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Finding Aid for the Wonderland Award Submissions collection 0293
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Other Finding Aids
  • Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • About the Award
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Wonderland Award Submissions collection
    Collection number: 0293
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 40.0 Linear feet
    Date: 2005-
    Descriptive Summary: The Wonderland Award Submissions Collection is comprised of nearly 250 student entries for the annual contest related to Lewis Carroll. The award was established in 2004 with the sponsorship of Linda Cassady. The primary purpose of the Award is to promote and encourage the use of the G. Edward Cassady, M.D. and Margaret Elizabeth Cassady, R.N. Lewis Carroll Collection, held in Doheny Library at USC.

    Related Archival Materials

    Related archival materials exist in the G. Edward Cassady, M.D. and Margaret Elizabeth Cassady, R.N. Lewis Carroll Collection, which also contains more than 3000 rare books, early pamphlets, letters, and other items related to the work of Lewis Carroll. Most of these items have been catalogued individually through USC Libraries library catalogue; some of the ephemera and more recent articles and clippings are included in the archival materials and are described in a separate finding aid. (See Other Finding Aids note).

    Other Finding Aids

    A separate finding aid exists for the archival materials in the G. Edward Cassady, M.D. and Margaret Elizabeth Cassady, R.N. Lewis Carroll Collection of Ephemera. The link to it on the USC Libraries website can be found here:
    http://www.usc.edu/libraries/finding_aids/records/finding_aid.php?fa=0392

    Acquisition

    Since the beginning of the award contest in 2005, all award submissions became part of the G. Edward Cassady, M.D. and Margaret Elizabeth Cassady, R.N. Lewis Carroll Collection of the USC Libraries. To avoid confusion with the Lewis Carroll collection bequeathed to USC by George Cassady, the Wonderland Award projects were removed from that collection and assigned their own separate collection title and number. Each year, the contest submissions are added to this collection following the award ceremony in the spring.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Wonderland Award Submissions collection, Collection no. 0293, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from these materials must be submitted in writing to Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the copyright owner, as stipulated in the Wonderland award submissions guidelines.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research use. Advance notice is required for access.

    About the Award

    The Wonderland Award is an annual multidisciplinary competition that encourages new scholarship and creative work related to Lewis Carroll (1832-1898). The award was established in 2004 with the sponsorship of Linda Cassady.
    The first award was made in the spring of 2005; speaking at that event was the great-granddaughter of Alice [Liddell], Vanessa St. Clair. Since then, there have been almost 250 student submissions and the success of the program prompted USC to open the competition to students from other Southern California colleges and universities for the 2011 award. With continued sponsorship of Linda Cassady and strong support from the USC Libraries, it is planned that the eighth annual Wonderland Award in 2012 will be open to students from all schools in California.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of almost all of the student projects for the Wonderland Award contest from 2005 through 2012 including the artist's statement that is submitted along with the student's project. The collection includes paintings, essays, stories, sculptures, video presentations, games, scrapbooks, a quilt, and many other types of assemblages based on Lewis Carroll and his creations, especially Alice.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged chronologically beginning with the 2005 competition.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898 -- Archives
    Cassady, Linda -- Archives
    University of Southern California. -- Awards
    Alice (Fictitious character: Carroll)--Archives
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    Contests
    Fantasy literature--Archival resources
    Wonderland Awards--Archives