2020 Marie Tremaine Fellowship Awarded

The members of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) Fellowships Committee are very pleased to announce that Susan R. Fisher has been awarded the Tremaine Fellowship for 2020 for her project, “The Children’s Books of Fredericton’s Brunswick Press: A Bibliographic History.”

Project title: “The Children’s Books of Fredericton’s Brunswick Press: A Bibliographic History” Susan Fisher is Curator, Eileen Wallace Children’s Literature Collection, UNB Libraries. Her project will result in a bibliographic and historical record of the children’s books published by Fredericton’s Brunswick Press between 1952 and 1984. The monograph – to be published by Gaspereau Press as part of its New Brunswick Bibliography series – will combine history, descriptive bibliography, critical analysis, and images. A vanguard of publishing in Canada, Brunswick Press was founded in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1950-51 by Brigadier Michael Wardell and through the funding and maneuvering of Max Aiken, Lord Beaverbrook. Brunswick Press operated for over thirty years. The press left almost no institutional paper trail; its legacy instead rests in its books, many of which were publications for children.


The Tremaine Fellowship is offered in memory and through the generosity of Marie Tremaine (1902-1984), the doyenne of Canadian bibliographers. The Fellowship was instituted in 1987 and is offered annually to support the work of a scholar engaged in some area of bibliographical research, including textual studies and publishing history and with a particular emphasis on Canada. The Fellowship is open only to members of the Bibliographical Society of Canada.

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