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WYSE, ALEX,
LMS-0162

Alex and Anne Wyse fonds. - 1968-1989. - 6 m of graphic material and other material.

Biographical Sketch

The husband and wife team of Anne and Alex Wyse have published three significant, innovative and award-winning books for children: Alphabet Book (1969); The One to Fifty Book (1973); History Mystery: The Ottawa Book (1981). The first two books were designed collaboratively with Algonkian band children aged from six to twelve years old at Kettle Point on Lake Huron. Each book received several awards including the American Institute of Graphic Arts 50 Best Books of the Year Award. Similarly, History Mystery was the product of collaboration with children aged from eight to eleven years old from the Ottawa school board area.

Scope and Content

For each book there is a set of original drawings, lino blocks, enlarged typography, publisher's proofs and documentation related to research and final publication.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: received from Alex and Anne Wyse in 1989. [1989-18]

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: preliminary finding aid available.

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