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Blanche Howard fonds
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1989 extras and negatives

File contains photos BC2164-113 to BC2164-132 and negatives and slides for BC2164-127 to BC2164-129. Photographs are of the Howard family and friends and Blanche Howard promotional photos.

A Memoir of Friendship materials

The series contains materials related to the publication of “A Memoir of Friendship: The Letters Between Carol Shields & Blanche Howard,” edited by Blanche Howard and her daughter Allison Howard. The series includes photocopies of original correspondence between Howard and Shields, some of which was provided by the archives of the National Library of Canada in Ottawa, as well as original incoming and outgoing correspondence, primarily via email, regarding the book project; drafts and notes; and original and copied photos, clippings, and ephemera. Among the letters between Howard and Shields are letters to and from publishers and editors of the book “A Celibate Season,” which was co-authored by them. The series also contains copies of letters written by Blanche Howard to the editors of the Vancouver Sun and The Province in 1983. Incoming and outgoing correspondence related to the publication of “A Memoir of Friendship” includes emails related to permissions, writing, editing, and promotion, among other issues. Correspondents include Don Shields, publishers and editors, Allison Howard, and others. The series also contains original photos of Carol and Don Shields, their daughter Anne Giardini, and Blanche Howard, as well as colour photocopies of photos of Shields and Howard. The series also contains original and photocopied newspaper clippings related to Shields and/or Howard, postcards and greeting cards, a copy of Read magazine, a theatre program, an invitation, and other materials.

After 1990 - published short stories and essays

The subseries consists of material related to the writing and publication of short stories by Blanche Howard from 1987 to 2010. Material includes primarily typed drafts of stories, many edited or otherwise annotated by Howard and others, as well as correspondence regarding the stories, newspaper clippings and articles used for research, printing proofs, handwritten notes regarding characters, letters of agreement, and other related records. Correspondence consists primarily of email and traditional correspondence with editors, publishers, and literary agents, including rejection and acceptance letters, correspondence regarding royalties, reprint permissions, and awards, and correspondence containing feedback on the stories.

Associated material

The series contains three of Howard's books: The Immortal Soul of Edwin Carlysle, Pretty Lady, and The Manipulator, as wells as literary work by Carol Shields in both draft and manuscript form for which Blanche Howard was editor (includes hand-written annotations).

Blanche Howard and Carol Shields photos

File contains photos BC2164-133 to BC2164-146 and negatives for BC2164-133 to BC2164-140 and BC2164-141 to BC2164-145. BC2164-146 are negatives without a print. Photographs are of Carol Shields, Don Shields, and Blanche Howard.

Blanche Howard fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1256
  • Fonds
  • 1955-2013

The fonds consists of records spanning the period 1955-2013 that reflect Blanche Howard’s literary career, political interests, professional and volunteer work, as well as her personal and family life. Records related to Howard’s literary career include incoming and outgoing correspondence with publishers, agents, friends and family, colleagues and fellow writers, among others; literary works, including novels, short stories, essays, articles, book reviews, speeches, and plays in various editorial and publication stages; notes, outlines, and proposals; research materials; grant applications; contracts and royalty or revenue statements; biographical, publicity, and promotional materials; photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera; and other materials. Records related to Howard’s political interests and professional and volunteer work include correspondence with Iona Campangola, Capilano College, and members of The Writers' Union of Canada, among others; Vanier Institute of the Family correspondence and board meeting minutes; Moodyville Theatre correspondence, meeting minutes, and financial records; and other materials. Records related Howard’s personal and family life include photographs of Howard’s family, as well as photographs of Bruce Howard during his political career; personal ephemera; correspondence, including with writer and friend Carol Shields; and other materials.

Howard, Blanche, 1923-

Boston 1988

File contains photos BC2164-96 to BC2164-101. Photographs are of Blanche and Bruce Howard and friends.

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.

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