh (1982) - original manuscript, n.d.
2 White Noise by Garry Raddysh (1982) - original final manuscript, n.d.
3 White Noise by Garry Raddysh (1982) - editor's working manuscript, n.d.
4 White Noise by Garry Raddysh (1982) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
5 The Seventh Day by Lewis Horne (1982) - original manuscript, n.d.
6 The Seventh Day by Lewis Horne (1982) - editor's working manuscript, n.d.
7 The Seventh Day by Lewis Horne (1982) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
8 Benchmark by Bruce Hunter (1982) - original manuscript (original title: Idiot Leaves ), n.d.
9 Benchmark by Bruce Hunter (1982) - editor's working manuscript, n.d.
10 Benchmark by Bruce Hunter (1982) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
11 The Overlanders by Florence McNeil (1982) - original manuscript, n.d.
12 The Overlanders by Florence McNeil (1982) - final manuscript, n.d.
13 The Overlanders by Florence McNeil (1982) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
BoxFolder
191 Just Off Main by Gary Hyland (1982) - original manuscript, n.d.
2 Just Off Main by Gary Hyland (1982) - revised/edited manuscript, n.d.
3 Just Off Main by Gary Hyland (1982) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
4 Gardens of the Wind by Alden Nowlan (1982) - original manuscript, n.d.
5 Gardens of the Wind by Alden Nowlan (1982) - correspondence and lists, n.d.
6 Gardens of the Wind by Alden Nowlan (1982) - hardcover first edition, n.d.
7 Beyond Here by Jim Green (1983) - original manuscript, n.d.
8 Beyond Here by Jim Green (1983) - final manuscript, n.d.
9 Beyond Here by Jim Green (1983) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
10 The Way To Always Dance by Gertrude Story (1983) - original/final manuscript, n.d.
11 The Way To Always Dance by Gertrude Story (1983) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
BoxFolder
201 Silence Like the Sun by John V. Hicks (1983) - original manuscript (original title: The Mice Below the Stair ), n.d.
2 Silence Like the Sun by John V. Hicks (1983) - working/typesetter's manuscript, n.d.
3 Silence Like the Sun by John V. Hicks (1983) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
4 Ambergis Moon by Brenda Niskala (1983) - original manuscript (original title: When Clouds Are Gone ), n.d.
5 Ambergis Moon by Brenda Niskala (1983) - final manuscript, n.d.
6 Ambergis Moon by Brenda Niskala (1983) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
7 Kiss Me Down to Size by Ken Rivard (1983) - original manuscript, n.d.
8 Kiss Me Down to Size by Ken Rivard (1983) - final manuscript, n.d.
9 Kiss Me Down to Size by Ken Rivard (1983) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
10 Fielding by (Dr.) Dennis Cooley (1983) - original submitted manuscript, n.d.
11 Fielding by (Dr.) Dennis Cooley (1983) - final edited manuscript, n.d.
12 Fielding by (Dr.) Dennis Cooley (1983) - softcover first edition, n.d.
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211 NorthBound by Leona Gom (1984) - original submitted manuscript, n.d.
2 NorthBound by Leona Gom (1984) - editor's working manuscript, n.d.
3 NorthBound by Leona Gom (1984) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
4 Moving Through Deep Snow by Don Polson (1984) - original manuscript, n.d.
5 Moving Through Deep Snow by Don Polson (1984) - working manuscript, n.d.
6 Moving Through Deep Snow by Don Polson (1984) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
7 Orts and Scantlings by Harry C. Dillow (1984) - original submitted manuscript, n.d.
8 Orts and Scantlings by Harry C. Dillow (1984) - working manuscript, n.d.
9 Orts and Scantlings by Harry C. Dillow (1984) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
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221 Barkerville by Florence McNeil (1984) - original manuscript, n.d.
2 Barkerville by Florence McNeil (1984) - working manuscript and related correspondence, n.d.
3 Barkerville by Florence McNeil (1984) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
4 Prophecies Near the Speed of Light by Eva Tihanyi (1984) - original manuscript, n.d.
5 Prophecies Near the Speed of Light by Eva Tihanyi (1984) - original revised manuscript, n.d.
6 Prophecies Near the Speed of Light by Eva Tihanyi (1984) - editor's revised manuscript, n.d.
7 Prophecies Near the Speed of Light by Eva Tihanyi (1984) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
8 Frieze by John Lent (1984) - original submitted manuscript, n.d.
9 Frieze by John Lent (1984) - edited manuscript and related correspondence, n.d.
10 Frieze by John Lent (1984) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
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231 Deep North by (Dr.) Bert Almon (1984) - original submitted manuscript, n.d.
2 Deep North by (Dr.) Bert Almon (1984) - revised original manuscript, n.d.
3 Deep North by (Dr.) Bert Almon (1984) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
4 Afternoon Starlight by Charles Noble (1984) - editor's manuscript copy and related correspondence, n.d.
5 Afternoon Starlight by Charles Noble (1984) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
6 It Never Pays to Laugh Too Much by Gertrude Story (1984) - original submitted manuscript, n.d.
7 It Never Pays to Laugh Too Much by Charles Noble (1984) - 2nd original submitted manuscript, n.d.
8 It Never Pays to Laugh Too Much by Charles Noble (1984) - final edited manuscript, n.d.
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241 It Never Pays to Laugh Too Much by Charles Noble (1984) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
2 A Linen Crow, A Craftan Magpie by Patrick Lane (1985) - original submitted manuscripts, n.d.
3 A Linen Crow, A Craftan Magpie by Patrick Lane (1985) - editor's manuscript copy, n.d.
4 A Linen Crow, A Craftan Magpie by Patrick Lane (1985) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
5 Man at Stellaco River by Andrew Wreggitt (1985) - original manuscript, n.d.
6 Man at Stellaco River by Andrew Wreggitt (1985) - softcover first edition, n.d.
7 The Need of Wanting Always by Gertrude Story (1985) - combination original/edited manuscript, n.d.
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251 The Need of Wanting Always by Gertrude Story (1985) - edited manuscript, n.d.
2 The Need of Wanting Always by Gertrude Story (1985) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
3 Dancing Visions (Thistledown Anthology) (1985) - edited manuscript, n.d.
4 Dancing Visions (Thistledown Anthology) (1985) - submitted poems, n.d.
5 Dancing Visions (Thistledown Anthology) (1985) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
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261 Teacher's Handbook on Dancing Visions (1985) - original and edited versions, n.d.
2 Rootless Tree by John V. Hicks (1985) - original submitted manuscript, n.d.
3 Rootless Tree by John V. Hicks (1985) - editor's manuscript, n.d.
4 Rootless Tree by John V. Hicks (1985) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
5 The Prismatic Eye by Doris Hillis (1985) - original manuscript, n.d.
6 The Prismatic Eye by Doris Hillis (1985) - edited manuscript, n.d.
7 The Prismatic Eye by Doris Hillis (1985) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
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271 Heartwood by Gerald Hill (1985) - submitted original manuscript, n.d.
2 Heartwood by Gerald Hill (1985) - edited draft manuscript, n.d.
3 Heartwood by Gerald Hill (1985) - final draft manuscript, n.d.
4 Heartwood by Gerald Hill (1985) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
5 No Feather, No Ink (Riel Anthology, Edward George Amabile and Kim Dales, editors) (1985) - permissions and anthology-related correspondence, n.d.
6 No Feather, No Ink (Riel Anthology, Edward George Amabile and Kim Dales, editors) (1985) - final manuscript, n.d.
7 No Feather, No Ink (Riel Anthology, Edward George Amabile and Kim Dales, editors) (1985) - culled submissions, n.d.
8 No Feather, No Ink (Riel Anthology, Edward George Amabile and Kim Dales, editors) (1985) - songchart and illustration submissions, n.d.
9 No Feather, No Ink (Riel Anthology, Edward George Amabile and Kim Dales, editors) (1985) - softcover and hardcover first editions, n.d.
Manuscript Rejections and Related Correspondence, 1980-1985
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281 Manuscript Rejections and Related Correspondence, 1980
2 Manuscript Rejections and Related Correspondence, 1981
3 Manuscript Rejections and Related Correspondence, 1982
4 Manuscript Rejections and Related Correspondence, 1983
5 Manuscript Rejections and Related Correspondence, 1984
6 Manuscript Rejections and Related Correspondence, 1985

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Published Works Post-1985, 1986-1990
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291 Death Is An Anxious Mother by Anne Campbell (1986) - softcover and hardcover first editions, 1986
2 The Top of the Heart by Lesley Choyce (1986) - softcover and hardcover first editions, 1986
3 The Beekeeper's Daughter by Bruce Hunter (1986) - softcover and hardcover first editions, 1986
4 Out of the Willow Trees by Peter Stevens (1986) - softcover and hardcover first editions, 1986
5 Black Swan by Gertrude Story (1986) - softcover and hardcover first editions, 1986
6Small Regrets by David Margoshes (1986) - softcover and hardcover first editions, 1986
7 Falling Together by Lorne Daniel (1986) - softcover and hardcover first editions, 1986
8 Through the Nan Da Gate by Ken Mitchell (1986) - softcover and hardcover first editions, 1986
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301 Southeasterly by Andrew Wreggitt (1987) - softcover and hardcover first editions, 1987
2 Forgetting How To Fly by Mark Lowey (1987) - softcover and hardcover first editions, 1987
3 Hour of the Pearl by Rhona McAdam (1987) - softcover and hardcover first editions, 1987
4 Medieval Hour in the Author's Mind by Ernest Hekkanen (1987) - softcover and hardcover first editions, 1987
5 The Nefertiti Look by Cecilia Frey (1987) - softcover and hardcover first editions, 1987
6 Evolution in Every Direction by Brian Brett (1987) - softcover and hardcover first editions, 1987
7 Heavy Horse Judging by Don Summerhayes (1987) - softcover and hardcover first editions, 1987
8 Side Glances by John V. Hicks (1987) - softcover first edition, 1987
9 Dedications by Dennis Cooley (1988) - softcover and hardcover first editions, 1987
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311 A Dancing Star by Doug Beardsley (1988) - softcover and hardcover first editions, 1988
2 The Violent Lavender Beast by Ernest Hekkanen (1988) - softcover first edition, 1988
3 The Last House on Main Street by Gertrude Story (1988) - softcover first edition, 1988
4 The Fungus Garden by Brian Brett (1988) - softcover first edition, 1988
5 Sticks and Strings by John V. Hicks (1988) - softcover and hardcover first editions, 1988
6 Forms of Captivity and Escape by J.J. Steinfeld (1988) - softcover first edition, 1988
7 Paradise Cafe by Martha Brooks (1988) - softcover first edition, 1988
8 Walking at Brighton by David Margoshes (1988) - softcover and hardcover first editions, 1988
9 To Die Ascending by Peter Christensen (1988) - softcover and hardcover first editions, 1988
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321 Home Movie Nights by Sara Berkeley (1989) - softcover first edition, 1989
2 The Selected Paul Durcan edited by Edna Longley (1989) - softcover first edition, 1989
3 Penn by Sara Berkeley (1989) - softcover first edition, 1989
4 The Second Season of Jonas MacPherson by Lesley Choyce (1989) - softcover first edition, 1989
5 Making Movies by Andrew Wreggitt (1989) - softcover first edition, 1989
6 Red Earth, Yellow Stone by Anne Campbell (1989) - softcover first edition, 1989
7 Outlasting the Landscape by Robert Hiles (1989) - softcover first edition, 1989
8 Creating the Country by Rhona McAdam (1989) - softcover first edition, 1989
9 Island by Alistair MacLeod (1989) - hardcover first edition, 1989
10 The Last Map is the Heart (Anthology) (1989) - softcover first edition, 1989
11 Riding Into Morning by Catherine Buckaway (1989) - softcover first edition, 1989
12 The Mystery of the Turtle Lake Monster by Jeni Mayer (1990) - softcover first edition, 1990
13 Earthworks by Christopher Collins (1990) - softcover first edition, 1990
14 Where the Rain Ends by William Klebeck (1990) - softcover first edition, n.d.
15 A Few Words for January by Shelley Ann Leedahl (1990) - softcover first edition, 1990
16 Spin Cycle and Other Stories by Judy McCrosky (1990) - softcover first edition, 1990

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Photograph Collection (PC 118), 1982-1984, n.d.

The Thistledown Press Photograph Colletion is comprised of authors' photographs and any artwork or photographs used in their books.

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11 Almon, (Dr.) Bert: author's photo used in Blue Sunrise (taken by William Tilland); divider page transparency from Blue Sunrise , n.d.
2 Christensen, Peter: two different versions of the same photograph of the author used in Hail Storm ; negative of above-noted image, n.d.
3 Cooley, (Dr.) Dennis: author's photo used in Fielding , 1983
4 Cuelho, Art: photograph, 1984
5 Cullen, Michael: transparencies [4] and photographs [2] for The Curried Chicken Apocalypse , n.d.
6 Hawley, Helen: author's photo from Gathering Fire , n.d.
7 Hicks, John V.: author's photo from Now Is A Far Country ; cover photograph and transparency from above-noted book, n.d.
8 Hicks, John V.: three different versions of the same author's photo used for Winter Your Sleep along with photographs [4], drawing [1], and transparencies [3] used in the same book, n.d.
9 Koehn, Lala Heine: author's photo from Portraits , n.d.
10 Latta, William: author's photo from Summer's Bright Blood , n.d.
11 Marken, Ronald: author's photo from Dark Honey , n.d.
12 Raddysh, Garry: artwork [3] for White Noise , n.d.
13 Reid, Monty: photos [3] and transparencies [2] from The Life of Ryley , n.d.
14 Sapergia, Barbara: two poses of the author at her typewriter; eleven photos from Dirt Hills Mirage , n.d.
15 Senior, Nancy: author's photo from The Mushroom Jar ; three photos and eight drawings from above-noted book, n.d.
16 Sorestad, Glen: 49 8x10 photographs and 25 drawings on transparencies from Prairie Pub Poems , n.d.
17 Sorestad, Glen: two different author's photos from Ancestral Dances ; eight photos and two drawings for the above-noted book, n.d.
18 Story, Gertrude: author's photo from The Book of Thirteen , n.d.
19 Suknaski, Andrew: two different versions of the same author's photo from East of Myloona ; seven pages of artwork from above-noted book, n.d.
20 Uher (Crozier), Lorna: author's photo from Inside the Sky (taken by John Peters), n.d.
21 Wayman, Thomas: fifteen photos of the author for The Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech (taken by Judy Wapp); six photos used in the above-noted book, n.d.

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