Bibliography for Annora Brown Project
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Digitized photographs of 260 Annora Brown paintings in the Glenbow Museum (wild flowers, Blackfoot culture & art, landscapes in the Oldman and Waterton River drainage area) can be viewed at:
Mountain Shooting Star 58.45.23 - Collection of Glenbow
Used with permission of Annora Brown Estate
Books Written By Annora Brown
Old Man’s Garden – J.M. Dent & Sons, 1954
• A collection of stories, illustrations, scientific names of flora and fauna from the Chinook-belt region of Alberta

Sketches from Life - Published by Hurtig, 1981
• Annora Brown’s autobiography
Annora Brown: Forming A regionalist Sensibility - Thesis by Patricia Alderson, U of Calgary 2005

A Delicate Art - by Mary-Beth Laviolette, Published in 2012 by Rocky Mountain Books
Books Written About Annora Brown
Books Illustrated by Annora Brown
Young Explorers & Proud Processions (J.M. Dent & Son, Canadian Reader Series, 1947)
• Full page and smaller illustrations

Winged Canoes at Nootca - by Pamela Stephen (J.M. Dent & Son, 1955)
• Stories of the Evergeen (B.C.) coast

Totem, Tipi & Tumpline (J.M. Dent & Son, 1st published in 1955)
• Stories of Canadian Indians, collections of folktales, short stories and brief biographies

No Man Stands Alone (Gray’s Publishing House 1965)
• Autobiography of Amy Wilson, nurse of the Alaska highway region of BC/Yukon in 1949

Old Man’s Garden
Publications with References to Annora Brown’s Life & Legacy
Butter Side Up – by Gray Campbell, Published by Horsdal & Schubart, 1994

We Found Peace – by Gray Campbell, Published by Toronto: Thomas Allen, 1953 (1953)

In Good Hands – by Ellen McLeod, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1999
• The story of the founders of the 1st national organization in Canada to serve craftspeople and secure recognition of crafts as art … The Guild granted Annora Brown and honorary life-time membership for her illustrative work.

Plants and the Blackfoot – Alex Johnston (Lethbridge Historical Society)

Annora Brown’s Alberta Wildflowers - Rodenburg, M. “Annora Brown’s Alberta Wildflowers.” Queen’s Quarterly 124, no. 2 (Summer 2017): 228 - 239.