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Blanche Howard fonds
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Literary work

The Literary work sous-fonds consists of a variety of Blanche Howard' s writings, such as typescript and computer generated manuscripts of published, unpublished and abandoned novels, essays, short stories (most include hand-written annotations), and research material. In addition, the sous-fonds contains a newspaper column and letters-to-the-editor written for various newspapers in the Okanagan, Vancouver and Ottawa. The sous-fond contains newsprint and photocopies of newspaper clippings of Howard's column, and her various letters-to-the-editor. The sous-fonds also accommodates book reviews written by Howard, speeches written for herself and others and a single play, "A Celibate Season"). Most of the series contain correspondence with publishers. The sousfonds is comprised of the following series : Novels and Plays, Associated Material, Short stores and Essays and Non-fiction series, as well as the single play, "A Celibate Season" (Play).

Odds and ends prior to 1973/4

File contains photos BC2164-56 to BC2164-67 and negatives for BC2164-56 to BC2164-59. Photographs are of the Howard family and Bruce Howard's citizenship court.

Bruce Howard political photos and ephemera

File contains photos BC2164-12 to BC2164-42. Photographs are of Bruce Howard during his tenure as a Member of Parliament and as Parliamentary Secretary to Jean-Luc Pépin, the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Commerce. Also Bruce Howard as citizenship court judge and some personal photos.

Short stories and Essays

The series contains material that spans a twenty five-year period, and a range of writing styles. It contains typescript and computer generated published and unpublished material . The series includes research material, newspaper clipping, photocopies of newspaper clipping, typescript and computer generated material, and the series also contains hand-written annotations and correspondence with publishers.

Publisher's contracts

Publisher's contract series contains five files that contain correspondence with the publisher, McClelland & Stewart as well as contracts for <em>The Manipulator</em>, <em>Pretty Lady</em>, and <em>The Immortal Soul of Edwin Carlysle</em> and statements of royalties.

Vanier Institute of the Family records

Governor General Georges Vanier and Madame Pauline Vanier founded the Vanier Institute of the Family in 1965. Vanier institute of the Family is a national charitable organization.
The organization funds research on demographic, economic social and health issues that effect contemporary Canadian life. In 1980, Blanche Howard was the Prime Minister's nomination for placement on the executive board of directors, for which she was duly elected.
The series contains two files, which include correspondence and board meeting minutes. The predominant subject of the series is a dispute involving members of the executive.

Personal photos and ephemera

File contains photos BC2164-68 to BC2164-95 and negatives for BC2164-70 to BC2164-79. Photographs are of the Howard family and Bruce Howard's citizenship court.

Out file register

The single file is an out-file register (stainless steel personal telephone book) of when and where Howard's manuscripts and short stories were sent for publication. It includes a tally of what work was rejected or accepted by date and recipient.

Lloydminster H.S. reunion 1986

File contains photos BC2164-43 to BC2164-55 and negatives for BC2164-43 to BC2164-55. Photographs are of Blanche Howard's high school reunion.

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